The Dawson County commission voted last week to use 1-cent sales tax funds to improve the public safety radio system. According to officials, the upgrade will extend portable radio coverage to meet a federal mandate that requires narrow banding for all public safety radio frequencies by Jan. 1.
Plans have been finalized to move forward with developing a vision to help stir economic development in downtown Dawsonville. Members of the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority on Sept. 19 formalized a partnership with the Fanning Institute of the University of Georgia.
Commissioners last week approved an ordinance that bans the application of Class B sewage sludge in Dawson County, despite a state law that regulates sludge and trumps local policy. "I don't want to give the impression that we're throwing our hands up and saying there you go, do what you want to do," said commissioner Jimmy Hamby, who made the motion to approve the measure. "I want to fight it to the end.
• 6 p.m. Sept. 20 Dawson County Government Center Assembly Room A. Roll call B. Opening presentation: 1. Doris Cook: Etowah Water and Sewer Authority-Clean Water Month Proclamation 2. Alice Williamson: 9th District Opportunity C. Pledge of Allegiance D. Announcements E. Approval of minutes 1. Minutes of the special called meeting on Sept. 4. 2. Minutes of the voting session on Sept. 6. F. Approval of the agenda G. Public comment (Three minute limit/person, 15 ...
The Dawson County commission is weighing whether to use 1-cent sales tax revenue to upgrade the local public safety communications system to meet a Jan. 1 federal deadline. County Manager Kevin Tanner said the county is currently capable of hitting a switch and being in compliance with narrow banding for all public safety radio frequencies.
Dozens of residents and business leaders on Thursday showed support for a local ordinance that would ban a certain type of sewage application in Dawson County. Written after developer Ken Curren asked the state Environmental Protection Division to amend the Hampton Creek Water Reclamation Facility sludge management plan, the proposed ordinance would prohibit depositing Class B sewage sludge in the county.
After further review, it appears the city of Dawsonville won't ask voters on Nov. 6 to consider allowing sales of distilled spirits by the drink on Sundays. A second public hearing on the topic ended Monday night with the city council voting to postpone further discussion until November. That means the matter is unlikely to make the ballot until at least March.
Dawsonville and Dawson County officials met last Tuesday to approve a split of the revenue generated by the 1-cent local option sales tax, or LOST. Through the agreement, the funds will be divided at 88 percent for the county and 12 percent for the city.
For the second consecutive year, the budget approved by Dawson County commissioners does not include funding for the group charged with helping bring commercial and industrial growth to the area. Peter Hill, chairman of the Development Authority of Dawson County, equated the cuts to "firing the marketing department to pay the bills today."
A. Roll call B. Opening presentation: Jacqueline Daniels, ConnectAbility C. Pledge of Allegiance D. Announcements E. Approval of minutes: Minutes of the Aug. 16 voting session. F. Approval of the agenda G. Public comment (3 minute limit/person, 15 minutes maximum): None H. Alcohol license hearings: None I. Zoning: None J. Public hearings 1. Public hearing regarding the approval of the proposed FY2013 Budget. (Second of two hearings.) 2. Public hearing regarding an ordinance prohibiting land ...
Officials with the city of Dawsonville want to renew a land application permit in preparation for future growth in the Gold Creek area. "We're just trying to keep the permit alive," said Gary Barr, who oversees the city's water and sewer operations. "It's easier to keep it than to start all over again later on."
Five candidates will vie for two seats on the Dawsonville City Council this fall. Those who have qualified for the Special Election on Nov. 6 include: Frank Craft, Alan Metzel, Tom Schaide, Angie Smith and Mike Sosebee.
The county's 2013 spending plan and a proposal that would ban a certain type of sewage application are top agenda items for tomorrow's county commission meeting. This will be the final chance for the public to make comments on Dawson County's proposed 2013 budget and the first opportunity to address an ordinance intended to stop the application of Class B partially treated sewage sludge.
Dawson County commissioners have been asked to consider an ordinance that would make it illegal to restrain a dog for longer than three hours. Carolyn Bowen, president of Dawson County Humane Society, said the need for an anti-tethering law can help address what she described as severe animal abuse cases.
Top local government officials say an agreement over the 1-cent local option sales tax, or LOST, likely will be reached soon. Representatives from the city of Dawsonville and Dawson County agreed to suspend mediation Aug. 21 after huddling with a mediator in an attempt to resolve negotiations.
Georgia's Speaker of the House David Ralston, a republican from Blue Ridge, will be the featured guest at next week's joint meeting of the Dawson County Republican and Dawson County Tea parties.
The issue of sludge application is expected to go before lawmakers when the Georgia General Assembly convenes next year.
Dawson County commissioners have chosen to delay until next month a decision on a rezoning request for a large apartment complex near Ga. 400.
State transportation officials outlined plans to replace the Etowah River bridge on Hwy. 136 north of Dawsonville during a public information meeting last week.
A Dawson County commissioner who is looking into the amount of hotel-motel tax revenue spent on promoting local tourism said he won't propose a change to the budget for the coming year.
The city of Dawsonville has again been denied a state loan that would advance the planning phase of the proposed Calhoun Creek Reservoir.
Transportation officials are holding a public information open house meeting to discuss the proposed detour necessary for reconstruction of the Hwy. 136 bridge over the Etowah River in Dawsonville.
After more than six months of negotiations, the newest addition to the Gold Creek Foods Inc. property has been fully rezoned.
In their latest round of talks about a new service agreement, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has made Dawsonville an offer it's unlikely to accept - sell the authority the city's system.
With all the ballots counted, Dawsonville has elected its incumbents back into office for city council. Long-time councilman Mike Sosebee, who previously served more than 30 years on the council, and Angie Smith, who was elected last year after being appointed to fill an unexpired term, garnered the top two highest amounts of votes in the election.
The city of Dawsonville is testing a new technology system designed to give residents additional Internet options.
What could have been a much worse problem for Robinson Elementary is working its way to a resolution.
A project to improve safety at a busy crossing along Hwy. 53 is nearly finished.
Advance voting is under way for the Nov. 5 General Election.
Dawsonville has moved forward with two pieces of business that will allow it to expand water infrastructure.