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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

Lawrenceville votes to expand Urban Redevelopment Area

Lawrenceville's City Council voted to expand its Urban Redevelopment Area boundaries at a meeting Monday night.

Grayson approves audit of Comcast

GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council took its first step in reviewing the money it receives from telecommunications companies by approving an audit of Comcast on Monday night.. "We're going to do one audit (of companies) at a time to see what money we need to be receiving," Mayor

Lilburn mayor pro-tem receives recognition

Councilman Tim Dunn received recognition Monday night by the Lilburn City Council for completing a 42-hour training course from the Georgia Municipal Association and the University of Georgia.

Lawrenceville council OKs several items for police and gas departments

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville City Council performed a number of housekeeping chores Monday night, including passage of a 24-item consent agenda.. Approval included the purchase of a radio and telephonic recording system ($15,899) and speed detection devices ($20,200) for the city's police department; tapping tees ($7,470) and fittings ($10,037

Grayson City Council votes to bid out beautification projects

GRAYSON -- Three major road and beautification projects are coming to Grayson, as the City Council voted Tuesday night to advertise for bids next week.. At the regular council meeting, the panel agreed to bid out projects for the Ga. Highway 20 median landscaping, the Streetscape grant and resurfacing of

Lilburn sets general election date, qualifying period

LILBURN -- The City Council in Lilburn on Monday night agreed to set Nov. 5 as the city's general election date for 2013. Council seats up for grabs are Posts 3 and 4.. In addition, the qualifying period for candidates will extend from Aug. 26-30 with qualifying fees of $105

Lawrenceville mayor sworn in for second term

Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson received the oath of office for her second term Monday night, along with two members of the City Council.

Grayson swears in new council members

James Gillespie, a retired database administrator, became the newest member of the Grayson City Council on Monday night after his election in November, while Council Member Laurie Anderson was re-elected to serve another term.

Lilburn to give roads makeover with grant

LILBURN -- Boxwood Court, Bradley Woods, Kettle Court, and Kettlewood Drive will receive makeovers thanks to a Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) passed Monday night by the Lilburn City Council.. The Council selected the streets because "they're the ones that need the most attention" in the city for various improvements

Lawrenceville approves QuikTrip on Scenic Highway

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The third time was the charm for the QuikTrip Corporation, as it was finally given the go-ahead Monday night by the Lawrenceville City Council to build a new facility at 181 Scenic Highway, an area considered to be the "Gateway to the Downtown Area.". Following two

Lilburn adopts emergency plan

LILBURN -- Every four years, the cities in Gwinnett County are asked to formulate a plan to mitigate any disaster in case of emergency.. In Lilburn, Mayor Johnny Crist and the City Council have adopted the county emergency operations plan which will allow the city to receive grant funding after

Lawrenceville delays QuikTrip rezoning again

Staff Correspondent. LAWRENCEVILLE -- For the second straight month, the Lawrenceville City Council Monday night delayed a business rezoning request from the QuikTrip Corporation at 181 Scenic Highway, an area considered to be the "Gateway to the Downtown Area.". The plans are to build a new QuikTrip three blocks

Grayson delays action on vacant property ordinance

GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council decided Monday night to delay until November any action on an ordinance which would require registration of vacant property in the city.. "This matches Lawrenceville's ordinance, but it might be more of a headache than a positive thing," Mayor Jim Hinkle said."Right

Lilburn gives nod to baseball complex

By a vote of 3 to 1, the Lilburn City Council took a giant step to make that happen Monday night by giving the go-ahead to spend $1.31 million to purchase 38 acres within the city limits.

Grayson OKs variance to sign ordinance to beverage superstore

GRAYSON -- Despite opposition from neighbors, the Beverage Superstore of Grayson received unanimous approval here for a variance which would allow the erection of two signs at its site on 2265 Loganville Highway.. "We're not going to do anything to take away from the look of the area," store

Lilburn secures right of way for new city hall/library site

LILBURN -- The Lilburn City Council took care of several housekeeping chores Monday night, including the abandonment of two streets in the Church Street Station subdivision in order to secure the right of way for the construction of the new city hall/library site complex.. The project, a joint venture

Grayson to vote on new Sunday sales rules

GRAYSON -- Voters in Grayson will get a chance in November to vote on whether to allow packaged sales on Sunday for beer, wine and liquor (distilled spirits).. City voters earlier had approved Sunday sales for beer and wine, but now they must vote on whether to add liquor. If

Lilburn beefs up graffiti ordinance

By action of the City Council on Monday night, Lilburn is beefing up its sentencing guidelines for violating the city's graffiti ordinance.

Lawrenceville approves $84.2M budget

LAWRENCEVILLE -- By a unanimous vote, the Lawrenceville City Council approved an $84.2 million budget for 2012-13 on Monday night.

Grayson City Council votes to give developer rezoning to build smaller homes

GRAYSON -- It's now up to developer Rialto Capital to answer last month's construction question, "If you build it, will they come?". Despite vehement opposition from city homeowners, the Grayson City Council voted 2-1 Monday night to give this developer, along with Veritas Construction, the rezoning they needed to build smaller homes in what had been called the Georgetown Commons Phase 3 section.

Lilburn nudges up millage rate

LILBURN -- The millage rate increase approved here Monday night by the City Council means an average city resident with a home worth about $150,000 will have to pay about $7 more per year to the city.. The 2012 rate went from 4.26 to 4.45 on the new $6.3 million

Grayson council delays decision on home construction

GRAYSON "If you build it, will they come?". That was the question taken up here Monday night for more than two hours, as a standing-room-only crowd, most of them Grayson homeowners, spoke out against a rezoning proposal before the City Council that would allow the construction

Lilburn OKs $6.3M budget

LILBURN -- By a three-to-one vote, an "austere, streamlined" $6.3 million budget got the OK here Monday night from the Lilburn City Council.. The 2012-13 Annual Operating Budget for the General Fund includes a 3 percent across-the-board pay increase for city workers.. "We try to get

Grayson mayor pro-tem resigns

Grayson Councilman David Schroder who has served as mayor pro-tem, has resigned effective Midnight last night because of his move outside of the city limits.