White County Commission approves $24.1 million budget

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners approved a fiscal year 2020 budget of $24,123,352 Monday. The general fund budget which is made up of agriculture, judicial, culture and recreation, housing and development, general government, public safety and public works is $19,190,827.

Commissioners anticipate $19,190,827 in expenditures and $18,266,105 in revenue with the balance to paid out of the fund balance.

About half the general fund budget ($9,538,610) is earmarked for public safety, which includes animal control, detention center, sheriff’s office, EMA, EMS, 911 and fire services. General government, which includes 12 departments plus the contingency fund will receive 21.25 percent of the general fund.

The Board also approved spending $392,900.40 on road improvement projects for Asa Dorsey Road, F-M Road, Shepherd Drive, Fire Station No. 6 parking driveway area, Yonah Preserve Trailhead Road parking area and Old Blue Creek Road.

Also approved unanimously Monday:

Gary Bowen’s request to rezone 1.66 acres at 4680 Hwy. 115 from C1 Community Commercial District to C2 Highway Business District;

James Penner’s request to rezone 28.67 acres at 5050 Hwy. 129 from C1 Community Commercial District to A1 Agriculture/Forestry District;

James and Sydney Vandiver’s request to rezone 2.23 acres on Asbestos Road from C1 Community Commercial District to R3 Residential District (Seasonal);

Legacy Link Contract 2019-2020 for the operation of the senior center;

The 2019-2020 ACCG-IRMA proposal for liability insurance coverage;

Renewal of the landscape services contract for Freedom Park with the Chattahoochee Group;

Award the contract for propane services with Blossman.

Commission Chairman Travis Turner read a proclamation to Garvis and Judy Kinsey

After 37 years in the ministry, the couple retired Sunday (June 16).

“In honor of Garvis and Judy Kinsey’s lifelong commitment to White County where they have served selflessly for over 40 years, the White County Board of Commissioners hereby expresses our recognition and appreciation for the contributions you have made,” Turner said. “We extend our best wishes o you on the occasion of your retirement.”

The couple met while students at Piedmont College and married in 1971. Five years later, they started a kindergarten in the basement of their home. They began preaching at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in 1982. In 1986, they moved to Cool Springs United Methodist Church and in 1988, the founded the White Creek Christian Academy with a mission of developing students to full potential academically and spiritually.

In retirement, the couple will continue to mentor the new administrators and volunteer at the school.

Fetch Your News would also like to express its gratitude and best wishes to the Kinseys.

 

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BOC will hold public hearing on FY 2019-20 budget Monday

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CLEVELAND, Ga.  White County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the fiscal year 2019-20 budget when the Board meets in a called session at 4:30 p.m. Monday (June17) in the county administration building.

Following the public hearing, commissioners will consider adopting a resolution to approve the budget.

Commissioners will also consider several land use applications, including 1.66 acres at 4680 Hwy. 115 East in Cleveland from C-1 Community Commercial District to C-2 Highway Business District.

James Pender has filed an application for 28.67 acres at 5050 Hwy. 129 North in Cleveland to be redistricted from C-1 Community Commercial District to A-1 Agriculture Forestry District.

The Board will also consider James and Sydney Vandiver’s request to redistrict 2.23 acres on Asbestos Road from C-1 Community Commercial District to R-3 Residential District (Seasonal).

Other agenda items commissioners will consider at Monday’s meeting include:

Approval of the 2019-20 Legacy Link contract for operation of the senior center;

Awarding a bid for road improvement projects on Asa Seay Road, F-M Road, Shepherd Drive, Fire Station No. 6 parking and driveway area and the Yonah Preserve Trailhead Road and parking area;

Approval of the 2019-20 ACCG-IRMA inter-local risk management agency proposal for liability insurance coverage;

Awarding a contract for landscape services for Freedom Park to Chattahoochee Group;

Awarding a contract for propane supply for county facilities;

Consider appointments to the White County Department of Family and Children’s Services, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Board and the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Council.

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

 

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White County Commissioners will meet Tuesday

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners will have another busy agenda when they meet in a combined work session and regular meeting Tuesday (June 4) in the White County Administration Building.

 

Commissioners will consider the proposal for architectural services from BCA Architects for the courthouse renovation and expansion project.

 

Also to be considered is the 2019-20 contract for emergency medical services with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group through June 20, 2022.

 

The Board is also expected to vote on bidding improvements to the Post Road and Truelove Road in preparation of applications for the 2020 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) to resurface Post Road.

 

Commissioners will also are expected to make appointments to the planning commission for three-year terms.

 

The Board will also hold five public hearings and the public is invited to attend and express their views on each.

 

The public hearings are as follows:

 

David Fain has filed a land use application to redistrict 2.35 acres at 1888 Hwy. 115 East in Cleveland from A-1 (Agriculture Forestry District) to C-2 Highway Business.

 

James Barnaby has filed a land use application for a special use permit for animal breeding facilities on 28.03 acres at 881 Chambers Road in Cleveland.

 

Nacoochee Methodist Church has filed a land use application for a variance to the setback on 7.31 acres located at 1371 Hwy. 17 in Sautee Nacoochee.

 

Don Lewis has files a land use application to redistrict 1.83 acres from A-1 (Agriculture Forestry District to R-1 Residential Single-Family District;

 

Proposed amendments to the county’s land use ordinance related to short-term rentals and permitted uses of R1, A1, C1, AND C2 districts within the unincorporated area of White County and procedural changes for public hearings related to land use issues.

