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Berkeley Lake to begin road paving program

BERKELEY LAKE — A Clark Patterson Lee road paving projects study outlining necessary road improvements in Berkeley Lake was completed last month. On Thursday, during the April City Council meeting, City Administrator Tom Rozier proposed a public works project that will complete the necessary paving projects in phases.

City Engineer Rich Edinger, at a cost not to exceed $6,900, will prepare the contracts and documents required for the paving projects, ensure smooth driveway transitions, manage the bidding process and serve as project manager for the entire scope of work.

Roads in Berkeley Walk, Berkeley Commons, River Mansions and a section of Habersham Lane will be improved in the scope of this project.

Lakeshore Drive drainage project to commence

Edinger will also prepare a drainage study for the properties located between 243 and 265 Lakeshore Drive, then provide Mayor Lois Salter and City Council members with possible solutions to the drainage problems along that stretch of road.

A citizen had asked the city to clear debris from the drainage pipe system along these properties, but according to Rozier, that would be a short-term solution only. The city has decided to explore permanent solutions with Edinger’s advice.

For a cost not to exceed $4,500, the city engineer will perform the drainage study and report back to city leaders.

Berkeley Lake officially a ‘Compassionate City’

Council members adopted a resolution Thursday, officially declaring Berkeley Lake a “Compassionate City.”

“Our city has been un unusually compassionate for years. It will be nice to be recognized for that,” said Salter.

Resident LeAnne McDaniel spearheaded the effort to gain this designation for the city.

Cities which achieve Compassionate City status go through an application process and must exemplify the Golden Rule with kindness and compassion.

The Compassionate City campaign is a grassroots initiative with no city resources required to acquire and maintain the designation.

House candidate visits City Council meeting

Amreeta Regmi, candidate for Georgia House District 95, attended Thursday’s council meeting. District 85 includes Peachtree Corners, Norcross, Duluth, Berkeley Lake and a portion of Johns Creek.

Regmi’s platform is “a new voice, with fresh ideas,” and if elected, says she will bring new ideas to her district with respect to the economy, the environment, education and ethics.