City Council Sept. 6

Announcements, Community

CLEVELAND, Ga.- The Cleveland City Council is meeting on Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., this is a day later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday.

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

  1.  Call to Order 
  2. Invocation Jamie Hudgins, Cleveland United Methodist Church 
  3.  Pledge of Allegiance 
  4.  Approve Agenda 

PRESENTATION 

  1.  Recovery Month 2022 Proclamation 

WHITE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT BETH TRUELOVE 

  1.  Request for sanitation services and road closures of Quillian, S. Brooks, and E.Underwood Streets for AgFest Country Market scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

CITY ADMINISTRATOR KEVIN HARRIS 

  1.  Daybreak Property 
  2. Fleet Management 
  3.  Branding 
  4.  Website 
  5.  Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Collection 
  6.  Cleveland Compliance Evaluation Inspection 
  7.  The Revised Lead and Copper Rule 14. Grant Fund Opportunity Webinars
  8.  Staffing 
  9.  Personnel Handbook 

CITY ATTORNEY KEITH WHITAKER AND CO-COUNSEL GRANT KEENE 

  1. Acceptance of Property Deed from Lamar “Pinky” Black for Old Blue Creek 

Water Tank site 

NEW BUSINESS 

  1. Approve Meeting Minutes 
  • August 8, 2022, Meeting Minutes 
  • August 15, 2022, Called Meeting Minutes 
  • August 23, 2022, Called Meeting Minutes (9:00 a.m.) 
  • August 23, 2022, Called Meeting Minutes (6:30 p.m.) 
  • August 23, 2022, Called Meeting Minutes (6:45 p.m.) 
  1. Approve Executive Session Minutes 
  • August 8, 2022, Executive Session Minutes 
  • August 15, 2022, Executive Session Minutes 
  • August 23, 2022, Executive Session Minutes 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

  1. Discussion regarding real estate and personnel matters 

ADJOURN 

 

City Council Meeting Aug. 8

Announcements, Community

CLEVELAND, Ga.- The Cleveland City Council is meeting on Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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

  1. Call to Order 
  2. Invocation – Jeff Groves, The Bridge Church 
  3. Pledge of Allegiance  
  4. Approve Agenda 

PRESENTATION 

  1. Police Department Lifesaving Awards 
  2. Commendation recognizing the Chamber of Commerce President Beth  Truelove 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS 

  1. Finance Department – Finance Director Connie Tracas 
  • July 2022 statistics  
  1. Fire Department – Chief Ricky Pruitt 
  • July 2022 statistics  
  1. Police Department – Chief Jeff Shoemaker 
  • July 2022 statistics  
  1. Public Works Department – Assistant Public Works Director Ricky Hunt July 2022 statistics  
  2. Economic Development and Planning– Director Tom O’Bryant July 2022 Report  

CITY ADMINISTRATOR KEVIN HARRIS 

CITY ATTORNEY KEITH WHITAKER

NEW BUSINESS 

  1. Wastewater Treatment Plant Committee Appointments (3)
  2. Amendments to the 2022 Council Meeting Schedule 
  • Schedule a Called Meeting (Millage Rate Public Hearing) on  Monday, August 15, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Schedule a Called Meeting (Millage Rate Public Hearing) on  Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Schedule a Called Meeting (Millage Rate Public Hearing) on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Schedule a Called Meeting (Setting of the Millage Rate for  FY2022/2023) on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 6:45 p.m. 
  • Cancellation of the Meeting originally scheduled for Monday,  September 5, 2022 
  • Schedule a Called Meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2022

14. Approval of Minutes 

  • August 1, 2022, Meeting Minutes 
  • August 4, 2022, Called Meeting Minutes 
  • August 1, 2022, Executive Session Minutes 
  • August 4, 2022, Executive Session Minutes 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  1. The city office will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of  Labor Day. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

  1. Discussion regarding real estate and personnel matters 

ADJOURN 

Helen Commission Meeting July 19

Announcements, Community

HELEN, Ga.- The Helen Commissioners are holding their monthly meeting on July 19 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall.

