ACCG intern grant would facilitate Lumpkin County healthcare discussion


DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Commissioners are expected to vote on an Association of County Commissioners Georgia (ACCG) grant that would fund the hiring of an intern to coordinate a “Community Healthcare” discussion when the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners meets Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The grant would pay an intern $10 per hour for up to 200 hours to coordinate and co-lead “Community Healthcare Discussion” groups and analyze and interpret data collected from surveys. The county’s only financial contribution would be $250 and the intern would work under the direction of Commissioner David Miller, who suggested the study during a recent meeting.

Commissioners must also vote on a request by the Lumpkin County Water and Sewer Authority (LCWSA) to use the ground water well at Blackburn Park as a source of water for its Ga. 400 water system.

Several key contracts will also be on the agenda, including one with Atlanta-based Mauldin & Jenkins to provide the county audit at a cost of $41,000. Mauldin & Jenkins has provided that service for Lumpkin County since 2007.

Another contract to be considered is with Bachman & Associates for the schematic design phase of the Chestatee Regional Library System at a cost of $35,280.

Also up for a decision Tuesday is the 2018 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) work plan that was presented to commissioners at the annual retreat. The plan is a guide for the use of funds approved by commissioners based on the program as approved by the voters.

The program is designed to ensure programs stay within budget and provide time for staff to research and make sure all projects submitted are SPLOST eligible. All projects presented will fall within the guidelines of the original program approved by the voters.

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

Resolutions to be considered include:

  • Revisions to the county Animal Ordinance;
  • Revisions to the alcohol beverage catering fees and special event fees;
  • Revisions to the alcohol and drug testing policy;
  • Appointments to the Park and Recreation Advisory Board;
  • Appointments to the Department of Family and Children Services Board; and
  • Appointments to the Joint Development Authority of Lumpkin, Dawson and White counties.


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