DAWSONILLE, Ga. — Look for Little Lending Libraries to open all across Dawson County soon.
Family Connection Coordinator Nancy Stites presented the idea to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners Thursday during a 4 p.m. work session and commissioners, who greeted the idea with enthusiasm/ They will vote on it at the next regular meeting.
Stites said Family Connection is asking non-profits , civic clubs and other organizations to sponsor a little lending library by paying to build a small structure and keep it stocked with books that can be borrowed at no cost. Borrowers would return the book at some point and hopefully bring another book or two to replace it.
Stites said the goal is to provide easy access to free books and hope that these little libraries will inspire reading! She added that Family Connection has been promoting the importance of early learning and grade-level reading by 3rd grade.
She said her organization recently joined the Chamber of Commerce Community Development Committee in promoting reading of all ages by having small lending libraries throughout the community.
Several other organizations have shown an interest in placing a little lending library on county government property, including Dawson County Public Health Office, Kiwanis Club, Veteran’s Park, WEE Books at War Hill Park and the Rotary Club at Rock Creek Park.
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has a work session scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Government Center Assembly Room.
Judge Andrew Fuller will present a request to commissioners for annual renewal of a contract with Northeast Georgia Probation Services for probation supervision and rehabilitation services.
Family Connection Coordinator Nancy Stites will present a request to place Little Lending Libraries on county government property.
Director of Senior Services Dawn Pruett will request a budget increase for the Legacy Link Match.
Accounting and Budget Manager Natalie Johnson will present the 2016 commissioners expenses and District 2 County Commissioner Chris Gaines will present a request for new development authority member training funds.
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners moved three time-sensitive items from the work session agenda to the special called meeting Thursday so they could vote on them before the first public hearing on the proposed millage rate.
The Board unanimously approved ratification of the 2017 K-9 grant from the sheriff’s office. The grant, in the amount of $112,204, goes to fund K-9 personnel.
Commisssioners also approved a request by Nancy Stites of Dawson County Family Connection to apply for a continuing grant from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. The grant provides funding for substance abuse prevention services.This year’s contract ends September 30, 2016.
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities released a Request for Proposal for similar services on July 14 with an application deadline of August 12. The amount requested is $141,507 ($20,000 over 2012-16 contract amount of $121,507.) There are no matching funds required.
Rachel Burton of the Planning and Development Department asked for and received approval of a permit for the Revenuers Run 5K/10K on August 13, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. The race will begin and end at City Hall. The north bound lane of GA 9 from Perimeter Road to just south of Herman Rice Road will be closed during the race. Staff is awaiting comments from GDOT and will submit upon receipt.