The Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the acceptance of 120 acres of donated land for a future park during its Aug. 4 voting session.
This land, which is being donated by Anne Styles, is located along Elliott Family Parkway and Rock Cellar Road in the county.
On Aug. 4, county attorney Angela Davis said District 1 Commissioner Sharon Fausett, who wasn’t able to attend, had been “working diligently on this for the past six months.”
“This is a situation where Mrs. Styles approached the county and graciously wanted to donate some property to the county for the county’s use,” Davis said.
BOC Chairman Billy Thurmond voiced his gratitude, calling Styles a “longtime Dawson County resident.”
Upon accepting the donation, the county entered into a 90-day due diligence period, during which time a survey and environmental site assessment will be performed.
An estimated amount of $16,500 will be needed to move forward with the work, according to the Aug. 18 BOC work session agenda. Closing is expected to happen sometime between November and Dec. 2, according to Public Affairs Officer Laura Fulcher.
“I think Commissioner Fausett would say this is a wonderful opportunity for the county, that it’s very gracious of the Styles family for thinking of the county with this land donation,” Davis added. “It’s something I think everybody has reason to be excited about coming to fruition.”
District 3 Commissioner Tim Satterfield thanked Fausett, Styles and Davis’ staff for their efforts.
“I think this’ll be a good place for a park for a long time,” Satterfield said.