BOC to consider a $750,000 block grant for construction of county senior center Thursday


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County commissioners will discuss a $750,000 community development block grant (CDBG) to assist with the construction of the new senior center at Veterans Memorial Park when they hold a work session Thursday at 4 p.m. in the County Government Center Assembly Room.

Dawson County Operations Specialist Michael Middleton will ask commissioners to consider replacing the standard lighting at the library with LED lighting. He will present a proposal performed by Harness Corp. The Georgia Public Library Service has reviewed the proposal and indicated it would be interested in this as a pilot project that could attract some state funding.

Northeastern Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris will ask commissioners to reallocate $10,200 in funds awarded to David Turk, a public defender who passed away last month. A senior attorney in that office resigned two weeks later and Morris would like the funds to be applied to two new employees.

Sheriff Jeff Johnson will ask commissioners to accept a proposal by Kellwell Foods to provide inmate food services for one year, beginning Jan. 1, 2019 for a cost of $242,400.

Chief Financial Officer Vickie Neikirk will ask commissioners to consider awarding a one-year contract for auditing services to Bates & Carter in the amount of $49,008. Finance solicited requests for proposal (RFP) and received four bids. Bates & Carter received the highest score of all vendors.


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