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

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER BY MAYOR
  2. ROLL CALL BY CITY CLERK MARILYN CHASTAIN
  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
  4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM JUNE 21, 2022, SPECIAL CALLED MEETING JUNE 30, 2022, CALLED MEETING JULY 12, 2022
  6. ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS
    • UPDATE FROM CITY MANAGER ON CURRENT PROJECTS
    • DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION OF PRICING ON CHRISTMAS TREE REPLACEMENT IN CITY PARK BY BARTLETT LANDSCAPING
    • DISCUSSION OF CONSULTANT OR POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR BROADBAND AND CELL PHONE ISSUES IN THE CITY
    • DISCUSSION OF IT PROVIDER TO MANAGE CITY HALL SYSTEMS
    • DISCUSSION OF CLOSING CITY HALL LOBBY JULY 26-29 DURING SOFTWARE CONVERSION
  1. FINANCIAL REPORT
  2. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC
  3. VICKI AIKEN FOUNDATIONAL LITERACY PROGRAM
  4. HELEN/WHITE COUNTY CVB MONTHLY REPORT
  5. HELEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MONTHLY REPORT
  6. POLICE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT
  7. FIRE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT
  8. PUBLIC WORKS, WATER, AND WASTE WATER MONTHLY REPORT
  9. BUILDING AND ZONING MONTHLY REPORT
  10. NAMING OF CITY STREET OFF NARR WEG
  11. PURCHASES AND BID
  12. ORDINANCES; FIRST READING ORDINANCE 22-07-01; AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HELEN, GEORGIA, TO AMEND THE OFFICIAL CODE OF THE CITY OF HELEN, GEORGIA, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 34, LAND DEVELOPMENT, ARTICLE III, ZONING, BY AMENDING SECTION 34-184.-PEDESTRIAN/HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL (C-2)
  13. RESOLUTIONS
  14. CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS
  15. ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting

Announcements, Community

CLEVELAND, Ga.- The Cleveland City Council is holding its monthly meeting and a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on July 11.

The public is encouraged to attend the hearing. This is the agenda for the meeting.

  1. Call to Order 
  2. Invocation – Newlin Vargas of Basan Ministries 
  3. Pledge of Allegiance  
  4. Approve Agenda 

PUBLIC HEARING 

  1. November Referendum for the package sale of distilled spirits

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

     6. Finance Department – Finance Director Connie Tracas 

  • June 2022 statistics 
  1. Fire Department – Chief Ricky Pruitt 
  • June 2022 statistics  
  1. Police Department – Chief Jeff Shoemaker 
  • June 2022 statistics  
  1. Public Works Department – Assistant Public Works Director Ricky Hunt June 2022 statistics 
  2. Economic Development and Planning – Tom O’Bryant 
  • June 2022 Report 

POLICE CHIEF JEFF SHOEMAKER 

  1. Request for the purchase of a 2022 Ford Explorer

CITY ADMINISTRATOR KEVIN HARRIS 

CITY ATTORNEY GRANT KEENE 

NEW BUSINESS 

  1. Engagement of Professional Services 
  2. Approve July 5, 2022, Called Meeting Minutes
  3. Approve July 5, 2022, Executive Session Minutes

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  1. Millage Hearing/s 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

  1. Discussion regarding real estate and personnel matters

ADJOURN

Helen Commission Meeting Jun. 21

Announcements, Community

HELEN, Ga.- The Helen Commission is hosting its monthly meeting on Jun. 21 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall.

