SPLOST, LOST Collection Exceed Projection

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County Manager David Headley

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – County Manager David Headley delivered some welcome news during the Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session Thursday. The county has made great gains in collection of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Both have performed above expectations.

Bearden said revenue from both is up 17.6 percent over the same month in 2016 and 12.58 percent for the year. Last month’s collection came in 26.2 percent over projection.

Total SPLOST VI collection for the year is $16,281,296. September SPLOST collection was $682,219 while LOST collection was $600,343.

Commission Chairman Billy Thurmond has stressed the importance of reaching SPLOST and LOST collections during his first year in office. “If we keep on the current pace, we might reach the projected amount of sales tax we put into the 2017 budget,” he said. “That will be the first time that has happened in the last several years. In fact, I’m glad to hear we might actually beat the projections.”

Public Works Director David McKee requested Board approval to apply for the Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) from the state Motor Fuel Tax collections. The grant requires a match of 30 percent. This year the amount allotted to Dawson County is $413,739.21. Dawson County’s 30 percent match would total $124,121.76. Total budget for 2018 LMIG projects is $537,860.97.

Sr. Services Director Dawn Pruett

The funds will be utilized to repair the following roads: A.T. Moore, Mt. Vernon, Pelican Court, Biscayne Dr., Keys Court, Sandcastle Ct., Bay Drive, Harbour Drive and Seabreeze Way.

Senior Services Director Dawn Pruett will present a continuous grant application for the Board’s approval. The grant is with the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) to provide public transportation for Dawson County citizens.

If approved, the grant will continue to pay a 50 percent match with federal funding for administrative and operating budget.

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BOC to Discuss Grant for Road Improvement

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David McKee

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Acceptance of a federal grant for road repairs will be a key topic of discussion when the Dawson County Board of Commissioners meets in a work session at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Government Center Assembly Room.

Public Works Director David McKee will ask commissioners for permission to apply for the Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) from the State Motor Fuel Tax collections. The grant requires a match of 30 percent. This year the amount allotted to Dawson County is $413,739.21. With Dawson County’s 30 percent match of $124,121.76, the total budget for 2018 LMIG projects is $537,860.97.

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

Senior Services Director Dawn Pruett will present a continuous grant application for the Board’s approval. The grant is with the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to provide public transportation for Dawson County citizens.

If approved, the grant will continue to pay a 50 percent match with federal and state funding for administrative and operating budget.

There will be departmental reports, including one by Director of Planning and Development Jason Streetman that shows total building permits issued in October rose by 14.2 percent to 40 over the previous month.   Construction of single-family new homes rose by 5.8 percent increase.

Streetman’s report shows a strong uptick in zoning applications and meetings with developers to discuss large projects. His prediction is that 2018 is going to be extremely busy.

 

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Dawson County Commission Work Session Set Thursday

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has a work session scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Government Center Assembly Room.

Judge Andrew Fuller will present a request to commissioners for annual renewal of a contract with Northeast Georgia Probation Services for probation supervision and rehabilitation services.

Family Connection Coordinator Nancy Stites will present a request to place Little Lending Libraries on county government property.

Director of Senior Services Dawn Pruett will request a budget increase for the Legacy Link Match.

Accounting and Budget Manager Natalie Johnson will present the 2016 commissioners expenses and District 2 County Commissioner Chris Gaines will present a request for new development authority member training funds.

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