Commissioners will hire ‘community healthcare’ intern


DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept an Association of County Commissioners Georgia (ACCG) grant to fund the hiring of an intern who will coordinate a “community healthcare” discussion, coordinate and co-lead groups and analyze and interpret data collected in surveys.

The grant will pay the intern, who will work under the direction of Commissioner David Miller, $10 per hour for up to 200 hours. The county’s total contribution to the grant will be $250. Miller, who brought the idea to the board, thanked board members for their support.

Commissioners also approved a request by the Lumpkin County Water and Sewer Authority (LCWSA) to deed the ground water well at Blackburn Park over to LCWSA for use as a water source for the Ga. 400 system with the caveat that if the Georgia Environmental Protection Division does not approve the well as a water source, ownership will revert back to the county.

Commissioners denied a request by the owner of Barefoot Hills Hotel to waive penalties, interest and non-payment fees accrued on rentals between March through October 2017.

The board unanimously approved:

  • A lease agreement for the Adult Learning Center;
  • A canoe launch sublease with Appalachian Outfitters (Comm. Stringer recused himself); and
  • A canoe launch sublease with Hall’s Mill Enterprises (Comm. Stringer recused himself).

Resolutions approved unanimously by the board include:

  • Dissolution of the Airport Committee;
  • Appointment of Airport Authority members Larry Odom, Gene Gawthrop, Archie Bowling, Jimmy Berrong and Chris Dockery;
  • Appointment of Lumpkin County Library Board of Trustees member Kaye Campagnoli;
  • Appointment of Hospital Authority members Leland Cox and Larry Charles;
  • Appointment of Public Building Authority members W. Franklin Youngblood and Daniel Harding; and
  • Appointment of Upper Etowah River Alliance member Dr. Robert Fuller.


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