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

1. CALL TO ORDER BY MAYOR
2. ROLL CALL BY CITY CLERK MARILYN CHASTAIN
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MAY 17, 2022
6. ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS
7. PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS 20222/2023 BUDGET
A. UPDATE FROM CITY MANAGER ON CURRENT PROJECTS
B. FINANCIAL REPORT
C. CONSIDERATION FOR APPROVAL OF ALCOHOL LICENSE FOR VINCE VISUTI OF
456 ALT LLC, D/B/A SPICE 55 LOCATED AT 705 BRUCKEN STRASSE HELEN,
GEORGIA FOR; BEER ON-PREMISES, WINE ON PREMISES, LIQUOR POURING, &
SUNDAY SALES
D. CONSIDERATION FOR APPROVAL OF ALCOHOL LICENSE FOR BRUCE WILLIAM
POMEROY OF CHRISTOFF’S VILLAGE, LLC D/B/A CHRISTOFF’S @ SEVENTY-SIX,
LOCATED AT 76 MUNICH STRASSE HELEN, GEORGIA FOR BEER ON-PREMISES,
AND SUNDAY SALES
8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATION FROM THE PUBLIC
9. HELEN/WHITE COUNTY CVB MONTHLY REPORT
10. HELEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MONTHLY REPORT
11. POLICE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT
12. FIRE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT
13. PUBLIC WORKS, WATER, AND WASTE WATER MONTHLY REPORT
14. BUILDING AND ZONING MONTHLY REPORT
A. DISCUSSION OF NEW PUBLIC RESTROOMS
B. DISCUSSION OF CONDITIONAL USE IN ISLAND AREA FOR NIGHTLY RENTALS
15. PURCHASES AND BIDS
16. ORDINANCES
17. RESOLUTIONS
18. EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS REAL ESTATE, PERSONNEL
19. CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS
20. ADJOURNMENT

Board of Education Host Special Call Meeting

Board of Education

WHITE COUNTY, Ga.- The White County Board of Education is hosting a special call meeting on Jun. 15 at 8:00 a.m.

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

 

No Public Participation

Order of Business  

Call to Order, Missy Jarrard, Board Chair

Invocation

Approve Agenda

Superintendent Report

  • Construction Max Price for PAC and Athletic Fields 
  • RFP for Workers’ Comp and Risk Management Insurance

Action Items:

  • Approved Max Price for PAC
  • Approve Max Price for WCHS Athletic Fields
  • Approve Workers’ Compensation Bid
  • Approve Rist Management Insurance Bid

Executive Session

  • Personnel 
  • Superintendent Evaluation and Goals

 

Adjourn

2nd Budget Hearing and Council Meeting

Announcements, Community

CLEVELAND, Ga.- The Cleveland City Council is hosting a second public hearing for the budget and the second monthly meeting on Jun. 13 at 6:00 p.m.

The meetings are open to the public. This is the agenda for both the budget hearing and council meeting.

Budget Hearing:

  1.  Call to Order
  2.  Pledge of Allegiance
  3.  Approve Agenda 

2022/2023 BUDGET HEARING 2nd Consideration and Potential Adoption 

  • Discussion 
  • Public Comment 
  • 2022 Resolution to Adopt 2022/2023 Fiscal Budget 

ADJOURN 

Meeting:

  1.  Call to Order
  2.  Invocation Burnetta Armour, Cleveland Presbyterian Church
  3.  Pledge of Allegiance
  4.  Approve Agenda 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR KEVIN HARRIS 

  1.  Acceptance of Delivery; Georgia Department of Transportation Quit Claim Deed (1.896 acres)
  1. 20222023 Annual Renewal for Property and Casualty (liability) insurance with Apex Insurance Company and Hiscox Insurance Company for services from June 30, 2022, until June 30, 2023
  1.  Authorize the Mayor and Administrator to execute all related documents to forms, applications, and award documents. The FY 2022 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program allows a maximum federal share per officer of $125,000 over a 3year period. The City requires a 25 percent local cash match (cost share) of Cleveland. The proposed match has been presented as part of the 2022/2023 budget
  1.  Approval of the Amendment to the Automatic Aid Agreement between the City of Cleveland Fire Department and the White County Fire Department

DEPARTMENT REPORTS 

  1. Finance Department Finance Director Connie Tracas 
  • May 2022 statistics 
  1. Fire Department Chief Ricky Pruitt 
  • May 2022 statistics 
  1.  Police Department Chief Jeff Shoemaker 
  • May 2022 statistics 
  1.  Public Works Department Assistant Public Works Director Ricky Hunt 
  • May 2022 statistics 
  1.  City Administrator 
  • May 2022 Report 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING DIRECTOR TOM O’BRYANT 

