City council set to adopt FY 2019-20 budget

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. –Dawsonville City Council is set to approve a resolution to adopt the $7,006,090 FY 2019-2020 budget during the regular meeting Monday (June 3) at 5:30 p.m. in the G.L. Gilleland Council Chambers.

The general fund revenue and expenditures are balanced at $2,174,484. SPLOST VI revenue is projected to be $1,812,812, an increase of approximately $425,000 from last year. The council held the first public hearing on May 20.

Plans for the city’s proposed farmer’s market are expected to take a giant step forward if council approve Magnum Contracting, LLC’s bid to build the facility. Magnum submitted the low bid of $852,380 to construct the 7,500 square foot facility that includes a pavilion 34 parking spaces, picnic area, playground and restrooms.

The property is located between the city municipal complex and Dawson County Junior High School.

In other business, council will consider approval of:

An agreement with the Amicalola Farmer’s Market;

An agreement with the Chamber of Commerce for FY 2019-2020;

A request to waive the permit fees for the Dawsonville Annual Fireworks Event;

Postponement of appointments to the Ethics Board until August 5.

There are also a number of annexation requests on the council agenda, including:

A request by Dan S. and Vanita L. Anderson to annex into the city limits a portion of the 12.19-acre tract at 378 Shoal Creek Road, with a request to rezone from County Zoning of RA (Residential Exurban/Agriculture) to City Zoning of R1 (Single Family Residential). Council held a public on March 18;

A request by James E. Bottoms to annex into the city the 80-acre tract located at Cleve Wright Road, with a request to rezone from County Zoning of RA (Residential Exurban/Agriculture) to City Zoning of RA (Restricted Agriculture). Council held a public hearing on May 20;

A petition to annex property located at 551 Gold Bullion Drive West into the city, with a request to rezone from County Zoning of RPC (Residential Planned Community) to City Zoning of PUD (Planned Unit Development). Council held a public hearing on 20;

There are also several rezoning requests on the agenda, including:

Ensite Civil Consulting LLC’s request for a zoning amendment on 38.58 acres located at 592 Hwy 53 West, from R-3 (Single Family) to RPC (Residential Planned Community). Council held a public hearing on April 22. A decision was postponed at the applicant’s request until June 3.

Ensite Civil Consulting LLC’s appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny a density variance for property located at 592 Hwy 53 West;

Mostafa Elahy’s request for an amendment to the zoning stipulations for 9.14 acres located at 280 Maple Street South;

Larry Lowman’s request for a zoning amendment on a 5-acre portion of property located at Reece Road and Elliott Family Parkway, from R1 (Single Family Residential) to LI (Light Industrial). Council held a public hearing on May 20.

Council will also vote on rules and regulations governing the use of city hall meeting rooms. The cost to rent council chambers for half a day is proposed at $150. The smaller Joe Lane Cox room is expected to be set at $125 for half a day.

 

 

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Amicalola Farmers Market returns next week

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. —  Back by popular demand, the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market will kick off Friday, May 31st in Dawsonville.

The market is open every Friday throughout the summer from 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. This year, vendors will set up in a new location at Dawsonville City Hall (415 Highway 53 East).  The market will temporarily be held in the city hall parking lot but will move to its permanent location of the Farmers Market Pavilion (also on City Hall property and facing Allen Street) upon its’ completion expected later this year.

The third season of the market is being launched by the Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee, a program of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.

Throughout the season, events will be held to celebrate agricultural and community awareness. The first market of the season will place special focus on military appreciation month.

Evans Honey (pictured) is one of many terrific local vendors that participate in the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market.

“Our Agriculture Committee has worked diligently to bring a market together that will offer fresh, local produce to our community,” Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Moore said. “We are grateful to the City of Dawsonville for providing space in the heart of our community to host the market.”

Making the market as locally grown as possible is a top priority for the committee. Vendors who participate in the market must show their produce is grown in Dawson County or a county that touches Dawson (Forsyth, Hall, Gilmer, Fannin, Lumpkin). Local artisans offering handmade arts, crafts, soaps, honey, flower and vegetable plants and baked goods will also be at the market. Nonprofit organizations are also invited to sell baked goods.  The committee offers the opportunity for local farmers and vendors to sell their goods at no charge.

 

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Commissioners set public hearing for changes to alcohol ordinance

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. —  Dawson County Commissioners voted 3-0, with Commissioner Jimmy Hamby absent, last week to move forward with a public hearing on potential changes to the county’s alcohol ordinance May 3.

As a result of changes made at the state level, computers in the county’s Tax Commissioners office are no longer compatible with the state’s computers. Commissioners voted unanimously to purchase 11 new computers and four scanners at a cost of $15,425.

Commissioners also approved several special event business licenses. Amicalola Farmers Market’s request for a permit to operate a farmers market in the parking lot at Veterans Memorial Park every Friday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. through the end of September was approved.

Commissioners approved a permit for Hacienda Bar and Grill in the Publix Shopping Center on state Route 400 to hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Robin Allen received unanimous approval for a special event permit to assemble on the steps of the Government Building in celebration of the National Day of Prayer from 6 until 7 p.m. May 3.

Commissioners also approved a special event permit for a motorcross endurance event on private property on Auraria Road Sunday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Commissioners approved an offer from Robertson Loia Roof, the architectural and engineering firm that designed Rock Creek Park and Dawson County Junior High School, to redesign the facade at the Veterans Memorial Park gymnasium.

Commissioners voted 3-0 to accept the South 400 Center Lane Road into county maintenance program. The owner agrees to donate $10,000 to bring the road up to county standards.

Calvin Byrd and Brian Trapnell were appointed to the Industrial Building Authority, and Tom Harter was appointed to the Library Board.

 

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Alcohol ordinance amendments, requests for special event permits top a busy commissioners agenda Thursday

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. —  Thursday’s Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting will focus on amendments to the alcohol ordinance, requests for special event permits and an offer of free services from one of the state’s top architectural and engineering firms. That meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Dawson County Government Building.

Commissioners are expected to vote on a special event business license for Amicalola Farmers Market to operate a farmers market in the parking lot at Veterans Memorial Park every Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. through the end of September.

Celerino Garcia is requesting a special event permit to operate a bouncy house at the Hacienda Bar and Grill in the Publix Shopping Center on state Route 400 during a celebration of Cinco de Mayo Sat. May 5.

Robin Allen submitted a request for a special event permit to assemble on the steps of the Government Building to celebrate the National Day of Prayer from 6 until 7 p.m. on May 3.

Joe Anderson has requested a special event permit to conduct a motorcross endurance event on his private property on Auraria Road Sunday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Also on Thursday’s agenda is an offer by Robertson Loia Roof, the architectural and engineering firm that designed Rock Creek Park and Dawson County Junior High School, to redesign the facade at the Veterans Memorial Park gymnasium, a project budgeted for $150,000, at no charge to the county.

Other items on the Board’s agenda include:

⦁ The purchase of four new computers for the Tax Commissioner’s Office due to the state updating its motor vehicle system, which is not compatible with the county’s existing computers;
⦁ Revisions to the county’s alcohol ordinance;
⦁ Presentation of 2018 Arbor Day Proclamation;
⦁ South 400 Center Lane Road acceptance into county maintenance;
⦁ A request for partial abandonment of Will Hall Road; and
⦁ Appointments to the Industrial Building Authority and Library Board.

 

 

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