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Additional school officer, Lumpkin Campground Road on the agenda for Board of Commissioners' first 2023 meeting
Dawson County courthouse

Another school resource officer is being proposed for Dawson County High School, according to the agenda for the Board of Commissioners’ first meeting of 2023. 

In a document included with the BOC’s Jan. 19 work session agenda, Dawson County Schools Superintendent Nicole LeCave agreed with the BOC and the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office “that an additional SRO position is needed to help cover an expansive and growing high school campus [and] student population.”

The Dawson County Board of Education and the county will split the cost 50/50, as per their current agreement, the document stated. 

As with last year’s BOC meetings, work sessions will start at 4 p.m. and voting sessions will immediately follow. Meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of each month. 

People can attend meetings in person at the BOC’s assembly room, which is at the Dawson County Government Center, also known as the new courthouse. The courthouse is located at 25 Justice Way in Dawsonville. 

Because of technology updates to the assembly room, videos from this Thursday will be uploaded to the county's YouTube channel after the meetings, according to a Wednesday Dawson County Government Facebook post.

Planning and Development Director Sharon Farrell is also expected to talk to the board about a planned corridor study for a chronically-congested county corridor, Lumpkin Campground Road. 

A study must be done before determining the scope of any future improvements, according to a document submitted with the Jan. 19 work session agenda.

Thompson Creek Park Road roundabout

Following discussions last fall, the BOC is looking to ratify a request to the Georgia Department of Transportation for additional LMIG funds for the construction of a forthcoming roundabout at Ga. 53 and Thompson Creek Park and Dawson Forest roads. 

DCN will report more on these school and road initiatives following the BOC’s Jan. 19 meetings.

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