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Grayson passes budget

Grayson passes budget

Lilburn to allow leashed pets on lawns in city park

For the first time in its history, Lilburn is allowing leashed pets on the lawns throughout the city park, and not just on its walking trails

Dog camp gets approval in Lawrenceville

Dog camp gets approval in Lawrenceville

Grayson to hold city elections Nov. 4

The Grayson City Council approved an ordinance Monday night to hold its city election this fall, while approving its election officials.

Lawrenceville denies auto lot license

The Lawrenceville City Council unanimously agreed that Colonial Buick GMC’s main automobile sales operation has relocated to Loganville, thus upholding its own recent denial of a business license request by the dealership at its old location at 850 Collins Hill Road.

Grayson’s code enforcement officer to retire

Grayson’s code enforcement officer has decided to retire from his position this week and literally hang out a sign which says, “Gone Fishin.”

Lilburn adopts budget with pay increase for city employees

Lilburn adopted its 2014-15 city budget on Monday night, including a pay increase for city employees based on performance.

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Lawrenceville extends lease with Aurora Theatre through 2027

Lawrenceville extends lease with Aurora Theatre through 2027

Grayson to build clock tower

Grayson’s tower, which will be constructed at the intersection of Rosebud Road and Ga. Highway 20, will include a bell, and will be built with the kind of stone used elsewhere at places like the old rock building, and brick, representing new growth.

Lilburn paves way for future combination City Hall/public library complex

Lilburn gave the OK for an intergovernmental agreement Monday night with Gwinnett County, paving the way for the future construction of a combination City Hall/Public Library complex.

Lawrenceville mulls allowing overnight dog care

Lawrenceville will be considering at its next meeting whether to allow a national franchise company to provide day and overnight care for dogs within the city limits.

Grayson City Council approves many infrastructure improvements

Grayson City Council approves many infrastructure improvements during Monday meeting

Lilburn City Council honored one of its fallen heroes at meeting

Lilburn City Council honored one of its fallen heroes here Monday night

Lawrenceville PD to get new Mobile Command and Communications Center

Lawrenceville’s Police Department will be receiving a new Mobile Command and Communications Center, thanks to funds collected from confiscated assets and approved Monday night by the City Council.

Grayson OKs appointments to city boards

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

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Lilburn City Councilman resigns his post to run for U.S. Congressional seat

Lilburn City Councilman Thomas Wight announced Monday night that he has resigned his post to run for the U.S. Congressional seat held by Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.)

Lawrenceville adopts new landscaping ordinance

Lawrenceville City Council adopted a new landscaping ordinance following recommendations from a local consultant.

Grayson Day to raise money for Make a Wish Foundation

This year’s theme of Grayson Day, scheduled for April 26 in City Park, is “Making Wishes Come True.” The city will have the Make a Wish Foundation (Georgia) as its partner for the festivities, and will be raising money to sponsor six children who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

Lilburn OKs construction of residential townhome development

Jeff Royal and the Indian Trail Professional Park were given permission Monday night by the Lilburn City Council to proceed with a residential townhome development on Hillcrest Road.

Lawrenceville council amends window, door sign ordinance

A number of public hearings during the meeting included requests for special permits given the changes to the ordinance.

Grayson mayor chairs first meeting

Mayor Allison Wilkerson chaired her first meeting Monday night in her new position as the first female mayor of the city, succeeding Jim Hinkle who decided to retire last year.

Lilburn City Council votes to approve new noise ordinance

The city council met Monday evening.

Lawrenceville mayor gives State of the City Address

Lawrenceville’s City Council started off 2014 with the swearing in of two city council members, including one serving his first term, and hearing Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson’s State of the City Address.

Wilkerson takes reins from Hinkle in Grayson

Grayson City Council holds meeting

Lilburn's amendment to Comprehensive Plan approved

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs recently approved the city of Lilburn’s amendment to its 2030 Comprehensive Plan, including work on the U.S. Highway 29 Boulevard of Opportunity Corridor Study.

Lawrenceville denies permit for U-Haul rentals

The Marathon Gas Station on Grayson Highway will no longer be able to continue its U-Haul rental section.

Grayson council approves change to roof pitch requirement

The Grayson City Council convened Monday night for its regular monthly meeting.

Lilburn to relocate Public Works fleet maintenance, impound storage lot

Lilburn City Council voted to relocate Public Works fleet maintenance, impound storage lot

Grayson Farmers' Market to start operating year-round

The Grayson Farmers’ Market became the first city market in Gwinnett County to start operating year-round.

Lilburn to create fund for Gas South money

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

Lawrenceville proclaims Oct. 7 'Georgia Gwinnett College Recognition Day'

Lawrenceville recognizes Georgia Gwinnett College.

