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Lilburn looking for art for roundabout

LILBURN — As far as public art is concerned, Lilburn's proposed traffic roundabout has taken a different turn.

At Monday night's meeting, the City Council decided to declare the contract with sculptor Dave Govedare of Washington State "null and void" so the city can pursue a different art avenue for its roundabout sculpture on Main Street.

According to Mayor Johnny Crist, Govedare had submitted some "wonderful" designs for the artwork, but felt like his "runner" designs would be better used within the Lilburn park area.

"Dave can do his work in the park," Crist said.

Within the next week, information will be sent out to the Lilburn Arts Alliance asking local artists to submit designs for the roundabout sculpture.

In other business, the Council:

-- Approved the application of Hookah Haven Restaurant and Lounge to serve beer, wine and liquor by the drink at its location at 375 Rockbridge Road.

-- Announced that this month's Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. on March 26 will feature U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall.-- Announced that the Arbor Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday will honor former mayor Diana Preston and Diane Bronk.-- Proclaimed March as Youth Art Month and Red Cross Month.

-- Announced that Lilburn's April council meeting will include a city update by Crist.