Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Construction bids, SPLOST and annexation request also on the agenda for the Feb. 28 Dacula City Council work session.
The Dacula City Council will meet in work session Thursday night to discuss several issues, including whether or not the city should hire an office worker to assist with administrative duties. Other items on the Feb. 28 agenda include a review of a concept plan presented for property adjacent to Great Beginnings Daycare, a discussion of an annexation application submitted by the Nation of Christ Church and presentation of a concept plan for the widening of Tanner Road. Council is also scheduled to discuss grand opening plans for the city's new maintenance facility (see the attached pdf for the complete agenda). The Dacula City Council meets at Dacula City Hall, 442 Harbins Road in Dacula. The work session is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The 157-acre tract of land near the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 316 is now part of Dacula.
After months of work, the annexation of a 157-acre piece of property into the city limits of Dacula has been completed. "It has been a long and tedious process," said Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks. City Attorney Dennis Still agreed. "This has been the most protracted thing I've ever seen in my life to put it bluntly," Still said. Over a year ago, a property development group approached the City of Dacula with the idea of turning 157 acres near the intersection of Winder Highway and Highway 316 into a "live, work, play" community. In June of 2012, the development group filed an application to have the property annexed into the city. Representatives of the group had previously expressed a desire to be annexed into Dacula due to the city's …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The 157-acre project in Dacula would be a "live, work, play" community featuring a mix of residential and commercial properties.
It has been more than a year since a property development group approached the City of Dacula with the idea of turning 157 acres near the intersection of Winder Highway and Highway 316 into a "live, work, play" community. In June of 2012, the development group filed an application to have the property annexed into the city. Representatives of the group had previously expressed a desire to be annexed into Dacula due to the city's ability to swiftly respond to planning and development issues. The following month, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to execute a letter and resolution objecting to the annexation citing infrastructure and fire protection among their concerns. The matter was scheduled for arbitration in …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Three individuals had applied to be the city's licensee.
By a 3-1 vote, the Dacula City Council awarded the city's first, and currently the only, liquor license to applicant Heather Weaver during a Jan. 31 called meeting. Councilman Gregory Reeves voted in opposition. Weaver, along with husband Russ, was behind the successful petition drive which led to the package store referendum. Their store, Dacula Cork and Bottle, will be located near the intersection of Hurricane Shoals and Old Peachtree Road. Russ Weaver will be the manager and involved in the day to day operation of the store. The Weavers expect to open for business in October 2013. You might also be interested in reading: Don’t miss any Dacula news. Subscribe to Dacula Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The three applicants for the City of Dacula liquor license presented their qualifications to council during a Jan. 30 called work session.
Though Dacula residents will have to wait one more day to learn who will be granted the license to operate the city’s first package store, they had the opportunity Wednesday night to learn more about the applicants. The three applicants -- WeaverDCB, LLC (Heather Weaver), Beverage Warehouse of Dacula LLC (Mike Korom) and Jay Shree Jala, LLC (Peter/Hetel Thakkar) -- were given 15 minutes each to give a presentation to the Dacula City Council explaining why he or she should be selected as the licensee. The presentations, along with the application packets, will be scored by the council members. The council will meet Thursday evening at 6 p.m. to decide which of the applicants will be awarded the license. Mike Korom Self-employed equipment …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The three applicants for the sole Dacula liquor license will present their plans to council Wednesday night.
Last November, voters in the City of Dacula overwhelmingly passed a referendum to allow package sales of distilled spirits within the city limits. As a result of that vote, city officials modified Dacula's alcohol ordinance accordingly and established a process for choosing the city's first, and for now only, licensee. That process continues Wednesday, Jan. 30, as the three applicants for the liquor license present their business plans and qualifications to council. Here are five things you need to know about the Jan. 30 meeting: On Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. the council will meet to choose the licensee. As with Wednesday night's meeting, there will be no public comment period since it is a called meeting for the sole purpose of awarding…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Proposed store locations are on Winder Highway, Hurricane Shoals Road and Old Peachtree Road.
The application deadline for those interested in being the city's first, and for now only, liquor store licensee has passed. As of the 5 p.m. Jan. 22 deadline, only three entities had filed an application: WeaverDCB, LLC (Heather Weaver), Beverage Warehouse of Dacula LLC (Mike Korom) and Jay Shree Jala, LLC (Peter/Hetel Thakkar). "I'm surprised we didn't have more," said Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks. The fact the application was comprehensive and required a great deal of work to complete may have deterred some potential applicants, Wilbanks explained. Part of the process required applicants to specify where exactly they plan to build a store. According to Wilbanks, the proposed locations are as follows: On Jan. 30 beginning at 5 p.m., the …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks said sign will be a faster, easier and more efficient way to relay information to residents.
The new electronic sign at Dacula City Hall is now operational. The sign, featuring a monochromatic LED display, was purchased with SPLOST funds at a cost of $11,660. Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks said the new sign will be a faster, easier, more efficient and more economical way to convey information to city residents. Residents will still be able to access additional information on the city's website, daculaga.gov, and legal notices will still be posted in the city's legal organ, the Gwinnett Daily Post. Watch the video for more information about the sign and how it will be used. You might also be interested in reading:
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks delivers biannual stormwater address at Jan. 3, 2013 council meeting.
The City of Dacula has several ordinances designed to prevent damage and contamination from stormwater runoff. At the Jan. 3 Dacula City Council meeting, Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks reminded citizens of the need to avoid polluting area streams, rivers and lakes. Watch the video for Mayor Wilbanks' remarks. You might also be interested in reading:
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Interested parties may begin submitting applications on Jan. 7.
The liquor store license application is finalized and the scoring criteria have been set. Now, the waiting begins. From Jan. 7 through Jan. 22, parties interested in becoming the City of Dacula’s sole liquor store licensee must submit an extensive application, pay the applicable fees, undergo a criminal background check and prepare a presentation for the Dacula City Council. Then, on Jan. 30, those interested in being the licensee will have the opportunity to make their case before the council in a called meeting. The presentation, along with the application, will be scored by council members with a lower score indicating a higher ranking. City Administrator Jim Osborn explained the lowest scoring applicant will not necessarily be selected…