Grayson City Hall, Senior Center to get new roofs

The city of Grayson City Hall and Senior Center are getting a makeover.

Mayor announces date for annual Lilburn Daze Festival

Mayor announces date for annual Lilburn Daze Festival

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Grayson mayor will not seek re-election

After serving the City of Grayson for a quarter century as mayor and city attorney, Mayor Jim Hinkle said he will not be a candidate for re-election this fall.

Grayson City Council to continue working with Partnership Gwinnett

The Grayson City Council has agreed to again join Partnership Gwinnett in an effort to spur economic growth and business development.

Lilburn amends Traffic and Vehicles Code

The Lilburn City Council amended its Traffic and Vehicles Code on Monday night in an effort to clear city streets of both commercial and non-commercial recreational-type vehicles.

Martin plans to stay active after leaving Lawrenceville council

Lawrenceville Councilman Peter K. (P.K.) Martin IV announced here Monday night that he would not seek re-election in the city’s fall election.

Grayson sets qualifying dates for fall election

Qualifying dates for the fall city election were set Monday night by the Grayson City Council.

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Lilburn names new acting city clerk

LILBURN -- Melissa L. Penate was appointed Monday night as the new acting city clerk by the Council, succeeding Kathy Maner who recently retired after serving as city clerk for 20 years.. Previous to her clerk position, Maner had served five years as the Lilburn receptionist. She will be honored

Lawrenceville changes window sign ordinance

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In the next six months, the face of Lawrenceville will be changing, according to an ordinance approved Monday night by the City Council.. Previously, window and door signs in the city had been exempt from regulation, but the new regulation changes that, requiring that applicants for window signs

Grayson City Council sets public hearing dates for millage rate

GRAYSON -- At its regular meeting Monday night, the Grayson City Council set the public hearing dates for the city's millage rate.. The hearings will be held at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 1 and at 6 p.m. July 8 for the adoption of the millage rate.. Gwinnett County

Lilburn approves $6.2M budget

LILBURN -- The Lilburn City Council approved its annual $6.2 million general fund budget Monday night, a decrease from last year's figure.. The budget for fiscal year 2013-14 also includes $85,000 for the Confiscated Assets Fund, $171,000 for the Capital Projects Fund, $3,416,000 for 2009 SPLOST funding, and $200,230 for

Lawrenceville passes amusement machine ordinance

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville City Council approved Monday night a mechanical amusement devices (coin-operated) ordinance to bring city law into compliance with legislation passed this year by the Georgia General Assembly.. Although the requirement for device owners to pay a fee to register each device has been outlawed, the

Grayson to hosts summer farmers' market

GRAYSON -- Grayson has decided to join its sister Gwinnett cities Lilburn and Snellville in sponsoring a farmers' market this summer.. Grayson Mayor Jim Hinkle announced at the council meeting Monday night that the market will be held Wednesday afternoons during the summer with June 5 as the opening date

Lilburn switching to touch-screen voting machines

LILBURN -- For the first time in the city's history, Lilburn voters will have a chance to use touch-screen voting machines.. "No more cards," Mayor Johnny Crist said at Monday night's regular meeting of the Lilburn City Council.. The Council will be entering into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA

Lawrenceville approves spending for several departments

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Lawrenceville's City Council took care of several housekeeping items here Monday night, including approval of a 16-item consent agenda.. Included in the consent agenda were the following expenditures: $6,700 for the purchase of two electro-fusion machines; $84,423 for a 25-passenger van; $7,035 for distribution system

Grayson, state agree on sales tax procedure

GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council agreed Monday night to join forces with the Georgia Department of Revenue to ensure the proper payment of sales tax in the city.. "The Georgia Municipal Association and Gwinnett County wants this to get a handle on the sales tax," Mayor Jim Hinkle

Lawrenceville amends color ordinance

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Lawrenceville toned down its colors following Monday night's City Council meeting.. In an amendment to its "color palette" ordinance, the body agreed to restrict colors such as pink, purple, orange, etc. from display on commercial buildings. If these types of "loud" colors are requested from a business owner

Grayson City Council reappoints all city board and commission members

GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council unanimously reappointed the entire slate of city board and commission members at Monday night's meeting.. All members had agreed to serve additional one-year terms. They are:. Planning and Zoning Commission: John West and David Cloud; Code Enforcement Board: Richard Parker, Michael Sutton and

Lilburn looking for art for roundabout

LILBURN As far as public art is concerned, Lilburn's proposed traffic roundabout has taken a different turn.. At Monday night's meeting, the City Council decided to declare the contract with sculptor Dave Govedare of Washington State "null and void" so the city can pursue a different art avenue for