Lilburn CID August 2020 Newsletter

Lilburn CID August 2020 Newsletter

Lilburn CID August Newsletter

Meet New LCID Board Member, Kate Woyce

Lilburn CID would like to welcome its newest board member, Kate Woyce, a veteran Taylor & Mathis property manager who was unanimously voted to the board in June. Kate manages more than 350,000 square feet of property within the district and when former board member Joe Comonte vacated his seat in March, Taylor & Mathis recommended Kate.

While Taylor & Mathis already has a large presence in other metro Atlanta CIDs, Kate is looking forward to learning more about the organization from the inside, getting involved and helping business owners as much as possible.

Kate is specifically looking forward to working with LCID and the City of Lilburn to execute the installation of three newly approved security cameras from Flock Safety. Based on her property management expertise, she knows tenants FleetPride and Iberia Foods moved from their original Gwinnett County locations to Lilburn within the past year because they needed to expand and wanted to do so in a safe and secure area. She believes that the additional Flock cameras will continue to create a safer and more secure district to attract other businesses and increase property values.

Kate strongly encourages local business owners to join Lilburn CID because when businesses join together to help increase property value, it only makes the district stronger.

Spotlight on Lilburn Administrative Clerk, Leticia Suarez

Before the pandemic, Leticia Suarez, the City of Lilburn’s administrative clerk, was one of the first faces you would see upon entering the building. Leticia is affectionately considered the backbone of Lilburn City Hall as she manages the City Hall’s room reservation calendar and assists every department.

Before joining the City Hall staff in October 2018, Letitia worked as an orthodontic assistant and property manager – but would you believe this mild-mannered mother of three’s dream job was to work in SWAT? Fortunately, the exciting work of city administration prevailed, and she has won the hearts of her colleagues and associates with her hard work and winning attitude.

Tad Leithead’s Reflections on the First Year as LCID Executive Director

Reflecting upon my first year as Lilburn CID’s executive director, I want to express how much it has meant to me to be welcomed and embraced into the Lilburn community.

I am pleased to report that at our July 22 board of directors meeting, we voted to continue the 5 mills ad valorem tax for the current calendar year. This will allow us to make significant investments in key infrastructure projects in Lilburn.

I am proud that we are involved in projects like maintaining The Jackson Creek Trail, as well as safety and mobility improvement projects like Killian Hill Road, Hood Road, the Wayfinding project and more.

The circumstances resulting from COVID-19 during my inaugural year have been unusual and unexpected to say the least, but I know that the Lilburn businesses and the community will come together and come out stronger on the other side.

Flock Safety to Install Three Additional Security Cameras

Last fall, LCID and the City of Lilburn installed four license plate-reading security cameras from Flock Safety in a one-year pilot program and have just approved the installation of three additional cameras. Flock Safety will complete the camera installations by mid-September, extending the contract for all seven cameras to September 1, 2021.

Since June alone, there have been 120 stolen cars identified by the district cameras. Also using Flock’s camera system, the police were able to identify and later apprehend a suspect passing fraudulent prescriptions at Walmart. We expect these types of results to continue and grow into the future.

Spotlight on 1910 Public House

Lilburn residents and commuters alike are all familiar with the downtown staple, 1910 Public House. With 28 craft beers on tap and an enticing diverse menu, 1910 Public House has been the local favorite for years.

During the current pandemic, the popular restaurant has adapted by reducing hours to 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., offering takeout and delivery options for meals, groceries and dried goods. Be sure to put in your order today and help support Lilburn businesses during these uncertain times.

BrightView Continues to Make LCID Shine

BrightView’s crew continues to maintain LCID and keeps the district looking clean and beautiful. This summer they have been busy with upkeeping Lawrenceville Highway and Jackson Creek Trail.

LCID Project Updates

Hood Road Project

LCID, GDOT, Gwinnett County and the City of Lilburn have come together over the safety concerns regarding the Hood Road intersection at Bryson Park and Lilburn Middle school. LCID funded $30,000 to complete the survey, the City funded $170,000 for the construction design by Kimley Horn, while Gwinnett County and GDOT are finalizing the permitting. The improvements call for a realignment of Hood Road at Lawrenceville Highway, a traffic roundabout and new traffic signal. The timeline for construction and completion of the project is dependent upon identification of a funding source, however the stakeholders intend for the project to be “shovel-ready” by the fall of 2020 pending identification of the funding mechanism.
Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Mountain Industrial Boulevard Corridor

We are excited to be part of a collaborative study along the Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Mountain Industrial Boulevard corridor! The community is invited to visit www.planningatpond.com/jcbmib to learn more about the project and to provide input on the corridor from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to E Ponce de Leon Avenue.

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To have your business or event included in our next CID newsletter, please contact Tad Leithead at tad@lilburncid.com.