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Posted on: May 4, 2022

May 3 BOC Meeting Highlights

Oconee County News

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. The following actions were taken at the meeting:

  • Announcements
    • Countywide mowing is currently in progress
    • Early voting is taking place through May 20
  • Proclamation presentation recognizing May as “Keep America Beautiful Month” in Oconee County
  • Proclamation presentation recognizing May 11-17, 2022, as “Law Enforcement Appreciation Week” in Oconee County 
  • Approved with one condition Rezone P22-0030 for ±4.62 acres located 1211 and 1191 Dove Creek Road from AG (Agricultural District) to AR (Agricultural Residential District)
  • Approved with conditions Rezone P22-0035 for ±202.66 acres located at Georgia Club Drive; from R-3 MPD (Multi-Family Residential- Master Planned Development) to R-3 MPD with modifications to rezone no. 6730
  • Approved with conditions Special Use P22-0033 for ±2.60 acres located at 1971 and 1975 Hog Mountain Road for self-storage units
  • Approved with conditions Variance #P22-0034 for ±2.6 acres located at 1975 Hog Mountain Road to reduce the required 50-foot incompatible land use buffer to 25 feet 
  • Approved with conditions Variance #P22-0042 for ±0.48 acres located at 1091 Old Farm Road to reduce the side yard setback for an accessory building greater than 144 square feet
  • Approved with one condition Variance #P22-0065 for ±1.02 acres located at 3531 Maddison Avenue to reduce the rear and side yard setback for an accessory building greater than 144 square feet
  • Presentation of FY23 Budget Proposal 
  • Discussed plans to improve the intersection of Cole Springs Road and State Route 53 in coordination with GDOT to identify potential short-term and long-term solutions with the goals of re-opening the section of Cole Springs Road and providing a safer intersection
  • Approved Resolution to Name a Designated Officer to Request Sales Tax Information from the Georgia Department of Revenue 
  • Approved the Parks & Recreation FY23 Concession Services Contracts with Oconee Futbol Club and Oconee County Little League 
  • Approved awarding the guaranteed maximum price for construction of the Administrative Building 
  • Approved the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Agreement 
  • Approved the Railroad Agreement for SR 15 Waterline Upgrade Project 
  • Approved the SFY 2022 Expanding Access to COVID-19 Vaccines via the Aging Network (VAC5)  ontract with the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission 
  • Approved RFP #22-03-011 for Renovations of the Frank Norris Building 
  • Approved purchase of a new engine for Fire Station 7 in Bogart 
  • Approved the bid award and budget amendment for bridge repair 
  • Approved the Calls Creek Plant Upgrade to 3 MGD Phase 1 
  • Approved the alcohol license request for The Chop House; 2055 Oconee Connector; Athens with Nick Joiner as the Registered Agent 

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