With the annexation of 75 acres set to become final on June 1, Dacula city officials are preparing to vote on zoning for the 34 affected properties.
Though the zoning was discussed during the March 6 Dacula City Council meeting, the vote was tabled until the legislative annexation process was complete. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the legislation on April 10. The Dacula City Council will vote on zoning for the properties during the May 1 council meeting.
"The city zonings will take effect at midnight on June 1, 2014" Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks explained during the April 24 council work session. "We do that because we do not want to leave unzoned property out there for any period of time from when it moves from unincorporated Gwinnett County into the City of Dacula's jurisdiction."
Thirty-two of the parcels with be zoned C-2 (general business district) and two will be classified as M-1 (light manufacturing).
During Thursday night's work session, city leaders also discussed a proposed amendment to the alcohol ordinance which would expand the number of beer and wine tastings a retail package store license holder could host from six annually to one per week, not to exceed 52 in a year.
In other business, the council discussed:
- A special use permit to allow a 20-member church to hold services in a Pharr Avenue multi-tenant commercial center. The church, led by Pastor Samuel James, intends to meet twice per week.
- A construction bid in the amount of $192,315 for paving, sidewalk and stormwater improvements on Hill Circle and South Street.
- The selection of qualified companies for road construction and shoulder repair work. Three companies -- Allied Paving, Summit Construction and Development and Pittman Construction -- submitted qualification statements and staff has recommended those companies be used as preferred providers.
Items discussed during the April 24 work session are scheduled to be voted upon on Thursday, May 1, during the monthly council meeting.
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