Dacula approves changes to alcohol ordinance

DACULA — City leaders Thursday approved several changes to Dacula’s alcohol ordinance. The amendments now allow beer and wine tastings at the liquor store located within city limits, growler shops and service of alcohol at catered events in public buildings (off-site consumption).

In addition, the ratio of food to alcohol sales in restaurants has been changed from 75/25 percent to 50/50 percent.

Following the Nov. 5 special election, in which the Sunday sale of alcohol between the hours of 12:30 and 11:30 p.m. was approved, the ordinance and new amendments will be in effect beginning Saturday.

Paving contracts awarded

City administrator Jim Osborn announced during Thursday’s council meeting that two paving contracts have been awarded to F. E. Sims Enterprises Inc. The paving project on Misty Court was awarded to the low bidding contractor for $37,000. The paving project on Forestdale Drive, Oak Court and Cedar Court was awarded in the amount of $132,000.

CDBG grant agreement to be signed

Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks has been given the go-ahead by council members to sign an agreement with Gwinnett County to use Community Development Block Grant funds. The grant, totaling $469,779 for the two-phase Hill Circle project, will be used for sidewalks, drainage and road improvements.