DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – With the cards stacked heavily in the City’s favor, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously today (May 11) to withdraw its objection to the request of Allen Street Properties LLC and B&K Turner Family LLP for annexation into the City of Dawsonville for the purpose of construction of a subdivision.
The vote came during a special called session and ended the process of arbitration before the Department of Community Affairs.
County Attorney Angela Davis said, “The law in Georgia on annexation affords the City all the authority and rights. It’s all in the City’s court, so to speak. What we’re left with is an arbitration that will not stop the annexation. That is not possible. It will only go to certain conditions and how the annexation will take place.
The property to be annexed is approximately 74.865 acres, a portion of TMP 090 004 001 at Perimeter Road. The applicants have also asked for the property to be rezoned from County zoning Residential Sub Rural (RSR) and Restricted Agriculture (RA) To City zoning Residential Single-Family (R3).
On hearing the news, Mayor Mike Eason was pleased. “It’s always better when you can work things out,” he said.
The Board also voted 4-0 to acquire approximately 6.961 acres from Bart Bruce designated as Dawson County Tax Parcel 119 037 002 in the amount of $210,000.00, the appraised value of the property.