Along Lawrenceville Highway, a crematory business is squeezed behind the Unique Kitchen, Bath & Flooring and across the street from Lilburn Middle School, as reported on 11Alive.
You can't event see it from the street, and there is no sign on the road letting you know it's there.
Why is that?
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On Oct. 9, during the public comment period of the Lilburn council meeting, Tia Severino tried to bring her concerns to council, but according to media reports, she was shut down.
(According to Mayor Johnny Crist, the public is expected to have brought any concerns to the city staff before bringing them before a council meeting in an open comment period.)
"There's something wrong with this one over there," Severino said in a video on 11Alive regarding the crematory.
Nikki Young, public relations manager for Lilburn, sent Patch a response to Severino's concerns. It read, in part: "The City of Lilburn has verified in the past that this business complies with all city ordinances. The business is licensed and inspected through the State Board of Funeral Service."
According to 11Alive, the crematory is named "Colonial Cremation Services" and has been in operation for more than two decades.
So, speak out. Where you at the council meeting? Do you think the mayor was right to cut Severino off? Do you think her concerns are justified?
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