- Council selects concept plan for architectural design.
- The proposed addition would add more than 3,300 square feet to the existing city hall building.
- The project will be funded through the 2014 SPLOST.
After rejecting two designs for a proposed expansion of Dacula City Hall, council members authorized sending a compromise design out for bid for architectural services during the March 6 Dacula City Council meeting.
"We took a little bit from each concept plan," City Administrator Jim Osborn explained.
In creating the new design, staff eliminated one of the cupolas from the original plans, removed the second front door, changed the roofline and eliminated the breezeway between the existing city hall and the addition.
City officials estimate the expansion will cost approximately $135 per square foot or roughly $457,000. The city has allocated $615,000 in the budget for administrative facility construction.
"We're going to need more room as we go forward," Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks said.
The city intends to rezone 70.15 of the 75 acres as C-2 (general business district) and 4.87 as M-1 (light industrial) if the annexation is approved. In anticipation of the approval, the council held a public hearing last night regarding the proposed rezoning. No one spoke in opposition.
Since the council cannot rezone properties that are not within the city limits, the rezoning vote was tabled. City Attorney Dennis Still explained that if the annexation is approved, the vote may be held at that time.
- Approved a resolution to adopt the 2014 update to the city's comprehensive plan.
- Authorized the city to submit a 2015 Community Development Block Grant for Eunice Holcombe Circle, Shane Lane, Jody Avenue and Scott Circle.
- Authorized the city to submit a proposed project list for a joint city-county sidewalk connectivity project.
- Recognized the middle school winners of the Miss Dacula pageant.
- Amended the occupational tax ordinance to change the permit period for city licenses to run from from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
- Amended the property maintenance ordinance to allow property owners three business days following the execution of an eviction notice to remove discarded belongings from the subject property. Previously, the ordinance had allowed 10 days.
- Approved a change order for Forestdale Drive and Oak Court roadwork due to a sub-grade issue with bad soil.
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