Land use applications dominate the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday

News

WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Land use applications will once again dominate the agenda when the White County Board of Commissioners meets on Monday April 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the County Administration Building on Helen Highway.

Commissioners will consider:

  • The land use application to request a conditional use permit for Titus Rennie on 2.09 acres at 452 River Forest Run in Cleveland to be placed into the county’s short-term rental program;
  • The land use application to request a conditional use permit for Lori Creek on 2.97 acres at 292 Spotted Fawn Lane in Cleveland to be placed into the county’s short-term rental program;
  • The land use application to request a conditional use permit for Brandon and Autumn Thompson on 0.55 acres at 8 Taylor Road in Helen to be placed into the county’s short-term rental program;
  • The land use application to request a conditional use permit for Ricardo Viton on1.04 acres at 72 Running Deer Road in Cleveland to be placed into the county’s short-term rental program;

 The Board will also consider the purchase of two vehicles for the Sheriff’s Office, a grant application to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division for a Scrap Tire Amnesty Day in White County and a resolution to ratify the White County Board of Elections By-Laws, amended in February 2022.

Helen Commission Meeting March 15

Announcements, Community

WHITE COUNTY, Ga.- The Helen City Commission is hosting a meeting on March 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public. This is the agenda for the meeting.

CALL TO ORDER BY MAYOR FRED GARMON
2. ROLL CALL BY CITY CLERK MARILYN CHASTAIN
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2022
6. ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS
A. EDWIN NIX FROM WHITE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY TO DISCUSS NEW
CONTRACT WITH COUNTY
B. UPDATE FROM CITY MANAGER ON CURRENT PROJECTS
C. FINANCIAL REPORT
DISCUSSION OF DELIQUENT WATER/SEWER ACCOUNTS CONCERNING NEW
UTILITY BILLING/ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE
D. DISCUSSION FOR APPROVAL OF ALCOHOL LICENSE FOR BISHWAMAN
ANGDEMBE OF HELEN BEVERAGE COMPANY, LLC D/B/A DISCOUNT SPIRITS OF
HELEN LOCATED AT 50 YONAH STREET FOR BEER PACKAGE, WINE PACKAGE,
LIQUOUR PACKAGE
7. HELEN/WHITE COUNTY CVB MONTHLY REPORT
8. HELEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MONTHLY REPORT
9. POLICE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT
10. FIRE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT
11. PUBLIC WORKS, WATER AND WASTE WATER MONTHLY REPORT
12. BUILDING AND ZONING MONTHLY REPORT
A. DISCUSSION OF LAND SWAP WITH LEE LANDRESS FOR PROPERTY IN ISLAND
AREA
13. PURCHASES AND BIDS
14. ORDINANCES;
ORDINANCE 22-03-01; AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HELEN, GEORGIA, TO
AMEND THE OFFICIAL CODE OF THE CITY OF HELEN, GEORGIA, BY THE
ADDITION OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS TO CHAPTER 22, ELECTIONS AND TO
AUTHORIZE WHITE COUNTY, GEORGIA, AS PERMITTED BY O.C.G.A. SECITON 21-
2-45(c) TO CONDUCT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY
ORDINANCE 22-03-02; AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HELEN, GEORGIA TO
AMEND CHAPTER 6 OF THE HELEN OFFICAL CODE TO AMEND MUNICIPAL CODE
SECTIONS 6-73 REGARDING BREW PUBS
15. RESOLUTIONS
16. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC
17. CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS
18. ADJOURNMENT

March 14 City Council Meeting Agenda

Announcements, Community

WHITE COUNTY, Ga.- The Cleveland City Council is holding the regular meeting on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Police Department.

The public is welcome to attend. This is the agenda for the meeting.

