Environmental group asks BOC to support HR 158

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Joe Cook, of the Coosa River Basin Initiative, will ask county commissioners to support House Resolution 158 when the Dawson County Board of Commissioners meets in a voting session at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The resolution claims that nearly 40 percent of the $469 million collected for the state’s Hazardous Waste Trust Fund and Solid Waste Trust Fund since 1993 has been diverted to other funds.

HR 158 seeks to have the Georgia General Assembly create a dedicated trust fund for initiatives such as hazard waste cleanups, tire dumps and clean community programs.

Commissioners also will vote on acceptance of a partially state-funded Local Maintenance Improvement Grant that will fund $537,860.97 in road repairs. State funding in the amount of $413,739.21 will be provided by Georgia’s Motor Fuel Tax. If approved, the county will provide a 30 percent match in the amount of $124,121.76.

Public Works Director David McKee said the funds will be used to repair the following roads: A.T. Moore, Mt. Vernon, Biscayne Dr., Keys Court, Sandcastle Ct., Bay Drive, Harbour Drive and Seabreeze Way.

Commissioners also are expected to vote on acceptance of a continuous grant application to provide public transportation for Dawson County citizens. The grant, which is provided through the Federal Transportation Administration, will pay 50 percent of administrative and operating budget for the county’s transportation system if commissioners approve.

Commissioners will also consider new alcohol license permit requests by the Arellano Restaurant Group, LLC, doing business as Senor Fiesta No. 3 (retail consumption on premises of beer, wine & distilled spirits) and Southern Pie, LLC doing business as MOD Pizza (retail consumption on premises of beer only).

 

 

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  1. PUBLIC HEARING 1. Dawson County Soil Erosion Ordinance Revision (2nd of 2 hearings. 1st hearing was held on November 2, 2017) K. NEW BUSINESS
  2. Consideration of FTA/GDOT FY 19 Section 5311 Grant Application
  3. Consideration of 2018 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) Application
  4. Consideration of 2017 Capital Improvement Element (CIE) Update Adoption Resolution

 

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