City Council will consider adding two part-time deputies


DAWSONVILE, Ga. – Dawsonville City Council will consider the addition of  two deputy sheriff’s position for city patrol when they meet in a combined work session and regular meeting at 5 p.m. Monday (at 5 p.m. in the G.L. Gilleland Council Chambers on 2nd Floor of City Hall.

The agenda states that the two positions will give the City 12-hour coverage seven days a week for two months (May and June) at a cost of $22,407.

The addition of sheriff’s deputies will require an intergovernmental agreement (IGA). The deputies would patrol city streets, assist City Code Enforcement and Animal Control as needed, enforce City Rules, Regulations, Codes and Ordinances and conduct other community oriented police activities.

Council will consider a request to ratify the application for the FY 2020 Local Maintenance Improvement Grant and approve the30 percent match of the $9,356.76 to be paid out of the budget. The grant is provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation for the supplemental LMIG funding specifically for safety improvements. The project includes restriping, installing crosswalks and street signs for various City streets.

The Water and Sewer Department will ask Council to approve the purchase of a Crew Cab 4X4 truck to be purchased through the Georgia Statewide Contract with Jacky Jones Ford, the low bidder, in the amount of $27,995. Funding source is the FY 2021 Water and Sewer capital budget.

Council will consider the request for a special event alcohol permit for the Chamber of Commerce 24th annual Gala scheduled for May 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Council members will also consider an additional Retirement Program for City employees.



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