Commissioners set public hearing for changes to alcohol ordinance


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. —  Dawson County Commissioners voted 3-0, with Commissioner Jimmy Hamby absent, last week to move forward with a public hearing on potential changes to the county’s alcohol ordinance May 3.

As a result of changes made at the state level, computers in the county’s Tax Commissioners office are no longer compatible with the state’s computers. Commissioners voted unanimously to purchase 11 new computers and four scanners at a cost of $15,425.

Commissioners also approved several special event business licenses. Amicalola Farmers Market’s request for a permit to operate a farmers market in the parking lot at Veterans Memorial Park every Friday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. through the end of September was approved.

Commissioners approved a permit for Hacienda Bar and Grill in the Publix Shopping Center on state Route 400 to hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Robin Allen received unanimous approval for a special event permit to assemble on the steps of the Government Building in celebration of the National Day of Prayer from 6 until 7 p.m. May 3.

Commissioners also approved a special event permit for a motorcross endurance event on private property on Auraria Road Sunday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Commissioners approved an offer from Robertson Loia Roof, the architectural and engineering firm that designed Rock Creek Park and Dawson County Junior High School, to redesign the facade at the Veterans Memorial Park gymnasium.

Commissioners voted 3-0 to accept the South 400 Center Lane Road into county maintenance program. The owner agrees to donate $10,000 to bring the road up to county standards.

Calvin Byrd and Brian Trapnell were appointed to the Industrial Building Authority, and Tom Harter was appointed to the Library Board.


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