  1. Property Deed for Old Blue Creek Water Tank 

CITY ATTORNEY GRANT KEENE 

  1.  Sales Contract between the City of Cleveland and Jerry Nicholson for the sale of Day Break Property 

NEW BUSINESS 

  1.  Approve June 6, 2022, Called Meeting Minutes 
  2.  Approve June 6, 2022, Meeting Minutes 
  3.  Approve June 6, 2022, Executive Session Minutes OLD BUSINESS 

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  1. City of Cleveland offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day
  2. The originally scheduled Meeting, July 4, 2022, has been canceled
  3.  A Called Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 6:30 p.m
  4.  Millage Hearing/s for July will be determined upon receiving information from the White County Tax Commissioners Office

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

  1. Discussion regarding real estate and personnel matters 

ADJOURN 

 

Board of Education Monthly Meetings

Announcements, Board of Education

WHITE COUNTY, Ga.- The White County Board of Education will be hosting their monthly work session and meeting, in addition, they will also have a budget hearing directly before the meeting.

The work session will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 8:00 a.m., the budget hearing will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 5:45 p.m., and the meeting will begin on Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. These are the agendas for all the meetings.

Work session

 No Public Participation

Order of Business

Call to Order, Missy Jarrard, Board Chair

Invocation

Approve Agenda

Approve Minutes for April 26, 2022, and April 28, 2022

Special Reports

  • Construction update, Rod Nix, Charles Black Construction
  • School Nutrition Update,  Abby Rowland
  • Remove JBC(4) Awarding Units and Transferring Credit from the Table for Approval, Cindy Free

Assistant Superintendent’s Report, Scott Justus

  • May ESPLOST Request
  • Propane Bid

Superintendent’s Report, Dr. Laurie Burkett

  • Field Trip Requests
  • May Disposition (All Schools, Central Office, School Nutrition, Technology, and Transportation)
  • Graduation 
  • JPNES Student Club Formation Request

Executive Session

  • Personnel 

Adjourn 

1st Budget Hearing

  • Julie Dorsey, Director of  Finance

Regular Board Meeting

No Public Participation

Order of Business  

Call to Order, Missy Jarrard, Board Chair

Invocation, Pastor Cheryl Kennedy, The Bridge Church

Approval of Agenda

School Presentation, Mt. Yonah Elementary School, Principal Jill Baughman 

Superintendent’s Report, Dr. Laurie Burkett

  • Field Trip Requests
  • Remove JBC(4) Awarding Units and Transferring Credit from the Table for Approval
  • May ESPLOST Requests
  • Propane Bid
  • Graduation 

Financial Report, Julie Dorsey

  • April 2022 Budget and Financial Report and Tentative FY 23 Budget 
  • April 2022 Budget and Financial Report

Action Items for Approval:

  • Field Trip Requests
  • Remove JBC(4) Awarding Units and Transferring Credit from the Table for Approval
  • May Disposition (All Schools, Central Office, School Nutrition, Technology, and Transportation)
  • May ESPLOST Requests
  • Propane Bid
  • JPNES Student Club Formation Request
  • April 2022 Financial Report and Budget

Executive Session

  • Personnel 
  • Superintendent Evaluation

City Council Meeting May 9

Announcements, Community

CLEVELAND, Ga.- The Cleveland City Council is hosting its monthly meeting on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Police Department.

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

  1.  Call to Order 
  2.  Invocation Community Care Pastor Cheryl Kennedy, The Bridge Church
  3.  Pledge of Allegiance 
  4.  Approve Agenda

PLANNING AND ZONING CHAIRMAN NADINE WARDENGA

  1.  Cleveland Church of God, Inc./Patrick Ballington requesting a rezoning from B11 Highway Commercial to B1 Central Business for approximately.98 acres, Tax Map and Parcel 047D077 located at the 1882 E. Kytle Street. The proposed use of this property is for Camper, Automobile, and Motor Home Parking

PRESENTATIONS 

  1. Cleveland Police Department was selected as the Fraternal Order of Police/Georgia Mountains Lodge recipient of the Protect the Protectorsbulletproof vest program. The FOP has donated seven (7) new vests to the officers of our agency.

