DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson County Board of Commissioners will hold a voting session Thursday at 4 p.m, in the Government Center Assembly Room, 25 Justice Way, followed by a work session at 6 p.m.
During the work session, Public Works Director David McKee will present the 2020 Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG) Application and Approval Request for the Board’s consideration.
LMIG is a state program where the county receives money from the State Motor Fuel Tax collections to make road improvements. The grant requires a match of 30 percent. This year the amount allotted to Dawson County is $450,435.77 with Dawson County’s match of $135,130.73, the total budget for projects is $585,566.50. The roads targeted for improvements using the grant include Goswick Drive, Joseph Lane, Sundown Way, Sundown Drive, 3 sections of Perimeter Road and North Seed Tick.
Planning Director Jameson Kinley will ask commissioners to approve a bid proposal from B + C Studios for consulting services for the 400 District Update and the 53 Overlay District. The total amount for the projects is not to exceed $95,700. The B + C Studios bid was the only one received.
Chief Financial Officer Vickie Neikirk will present a request for additional funding to pay for increased attorney fees for the county’s Juvenile Court. The Court has seen an increase in the number of dependent children over the last several years who are entitled to appointed attorneys. In addition, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) does not have enough volunteers to serve on every case. All funds from Indigent Defense – Parent and Indigent Defense – Child have been expensed to pay attorney invoices. At this time there are no additional funds within Juvenile Court’s budget that can be moved to cover attorney fees through the end of 2019. County staff recommends moving $63,000 from General Fund’s fund balance to cover the additional expenses.
Other issues to be considered during the work session include:
Presentation of a request to accept Victim of Crime Act Grant Award;
Presentation of Special Event Business License Application;
Presentation of Land Use Resolution Update;
Presentation of a request for Capital Improvements Element Adoption;
Presentation of FY 2019 Third Quarter Financial Report;
Presentation of Board Appointments.
During the 6 p.m. voting session, commissioners are expected to vote on:
A Special Event Business License Ordinance revision;
A request for approval of FY 2020 State Public Defender Contract;
A Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia Forestry Commission concerning cooperative purchasing and supplies;
Renewal of Automatic Aid Agreement with Cherokee County Fire Department;
Consideration of Legal Services for Dawson County Constitutional Officers / Elected Officials / County Employees;
Board Appointment of Austin Harmon to the Planning Commission as an alternate.
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