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City annexes 24 acres
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The city of Dawsonville just got bigger.

A request from Karen McCord to annex property into the city and to rezone two parcels totaling 27.5 acres was approved by the Dawsonville City Council Monday night.

The first parcel approved is located at 796 Hwy. 53 and is 24.95 acres. McCord asked for a zoning change from RSR (Residential Sub-Rural) to R-1 (Single Family Residential District).

Council member Angie Smith made a motion to approve the annexation and rezoning, which was seconded by council member Chris Gaines.

McCords second request was for a 2.64-acre parcel located at 2120 Perimeter Rd. She asked for the same rezoning designation from RSR to R-1, which the council approved. The parcel adjoins the 24.95-acre parcel.

Council member Mike Sosebee made a motion to approve the second annexation and rezoning request, which was seconded by Gaines.

In other action, the council:

Approved a request for a retail package alcohol license from Appitkumar Patel, new owner of City Liquors downtown.

Heard Mayor James Grogan proclaim Oct. 23-31 as National Red Ribbon week. The campaign offers citizens an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to drug-free lifestyles (no use of illegal drugs, no illegal use of legal drugs). Dawsonville is strongly committed to being drug-free, according to the proclamation.