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Learn more about the plan to hire city patrol deputies at this week’s Dawson County BOC meeting
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Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson will present a proposed intergovernmental agreement this week between the city of Dawsonville and the county government to add two new deputy positions that would be responsible for patrol duties within the city. 

In mid-April, the Dawsonville City Council approved a budget amendment to fund salaries and benefits for the two additional deputy positions, which if approved by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners would supplement pre-existing sheriff’s office patrol coverage in the city. 

City officials say that the two city patrol deputies would work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week, providing an increased level of service and law enforcement visibility during the spring and summer months when the city hosts several public events. 

The new deputies will not affect or replace any existing coverage provided to the city by the sheriff’s office, Dawsonville Mayor Mike Eason previously said. 

But before the plan can be finalized and the deputies can be hired, city and county officials will need to approve an IGA.  

According to an agenda for the Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session on May 6, 2021, Johnson’s presentation on the proposed IGA will be the first item up for discussion starting at 4 p.m.

In addition to Johnson’s presentation, commissioners are scheduled to hear the following items at Thursday’s work and voting sessions:

  • Presentation of application for parade and assembly - Five Star NTP North Georgia Triathlon and Five Star NTP Bootlegger Triathlon;

  • Presentation of acceptance of platted private roads to public roads in Sosebee Creek and Sosebee Pointe Residential Planned Communities;

  • Presentation of 2021-2022 Dawson County Proposed Healthcare Package;

  • Presentation of first quarter 2021 financial report;

  • Public hearings on Broadband Ready Community Ordinance, alcohol ordinance update and vape ordinance update;

  • Recognition of Rotary Club's Employees of the Year;

  • Development Authority of Dawson County quarterly update;

  • Consideration of ambulance billing ordinance and policy change;

  • Consideration of FY 2021 Legacy Link contract addendum No. 2;

  • Consideration of request to use Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI Overage Funds;

  • Consideration of Annexation #C2100192;

  • Consideration of settlement agreement between Dawson County and Dawson Forest Holdings.

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.


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