Lawrenceville approves spending for several departments

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Lawrenceville's City Council took care of several housekeeping items here Monday night, including approval of a 16-item consent agenda.

Included in the consent agenda were the following expenditures: $6,700 for the purchase of two electro-fusion machines; $84,423 for a 25-passenger van; $7,035 for distribution system supplies for the city electrical department; $7,825 to purchase pipe and $10,708 for 50 meters for the gas department; $268,384 to the police department for maintenance agreements, including $42,000 for the 911 center; $4,416 to participate in the American Public Gas Association Goal Program to heighten public awareness; and $12,000 to the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville for right of way and easements for the Heritage Trail Project.

The Council also named Councilman Bob Clark as its voting delegate to the Georgia Municipal Association Conference.

In other business, the Council:

... Approved a special-use permit to allow an automotive repair shop at 199 East Crogan St. with several conditions, but denied a permit to allow an automotive emission testing facility at 1114 Grayson Highway.

... Announced that June 1 will be the startup date for the farmers' market at the Historic Square. The market will be operated every Saturday from June through September.

... Honored Lt. Col. Jim Armstrong (retired), a resident of Lawrenceville, for his service in World War II as a B-17 pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps.