City Council approves budget resolution

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DAWSOVILLE, Ga. – In a combined work session and regular meeting Monday, City Council unanimously approved a resolution to adopt the fiscal year 2020-21 budget. The overall budget is set at $5,891,758 and the General Fund budget is $1,879,698.

The largest expenditures in the general fund is projected to be Administration $739,865 and Roads $537,517. Revenue from SPLOST VI is projected at $1,064,750 and combined revenue from the water and sewer enterprise funds is expected to be $1,629,310.

Council approved a resolution to allow Howser Mill Homeowners’ Association to place standardized “No Parking” signs within the subdivision on Millstone Drive. Rivermill Lane and Mill Crossing for one year, unless revoked by City Council. The resolution can be renewed annually by a vote of City Council.

In 2019, council entered into an agreement with NextSite, LLC and Georgia Power to market the city at a cost of $20,000 annually. Georgia Power is responsible for $15,000 annually and the city pays the rest. The annual deadline for the city to terminate the agreement has passed so city council unanimously approved extending it for another year.

During the work session, Mayor Mike Eason said the city needs to consider setting a citywide speed limit within subdivisions. Council then approved a motion to direct the City Attorney to draft a resolution to address that need.

Eason also informed council that Georgia Department of Transportation wants a letter of support for the Perimeter Road extension that commits the city to participate in the lighting project during the design phase. The city would pay to have the lighting turned on and pay the power bills.

“These bypasses are very important to the City of Dawsonville to try to get rid of some of the 18-wheelers and other heavy trucks flying through town,” he said. “Sometimes its 100 per hour that come through the city during the day. If we can get those people out of downtown hopefully we can get some development going to do some downtown improvement.”

Council unanimously approved issuance of the letter of support.

Under the consent agenda, council approved a telecommunications agreement with Airespring for analog telephone service and an agreement with the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce to carry on the promotion of existing commercial and industrial businesses and tourism attractions on behalf the city and to publicize and assist these businesses and attractions to their best advantages.

Council also approved a motion to schedule a special session with the Dawson County Board of Commissioners on June 26 at 9 a.m. to discuss participation in SPLOST VII when the current SPLOST expires in 2021.

 

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