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Proposed property rule changes set to come before Dawson County’s Board of Commissioners again this week
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The Dawson County Government Center is located at 25 Justice Way in downtown Dawsonville.

Three months after tabling proposed changes to property maintenance rules, Dawson County commissioners are expected to once again take up the issue at their voting session this Thursday. 

Dawson County Board of Commissioners

What: Work and voting sessions
When: Thursday, May 18 at 4 p.m., promptly followed by the voting session
Where: Dawson County Government Center, second-floor assembly room; 25 Justice Way
How: Attend in person or watch live via the Dawson County Government's Facebook page 

At the Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 16 meeting, area residents mentioned public health and government overreach as top concerns with the rule changes. 

Along with the property maintenance rules, the board is also expected to address the ongoing moratorium on most large-scale residential and commercial rezoning applications. 

The moratorium is scheduled to end Thursday, unless the commissioners vote to extend it for another period of time. 

During the pause on rezoning applications, the board voted to update Dawson County’s Land Use Resolution, clarifying guidance for home-based businesses and non-dwelling structures. 

The BOC will also be able to decide whether to appoint a new county manager during their voting session. Macon resident Joey Leverette has been named as the sole finalist for the leadership position.

In recreation news, the board will likewise have the chance to decide whether to approve a cooperative lease between the county and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Nix Bridge, Toto Creek and Thompson Creek parks along Lake Lanier in Dawson County. 

A meeting on that park’s forthcoming master plan was held at Dawson County’s Fire Station 2 last week.

DCN will report more on these topics after the BOC’s voting session Thursday.