Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist: “These are two very big vision pieces in our city."
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
(Note: This report is based on a City of Lilburn press release) The Lilburn City Council approved two important property transactions at its monthly meeting Monday night. --The council approved the transfer of 38 acres of Gwinnett Water and Sewer Authority property to the Lilburn Downtown Development Authority. The former site of the Jackson Creek Water Treatment Facility, located near the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Indian Trail-Lilburn Road, is the property tied to Big League Dreams, the city's proposed multi-use sports complex. The property has 1,350 feet of frontage on Indian Trail Road and around 500 feet more on Lawrenceville Highway. According to a press release emailed Monday evening, "The DDA’s ownership opens up …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Lilburn Police Department is in line to receive 30 X-2 tasers at a cost of $38K.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Lilburn City Council is expected to vote on equipping the police department with 30 new tasers at tonight's monthly meeting at City Hall. According to the meeting agenda the cost of the X-2 tasers would be a little more than $38,000 and be purchased with State Confiscated Asset funds. The propsoed purchase is one of 10 items the council is expected to consider at the 7:30 p.m. meeting (which follows a 6:30 p.m. work session). Others noteworthy items are: Updated Monday 10:55 a.m. to remove one agenda item from attached pdf. To see the entire agenda, click the pdf attached to this article.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Guaranteed to tell you something you didn't know yesterday.
Good morning, Lilburn. It's Tuesday, Aug. 9. Here are five things from Monday's City Council meeting you might want to know. 1. It Should Be Called NOT Lanes: Lilburn PD Capt. Ben Haynes shared some enlightening information about the plans for the HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes on I-85. Here are some of the rules, beginning sometime in September: Vehicles will need to have at least three occupants to use the lane for free; you must have a PeachPass card (available for free at peachpass.com) to use the express lane; you may use the lane with less than three occupants for a variable toll dependent on the traffic conditions; it will be illegal to cross the double-white line; lanes will be patrolled for violation with a variety of tools, …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Ground breaking on Main Street project set for spring of 2012, completion fall of 2013
Lilburn was named near the turn of the 20th century, the themed period of its upcoming rebirth. Well into design of its new downtown city hall and library along revamped Main Street immediately east of Highway 29, that turn-of-the-century plan remains one City Manager Bill Johnsa hopes rejuvenates a Gwinnett County city first settled in the early 1800s. "We want to build something that's new, but looks old," he said. "What we're creating is a new gateway into the downtown area." Inspired by downtown streetscapes of Suwanee, Buford, Duluth and elsewhere, Lilburn's planned theme will be similar to one comparably sized Sugar Hill recently began, complete with wide sidewalks, globe street lamps and mixed-use development. Chiefly, Main Street's…
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Local shop to close Saturday after five years in business, but Dunwoody location will remain open.
Known for its one-of-a-kind party favors, baby shower gifts and college memorabilia, The Enchanted Forest had become a necessary stop for visitors to Old Town Lilburn. Now, after five years in business it is closing its doors. “When the Blue Rooster closed, 40 percent of our profits decreased, because we weren’t getting the traffic we needed,” said owner Kay Underwood. Underwood is referring to the closing of the Blue Rooster restaurant just after Christmas. The popular restaurant had become a hub of activity for the area, where members of the community would host everything from simple luncheons to baby showers at the location. The foreclosed Blue Rooster property sits vacant, but there has been interest in it, according to city leaders. …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Monday's Lilburn City Council meeting is first of 2011.
The Lilburn City Council has a busy agenda planned tonight for its first meeting of 2011. The 7:30 p.m. meeting at Lilburn City Hall is the first of the new year, because January's meeting was cancelled by wintry weather and was not rescheduled. Among the new business: -The Council will consider a possible agreement with Atlanta Gas Light to relocate, design and construct a new Eternal Flame Monument to honor the city's veterans. The previous monument had problems staying lit and was snuffed out last year. -The Council is expected to make a motion to purchase two properties on Church Street from the Downtown Development Authority (at a cost of around $387,000) as part of the planned realignment and construction of a new Main Street …