Dacula adopts natural gas franchise agreement with Buford

DACULA — City leaders voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a new natural gas franchise agreement with the city of Buford. The new agreement, which will stand for 15 years, is the result of recent negotiations between Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks and Buford Commission Chairman Phillip Beard.

During the June City Council meeting, Dacula council members voted to renew the franchise agreement for another 10 years. Past franchise agreements with Buford had been established for 30-year periods. Dacula’s city leaders this year were reluctant to enter into another 30-year term agreement, but Beard and the Buford City Commission wanted a longer-term arrangement than 10 years.

The agreed franchise fee will be 4 percent.

“You authorized me (in June) to go to the city of Buford to negotiate, and that’s what I did,” Wilbanks said to the council. “This is what we came up with.”

Eunice Holcomb Circle repaving bid awarded

The Eunice Holcomb Circle repaving project bid has been awarded to Shepco Paving in the amount of $45,985 for the base bid, and $34,000 for driveway aprons ($11,000) and necessary pipe work ($23,000).

Community Development Block Grant funding will be used to pay for the repaving and repair work.