By Kristi Reed
Concerns about safety and liability issues may prompt the Dacula City Council to revisit an issue that was voted upon earlier this month.
On June 5, the council voted to auction off a metal building located on the old city hall property by sealed bid. The council had considered razing the 20-year-old storage building as part of the old city hall demolition project, but, due to interest from prospective buyers, decided instead to sell it.
Upon learning of the council's decision, City Attorney Dennis Still, who was not present at the June 5 meeting, reportedly expressed his reservations. According to City Administrator Jim Osborn, Still has recommended demolishing the metal building and selling it for scrap instead of risking having a private individual come on to city property and get hurt in the process of removing the building. Osborn added there is also a concern that zoning regulations could prevent a buyer from being able to use the building.
"Do we really want someone to have that on their property?" he asked.
The council is expected to discuss the issue further during their July 3 meeting.
In other business during the June 26 work session, the Dacula City Council:
The Dacula City Council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 3. Donna Peairs, who was recently appointed to fill the seat vacated by former councilman Gregory Reeves, will be sworn in during the meeting. The council meets at Dacula City Hall, located at 442 Harbins Road in Dacula.
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