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Grayson Farmers' Market to start operating year-round

GRAYSON — By action of the City Council on Monday night, the Grayson Farmers’ Market became the first city market in Gwinnett County to start operating year-round.

The extended hours will begin in November and run all winter long through May, with the market operating from 3 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The same city rules and regulations will apply to vendors for the new hours, according to Councilman James Gillespie.

“Grayson has really made us feel at home,” vendor Linda Brady said. “This is the best market.”

The market is set up each week at the Grayson Pavilion.

In other business, Mayor Jim Hinkle announced that Loganville City Councilman Rey Martinez, a Naval Reserve veteran, will be the honored guest for the Grayson Veterans’ Day activities on Nov. 11 at the Senior Center.

The program will feature the Grayson High School ROTC unit, flag corps, drum line and two trumpeters playing “Taps.” The FORCECOM band also will take part in the 7 p.m. ceremony.

The council also:

Altered its zoning ordinance to state that the desired height of houses’ roof pitches should be 10 to 12 feet, but can be reduced below 10 feet if approved by the City Council.

Voted to transmit the five-year Short Term Work Program update to the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, listing the city’s past accomplishments and what it has planned for 2014-18. Public comment is invited.