Controversial nuisance ordinance back on Board of Commissioners agenda


WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — The Board of Commissioners will present a proclamation in honor of Truett McConnell University’s 75th anniversary when it meets Monday (June 7) at 4:30 p.m. in the County Administration Building.

Commissioners also will discuss an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with City of Cleveland officials regarding fire services. Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

  • The county’s proposed nuisance ordinance;
  • The land use application filed by Larry Adams to redistrict 54.62 acres located at Claud Sims Road in Cleveland from A-1 (Agriculture Forestry) to R-1 (Residential Single-Family);
  • The land use application filed by Melanie Morton and Maria Hurtado to request a conditional use permit on .39 acres located at 7653 Hwy.75 Alt. in Helen. Proposed use is to be placed into the short-term rental program;
  • The land use application filed by Russell Pruitt to redistrict 3.97 acres located at 673 Paradise Valley Road in Cleveland from C-1 (Community Commercial) to R-1 (Residential single-family);
  • A funding request by White County Chamber of Commerce President Beth Truelove for Fy 2021-22;
  • The bid for weed control and fertilizer treatments for Asbestos Road Park fields, Yonah Preserve ballfield complex and Tesnatee Park sports complex;
  • Approval of the FY 2022 contract with Legacy Lin for Nutritional Program Services at the White County Senior Center;
  • The bid for road striping contract under the 2021 Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant;
  • A monthly financial status presentation by Jodi Ligon.



BOC approves expansion of Tax Commissioner Office space


WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – During Monday’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners agreed with Tax Commissioner Cindy Cannon that an expansion of her office is long overdue and they directed staff to begin soliciting bids on the design phase of the project.

The Tax Commissioners Office collects property taxes, financial information and motor vehicle titles. Some of the records cannot be stored offsite and many records must be retained permanently. The office is currently 2,444 square feet. Cannon has proposed an expansion of an additional 1,936 square feet.

Commissioners also directed staff to begin to advertise for public hearings on a proposed nuisance ordinance governing the maintenance of property in the unincorporated area of the county, including open storage of inoperable motor vehicles alongside roadways and in the front yard where they are visible.

The Board tabled renewal of a joint use agreement with the Board of Education for use of athletic facilities and agreed to allow the COVID emergency sick leave pay for county employees to expire on Mar. 31.

In other business, commissioners:

  • Denied a land use application request by Earl Buse at 1627 Mill Creek Trail in Cleveland;
  • Tabled a land use application request by Sandra Durick at 306 Scenic Drive in Sautee Nacoochee for one week;
  • Approved the land use application request by Debi Frye at 16 Windy Acres Road in Cleveland;
  • Approved the land use application request by Tony Greenway at 111 Jenny’s Cove Road in Cleveland;
  • Approved the land use application request by Haley Stapleton at 570 Ostrich Drive in Cleveland.

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