Grayson OKs appointments to city boards

GRAYSON — The Grayson City Council approved several appointments to city boards Monday night.

On the Zoning Board of Appeals, Jerry Gwin had asked to be replaced, so the Council appointed Katie Mitchell, a former city council member, to his post.

The remainder were reappointments: David Elrod and Laura Gavulic to the Planning and Zoning Commission; Reginald Pearson and Mary Jeanette Weed to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Leonard Smith and alternate Burton May to the Code Enforcement Board.

In other business, the Council:

• Required the relocation of trees to 10 feet from the curb in a planning request from Wilshire Manor in the R-4 (residential) zone. The body also voted to keep roof pitch at a 10 to 12 ratio, and still required the builder to have all four sides made of brick.

• Approved a request from McDonald’s restaurant to allow its drive-thru to be open 24/7.

• OK’d several expenditures for City Park, including $6,086 to install new water fountains; no more than $8,450 to place concrete around the fountains and repair of various sections of sidewalk; $848 to buy two staircases for the stage in preparation for Grayson Day on April 26 and $6,988 for the pruning and removal of trees.

• Denied approval to remove a tree at 597 Grayson Parkway in preparation for sidewalk repair.

• Tabled adoption of the Grayson Personnel Policies and Employee Handbook to the April meeting.

• Adopted a resolution for the Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful “I Pledge” campaign, which concerns environmental stewardship and recycling.

• Heard a presentation by Gail Lane on Main Street Georgia.