Three Questions With the Mayor: Annexation Update, Street Projects and Christmas Memories

Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks answers questions about our community.

In this week's "Three Questions With the Mayor," Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks provides an update on the latest city news and discusses his favorite childhood Christmas memories.

Dacula Patch: What's new in Dacula this week?

Mayor Wilbanks: The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) will be conducting a meeting in Dacula about the next step in the PEAK at University Parkway project. The meeting, designed to discuss the GRTA staff report and transportation recommendations for the project, will be held at the Dacula City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. Invitees include staff from GRTA, ARC, GADOT, Gwinnett DOT, Gwinnett County, the City of Lawrenceville, the City of Dacula and the applicant, Walton LLC and their consultants. Finalization of these transportation conditions is the last step before the formal annexation and rezoning for PEAK at University Parkway.

Dacula Patch: What is something Dacula residents need to know this week?

Mayor Wilbanks: Weather permitting, the City believes that the reconstruction of our street projects on Mobley Drive and Laura Lane will be completed in the next several days. These projects are paid from city SPLOST funds. City staff appreciates your continued support of the SPLOST initiative and your understanding and patience as these projects approach completion.

Dacula Patch: What is your favorite childhood Christmas memory?

Mayor Wilbanks: I guess the most exciting thing was opening Christmas gifts on Christmas morning; but as I got a little older it was searching for, retrieving, and decorating the Christmas Tree. We most often used a live tree that we sought out and cut down ourselves. Later we begin to use planted trees as our Christmas tree. Last year, I donated a tree that we planted on a Christmas season about 50 years ago for use as the City Christmas tree.

What is your favorite childhood Christmas memory? Let us know in the comments.

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