 1.     2022-02 Amendment Zoning Ordinance – Short-Term Rental classification – 4th consideration and adoption

 2.     2022-03 Short-Term Rental Ordinance 2nd consideration and possible adoption

 3.     2022-04 Resolution to amend Board Appointments – City Clerk Lisa Ritchie

 4.     2022-05 Amendment to Alcohol Beverage Ordinance – Curbside service – 1st consideration and discussion

 5.     2022-06 Amendment Secondhand Goods Ordinance – Chapter 42 Article II Pawnbroker – 1st consideration and discussion

 6.     2022-07 Resolution to adopt a fee schedule – Pawn Brokers – 1st consideration and discussion

 Chief Ricky Pruitt – Fire Department

· February 2022 statistics

Chief Jeff Shoemaker – Police Department

February 2022 statistics

Tom O’Bryant – City Administrator

February 2022 statistics for Public Works

Connie Tracas – Finance Report

·       February 2022

11.   Grant KeeneCity Attorney

12.  New Business

·       Public Comments

13.  Old Business

·       Sign minutes of February 7, 14, 16, 2022

14.  Executive session – if necessary

 15.  Adjourn

 

Rezoning Request On Agenda for Monday City Council Meeting

Community

CLEVELAND, Ga. – On the agenda for the City Council Meeting Family Promise request for rezoning will be addressed.

The council will also address the 2021-23 Amendment to Zoning Ordinance. City Administrator Tom O’Bryant will bring an Assistance for Firefighters Grant also known as AFG before the council. They also have the old business of The Hogan Brothers Rental Agreement to deal with at the meeting.

The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. at 342 Campbell Street.

9 variance requests on Planning Commission Tuesday agenda

Business

Tom Sell, Community and Economic Development Director

WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – The White County Planning Commission will have a busy agenda, including nine variance requests to consider when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, (Sept. 7) in the White County Senior Center, 1239 Helen Highway in Cleveland.

Variance requests

  • Bobbette Marks requests a variance from Section 14-133(g) for building setback requirements and Section 14-133(k) for square footage requirements in RV parks. Property is located at 1052 Mountain Shadows Drive in Cleveland in Mountain Lakes. Tax map and parcel 031F-084;
  • Juan Velasquez request a variance from Section 804 for building setback requirements. Property is located at 56 Taylor Road, Helen, GA, 30545. Tax map and parcel 042B-107. Total acreage is 4.07;
  • Larry Freeman requests a variance from Section 601 for access. Property is located at 9428 Duncan Bridge Road, Cleveland. Tax map and parcel 090-015. Total acreage is 6.60;
  • Paul Stickrath to request a variance from Section 14-133(g) for building setback requirements in RV parks. Property is located at 243 Hidden Valley Road in Cleveland, Lot 26 in Paradise Valley Campground. Tax map and parcel 005E-026;
  • Scott and Vicki Nesbitt request a variance from Section 602 for lot frontage. Property is located at 775 Highway 254 in Cleveland. Tax map and parcel 089-02. Total acreage is 3.71;
  • Lucille Winkler requests a variance from Section 601 for access. Property is located at 414 Staton Road in Cleveland. Tax map and parcel 033-047. Total acreage is 3.431;
  • William Paul Seabolt requests a variance from Section 601 for access. Property is located at 1247 Highway 284 in Cleveland. Tax map and parcel 037-042. Total acreage is 12 acres;
  • Charles Whitfield requests a variance from Section 601 for access. Property is located at 87 Kenimer Drive in Cleveland. Tax map and parcel 061-259. Total acreage is 1.05;
  • Marjorie T. Lindsey requests a variance from Section 601 for access. Property is located on Logan’s Ridge Road in Cleveland. Tax map and parcel 018-108. Total acreage is 6.90.

Land Use Applications

  • Darya Ishchanka has filed an application to redistrict property located at 7832 Highway 75 Alternate in Helen from R-1 Residential Single Family to R-3 Residential Seasonal District.Tax map and parcel 042B-057. Total acreage is 2.45. Proposed use is to place in “Short Term Rental” program;
  • Don Hasty has filed an application to request a conditional use permit at 60 Highway 356 in Helen. Tax map and parcel 042B-120. Total acreage is ± 0.36. Proposed use is to place

in “Short Term Rental” program. Present use is R-1 Residential Single-Family District;

  • Tommy Hunt has filed an application to redistrict property located at 60 Tesnatee Gap Valley Road in Cleveland from R-1 Residential Single Family to C-2 Highway Commercial District. Tax map and parcel 033D-114 & 033D-115. Total acreage is ± 3.31.