       7. Foundational Literacy, certified 501(c)(3), organization located in White County with the following purpose: To provide the tools, encouragement, and opportunities to develop a lifelong excitement and love of reading.John and Vicki Aiken, Founders

DEPARTMENT REPORTS 

      8. Finance Department – Finance Director Connie Tracas 

  • April 2022 statistics 
  1. Fire Department – Chief Ricky Pruitt 

. April 2022 statistics 

  1. Police Department – Chief Jeff Shoemaker 

April 2022 statistics 

  1.  Public Works Department – Public Works Assistant Director Ricky Hunt 

. April 2022 statistics 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR KEVIN HARRIS 

  1. Nomination of Georgia Municipal Associations (GMA) District 2 Officers for 

20222023 

  1.  2022 L.S.T (Local Option Sales Tax) Distribution Certificate 

CITY ATTORNEY GRANT KEENE 

EDWIN NIX, WATER AUTHORITY 

  1. Update and discussion regarding the Water Meter Testing Calibration 

Agreement 

NEW BUSINESS 

  1.  Approve May 2, 2022, Meeting Minutes 
  2. Approve May 2, 2022, Executive Session Minutes 

OLD BUSINESS 

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  1. The planning & Zoning Board will meet on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 6:30 

p.m. at the Cleveland Community Center/Police Department for a Work Session to update City Zoning Ordinance

  1. 18. City of Cleveland offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in 

observance of Memorial Day. 

  1. A Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Strategic Planning Meeting 

will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 8:30 a.m, at the Chamber of Commerce. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

  1. Discussion regarding real estate and personnel matters ADJOURN 

Posted Friday, May 6, 2022 

 

City Council Meeting May 2

Announcements, Community

CLEVELAND Ga.- The City Council is holding a meeting on May 2 at 6:30 p.m.

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

  1. Call to Order 
  2. Invocation – Community Care Pastor Cheryl Kennedy, The Bridge Church 3. Pledge of Allegiance  
  3. Approve Agenda 

PRESENTATION 

  1. National Small Business Week Proclamation 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR TOM O’BRYANT 

  1. LOST Renegotiations Status 
  2. Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Map 

CITY ATTORNEY GRANT KEENE 

FIRE CHIEF RICKY PRUITT 

  1. Purchase of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) 

NEW BUSINESS 

  1. Work Detail Agreement with Georgia Department of Corrections 
  2. 2022-08 Resolution to amend Board Appointments – City Administrator Kevin  Harris, and Economic Development and Planning Director Tom O’Bryant 
  3. Approval to add Kevin Harris, City Administrator, to the bank accounts for  review and signature purposes 
  4. Approval to add Kevin Harris, City Administrator, to the Credit Card account 13. Approve April 11, 2022 Meeting Minutes
  5. Approve April 11, 2022 Executive Sessions Minutes 15. Approve April 12, 2022 Called Meeting Minutes 16. Approve April 12, 2022 Executive Session Minutes PUBLIC COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

  1. Discussion regarding real estate and personnel ADJOURN

Posted Friday, April 29, 2022

City Council Meeting April 4

Announcements, Community

CLEVELAND, Ga.- The Cleveland City Council will hold a meeting on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Police Department.

