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Posted on: February 4, 2021

February 2 BOC Meeting Highlights

Oconee County News

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The following actions were taken at the meeting:

•          Approved amendments to the Timber Harvesting Ordinance

•          Authorized validation of general obligation bonds connected with SPLOST 2021 election

•          Approved with one condition Rezone No. P20­0199 for 2.0 acres located at 2751 New High Shoals Road to rezone portion of property from AG (Agricultural District) to AR (Agricultural Residential District) for the purpose of subdividing 2.0 acres from the parent parcel

•          Approved with one condition Rezone No. P20­0219 for 4.47 acres located at 1101 Old Barnett Shoals Road to rezone from AG (Agricultural Residential District) to AR (Agricultural Residential District) for the purpose of subdividing property into two lots

•          Approved with conditions Rezone No. P20­0235 for 20.23 acres located at 4060 Mars Hill Road to rezone property from AG (Agricultural District) to B­2 (Highway Business District) to allow a multi­ use commercial development

•          Approved with conditions Special Use No. P20­0236 for 14.6 acres located at 4060 Mars Hill Road currently zoned AG (Agricultural District) for a mini­warehouse/self­storage facility as a component of a multi­use commercial development

•          Approved with conditions Rezone No. P20­0238 for 14.88  acres located at 2881 Monroe Highway to rezone from OIP (Office Institutional Professional District) to OIP with modifications to Rezone No. 7282 to develop senior living community

•          Approve with one condition Special Use No. P20­0239 for 6.16 acres located at 3720 Mars Hill Road zoned R­1 (Single Family Residential) and AG (Agricultural District) to modify conditions of Special Use No. 5649 to allow conversion of existing storage building into classroom space

•          Appointed Rebecca Anglin as Board of Elections Chair and Director of Elections and Registration 

A resident of Oconee County, Rebecca Anglin brings twenty years of elections experience with duties ranging from polling site worker and manager to elections assistant within the office.  She has received both the state required Georgia Election Official Certification and additional Georgia Registrar Official Certification.  She has trained in the evolving elections laws, voter registration and database maintenance requirements.  She has learned the new state law requirements, including use and programming of the current elections equipment and performed the Logic and Accuracy testing on voting machines.  Rebecca has also recruited and taught numerous elections workers on conducting elections. 

•          Amended small paving contract with Garrett Paving for Hog Mountain Road Widening Project for an increase not to exceed $82,690

•          Awarded contract for FY2021 Resurfacing Project to include Spartan Lane, portions of Belfair Subdivision, and Hog Mountain Road (after the widening project) to C.W. Matthews for $3,502,580

•          Approved budget amendment to the FY21 budget to allow payoff of leases and installment sales agreements 

•          Approved Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Submittal Plan

•          Approved bid award for the Eagle Tavern and Central School Projects Request for Proposal (RFP) to Garland & Associates Contractors, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $422,000.00; funding provided from the 2009 Historic and Scenic Facilities SPLOST and an amendment to the FY21 General Fund

•          Approved bid award to Current Edge Solutions, LLC, for generators at Fire Stations and Senior Center in an amount not to exceed $208,013.40 with $176,811.39 from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security) with a net cost to the county of $31,202.01; the FY21 Budget is amended to allow for the usage of Fund Balance

•          Approved bid award for County Bridge Repair Project to JHC Corporation in an amount not to exceed $142,000.00; upon approval of the Project Bid Award, the FY21 General Fund Budget is amended

•          Approved contract amendment to the FY2020 Resurfacing Project to include the two remaining streets in the Stonebridge Subdivision in an amount not to exceed $142,408.83 with C.W. Mathews Contracting Company, Inc., for a total of $2,236,545.83 for the project; funding for the project is included in the Public Works FY21 General Fund Budget

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