Short Takes – The Agenda, Why They Won’t Stop

Opinion

“The Agenda” – Why They Will Not Stop

Twenty years ago our government was in the hands of a misogynist, but popular nincompoop, one William Jefferson Clinton. His tawdry life’s experiences, beyond his official duties, is too painful and sordid to repeat here. We all know the tale. What we don’t know was why the idiots in the Democrat Party rallied so hard to keep him in office. Because he led the agenda called “The Third Way” and maintaining ‘the agenda’ was far more important than the man.

A Washington Post article dated 9 Aug.1998, by E.J. Dionne, titled “The Big Idea,” explained why Democrats stuck with Bill Clinton throughout the Lewinsky scandal and his impeachment for lying. The article also introduced us “the Third Way.” Dionne wrote: “most of Clinton’s party will support him as long as they can. They see him…as the only figure who can make the party’s case.”…Until they don’t!  

Thomas Friedman wrote in the NY Times: “if there was no hope for the Agenda, what need is there for the man?” Friedman conceded Clinton’s personal failures and opined that perhaps he indeed needed to go,…. to save the agenda.

Bill Clinton went sailing with Walter Cronkite, a confirmed globalist who totally subscribed to a mandatory one world government to prevent a catastrophic third world war. At least that’s what he said in his book, A Reporters Life. Cronkite advised Clinton he should resign so the Agenda could proceed. Cronkite wanted the worlds nations to yield up their “precious sovereignty”…and establish a World Executive and a Parliament of Nations. We see how successful that has been with the European Union and the failing United Nations. It’s not working well, is it?

None the less, for a short while even the media joined in in asking for Clinton’s resignation. This was also the time of the Soviet Unions collapse and the new Russian Premier, Boris Yeltsin, calling for a Third Way, needing American support. Perhaps a savior at last!. Clinton’s White House press secretary, Mike McCurry said “For us, it has always been true, the policy matters more than personality.” In other words, the agenda transcends the man.  

Clinton’s decision not to quit stands in sharp contrast to poor ol’ Richard Nixon who  statesmanlike, resigned his presidency when he was advised to. Democrats are not statesmen but socialist driven aparatchek’s and their goal is still The Third Way, a one world government.

The real power brokers didn’t want Clinton to quit.because that would have ushered in the climate idiot Al Gore, to “heal the nation.” They knew that Gore lacked the charisma to drive their grandiose scheme but, If Clinton like Nixon, was driven from the field, then who would become Gore’s VP,? It had to be someone with the charisma to advance their agenda. No-one in the Democrat party fit the bill so they looked around and guess who they saw? Why, our own Newt Gingrich already a popular Third Way proponent. This may explain why Republicans don’t fight the Democrats. They’re all cut from the same cloth with the same agenda!

Then came Bush’s Compassionate Conservatism, or socialist lite, who couldn’t get it done; then the great black hope, Barak Obama. How did a nobody, with no history, no records and no achievements, become President so fast? Was a fix really in? But, alas, he couldn’t do it either and tried to pass the ball to Hillary Clinton, who hated him, just to save the Agenda. He hated the Clinton’s too, but “The agenda” mattered most. With Donald Trump, their whole plan is in abeyance. There is a Deep State and It is controlled by the oligarchs of the world banks.

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go protect ‘em! (01Jul18)

UN Agenda 21 Scheme, Coming to a State Near You

Opinion

Headline: “Smart Regions Bypass Elected Officials To Implement Regional Governance.”
While we fretted over Judge Kavanaugh, the Michael hurricane and such, the inexorable march
of the New World Order presses on. If this headline didn’t alarm you, read their plan: “A new
and purely Technocrat invention to impose unelected regionalism that will soon sweep
the nation, if it’s not stopped.

Phoenix, Az., is the pilot model with over 30 cities and 4.7 million citizens. Three non-
governmental organizations are simply rising up as a coalition to dominate the entire region, set
policies and implement plans relating to Smart City technology. This is all BS. There is no public
mandate or authority for these actions.” It’s all the UN’s Agenda 21 in operation and it should not
come a surprise because its been thrown out there. for all to read. Reading is over. Political
action is now needed to protect our Constitutional freedoms.

The Phoenix Arizona public-private partnership scheme includes the Arizona State University
Center for Smart Cities and Regions (CSCR). The Arizona Institute for Digital Progress (IDP) a
university with no public status at all, is a private group, and the Greater Phoenix Economic
Council, also a non elected, exists only as a Public-Private Partnership scheme.

