Commissioners Dedicate Boardroom to Dr. David J. Miller

Business, Community

LUMPKIN, GA.- The commissioner dedicated their boardroom in memory of former Commissioner Dr. David J. Miller who passed in May.

Dr. David J. Miller was a Lumpkin County Commissioner from 2017 till his passing in May of 2021. He was Commissioner for District 1. Miller was also a Professor of Healthcare Management at Brenau University.

While he was a commissioner for Lumpkin County, he held many positions such as Vice-Chair of the board, served on the Lumpkin County Board of Health, the Health Insurance Committee, and was appointed as the Board
of Commissioners’ liaison to Northeast Georgia Health Systems.

“It was certainly an honor to serve our community with Dr. Miller,” commented Chairman of the Board Chris Dockery.

Dr. David J. Miller’s wife Dr. Sue Miller unveiling the memorial plaque with assistance from Chairman of the Board Chris Dockery.

Dr. Miller’s family was present for the dedication and unveiling of the plaque that commemorates Dr. Miller. Former County Manager Stan Kelley was also in attendance for the occasion.

Additional Business

The commissioner also approved a joint proclamation with the city of Dahlonega to have the Community Helping Place Ornament be the official collector’s ornament for Lumpkin County and the City of Dahlonega for the 2021 season. The ornament’s design has not been announced as of yet.

During the meeting, the commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) and the GMP for the Aquatic Center. The GMP is the guaranteed maximum price contract between Lumpkin and Carroll Daniel Construction Company. The IGA is between the Lumpkin County Board of Education and commissioners.

Lastly, during the special called meeting, the board addressed a special land use application. The request was for a commercial shooting range at a residence. Citing code 27-51 5B and G as well as 27-73 paragraph 3, Commissioner Moran made a motion to deny the range. The vote was unanimous and the request was denied. For more information about these codes visit https://library.municode.com/ga/lumpkin_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH27LAUS_ARTVDEST_S27-51AGPRCHAR and https://library.municode.com/ga/lumpkin_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH27LAUS_ARTVIPRPE_S27-73SPLAUSAP

Commissioners discussing the land application.

“A commercial shooting range with line of fire and frequency of fire is not compatible with residential properties surrounding it in such a close proximity,” explained Commissioner District 4 Jeff Moran.

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