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BOC talks wings, signs and things
Wild Wing Cafe
Wild Wing Cafe is projected to open at 796 Ga. 400, next to Dawson County’s North Georgia Premium Outlets, in April. - photo by Julia Hansen

People craving another tasty chicken wings option may not have to wait much longer for one to arrive in Dawson County. 

Wings of Dawsonville Inc. hopes to open Wild Wing Cafe, located at the old Ruby Tuesday's location along Ga. 400, in April. 

A representative for the local branch, Patricia Hall, made the announcement before the Board of Commissioners approved the forthcoming restaurant’s alcohol license at their Feb. 17 voting session. 

Previously, the location was estimated to open mid-March, but Hall clarified that its premiere will likely be closer to April 1. 

New businesses

On a similar note, the BOC also discussed updates to the county’s sign ordinance during their Feb. 17 work and voting sessions. 

The list included additions for business and aesthetic rationales for signs as well as a list of sign types that don’t require a permit, among other provisions. 

A Planning and Development document in the meeting agenda said the sign ordinance hasn’t been updated since June 2011 and elaborated that the code’s definitions and standards “should be revised to meet the changing legal and built environment of 2022.” 

County attorney Angela Davis clarified that there will have to be a public hearing process for the potential changes. Likewise, there will also need to be public hearing about the proposed 

alternative designs amendment introduced on Feb. 3. 

If passed, this amendment would give potential incoming businesses a way to submit alternative architectural designs for their custom appearances with permit applications. 

During the voting session, the BOC also enacted a 60-day moratorium on sign permits. 

Elliott Road meeting

The Board of Commissioners voted for the county to schedule a public meeting to discuss the proposed realignment of Elliott Road in southeastern Dawson County. 

Now, county officials can schedule a date for a meeting at Fire Station 2. Staff will notify the affected landowners about the upcoming event when it is scheduled.