BOC holds first reading of fiscal year 2018-19 budget

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County Manager Michael Melton presented the proposed $23.7 million fiscal year 2018-19 budget to the Board of Commissioners Monday. The first reading was approved without any objection from the public.

Commissioners will vote to adopt the budget Monday, June 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Commissioners approved a request by Donald E. Almand to redistrict 2.806 acres of land from C-1 (Community Commercial District to C-2 (Highway Business District) for the purpose of construction of a mechanics garage with the entrance in Hwy. 115 East.

County officials estimated the damage to the county’s roads during the recent flash flooding at $201,085. One of the worst hit was Carolina Springs Road, a road that had just been paved. It was completely washed away. Damage to that road alone is estimated at $77,385. Commissioners agreed to let Square Deal Construction, the same company that just paved the road, to do the repair work.

Commissioners will apply for a local maintenance improvement grant (LMIG) to cover the cost. If an LMIG can’t be obtained, the repair work will be performed with funding from the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).

Commissioners also formally approved the intergovernmental agreement with the cities of Cleveland and Helen that will award the county a 60-percent share of SPLOST proceeds, while the cities of Helen and Cleveland will receive 20 percent each.

Commissioners also unanimously approved spending $7,000 for striping Asbestos Road.

 

 

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Public hearing on county budget set Monday

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2018-19 budget and a land use application regarding property on Dock Dorsey Road Monday, June 11, at 4:30 p.m. to be followed immediately by a called meeting.

The land use application was filed by Donald Almand to redistrict 2.806 acres from C-1 Community Commercial District to C-2 Highway Business District.

Commissioners will also get a report on the damage the flash flooding earlier this month did to the county and the recovery progress. Public Safety Director David Murphy estimated last week the storm did at least $1 million in damage.

Other items to be considered, include:

  • Approval of the intergovernmental agreement with the cities of Cleveland and Helen regarding the proposed 2020 special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST);
  • Approval of the cost estimate to stripe Asbestos Road;
  • Approval of the state’s revocable license agreement for the purpose of widening and paving Joe Franklin Road on state-owned property (Smithgall Woods);
  • Approval of a grant application to the staffing for adequate fire and emergency response (SAFR) program;
  • Approval of the 2018-19 Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) property and liability insurance proposal;
  • Approval of 2017-18 budget amendments; and
  • Approval of appointments to the Family and Children’s Services Board, Development Authority Board, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Avita Community Partners Board and the Industrial Building Authority Board.

 

 

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Cannon Rd. Redistricting Gets Yes, No Votes

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CLEVELAND, Ga. — The White County Board of Commissioners unanimously rejected a request by Mark Byrd to redistrict 3.056 acres of land at 36 Cannon Road from C1 Community Commercial District to C2 Highway Business District after hearing strong objection from Pat Cannon, whose family has owned much of the surrounding property for years.

Speaking on behalf of his father, Cannon said, “We’ve raised questions about the property line. This is not a public road. It has never been a public road and my dad has maintained that road since 1956. My cousin owns property next door, so do my uncles so this is not something we take lightly. Trying to justify going from one classification to another classification violates all norms of planning I know about. Clearly the county’s own C1 classification clearly states that no structure shall exceed 20,000 square feet. It also talks about C2 zoning being more for regional development.”

Commissioners did approve zoning the front 1.82 acres of Byrd’s land from C2 to C1, which is what they say it should have been from the beginning. Byrd requested the redistricting to accommodate expansion of his mini-storage business.

Following the public hearing, commissioners went into a work session and called meeting where they approved:

  • The application for the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for the funding of the multi-jurisdictional drug task force;
  • A 2018 Memorandum of Understanding for the operation of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office;
  • The bid from MSI Employee Benefit Services to continue to administer the employee benefit program;
  • The lease document for a 2017 Kenworth 4,000-gallon pumper/tanker at 2.36 percent interest rate;
  • Replacement of aging information technology equipment at a cost of $40,350;
  • Leasing tower space at the county’s Long Mountain Tower Site to WRWH Radio;
  • An addendum to the contract with Legacy Link for the nutrition program services at White County Senior Center;
  • A bid from United Community Bank, the high bidder, for two certificates of deposit at a rate of .43 percent;
  • Appointment of Chairman Travis Turner as the county’s voting delegate to the ACCG Legislative Leadership Conference.

A request by the Northeast Georgia Veterans Society to fund and erect a statute of the late Private Rondall Glaze was withdrawn and a request by Sheriff Neal Walden to present information on recommended improvements to the county courthouse was postponed.

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BOC Called Meeting and Work Session Scheduled Monday

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Manager Kevin Hamby will provide a SPLOST update and Finance Director Vickie Mays will present the monthly financial status report when the White County Board of Commissioners hold a work session and called meeting Monday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m.

 

Commissioners will consider several funding requests, including one from the Friends of Hardman Farm to support the 2017 Fall Celebration and another from the White County Chamber of Commerce for the Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine and Art Festival.

 

The board will also consider requests from Parks and Recreation for money to purchase a new mower and equipment and from Animal Control to repair or replace the department’s vehicles.

There will also be a discussion about the status of the Yonah Preserve Project.

 

Public hearings on the millage rate are scheduled for 8 a.m. and 6 p.m on Thursday, August 3.

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