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Council Considers Expansion of Gazebo Project

Dacula public works superintendent proposes additional expenditure of $5,500 to add sidewalks and amphitheater.

The Dacula gazebo project could soon be expanded to include sidewalks and amphitheater seating.

At the Feb. 23 Dacula City Council work session, Dacula public works supervisor Mike Moon proposed expanding the project at a cost of $5,500.

Moon’s proposal includes running a 5-foot sidewalk from Second Avenue to the gazebo and another sidewalk from Wilson Street to the gazebo. The plan also includes tiered amphitheater seating on the Second Avenue side of the gazebo.

The amphitheater seating would consists of three tiers of block seating roughly 17 inches tall. Moon estimates the seating could accommodate as many as 100 people and could be finished before Memorial Day.

“I think it’s something we can be proud of,” Moon said. “I think it will look good.”

Much of the work would be done by city crews, but an outside company would be hired to complete part of the project.

Councilman Hubert Wells walked the gazebo site with Moon and believes the project is worthwhile.

“His vision is really good,” Wells said. “If you do it the way he’s talking about, it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous and for actually very little money.”

The . The $17,000 project includes an octagon-shaped gazebo on a 20x20 concrete slab. The gazebo will have an eight-sided cupola with tempered glass and will be constructed of cedar with cedar shake shingles on the roof. City officials also plan to run water and electricity to the structure.

The project is being funded entirely through SPLOST.

Council will decide whether to expand the project to include sidewalks and amphitheater seating at the March 1 Dacula City Council meeting.

Cynthia Montgomery February 26, 2012 at 12:02 AM
I LOVE IT! I SAY YES! Finally a place to have that will offer more than just the streets for our children to perform on Memorial Day. We drove by the spot and it was thrilling to see the placement and how it is coming along. Oh, just think about how wonderful it would be to have a band there performing in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down on Memorial Day after watching our many talented local children perform there. I can see other opportunities for our city to enjoy this space. It will become a place for the community to come out and enjoy the evening on the Lawn. Thank you to everyone who kept the vision alive and is working towards a better community space for all to enjoy! Thank You, Mr. Mayor and thank you City Council Members, past and present, for being able to share a vision and see it through. Thank you to Stan the Land Man for working with the city so our community can have a place of pride for all to enjoy that is located right where our city's most notable event is held each year! DO we have any plans in the making for the grand ribbon cutting that week? Keep me posted! This year's Memorial Day will be one to remember!
M.K. OSBORNE February 26, 2012 at 12:46 AM
See there Cynthia , and not a dark cloud above it . Congrats !
Cynthia Montgomery February 26, 2012 at 07:26 AM
"All things work together for the good, for those who love the Lord," There is always a great ending when goodness in the souls of those involved! What a great day, Dacula has it's own image now, like UGA's Black Iron Arches and North Georgia's Golden Steep Roof, we now have our Beautiful Gazebo along side the historic railroad tracks. Maybe the school art clubs can hold a contest to put it down on paper. So much can happen when a community has space to gather in. Looking forward to this wonderful event for our city. Hope the City Leaders have a wonderful day planned for our First Memorial Day under the Gazebo. I invite all those who made this possible and all the bloggers and commentators who put their 2 cents on the development of this idea , oh well even those who put in a full dime to come on down on Memorial Day and enjoy a cool glass of LemonAid with the Miss Memorial Day Queens as we enjoy registering new voters and face painting voters to be! All are welcome, all are welcome, in this place! Hoping to meet you there Mr K! I'll be the one with the biggest smile on my face as i enjoy watching my fellow citizens being a community.
M.K. OSBORNE February 26, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I might just come celebrate that with the good folks of Dacula !
Mike Korom February 26, 2012 at 05:32 PM
This Mr. K will be there, too, and in the parade!
Cynthia Montgomery February 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Mister Mike, We look forward to your candidacy. Please go to Daulamemorialday.com and see what the requirements are for a political candidate to appear in the parade. There are rules and with the success of the Dacula Memorial Day Parade, the length has been shortened meaning that the wise early bird will get to appear this year. I invite you to the Miss Memorial Day Festival Booth also as we will be registering voters and allowing candidates to speak with the parents of the children whom stop by for face painting and tAmerican attoos. Looking forward to meeting you and your sons is you can get then into the parade! And Me K , the uniform of the day is RED< WHITE & BLUE! Looking forward to meeting you as well!!!! All are welcome in this place!
Mike Korom February 27, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Cynthia, I sent my parade application in about three weeks ago. Of course I'll be in our colors and am looking forward to the booth activities!
Cynthia Montgomery February 27, 2012 at 05:19 AM
AWESOME! To be able to pay tribute to our men and women in uniform on this very special day is one of my great joys! Seeing our fellow citizens line the streets, waving, and cheering for the parade units is about as American as your heart can stand. It is a day we look forward to each year! We will see you there!

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