• 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Dawson County Government Center Assembly Room A. Roll call B. Opening presentation: None C. Pledge of Allegiance D. Announcements E. Approval of minutes 1. Minutes of the voting session on Oct. 4 2. Minutes of the special called meeting on Oct. 5 F. Approval of the agenda G. Public comment (three minute limit/person, 15 minutes maximum): None H. Alcohol license hearings: None I. Zoning: None J. Public hearings ...
Dawson County is close to securing $350,000 in grant funding to improve signs and striping along 116 miles of local roads. The county commission is expected to approve the plan Thursday, clearing the way to submit it to the state Department of Transportation and begin the process of applying for environmental, utility and right-of-way certifications.
Dawson County's chief financial officer was recently honored by the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association. Cindy Campbell received the President's Award during the group's annual conference in Savannah last week.
A political debate Tuesday evening will give city residents an opportunity to hear from five candidates running for Dawsonville City Council. Sponsored by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and planned by the chamber's government affairs committee, the forum starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday and will be held at the Historic Harben Bros. Station in downtown Dawsonville.
An effort to tighten restrictions on restraining dogs is on hold in Dawson County. County commissioners did not discuss the matter Thursday after the president of the local humane society revised her request.
Dawsonville water and sewer customers could see a slight rate increase in the coming months. According to a study presented Monday night by engineer Ben Turnipseed, the city "needs to adjust water and sewer rates" to "meet revenue needs."
The Dawson County commission voted last week to use 1-cent sales tax funds to improve the public safety radio system. According to officials, the upgrade will extend portable radio coverage to meet a federal mandate that requires narrow banding for all public safety radio frequencies by Jan. 1.
Plans have been finalized to move forward with developing a vision to help stir economic development in downtown Dawsonville. Members of the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority on Sept. 19 formalized a partnership with the Fanning Institute of the University of Georgia.
Commissioners last week approved an ordinance that bans the application of Class B sewage sludge in Dawson County, despite a state law that regulates sludge and trumps local policy. "I don't want to give the impression that we're throwing our hands up and saying there you go, do what you want to do," said commissioner Jimmy Hamby, who made the motion to approve the measure. "I want to fight it to the end.
• 6 p.m. Sept. 20 Dawson County Government Center Assembly Room A. Roll call B. Opening presentation: 1. Doris Cook: Etowah Water and Sewer Authority-Clean Water Month Proclamation 2. Alice Williamson: 9th District Opportunity C. Pledge of Allegiance D. Announcements E. Approval of minutes 1. Minutes of the special called meeting on Sept. 4. 2. Minutes of the voting session on Sept. 6. F. Approval of the agenda G. Public comment (Three minute limit/person, 15 ...
The Dawson County commission is weighing whether to use 1-cent sales tax revenue to upgrade the local public safety communications system to meet a Jan. 1 federal deadline. County Manager Kevin Tanner said the county is currently capable of hitting a switch and being in compliance with narrow banding for all public safety radio frequencies.
Dozens of residents and business leaders on Thursday showed support for a local ordinance that would ban a certain type of sewage application in Dawson County. Written after developer Ken Curren asked the state Environmental Protection Division to amend the Hampton Creek Water Reclamation Facility sludge management plan, the proposed ordinance would prohibit depositing Class B sewage sludge in the county.
After further review, it appears the city of Dawsonville won't ask voters on Nov. 6 to consider allowing sales of distilled spirits by the drink on Sundays. A second public hearing on the topic ended Monday night with the city council voting to postpone further discussion until November. That means the matter is unlikely to make the ballot until at least March.
Dawsonville and Dawson County officials met last Tuesday to approve a split of the revenue generated by the 1-cent local option sales tax, or LOST. Through the agreement, the funds will be divided at 88 percent for the county and 12 percent for the city.
For the second consecutive year, the budget approved by Dawson County commissioners does not include funding for the group charged with helping bring commercial and industrial growth to the area. Peter Hill, chairman of the Development Authority of Dawson County, equated the cuts to "firing the marketing department to pay the bills today."
The proposed digital, illuminated sign for the city of Dawsonville has cleared another step in the process to becoming a reality. As part of the Dawsonville Planning Commission meeting on March 18, the city had requested a variance to its own ordinance regulating the size and luminosity of digital signs.
The Dawson County Republican Party met March. 9 to discuss the coming year. Clint Bearden, chairman of the 2012-13 board led the Republican Party in its annual meeting.