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Attorney Prepared to Brief Oconee County Commissioners on Enabling Legislation

Oconee County Attorney Daniel Haygood has prepared a three-page “synthesis” of the county’s enabling legislation for the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday.

Oconee County Attorney Daniel Haygood has prepared a three-page “synthesis” of the county’s enabling legislation as a starting point for continued discussions Tuesday evening by the Board of Commissioners of changes in those documents.

Haygood boiled down legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly for the county since 1917. He broke his summary into 12 “sections” that establish a “board of commissioners of roads and revenues” for the county and specify how it operates.

The form of government in Georgia is established by legislation, not by the constitution, and Commissioner John Daniell is proposing that the BOC ask the legislature to make some modifications to the Oconee County legislation when the Assembly meets in January.

Haygood prepared the documents after he offered to do that for the commissioners as a first step in considering any changes.

At that meeting, Daniell proposed three changes.

But other commissioners were somewhat cool to the idea.

For details on the discussion and what is behind it, go to Oconee County Observations.

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