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Lilburn

City approves updated comprehensive plan

The Lilburn City Council recently voted unanimously to approve the 2019-2023 Comprehensive Plan. City staff worked with the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Lilburn Steering Committee to compile the document with public comments received through Oct. 31.

The plan will help guide city officials when making decisions about transportation, housing, broadband access, and future development.

Municipalities are required to update their comprehensive plan every five years. The document satisfies the requirements to maintain the city’s Qualified Local Government status as determined by the Department of Community Affairs. View this and previous Lilburn plans at www.cityoflilburn.com/233/City-Plans.

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Lilburn

City updates stream buffer ordinance and restoration guidelines

The Lilburn City Council recently approved an ordinance to adopt text amendments to the Stream Buffer Protection Ordinance and adopt the associated Lilburn Riparian Buffer Restoration Guidelines.

The Stream Buffer Protection Ordinance was adopted in 2005. Some of the applicable definitions, land development requirements, exemptions, variances, appeals, and enforcement procedures were updated to comply with state laws and reflect the city’s standard procedures in administration of the code.

A riparian buffer, or stream buffer, includes the vegetation area near a stream that helps shade and partially protect the stream from the impact of adjacent land uses. Lilburn developed the city’s Riparian Buffer Restoration Guidelines based on common practices in the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District, but which is unique to Lilburn.

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Duluth

City to install musical instrument park at WP Jones Park

Duluth is ready to help nurture young musicians. The Duluth Public Art Commission has proposed installing an interactive musical instrument park at WP Jones Park, 3750 Pleasant Hill Road. “Melody Lane” will become a permanent installation in a 12-foot by 12-foot area of the park. Possible instruments include contrabass chimes, tuned drums and musical flowers.

The Duluth City Council recently approved the installation plan and waived any permitting fees associated with the installation. Funds for the project totaling approximately $17,700 is budgeted through Public Art Acquisition Funding.

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UPCOMING

  • Children’s auditions: “Happily Ever After” by New Dawn Kids. 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday. New Dawn Theater, 3650-A Satellite Blvd., Duluth. admin@NewDawnTheaterCompany.com
  • “The Nutcracker” by the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $32 to $39. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. This traditionally told story ballet is complete with beautiful dancing, colorful sets and costumes with live orchestra accompaniment for most performances. GwinnettBallet.org, InfiniteEnergyCenter.com/events/detail/nutcracker
  • Healthy Holiday Eating. 10-11 a.m. Dec. 19. Free for senior citizens. Buford Senior Center, 2755 Sawnee Ave., Buford. UGA Extension Gwinnett and the Buford Senior Center will offer this class. Natalie Robles at 678-377-4034 or Mark Romeo at 678-225-5369.

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