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Council Approves Utility Relocation for Main Street Realignment

Here are the highlights from the Lilburn City Council meeting held Monday, December 9: 

·      Councilmember Tim Dunn was not in attendance.

·      City Council approved an agreement in regards to installation of water lines on Main Street as part of the realignment project by a vote of 3-0. The water line system is being upgraded to include the increasing the current  8” pipe to a 12” ductile iron water main. Gwinnett County will pay the City of Lilburn $38,235.75, the direct upsizing costs associated with approximately 1,833 linear feet of the 12” water main. The project is expected to begin in four to six weeks.

·      Council approved utility relocation by Georgia Power for the Main Street realignment project. There were two separate agreements approved in the amounts of $109,759 and $22,081. With the relocation, there will be no visible power lines on the new Main Street from Highway 29 to the first roundabout. The measure passed 3-1. Councilmember Thomas Wight opposed, and with Tim Dunn absent, Mayor Crist voted in favor, because three votes are necessary to approve an action according to the city charter.

·      Council updated the Five Year Short Term Work Program as required by state law and amended the City of Lilburn 2030 Comprehensive Plan. This passed unanimously.

·      In a 3-0 vote, council approved a hold harmless agreement with Lilburn resident Hugh Wilkerson, who owns Antiques in Old Town. Wilkerson received a building permit to allow the construction of a structure on City of Lilburn Right-of-Way at 93 Main Street. The hold harmless agreement allows for installation subject to certain requirements.

·      Council tabled the creation of a nonprofit arts association which would be able to apply for arts grants on behalf of the city.

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