DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawsonville City Council voted 3-0, with Councilman William Illg, absent, to table the Allen Street Properties, LLC and B&K Turner Family LLP petition to annex into the city limits of Dawsonville during Monday’s regular meeting.
The annexation request was the subject of an objection filed by the county in December. The county cited increased traffic and increased infrastructure demands without the benefit of impact fees as the reason for its objection but the county withdrew its objection on May.
The Council could have approved the annexation Tuesday, however, an error in the parcel number listed in the legal advertisement led to a request by the applicant for a postponement until October. The County will have to re-advertise the annexation request.
Council held the first reading of an ordinance to amend its Code of Ordinances regarding fire and protection to align with the county code.
Council voted 3-0 to approve a resolution to accept funding in the amount of $1,212,174, open a bank account and execute documents related to the American Rescue Plan Act. The City has received $606,087.
Council also approved acceptance of Georgia Municipal Association Safety Grant in the amount of $6,000. The City’s purchases will include reflective vests and rain gear, safe grip gloves, flashlights and headlamps, table carts, blue card certification training, flagger training and temperature kiosks.
Following an executive session, Council approved a settlement with former employee Ms. Copeland that involves a cash payment, change of separation from the City from termination to resignation in lieu of termination, an agreement that the City will not contest Ms. Copeland’s application for unemployment insurance benefits.