On Monday, July 19, the Dawsonville City Council will make a decision on an annexation request that has been a topic of discussion for several months.
If approved, the annexation request, made by Allen Street Properties LLC and B&K Turner Family LLP would annex 70.808 acres off Perimeter Road into the city of Dawsonville. The land would then be rezoned from county zoning of Residential Sub Rural (RSR) to Restricted Agriculture (RA) to city zoning of Single Family Residential (R3) to construct a proposed 124-lot subdivision.
Both the Dawsonville Planning Commission and the Dawsonville City Council held public hearings about the annexation request. The Planning Commission voted to deny the request on Nov. 9 and the request was amended to address some of the Planning Commission’s concerns, such as reducing the acreage from 74.85 to 70.808 to avoid creating any islands of county land in the middle of city zoning, before it was presented again to the council.
The council held several public hearings about the request, including one on June 21. During the public hearings, city residents voiced concerns about traffic and congestion increasing with the proposed development. Council members did not make any comment on the proposed amendment.
In addition to that vote, council members will discuss the following items. See the meeting agenda packet here.
An amendment to the city’s code of ordinances regarding fire prevention and protection
A transfer property ownership from the Downtown Development Authority to the city of Dawsonville
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) resolution and project recommendations
2021 Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Safety Grant award
A discussion about overnight parking on city property
The city council’s July regular meeting and work session will be at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 19, in the G.L. Gilleland Council Chambers on the second floor of the Dawsonville City Hall at 415 Highway 53 E Suite 100.To view the full agenda and packet for the meeting, go to the City of Dawsonville’s website at https://www.dawsonville-ga.gov/meetings.