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Posted on: June 8, 2022

June 7 BOC Meeting Highlights

BOC Chamber

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing for the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget immediately prior to its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2023 Budget, which includes a full millage rate rollback to offset an increase in property values.

The following actions were taken at the Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting:

  • Announcements
    • Oconee County Water Resources Department will hold a public meeting on the proposed expansion of the Calls Creek Water Reclamation Facility on Tuesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. in the Community Room at Oconee Veterans Park
    • A Town Hall Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at 6 p.m. at the Oconee County Civic Center; the meeting will include a kick-off for the Comprehensive Plan Update and will be open for both in-person attendance and virtual attendance via Zoom
  • Heard update on Cole Springs Road and GDOT’s plans to provide recommendations to improve the intersection of Cole Springs Road and State Route 53 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
  • Held public hearing and approved update to the No Through Truck Ordinance, which will include all roads on the current list of No Through Truck Traffic Roads
  • Approved with conditions Rezone P22-0064 for ±2.02 acres located at 2821 Flat Rock Road from AG (Agricultural District) to AR (Agricultural Residential District)
  • Appointed Theresa Ruffen and Shannon Martin to the Oconee County Animal Services Advisory Board
  • Appointed Latanja Clark, Patricia Wining, and Lea Martin to the Oconee County Family and Children Services Board
  • Appointed Sarah Cumuze, Candice Meeler, and Dean Bright to the Oconee County Tourism and Visitors Bureau
  • Appointed Darius Johnson, Lona Panter, Brittany Siewe, and Aimee Cheek to the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission
  • Approved appointment of a Special Master for the Ethics Board 
  • Approved intergovernmental agreement with Athens-Clarke County regarding Juvenile Court Judge Compensation
  • Approved Hog Mountain Road Multi-use Path Design Services Award to Atlas Technical Systems
  • Approved Awarding Invitation to Bid for Herman C Michael Pickleball Courts to Bayne Development Group
  • Approved the Public Defender FY23 Indigent Defense Services Agreement for the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
  • Approved the Early Retirement Budget Amendment 
  • Approved Equity and Merit Adjustments 

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