Commissioners table decision on alcohol ordinance


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on modifications to the county’s alcohol ordinance Thursday then tabled a final vote until the May 17 meeting.

County Attorney Lynn Frey has worked been working on changes as directed by commissioners, including licensing, permit fees, disciplinary issues, microbreweries and administrative issues and incorporated them into a revised new ordinance. No one spoke in favor of or in opposition to the changes during the public hearing

Commissioners approved an addendum to the 2018 budget to allow $6,463 to be added to the Juvenile Court due to an increased case load and a requirement that every child have an attorney. The increase will come from the county contingency.

Commissioners approved the bid of $56,306 from Don Jackson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to purchase an F-700 dump flatbed for the Public Works Department. A bid was also approved to accept offers submitted by Griffin Contracting as the primary contractor and Allied Paving as the secondary contractor for milling machine rental services for one year with two optional renewal terms.

The county has contracts with heavy equipment movers to transport machinery from site to site, but if a mover is not available, staff must drive equipment, causing undue wear and tear on equipment as well as additional salary and mileage. Commissioners approved bids received by Tractor and Equipment (TEC) trailer in the amount of $79,350 for the Roads Department.

The Georgia Department of Community Supervision’s (DCS) Misdemeanor Probation Oversight Unit (MPOU) has reviewed the contract for probation supervision and rehabilitation services, which was executed by and between Dawson County and Northeast Georgia Probation Services Inc. (NGPSI) in 2017 and requires a modification to the contract’s period of service.

The modification was reviewed by Trial Court Administrator Reggie Forrester and signed by Chief Judge Andrew Fuller and was approved unanimously by county commissioners.

Heather Tierney was unanimously approved for reappointment to the Parks & Recreation Board.


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