ASU will serve as the research and testbed role for the Phoenix Smart Region Initiative, drawing
upon the university’s leftist intellectual talent, to craft a “smart cities digital road map” by the end
of October, 2018. This collaboration strengthens the relationships between our duly elected
policymakers, and non elected schemers dedicated to growing innovation in the region.

“Funding will come from public, city and industry membership, as well as from the Arizona State
University. IDP and ASU will manage the civic and public engagement while the Greater
Phoenix Economic Council will focus on industry engagement.

Make no mistake, this is the UN Agenda 21 coming to life. These schemes will theoretically
make it appear Constitutional so, as affected citizens, all we can do is scream at our local
elected representatives and they’ll simply say we voted for our leaders by honest elections.
Resistant local governments at every level, will be suborned, bribed, and/or threatened to come
on board as important elected representatives, to contribute our tax money to support these UN
New World Order initiatives. According to the report, management will be provided by unelected
people in the ASU, those same institutions that produce the “snowflakes, AntiFa’s, the
demented pink hatted women and the SJW’s that attack us constantly.

When I hear that word “Coalition”, I think of communist schemes. Words like diversity,
multiculturalism, inclusion and “coalition” sparks a sense of danger in my mind. If ideas like
these take hold, they will be near impossible to eradicate.

The Russians tried it, the Cuban’s tried it, Cambodians tried it, Venezuela is trying it and even
China uses it. China, so far successful, is an Orwellian electronic spy state of people control.
America simply can’t become like that but that’s the only way the One World Government
scheme can succeed, unelected bureaucrats daily controlling how we live. Consider the political
and economic mess in the European Union, a prime example of a failed New World Order
scheme. It’s starting here, in America, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (14Oct18)

White County Board of Commissioners – June 26, 2017 Meeting Agenda

Legal Notice

WHITE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

COMBINED WORK SESSION & REGULAR MEETING OF

MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017 AT 4:30 P.M.

AGENDA

1.      CALL TO ORDER.

2.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.      INVOCATION – PASTOR CHERYL KENNEDY, THE BRIDGE CHURCH & WHITE COUNTY MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE.

4.      CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE JUNE 5, 2017 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING & REGULAR MEETING, THE JUNE 6, 2017 YONAH PRESERVE PLANNING MEETING, AND THE JUNE 12, 2017 CALLED MEETING.

RECOGNITIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

5.      RECOGNITION OF MR. BILL HOUSE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AS COUNTY ATTORNEY.

6.      RECOGNITION OF THE WHITE COUNTY FINANCE DEPARTMENT FOR RECEIPT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016 FROM THE GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION.

CONSENT AGENDA

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

7.      MR. RON WEBB, NORTHEAST GEORGIA VETERAN’S SOCIETY, TO PRESENT INFORMATION TO THE BOARD CONCERNING A PROPOSED MILITARY MONUMENT.

8.      CONSIDER AWARD OF THE CONTRACT FOR THE PHASE 2 TRAIL CONSTRUCTION AT YONAH PRESERVE.

9.      MR. KEVIN HAMBY, SPLOST MANAGER, TO PRESENT THE MONTHLY SPLOST STATUS REPORT.

10.  CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A VEHICLE LEASE AGREEMENT FOR SEVEN (7) VEHICLES FOR THE WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

11.  CONSIDER RENEWAL OF THE CONTRACT FOR GROUNDS MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR FREEDOM PARK WITH THE CHATTAHOOCHEE GROUP, INC.

12.  CONSIDER THE AWARD OF THE BID FOR THE HVAC MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR ALL COUNTY FACILITIES EXCEPT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE / DETENTION CENTER.

13.  CONSIDER THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT FOR ROOF CONSTRUCTION OF THE CORONER’S OFFICE ENTRANCE.

14.  CONSIDER AWARD OF THE BID FOR A EMERGENCY MOBILE GENERATOR FOR WHITE COUNTY EMA.

15.  CONSIDER A CONTRACT WITH FIRE RECOVERY, INC. FOR THE BILLING OF FIRE RESPONSE FEES AND ADOPTION OF A FEE SCHEDULE ACCORDING TO FEMA GUIDELINES.

