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Lilburn Neighborhood to Get Streetlights After Petitioning

The Stratford Square subdivision is the first to reap the benefits of the new petition process approved by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners last month.

After filing a petition, a subdivision off of Bethesda Church Road in unincorporated Lilburn will soon be getting new streetlights. 

On Tuesday, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved the use for $21,693 in 2009 SPLOST funds to install streetlights in Stratford Square. The homeowners will split the estimated annual operating costs of $2,438 of the lights on their property tax bills. 

In 1997, the county began requiring developers install streetlights in new subdivisions. Residents in older subdivisions may now petition the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation for street lights. The money for installation will come from 2009 SPLOST funds. 

"Police tell me lighting is an environmental factor that can help to reduce crime," said Commissioner Lynette Howard in a release. "So I am thankful older neighborhoods now have the opportunity to add streetlights to their communities.”

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