DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Henson was in the process of obtaining quotes for the renovation of the Veterans Memorial Park gymnasium when she learned about a surprising bid from the architect and engineering firm of Robertson Loia Roof.
In a letter to Henson, Duane Roof, the company’s vice president and lead design architect, said they would do the work at no cost to county taxpayers.
Robertson Loia Roof is a leading architectural and design firm that has worked with Georgia school systems for more than 30 years. The company’s portfolio includes design work for Dawson County Junior High School, Gainesville Middle School and Fair Street International Academy in Gainesville.
The generous offer includes architectural design services and the construction of a stone and wood canopy at the front entrance to the gym. The project had been budgeted for up to $150,000.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners will discuss the project and Robertson Loia Roof’s offer during Thursday’s work session scheduled for 4 p.m. in the County Government Center Assembly Room.
Other items on the board’s agenda include:
⦁ A request by Robin Allen to hold a gathering at the Dawson County Courthouse in observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, from 6-7 p.m.;
⦁ A request for new computers and additional scanners for the Tax Commissioner’s Office;
⦁ Revisions to the county’s alcohol ordinance;
⦁ Presentation of 2018 Arbor Day Proclamation;
⦁ Presentation of Special Event Business License Application for Amicalola Regional Farmers Market;
⦁ Presentation of Special Event Business License Application for Hacienda Cinco de Mayo event;
⦁ Presentation of Special Event Business License Application for Motorcycle Endurance event;
⦁ Presentation of South 400 Center Lane Road acceptance;
⦁ Presentation of Request for Partial Abandonment of Will Hall Road;
⦁ Discussion of Video Recording System for Assembly Room; and
⦁ Presentation of Board Appointments to the Industrial Building Authority and Library Board.
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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Now that the days have grown longer and the weather warmer, Georgian’s have begun looking for their early-season vegetables, which is what brought such a huge opening-day crowd to the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market today.
More than 100 shoppers were on hand to visit the booths that of about 15 vendors. Clark McCallister of the UGA Extension Service was on hand and said he was pleasantly surprised by the big opening-day crowd. While it is still too early for a full selection of Georgia’s vegetables, there were some excellent greens, some onions a few tomatoes harvested by Dawson County farmers who were courageous enough to plant early and a great selection of crafts handmade by Dawson County residents.
The market, which is located in front of the Tractor Supply parking lot on Dawsonville Highway, will be open each Friday from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. and each week more Dawson County-grown vegetables will become available.