Voters in Dawsonville made two clear decisions Tuesday.
They wanted change on the city council and to be able to buy alcohol on Sundays.
A forum Friday night gave Dawsonville voters a chance to learn more about municipal candidates before heading to the ballot box on Tuesday.
Sponsored by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, the forum at Dawson County Middle School featured three of five candidates running for city council.
Jack Forester was unaware of a city ordinance that prohibits chickens and pigs when he entered into a contract for a 30-acre farm north of Dawsonville.
He also didn't know the property, a foreclosure on Hwy. 9, falls inside the city limits.
A. Roll call
B. Opening presentation: Dawson Community Chorale
A forum Friday night will give Dawsonville voters a chance to learn more about municipal candidates before heading to the polls Tuesday.
The ballot features the mayor's post and two seats on the city council.
A voter rejection of the proposed 1 percent sales tax for transportation may send a sour message to politicians concerning taxes. But what does it mean concerning roads?
Asphalt will still get poured: A major project, the widening of Ga. 347 from McEver Road to Old Winder Highway, is planned to start in South Hall next year.
Dawson County commissioners agreed last week to back away from an annexation battle with the city of Dawsonville.
The two governments have been at odds since the city filed several petitions on behalf of residents seeking to have their properties annexed.
Dawson County could see some major transportation improvements if voters next year approve a measure to raise the sales tax to pay for area roads.
The 26-member Georgia Mountains Transportation Roundtable voted Oct. 5 to approve putting on the ballot some $1.26 billion in projects for a 13-county area that includes Dawson.
L. New business
1. Presentation of the 2012 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant application: Lt. Col. John Cagle.
The Dawsonville City Council plans to take a new look at its alcohol ordinance during a special called meeting Monday.
The 5 p.m. meeting will be held in the G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at city hall.
A recent joint meeting of the Dawson County commission and tax assessor's board could become a regular occurrence.
The two groups met Oct. 5 to discuss property evaluations and how officials could work together in the future.
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told a group of nearly 200 in Dawsonville he didn't want them to be "for" him as he campaigns for the nation's highest office.
Instead, the former U.S. Speaker of the House wants them to be "with" him for the next eight years.
B. Opening presentation: Doris Cook, chairwoman of Dawson Against Substance Abuse
A new program is saving Dawson County Magistrate Court and Sheriff's Office time and money.
Designed by Icon Software Corp., the new EZ Warrant system brings officers and judges together through video conferencing to secure warrants and hold first appearance hearings.
One Dawson County commissioner said nothing raised during a recent public hearing on a proposed reservoir came as a surprise to him.
"I didn't hear any issues I haven't already heard before," Gary Pichon said of Thursday's session.
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