Brennan updates commissioner on popular events in Sautee Nacoochee


WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – Monday’s Board of Commissioners work session and called meeting lasted less than one hour before commissioners voted to go into an executive session.

Commission Chairman Travis Turner was named the county’s 2021 voting delegate to the County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Policy Agenda Setting Session.

Patrick Brennan, executive director of the Sautee Nacoochee Community Center, provided an update on the non-profit organizations recent activities. The annual Folk Pottery Show and Arts Festival is the signature event. Brennan said the 2020 festival attracted 2,145 attendees, with 72 percent coming from outside White County. The 13th Annual event that was held this month was even bigger, attracting more than 4,000 visitors.

On Sat. Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., SNCA will host Touch A Truck on the Sautee Nacoochee Center campus, a family-friendly event that features a hands-on display of multiple specialty emergency vehicles, a helicopter fly-in, musical entertainment, and free medical events. Campus and galleries will be open at no charge.

The Board unanimously approved three land use applications, including one for Tommy Hunt to open a convenience store at 60 Tesnatee Gap Valley Road in Cleveland.

Commissioners approved Darya Ishchanka’s request for a land use application to redistrict 2.45 acres at 7832 Hwy. 75 Alternate from R-1 residential single-family district to R-3 residential seasonal district to be placed into the county’s short-term rental program.

The Board also approved a request by Don Hasty for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) on 0.36 acres located at 60 Hwy. 356 in Helen to be placed in the county’s short term rental program.








BOC meeting scheduled Monday


WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners will meet in a combined work session and regular meeting Monday (June 29) at 4:30 p.m. in the County Administration Building, Helen Hwy. in Cleveland.

Patrick Brennan, executive direct of of Sautee Nacoochee Community Association will present information on the organization and the Explore Helen Nacoochee brochure/telephone application.

Commissioners will consider the notice of proposed annexation from the City of Cleveland of a 1.08 acre tract owned by Jeffery Shawn Nix and Darcy O. Nix at 1706 Hwy. 129 South.

The Board will also consider approval of the fiscal year 2021 contract with the White County Board of Heath.

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

County offices will be closed Friday July 3 in observance of Independence Day. The Board of commissioners is not scheduled to meet again until the July 27 work session at 4:30 p.m.


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