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

Call to Order
2. Invocation – Pastor Marc Turner, The Cleveland Worship Center
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approve Agenda
CITY ADMINISTRATOR TOM O’BRYANT
5. Zoning Ordinance
6. LOST Renegotiations
CITY ATTORNEY GRANT KEENE
NEW BUSINESS
7. Approval to add the City Clerk to the bank accounts for review and signature
purposes
8. Approval to add the City Clerk to the Credit Card account
9. Approve March 7, 2022 Meeting Minutes
10. Approve March 14, 2022 Meeting Minutes
11. Approve March 21, 2022 Called Meeting Minutes
PUBLIC COMMENTS
ANNOUNCEMENTS
12. City of Cleveland offices will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022, in observance
of Good Friday.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
13. Discussion regarding personnel matters and real estate
ADJOURN

City Council to Hold Special Call

Announcements, Community

CLEVELAND, Ga.- The City Council will be holding a special call meeting on Mar. 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Police Department.

The special call meeting is open to the public. The agenda is as follows.

2022-05 Amendment to Alcohol Beverage Ordinance – Curbside service – 2nd consideration and adoption

2022-06 Amendment Secondhand Goods Ordinance – Chapter 42 Article II Pawnbroker – 2nd consideration and adoption

2022-07 Resolution to adopt a fee schedule – Pawn Brokers – 2nd consideration and adoption

Executive session – personnel

Adjourn

 

Cleveland City Council meeting canceled

News

CLEVELAND, Ga.– The City of Cleveland City Council meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today (January 3, 2022) has been cancelled.  For further information or questions, please feel free to contact City Administrator Tom O’Bryant: (706) 865-2017 – Office; (706) 809-3368 – Mobile

BOC to consider rezone of 37 acres on Holiness Campground Road to Residential Single-Family

News

WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — The White County Board of Commissioners will hold a combined work session and called meeting Monday (April 26) at 4:30 p.m. in the Administration Building on Helen Highway

Items to be considered include:

  • The land use application filed by James Allison to redistrict 37 acres located on Holiness Campground Road in Cleveland from A-1 Agriculture Forestry District to R-1 Residential Single-Family.
  • The land use application filed by Jennifer Palazzo to redistrict 2.68 acres located at 861 High Meadow Trail in Cleveland from R-1 to R-3 Residential Seasonal District for the purpose of being placed into the short-term rental program;
  • The application filed by Eduin Rossell to redistrict .76 acres at 176 Lookout Ridge Road in Cleveland from R-1 to R-3 for the purpose of being placed into the short-term rental program;
  • A presentation by the White County Historic Preservation Committee of a proposed Historic Overlay and other recommended provisions;
  • An expenditure for scanning of historical documents for White County Probate Court by Kofile, Inc. and ongoing scanning services for the probate court through CJT Software;
  • The appointment of Bill Scandrett to the Region 2 Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council for a three-year term;
  • Options for the installation of a parking fee/pass kiosk at Yonah Preserve Trailhead.

 

Land use application requests dominate BOC agenda Monday

News

WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — The White County Board of Commissioners will consider a number of land use applications when they meet in a combined work session and called meeting Monday (March 29) at 4:30 p.m.

Earl Bouse has requested that 3.55 acres at 1627 Mill Creek Trail in Cleveland be rezones from single-family residential to Residential Seasonal District for the purpose of being included in the county’s short-term rental program.

In other rezoning requests:

Sandra Durick has requested a conditional use permit for .79 acres at 306 Scenic Drive in Sautee Nacoochee to be placed in the short-term rental program;

Debi Fry has requested that 1.98 acres at 16 Windy Acres Road in Cleveland be rezoned from Community Commercial District to Residential Seasonal District;

Tony Greenway has requested that 10.01 acres on 111 Jenny’s Cove Road be redistricted from Community Commercial to Residential Single Family District;

Haley Stapleton has requested that 7.0 acres at 570 Ostrich Drive in Cleveland be redistricted from Residential Single Family to Residential Seasonal District for the purpose of being placed into the county’s short-term rental program.

In other business, commissioners will discuss:

A revised draft of the county’s nuisance ordinance governing the maintenance of property and removal of hazards in the unincorporated area of White County:

The renewal of the joint use agreement with the White County Board of Education for use of the county’s athletic facilities;

COVID-19 emergency sick leave pay for county employees to expire 31, 2021.

Finance Director Jodi Ligon will present the monthly finance status report.

Commissioners approve website design

News

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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