While residents in subdivisions near the proposed materials recovery facility on Dials Mill Road have been most outspoken, the decision the county makes could affect others in county.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The new law also increases penalties for those caught boating while intoxicated.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 136, a bill to strengthen public safety on Georgia's waterways, on Tuesday, April 22, at the Holiday Marina at Lake Lanier. The legislation, a portion of which is known as the Jake and Griffin Prince BUI Law, lowers the legal blood-alcohol content for boaters from a .10 to .08. The new law also increases penalties for those found to be boating while intoxicated. “Far too many tragedies have occurred as a result of boating under the influence and inadequate boater education,” Deal said in a released statement. “Last June, I vowed to work with the General Assembly to pass legislation in honor of Jake and Griffin Prince, who lost their lives last summer in a tragic accident. As I have said, if you are too drunk to…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Georgia Department of Transportation has told Oconee County officials it expects to have money to spend on state highway improvements in the region.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
"Allowing this Recycling and Material Recovery Facility would be a direct contradiction of the Vision for Oconee County," Sherry Tirri opines.
The Oconee County Planning Commission's decision this week to recommend to the Board of Commissioners approval of a permit for a Materials Recovery Facility on Dials Mill Road isn't sitting well with neighbor Sherry Tirri. She's written a letter (see attached PDF) to commissioners urging them to vote to deny her uncle Bernard Garrett's and Harvest Recycling's request to build a 26,000 square foot "open air" solid waste handling facility that provides for the extraction from solid waste of recoverable materials, materials suitable for use as a fuel or soil amendment or any combination of such materials. In the special use permit application (attached as a PDF), which Oconee County Observations reports was criticized by planning staff, …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Oconee County Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend to the Board of Commissioners that it approve a special use permit for construction of a materials recovery facility.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Oconee County officials have agreed to allow Oconee Waste Transport to continue to operate during hours that Magistrate Court Judge Eric Norris found are in violation of the county zoning ordinance.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Oconee County planning staff is not recommending approval of a special use permit that Bernard A. Garrett is requesting for a recycling facility at 1441 Dials Mill Road.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Applications are being accepted for a collection site attendant.
Employer: Oconee County Government Description: A part-time, as needed position is open for COLLECTION SITE ATTENDANT through the Sanitation Department. A high school diploma or GED is required and applicants must have a valid driver's license. See the attached pdf for more details. How to Apply: Submit applications from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Oconee County Board of Commissioners' Human Resources Office at 23 North Main Street (Oconee County Courthouse), Room 203. Applications may be downloaded online. Deadline: Until filled - Click here to check the availability of this position.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
State Sen. Bill Cowsert decides against a bid prompting Ga. Rep. Bruce Williamson to give it "prayerful consideration."
Since U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) announced in February that he would be seeking the Senate seat to be vacated by Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, there has been speculation about who would be looking to replace Broun. After the April monthly GOP meeting in Monroe on Monday, Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson's name has seriously entered the mix. "Last night, our long-term Senator, Bill Cowsert, decided to take his name out of consideration for Paul Broun's Congressional seat race. Since his announcement, we have been encouraged by dozens of supporters across the district to consider running for the seat. Given our strong, life-long connections to this part of Georgia, we are giving it prayerful consideration and will take some …
At Wednesday's meeting, council will also discuss the addition of court fines to the Municipal Court Fine Schedule and hold the first public hearing on the FY14 budget.
Here's what's on the agenda for the 7 p.m. Wednesday meeting of Watkinsville Council: CALL TO ORDER QUORUM CHECK MINUTES APPEARANCES ADMINISTRATION MAYOR’S REPORT CITIZEN’S COMMENTS OLD BUSINESS NEW BUSINESS ADJOURN