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Oconee County Commissioners Accept Chairman Recommendation to Replace Former Commissioner On Boards

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept Chairman Melvin Davis’ recommendation that former commissioner Chuck Horton be removed from two boards.

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept Chairman Melvin Davis’ recommendation that former commissioner Chuck Horton be removed from two government boards, though Horton could have continued to serve on each as a citizen.

The commissioners decided to replace Horton with one of their own, rather than advertise for citizens to fill the positions.

The commissioners did agree, at least informally, to consider adding a citizen to the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir Management Board at some point in the future.

That citizen would serve as an alternate, rather than as a voting member. The current rules allow for a citizen to serve as a voting member, but not as an alternate.

In other action Tuesday night, the BOC turned down a request by the new owners of now-dormant Pebble Creek Subdivision on SR 15 south of Watkinsville to be allowed to build 1,800-square-foot homes rather than the minimum 2,700-square-foot homes required when the property initially was rezoned in 2004.

For more on Tuesday night's meeting, go to Oconee County Observations.

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