City will consider rent increases at city-owned properties during Monday meeting


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. –Councilman Stephen Tolson and City Manager Bob Bolz have researched the city’s leased properties and recommended a number of increases that City Council is expected to vote on when it meets Monday (Dec. 21) at 5 p.m. in City Hall.

Distillery Square (approximately 1,700 square feet) currently rents for $3,000 a month (reduced to $1,500 during COVID-19). The recommendation calls for an increase to $4,500 to $5,000 a month and a revision to remove the small office space from the lease which potentially could be rented separately.

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (approximately 23,714 square feet) currently rents for $100 per month (cut to $50 during COVID-19). The Recommendation calls for an increase to $500-$1,000 a month and subsequent increases each year based on review of financials. The recommendation also requires that a special event permit be obtained prior to event scheduling.

City-owned residential property at 224 Flat Creek Drive is not recommended for an increase. The property currently rents for $750 a month (cut in half for (COVID-19).

City Clerk Beverly Banister will ask Council to approve the purchase of a records management software system from Laserfiche through MCCI at a cost of $19,152.50. Banister said Laserfiche is the easiest to set up and use and comes with a software package that includes set up, training and ongoing assistance.

Council is also expected to vote on final plat approval for Oakdale Subdivision.

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