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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.

Lilburn amends alcohol ordinance

Lilburn City Council meets Monday night.

Lawrenceville puts moratorium on new bail bonds businesses

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Because of a proliferation of new bail bond businesses opening recently in Lawrenceville, the City Council has placed a moratorium on starting new ones for nine months.. This action took place Monday night at the council's regular monthly meeting.. According to Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson, there have been

Grayson City Council votes on wall signs

GRAYSON -- After passing a fairly comprehensive zoning ordinance for wall signs last year, the Grayson City Council went back to square one Monday night.. "We're back to where we were in June 2011," Mayor Jim Hinkle said.. Last year's ordinance split up monument signs based on size of

Lilburn calling for residents to serve on various boards

If you live within the city limits of Lilburn, and you've always wanted to serve on a city board or commission, now's your chance.

Lawrenceville approves neon sign ordinance

After spending more than a year on it, the Lawrenceville City Council approved a sign ordinance that will regulate exposed neon signs within the city limits Monday night.

Grayson reappoints Schroeder as mayor pro-tem

The Grayson City Council made several appointments here Monday night, including the reappointment of Councilman David Schroeder as mayor pro-tem.

Lilburn views sketches of combined city hall/library branch project

LILBURN -- December 2013 is the proposed completion date for the new $10 million combined Lilburn City Hall/Gwinnett County Library project, according to Doug Stacks, director of planning and economic development for the city.. Stacks, who presented artist sketches of the project at Monday night's Lilburn City Council meeting

Lawrenceville City Council mulling 'No Smoking' ordinance extension

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville City Council is contemplating the extension of its No Smoking ordinance in city facilities.. The first reading of an amendment to the ordinance was heard Monday night.. The present ordinance includes the banning of smoking in city buildings and vehicles, but the new law also will

Grayson moves forward on package store

GRAYSON -- The new beer, wine and alcohol package store project got a boost Monday night, as the City Council appointed a private engineer, architect and building inspector.. "We're ready to get going on this building project," said Jim Hinkle at the regular Grayson council meeting.. Dennis Norton of

Lilburn to extend study of ball park

LILBURN Residents here will have to wait another six months before knowing whether Big League Dreams will become a reality.. At Monday night's meeting, the Lilburn Council voted to ask for the extension to study whether to contract with the Texas-based company to build a baseball and softball

Lawrenceville Council to ask General Assembly to extend term limits

If approved, election of mayor and two city council members would be held on an even year along with county, state and national elections with the two remaining seats being up for grabs two years later.

Grayson OKs first package store

GRAYSON -- Grayson will soon have its first packaged beer, wine and liquor establishment following approval by the City Council on Tuesday night.

Grayson makes changes to alcohol ordinance

GRAYSON -- Several changes were made Monday night to Grayson's Alcohol Ordinance Code, including setting the date for stores to apply to sell packaged beer, wine and distilled spirits, along with the accompanying fee schedule.

Grayson makes changes to alcohol ordinance

Grayson Council changes amends alcohol ordinance.

Lawrenceville to raise water rates

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville City Council voted Monday night to amend its water rates for customers to reflect an increase from the rate the city pays to Gwinnett County for water.. Since the county increased its rates by 3.4 percent for Lawrenceville, the city will hike the rates its customers

Grayson approves alcohol code changes

GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council amended its alcohol beverage code for packaged sales Monday night, including a section stating that no interior building plans are required for a license application.. The ordinance, which goes into effect Dec. 19, requires that completed buildings must be approved by city and state

Lilburn election certified

Lilburn — LILBURN – The election last week of Mayor-Elect Johnny Crist and two council members was certified here Monday night by the Lilburn City Council in its regular session.

Lilburn election certified

The election last week of Mayor-Elect Johnny Crist and two council members was certified here Monday night.

