Later this year, the City of Dacula will begin collecting a 4 percent natural gas franchise fee from the City of Buford.
On April 3, the Dacula City Council approved a 10-year agreement with the City of Buford which, for the first time since Buford began providing gas services to Dacula in 1954, will include the fee payment.
During Thursday night's council meeting, city leaders also approved a new credit card policy. Previously, the city did not have a written policy, only a verbal one. The move to adopt a formal policy was prompted by the arrest of Dacula City Councilman Gregory Reeves in March after he was accused of making approximately $3,600 worth of improper charges with his city-issued card.
Reeves, who was not present at Thursday night's meeting, remains on the city council.
During the public comments portion of the meeting, a local business owner questioned council members regarding Reeves' situation. In a phone interview Friday morning, Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks emphasized that Reeves has not been indicted, tried or convicted and that he is a peer, not subordinate, of the mayor and other council members.
In other business during Thursday night's meeting, the council approved an agreement between the City of Dacula and Republic Services of Georgia for curbside recycling which would lock in the present rate for two years and authorized the expenditure of $11,250 to Municode to codify the city's ordinances. The council also met in executive session and adopted a $27,500 SPLOST-funded addition to the Hill Circle repaving project to allow for the construction of a cul-de-sac on South Street and the purchase of the property necessary for the project.
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