Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The vote Tuesday during a meeting held in a packed courtroom at the Oconee County Courthouse was unanimous.
Tuesday, May 7
In front of a crowd of over 160 packed into a courtroom Tuesday night, Oconee County commissioners voted unanimously to deny the Bernard Garrett family's request for a special use permit to convert a piece of their land on Dials Mill Road into a Recycling and Materials Recovery Facility, Lee Becker of Oconee County Observations reports. Also denied unanimously was a request for a variance that would have allowed for increased truck traffic along the road, Becker told Patch. The hearing lasted for more than an hour, followed by at least 20 minutes of deliberations by the Board, he said. Oconee County Observations and Patch will follow up with more details by Wednesday night. Photos from the hearing were shared on the Oconee County, Ga. …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Opponents are voicing their concerns on social media and a newly-created website.
Opponents of the proposed Recycling and Materials Recovery Facility on Dials Mill Road have taken to social media and an online petitions website to spread their message. The Facebook Page Don't Sort Trash On Our Doorstep, which carries the message,"tell the Oconee County Board of Commissioners that waste sorting facilities and residential neighborhoods don't mix!", had 47 "likes" as of Friday afternoon. The website Stop the Dump urges community members to get involved and turn out to the next meeting of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners for a public hearing on the matter. And a petition has also been circulating around the county. Its online version had garnered nearly 100 signatures as of 5 p.m. Friday. The family of Bernard …
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.
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.
Monday, March 25, 2013
At Tuesday's meeting, there will also be a first reading and public hearing of proposed amendments to the Unified Development Code.
Monday, March 25
Here's the draft agenda of Tuesday's 7 p.m. work session of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners: 1. Approval of Agenda 2. Statements and Remarks from Commissioners. 3. Statements and Remarks from Citizens. 4. Presentation of 1938 Central School House photograph – Blake Giles on behalf of Vinnie Williams (Oconee Enterprise). 5. Interview applicants to the Animal Control Advisory Board for three two-year terms, expiring June 30, 2015. 6. Interview applicants to the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission for four three-year terms, expiring June 30, 2016. 7. Interview applicants to the Family and Children Services Board for two unexpired five-year terms, expiring June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2017; and one five-year term expiring June 30, …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
It's time for commissioners to plan for FY14.
Wednesday, March 13
Oconee County Commissioners will be holding a series of meetings next week to hear presentations concerning the fiscal year 2014 budget. On Monday, March 18, the Board will hear from the following offices and departments: 5:30 p.m. Sheriff’s Office: Law Enforcement/Jail/ E911 6:15 p.m. Animal Control 6:30 p.m. Fire/EMA/EMS 7:15 p.m. Coroner 7:30 p.m. Public Works/Road/Sanitation The next day, commissioners will resume meetings starting at 9 a.m.and conclude around 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Human Resources 9:15 a.m. Board of Elections 9:30 a.m. Property Appraisal 9:45 a.m. Tax Commissioner 10:00 a.m. Probate Court/Law Library 10:15 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. Magistrate Court Superior Court Clerk of Courts 11:15 a.m. Juvenile Court 11:30 a.m. District …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Oconee County Board of Commissioners is set on Tuesday night to change how members of the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir Management Board are appointed.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Apply now for the part-time position.
Tuesday, January 29
Employer: Oconee County Government Description: Oconee County is seeking a part-time assistant to work in the office of the Board of Commissioners. Here's a list of minimum qualifications: High school diploma or GED; supplemented by college level course work or vocational training in clerical or secretarial skills; supplemented by three (3) to five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes clerical or secretarial work, with some computer experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. May be required to possess and maintain a commission as Notary Public. See the attached PDF for job details. How to …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday declaring Dec. 2, 2012 "Harriette Browning Day."
A retirement reception will be held for Harriette Browning on Dec. 2, 2012 at the Oconee County Civic Center from 3-5 p.m. All are invited to attend. You might also be interested in reading: Oconee's Longtime Tax Commissioner to Retire Jennifer Riddle Elected Oconee Tax Commissioner Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A free Distracted Driving and Decision Making seminar will be held at North Oconee High School this evening.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Weather: There's a 60 percent of showers, according to the Weather Channel, and highs will be in the low 60s. Expect partly cloudy skies overnight and a low of around 40 degrees. Top things to know: Be sure to check the Oconee Patch event calendar for more events. Have an event you would like added to the calendar? Click here to post it.