The Dawsonville City Council has voted to postpone public hearings on an annexation proposal that would bring approximately 75 acres of land into the city’s limits.
During its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, the council members voted unanimously to postpone the public hearing until Jan. 19.
If approved by the council, the project submitted by Allen Street Properties LLC and B & K Turner Family LLP would allow a 74.865-acre tract of land to be annexed into the city, so that it can be rezoned to Single Family Residential, to allow for the development of a new 124-lot residential subdivision.
Previously the Dawsonville Planning Commission discussed the proposed annexation in September and heard Dawsonville residents' concerns about increased traffic and congestion, were the project to move forward.
At the meeting on Monday, Dawsonville Mayor Mike Eason said that an application for the project is pending, and has not been completed or sent in to Dawson County yet.
Because of this, he recommended postponing further discussion on the project until the application is completed.
"With this new annexation request, we simply don’t feel it’s appropriate to deal with the matter until the new application is either approved or disapproved by the county and we’ve had an opportunity to study it and look at what it does,” Eason said. “So we wanna consider postponing this until a Jan. 19 meeting, at 5 p.m. at our regular meeting.”
Council members voted unanimously to postpone the public hearing until the council’s January 19 meeting. Project representatives and Dawsonville citizens that signed up to speak on Monday also decided to hold their comments until that meeting.