DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Key issues the Dawson County Board of Commissioners will discuss during the first meeting of the new year include funding for the Development Authority of Dawson County (DADC), a new impact fee methodology report and 2018 qualifying fees for elected officials.
The work session is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Dawson County Government Center Assembly Room.
The Development Authority annual budget was eliminated for 2017 and 2018. However, DADC Chairwoman Sherry Weeks made a presentation to commissioners at a special called meeting last month requesting that operating expenses be approved in the amount of $175,000. The annual budget had been $150,000.00, but Weeks is requesting an additional $25,000 to fund a move from its Prominence Court location into the Chamber of Commerce facility.
Bill Ross, of Ross & Associates, gave a presentation of a final draft of a proposed Impact Fee Report in December. The report addressed appropriate levels for impact fees to be charged under an updated Impact Fee Program. The report was tabled last month but will come back before the board Thursday.
The county’s contract for uniforms for the Fire Department and Emergency Management expires in December. Fire Chief/EMA Director Lanier Swafford will ask the board to approve a new contract with NAFECO, the most responsive and responsible bidder. The average annual uniform procurement cost has been $52,274.92. Uniforms are purchased only on an as-needed basis. The contract, if approved, would be for one year with two renewal options.
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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County commissioners will address several key issues at Thursday’s work session, including appointments to the Development Authority, compensation for the new staff attorney, Monroe Frey III, and the results of the 2016 employee compensation study. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Government Center.
Those being considered for appointment to the Development Authority include Mike Ball, Brian Trapnell, Steven Melching, Anthony Passarello and Calvin Byrd. If approved, their terms could run through 2020. But Authority Chairwoman Dr. Sherry Weeks said last week the organization may not survive past 2017 without funding from the county.
Commissioners voted late last year to withhold funding from the organization.
Commission Chairman Billy Thurmond and Commissioner Chris Gaines were not on the board when the decision to de-fund the Authority was made so their input could impact that decision.
County staff members will provide presentations regarding proposed dates for the 2017 Emergency Services Boot Drive, a 2017 SPLOST VI update and board appointments and the 2017 Georgia Trauma Commission EMS Trauma Equipment Grant application.