Commissioners approve website design


WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – In the first meeting of the new year, the Board of Commissioners appointed Craig Bryant Vice Chairman and approved a contract with Municode for website design services at a cost of $16,500 plus an additional fee of $4,000 for hosting and support.

County Manager Jason Cobb and Commissioners Terry Goodger and Edwin Nix participated in the meeting via teleconference.

Commission Chairman Travis Turner said, “We have recognized for some time that our website could be more user friendly and provide more information. Our goal is to get that information into the hands of our citizens in a more efficient manner.”

The county’s new IT Director Joel Witcher said the new website will accomplish that goal.

The Board also denied Michelle Gunnin’s application for a conditional use permit (CUP) at 228 Spring Crest Road in Cleveland to be placed into the county’s short-term rental program.

Commissioners also approved the county’s 2021 Holiday schedule.
Finance Director Jodi Ligon presented the November financial report that shows revenue for the month at $4,412,326 and expenditures at $1,444,753. Year-to-date revenue s $10,276,572 and expenditures at $7,997,705. The November SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) collection totaled $546,482. The cities of Cleveland and Helen will each receive $70,332 from those collections.

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