 

 

 

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Planning Commission work session set Tuesday

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – The White County Planning Commission will hold a work session on Tuesday (May 28) at 6 p.m. in the White County Sr. Center 1239 Helen Hwy to hear a series of variance requests.

Karson Coker has requested a variance for a sign area on property located at 3216 Hwy 75 South in Cleveland.

Jennifer Thomas Section has requested a variance for more than one dwelling per tract on property located at 291 Logan’s Ridge Road in Cleveland.

Peter Tamblyn has requested a variance for structures over 400 square feet on property located at 379 Hidden Valley Road in Cleveland.

Voyce Hunt has requested a variance for access to property located on Tow Drive in Cleveland.

The Planning Commission makes recommendations on these and other applications to the Board of Commissioners which makes the final decision

 

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Board of Commissioners sets work session and regular meeting Monday

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CLEVELAND, Ga. — The White County Board of Commissioners will hold a combined work session and regular meeting Monday at 4 p.m. in the White County Administration Building, 1235 Helen Hwy.

Commissioners will consider appointments to a number of county committees, including the Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Board of Directors, Library Board of Trustees, Planning Commission and Water Authority.

Other issues to be considered, include:

Information on Mountain Protection Ordinance violations at 186 Cub Trail in Sautee Nacoochee;

Revisions to the county land use plan regarding vacation rentals;

Awarding White County Employee Benefits Plan to a contractor for the 2019-2020 plan year;

A request for annexation into the City of Cleveland for property located at 1769 Hwy. 129 South

 

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BOC approves redistricting for 100-single family homes

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the request by HG Acquisitions to redistrict 179 acres located at 1036 Duncan Bridge from A-1 Agriculture to R-1 Single-Family District for the purpose of the construction of a 100-home subdivision during Monday’s called meeting and work session.

Commissioners held the required public hearing on the request and nobody spoke in favor of or in opposition

Following a second public hearing, the Board also approved the land use application filed by Gary Hosemann to redistrict 8.28 acres at 4623 Hwy. 254 and Mossy Creek Road from C-1 Community Commercial to A-1 Agriculture Forestry District for the purpose of building his personal residence on the property. Again, there were no speakers in favor of or in objection to the proposal.

Kelli Withrow’s request to redistrict half acre at 2416 Westmoreland Rad from R-1 Residential Single Family to R-3 Residential District (Seasonal) was also approved unanimously.

Commissioners approved addenda No. 3 for the fiscal year 2019 contract with Legacy Link for funding of services provided to the senior center.

The Board also unanimously approved a request for SPLOST funding in the amount of $68,842.45 for a nine-month continuing agreement with ACS Landscape Management for installing and taking care of the ballfields at Yonah Preserve ballfields.

Commissioners did not vote on the on a proposal for architectural services with BCA Studio for the courthouse entryway and sally port project, but directed County Manager Michael Melton to gather more information on the project.

 

 

 

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White County BOC called meeting, work session Monday

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners will hold a series of public hearings and discuss several service contracts when it meets in a combined work session and called meeting Monday (Apr. 22) at 4:30 p.m.

Public hearings to be held include a land use application filed by Josh Garrison on behalf of HG Acquisitions to redistrict 179 acres at 1036 Duncan Bridge Road in Saute Nacoochee from A-1 Agriculture Forestry District to R-1 Residential Family District; Gary Hosemann’s application to redistrict 8.28 acres at 4623 Hwy. 254 in Cleveland from C-1 Community Commercial to A-1 Agriculture Forestry District and Kelli Withrow’s application to redistrict .50 acres at 2416 Westmoreland Road in Cleveland from R-1 Residential Single-Family District to R-3 Residential District (Seasonal).

Commissioners will discuss a proposal for landscape services with ACS Landscape Management at Yonah Preserve Ballfield Complex and a proposal for architectural services with BCA Studios for the courthouse entryway and sally port renovation project.

Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

  • Consideration of approval of addenda No. 3 for the fiscal year 2019 contract with Legacy Link for funding of services provided by the White County Senior Center;
  • Consideration of the appointment of Ms. Katherine Thompson, executive director of the South Enotah Child Advocacy Center to the White County Department of Family and Children’s Services Board;
  • Consideration of the adoption of a fee resolution for the White County Alcohol Ordinance.

 

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Commissioners proclaim 9-1-1 Week in White County

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County Commissioners meeting in a combined work session and called meeting Monday presented a proclamation declaring 9-1-1 week in White County.

The White County 9-1-1 Central Communications Division is an integral part of the White County Office of Public Safety. The division provided optimum communications for the White County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, Animal Control, Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland Fire Department, Helen Police Department and Helen Fire Department.

The E 9-1-1 Communications Center is a 24/7 operation and is manned by four 12 hour shifts utilizing three to four communications officers per shift.

The Center processes phone calls from three sources, 9-1-1 emergency lines, alarm lines and administrative lines. Emergency line are accessed by dialing 9-1-1 or by being transferred from another 9-1-1 center. Alarm lines are used only by alarm monitoring companies reporting various alarms. Administrative lines are uses for all other phone calls.

Public Safety Director David Murphy told commissioners, “In 2018, the call volume increased by 29 percent to 136,940. Radio transmissions/incidents decreased by 12 percent to 164,378.

He added, “The busiest hours of the day are from 8 a.m. until midnight with the busiest days tied between Tuesday and Friday. The busiest agency we serve is the sheriff’s office and the second busiest is the Cleveland Police Department. ”

The 9-1-1 center is led by Chief Leah Sullens.

 

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