16.  CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING ANNUAL AGENCY CONTRACTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2018 BUDGET YEAR:

*         AVITA COMMUNITY PARTNERS (MENTAL HEALTH);

*         COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT;

*         ENOTAH ANTI-DRUG COALITION;

*         ENOTAH COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA);

*         FAMILY CONNECTIONS;

*         LEGACY LINK, INC.;

*         SAUTEE NACOOCHEE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION;

*         WHITE COUNTY BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES;

*         WHITE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE;

*         WHITE COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU;

*         WHITE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY & CHILDREN SVCS;

*         WHITE COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE; AND

*         WHITE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

17.  CONSIDER BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

*         PLANNING COMMISSION – ONE (1) APPOINTMENT TO FULFILL THE REMAINDER OF A THREE (3) YEAR TERM TO EXPIRE 12/31/2019; AND

*         DEPT. OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, REGION 1 – ONE (1) APPOINTMENT TO FULFILL A THREE (3) YEAR TERM TO EXPIRE 06/30/2020.

18.  CONSIDER THE FISCAL YEAR 2018 PROPERTY & LIABILITY INSURANCE RENEWAL WITH ACCG-IRMA (ASSOCIATION COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GEORGIA-INTERLOCAL RISK MANAGEMENT AGENCY).

19.  CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A SURPLUS RESOLUTION FOR VARIOUS COUNTY OWNED PROPERTY TO BE SOLD BY ONLINE AUCTION VIA GOVDEALS.

20.  MS. VICKI MAYS, FINANCE DIRECTOR, TO PRESENT THE MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT.

COUNTY MANAGER COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENT

ANNOUNCEMENTS

*         JULY 3, 2017 – NO MEETING TO BE HELD

*         JULY 4, 2017 – COUNTY OFFICES CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY

OTHER MEETINGS WILL BE SCHEDULED DURING THE MONTH OF JULY FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE 2017 MILLAGE RATE.

21.  ADJOURN.

White County Board of Commissioners – Meeting Notice

Legal Notice

WHITE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MEETING NOTICE

Monday, January 29, 2018 – Work Session: The White County Board of Commissioners will hold a Work Session on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Administration Building. The deadline for submitting agenda requests for this meeting is Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Agenda requests must be submitted to Michael Melton, County Manager [email protected] and copied to Shanda Murphy, County Clerk [email protected].

Monday, February 5, 2018 – Regular Meeting: The White County Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Administration Building.

Senator David Perdue Discusses President Trump’s Economic Agenda On Bloomberg TV

State & National

Senator David Perdue Discusses President Trump’s Economic Agenda On Bloomberg TV

“It’s high time we tell the rest of the world what’s important to American workers and American businesses”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with David Westin on Bloomberg TV’s Daybreak America about the positive impact President Trump’s agenda is having on our economy, American workers, and American businesses.

 

Accomplishing Job One: “We are already seeing growth. President Trump said job one was growing the economy. He focused on three things. First was the regulatory work. Last year, we reversed around 860 rules and regulations. Second was unleashing our energy potential. We opened up oil exploration in Alaska and addressed Waters of the U.S. and Clean Power Plan regulations. The third was tax. President Trump accomplished the three things he deemed important to grow the economy.”

Growing The Economy: “We have had two quarters of 3% growth and we’re about to have a third in my opinion. Now that we have tax in play we are going to see a continuation of this in 2018. The President has jumpstarted and grown this economy.”

Negotiating Fairer Agreements: “There are things that are problematic with NAFTA. They can be solved, and I think the President is focused on fixing those problems. We need a level playing field, and President Trump wants to have equal access to all of these markets.”

Fighting For American Interests: “President Trump is willing to take a risk to stand up for American interests. President Trump has made it clear that we know what’s important to the rest of the world because they’ve been telling us for 30 years. It’s high time we tell the rest of the world what’s important to American workers and American businesses.”

Recognizing Debt Crisis: “We’ve had four increases in the federal funds rate in the last 15 months. Even worse, over the last eight years during the Obama Administration when interest rates were fundamentally zero, they didn’t go long in our bond portfolio. The duration of most of our $20 trillion debt portfolio is under three years. So this is going to come rolling on our backs. If interest rates were at their 30-year average of about 5%, we’d be paying about $1 trillion a year in interest. That just isn’t going to happen on a $4 trillion budget. We’re in a crisis mode.”

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