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Oconee County Commissioners Discuss Future Issues at “Visioning” Session in Veterans Park

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners spent just less than five hours today in a “visioning” session at Veterans Park.

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners spent just less than five hours today in a “visioning” session at Veterans Park, discussing topics from zoning, sewerage treatment, traffic, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax initiatives, citizen advisory committee membership, and farmland protection.

Nothing concrete was decided at the meeting, and, in fact, BOC Chairman Melvin Davis warned that the comments of commissioners should be taken as preliminary, rather than “the final thoughts” on any given issue.

Davis said the commissioners had the advantage of working with a “blank pad,” since the county is just coming out of a slow growth period, and that situation contrasted with what was transpiring at past sessions, when growth was fast and problems were pressing.

Davis said the session was designed to allow the commissioners to “get a general idea on the direction of Oconee County.”

Davis told the few citizens present–a total of six attended during the day–that they were not going to be given a chance to talk, and they were not.

Davis said the BOC valued citizen input and would seek it at some point in the future.

For more information on the session, go to Oconee County Observations.

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