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Dawson BOC to discuss sheriff’s office staffing, emergency plans and SPLOST VII on Thursday
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The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has a packed agenda ahead of them for the work and voting sessions scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4, with discussions and presentations scheduled on a range of topics. 

First on the commissioner’s agenda for Thursday afternoon’s work session is a presentation from Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson requesting additional staffing for the sheriff’s office. 

During the work session, commissioners will also hear a presentation from Dawson County Fire Chief and EMA Director Danny Thompson on an update to the local emergency operations plan, and from Dawson County Purchasing Manager Melissa Hawk on an amendment to the county purchasing policy ordinance.

At the commissioner’s voting session, which immediately follows the 4 p.m. work session, members are scheduled to hear a presentation from Development Authority of Dawson County (DADC) Chairman Tony Passarello, on an update to the DADC. 

Commissioners are also scheduled to consider an alcohol permit for Bo’s Food Mart during the voting session, as well as a number of new business items. New business items on the Feb. 2, 2021 agenda include the following:

  • Consideration of Review of Dawson County Employee Handbook's Paid Time Off Policy (Section 14.3)

  • Consideration of Request to Accept Georgia Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant

  • Consideration of IFB #357-19 - Rock Creek Park Berm Construction - Change Order / Funding Request

  • Consideration of Harry Sosebee Road Right-of-Way and Development Agreement Acceptance

  • Consideration of Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development Program

  • Consideration of Elected Official Salaries

  • Consideration of 2021 Board of Commissioners Vice Chair Appointment

  • Consideration of Study Concerning Cost of Services by Land Use Type (Residential / Commercial / Agriculture)

  • Consideration of a Revised Resolution Requesting the Calling of a Special Election to Impose a County One Percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales and Use Tax

Several of these items have been raised during previous meetings, like the resolution regarding Dawson County’s SPLOST VII, which was previously approved at the commissioner’s voting session held on Jan. 21

Speaking to the Dawson County News last week, District 2 Commissioner Chris Gaines said that the revised SPLOST VII resolution will attempt to repackage some of the county’s projects, but should not drastically alter anything that was previously agreed upon. 

Dawson County Board of Commissioners meetings are held in person at the Dawson County Government Center, 25 Justice Way, Dawsonville, and can be streamed live online by visiting the Dawson County Government Facebook page. The work session will begin at 4 p.m., with the voting session following directly after. 

View agenda items for this meeting and supporting documents by clicking here.