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Lilburn to create fund for Gas South money

LILBURN – The Lilburn City Council has decided to create a specific fund for the use of fees and royalty payments received from Gas South.

The finder fees are received by the city when a gas user switches his service to Gas South. This is a non-exclusive agreement with monies taken in to be used for improvements for the city park and Greenway Trail System.

In other business, the council:

• Agreed to replace the existing Property Maintenance Ordinance with an amended one “written with the goals and objectives of Lilburn in mind.”

“This is a living document,” Council Pro-Tem Tim Dunn said. “We think this is mostly good, but we intend to keep looking at it.”

• Denied an appeal from Haven Restaurant & Lounge for action taken against it by the city’s Alcohol Review Board. The restaurant’s alcohol license was suspended for seven days for selling alcohol to a minor and failing to pay the monthly excise tax.

In addition, Haven was required to have a licensed law enforcement officer on duty for 60 days during hours when alcohol is being served. The restaurant requested having an officer on premises only on Saturdays and Sundays, but this was turned down by the council.

• Tabled a resolution for accepting credit card payments in the city and passing along the 2 ¼ percent service charge to city customers. If passed at the next meeting, it will not be mandatory to use a credit card, and there will be no extra fee for using debit cards or checks.

• Voted to receive a $2,000 health promotion grant from the Georgia Municipal Association to establish a wellness program for city employees.

•Recognized Quentin Charles Fleming of Boy Scout Troop 876 (Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Stone Mountain) for earning his Eagle Scout award.

• Announced that the city garage sale will be Saturday in the overflow parking lot, and that the Veterans’ Day Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.

Also, Dunn announced that the city’s website has a new look. It can be accessed at www.cityoflilburn.com.