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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Oconee County BOC October 1 Meeting Highlights

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The following actions were taken at the meeting:

  • An announcement was made about the Town Hall Meeting to be held Tuesday, October 8, at 6 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park, which will include an update regarding the Hard Labor Creek Reservoir and a progress report on the Economic Development Task Force
  • The Coroner’s Office gave a report on a $41,806 grant it received from the National Institute of Justice
  • A proclamation was presented recognizing National 4-H Week, and Oconee County Master 4-H Recipients and Northeast Georgia District Directors were also recognized
  • The following text amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC) were approved:
    • Article 14 – Outdated departmental staff titles and roles were revised and updated, the text amendment process was updated, and the Development Review Committee role was updated to match the definition in Articles 5 & 15
    • Article 15 - Outdated departmental staff titles and roles were revised and updated and definitions were added, deleted, and amended to mirror changes in UDC Articles 1-14
    • Appendix A – The NSS District was updated to a B-1 District to reflect changes in Article 2
    • Appendix B – All example images of alternative tower and antenna structures were updated
    • Appendix C – Procedures for accessing departmental checklists were updated
  • Approved Rezone No. 7853 on Moores Ford Road
  • Approved deviation from minimum roof pitch for home on Sims Drive
  • Approved deviation from minimum roof pitch for home on Freeman Creek Road
  • Approved purchase of 2019 Sutphen Engine for Fire Station 5
  • Approved Tourism and Visitors Bureau contract
  • Approved Herman C. Michael tennis court project
  • Approved FY20 Oconee County road resurfacing program
  • Approved rights-of-way conveyance with Ellington Farms Development Partners for streets within Wildflower Meadows Subdivision Phases Two and Three