BOC May Add Fire Hydrants on Kilough Church Rd.


Lanier Swafford

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Two important contracts will be voted on when the Dawson County Board of Commissioners meet in regular session Thursday at 6 the Administration Building.

Dawson County Fire Chief/EMA Director Lanier Swafford has requested that commissioners consider approval of a bid by Townley Construction to install seven fire hydrants as part of an Etowah Water and Sewer Authority project to begin later this month along Kilough Church Road at a cost of $27,755.

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority will begin an upgrade project along Kilough Church Road this month. As a compromise concerning the issue between the Authority and county, EWSA is offering to install seven fire hydrants as part of the project at the bid price of $3,965 each with no long term, binding agreement. EWSA also will waive any connection fees and will not seek line upgrades or administrative fees valued at $14,280.

Commissioners also are expected to vote on renewal of a contract with Deanna Specialty Transportation, Inc., a subcontractor for DHS Senior Transit Rides.  Deanna reimburses the county for all senior rides provided by Dawson County Transit and Dawson County Senior Center.

Also to be considered are special event permits for the Bootlegger Triathlon and the Dawson Chamber of Commerce for an alcohol permit for a Business After Hours event scheduled for Sept. 21.

Milton and Mary Bruce were attempting to buy two lots along Pirkle Leake Road when title work uncovered an old plat making it appear (erroneously) that parts of the lots are in county right of way. However, the lots are not in the right of way and they are seeking a quit claim deed to proceed with the purchase.

Public Works Director David Mckee and County Attorney Lynn Frey reviewed the situation and concluded that a corrected plat and quit claim deed are appropriate to correct the error. McKee has already signed off on the plat but the deed must be approved by the Board and signed by the Chairman.

The Board will also consider the appointment of Gary Coates to the Dawson County Industrial Building Authority and Tara Hardwick, Tony Passarrello and Bill Johnson to the Commissioners’ Compensation Committee.

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