Chairman: Library system creates six-point program strategy to combat budget cuts

GRAYSON -- The Gwinnett County Library System has initiated a six-point program strategy to combat budget cuts by increasing non-tax revenues, the chairman of the county library board told the Grayson City Council on Monday night.. Phillip Saxton said the system has been cut about $2.8 million, bringing

Lilburn City Council OKs loan for authority to buy restaurant

LILBURN -- A loan to purchase the old Blue Rooster Restaurant and Bakery, located in the heart of Lilburn on Main Street, was approved Monday night by the Lilburn City Council.. This business was a popular establishment for breakfast, lunch and special occasions until it closed in December 2010.. The

Lawrenceville to vote on TADs

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Plans for Tax Allocation Districts, one on the Ga. Highway 120 corridor near Gwinnett Medical Center, the other on the Gwinnett College boundary, were discussed Monday night by the Lawrenceville City Council with possible approval at a special-called session later this month.

Grayson Residents To Vote On Sale Of Packaged Drinks

GRAYSON -- At the city election Tuesday, Nov. 8, registered voters will get a chance to say yes or no to the sale of packaged beverages.

Grayson residents to vote on sale of packaged drinks

GRAYSON -- At the city election Tuesday, Nov. 8, registered voters will get a chance to say yes or no to the sale of packaged beverages.. A referendum on the manufacture, sale, and distribution of distilled spirits was passed Monday night by the City Council following receipt by the city

Lilburn Council Discusses Upcoming City Election, Candidate Forum

LILBURN The Lilburn City Council completed several housekeeping chores Monday night, including items having to do with the upcoming city election.

Lilburn Council discusses upcoming city election, candidate forum

LILBURN The Lilburn City Council completed several housekeeping chores Monday night, including items having to do with the upcoming city election.. The 2011 city election will be held Nov. 8 at the city's municipal complex, while early/absentee voting begins Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In

Lilburn talks HOT lanes

LILBURN -- Lilburn residents received a report at the Lilburn City Council meeting Monday night on just how the new High Occupancy Toll lanes are going to operate on Interstate 85.

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Sunday sales to go on ballot in Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Lawrenceville voters will have a chance to vote in November whether they want to allow Sunday sales of packaged alcoholic beverages.

Grayson residents won't see increase in ad valorem taxes

For the fifth straight year, residents of Grayson will not see an increase in their ad valorem taxes.

Lawrenceville votes to lower millage rate

LAWRENCEVILLE -- City of Lawrenceville residents will be receiving a 9 percent decrease in their property tax bills for 2011 following a vote Monday night by the City Council.

Lawrenceville OKs new sign ordinance

By a vote of 3 to 2, Lawrenceville now has a new sign ordinance, which will cover the latest technology in electronic billboards.

Residents to get say in Grayson millage rate

Residents of Grayson will be able to make their voices heard at any of three public hearings the City Council has scheduled to discuss the millage rate.

Lawrenceville reiterates opposition to airport expansion

The Lawrenceville City Council re-emphasized its opposition to the expansion at Briscoe Field following a report from Council members Tony Powell and Katie Smith at Monday night's council meeting.

Lilburn installs retired vet from Atlanta PD as new chief

LILBURN — The city of Lilburn has a new police chief.

Lawrenceville projects to give greater access to downtown

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In an effort to make its city more "pedestrian friendly," the Lawrenceville City Council OK'd on Monday night two more phases of the city's local community initiative project, which, when finished, will make two-way access for Clayton and Perry Streets, among other improvements.

Grayson council approves attached senior dwellings

GRAYSON -- Despite opposition from several homeowners in a packed chamber audience, the Grayson City Council unanimously voted Monday night to approve another rezoning change for the 18-acre property at Rosebud Road and Ga. Highway 20, which would allow both attached and detached senior dwellings.

Grayson takes aim at grant for streetscape

GRAYSON — The Grayson City Council set into motion Monday night plans to obtain a Streetscape Project transportation grant, which would provide the city with new streetlights, sidewalks and park benches.

Lilburn council sets election fees

LILBURN — The 2011 general election scheduled in Lilburn for Nov. 8 will involve the mayor’s office, currently held by Mayor Diana Preston, and two council seats, as the council set qualifying fees and dates at its regular meeting here Monday night.

Grayson adopts new graffiti ordinance

GRAYSON — Because of an increased problem with vandals writing on signs within the city limits, the Grayson City Council voted Monday night to adopt a new graffiti ordinance.