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City Council and County Commission vote to move forward with TSPLOST Referendum

The City Council and County Commission voted to move forward with the next TSPLOST referendum. Citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the TSPLOST referendum on May 19th. The proposed TSPLOST will be imposed at 1% and the total estimated amount is $45,000,0000 with the county receiving 91% and the city receiving 9%.

Here's a list of projects for the proposed TSPLOST:


Here's the list of possible projects for the proposed TSPLOST referendum planned for the May 19th election

The City Council and County Commission will meet at City Hall on January 14th at 5:00pm to vote on placing the next TSPLOST referendum on the May 19th ballot. The proposed TSPLOST will be imposed at 1% and the total estimated amount is $45,000,0000 with the county receiving 91% and the city receiving 9%.

Here's a list of possible projects from the meeting "Agenda Packet" on the county's website:





The Board of Commissioners denied a request to purchase Zencity software that tracks social media interactions

The Board of Commissioners denied a request to purchase Zencity software that tracks social media interactions.

The Board of Commissioners voted on 3 high density rezoning applications yesterday

*The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to deny a rezoning request for 140 townhomes on Lumpkin Campground Road yesterday.
*The Board of Commissioners voted to approve the project near the old Kroger 3-1 with Commissioner Fausett opposed. After negotiations between the Kilough Residential Community Taskforce and the developer, the proposed townhomes were removed from the project.
*The Board of Commissioners voted to approve an update to zoning stipulations for the Dawson Forest Rd. project beside Riley Place 3-1 with Commissioner Fausett opposed. The developer and the Board agreed to remove the commercial component of the project.



Board of Commissioners to vote on rezoning applications with a total of 722 new homes proposed

Lumpkin Campground Road North and Highway 53 East / ZA 19-16

Zoning Request:  Rezone property from Commercial Highway Business to Residential Multi-Family

Proposal: 140 Townhomes

Size: 25.36 acres

Density: 5.98 units/acre

Planning Commission's Recommendation: Approval with the following stipulations:

1. The main entrance to the North and align with commercial business entrance to allow for a plus intersection.
2. Final recommendations following traffic study.
3. Developer shall address ZA 10-08 stipulation #5 and dedicate 20' of additional Right of Way for future expansion.
4. Project shall meet current Dawson County Stormwater requirements during construction design phase.




Dawson Forest Road West (beside Riley Place) / ZA 19-19

Zoning Request:  Update zoning stipulations from 2007

Proposal:  105 Single Family Homes
                   117 Townhomes
                   3 Baseball Fields

Size: 98 acres

Density: 2.26 units/acre

Planning Commission's Recommendation: Denial




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Board of Commissioners to vote on 140 townhomes today at 6:00pm

Ridgeline Land Planning submitted a request to rezone 25 acres from C-HB (Commercial Highway Business) to RMF (Residential Multifamily) and C-HB (Commercial Highway Business).  There are 2 parcels involved. According to the rezoning application (ZA 19-16), the smaller parcel that touches Highway 53 will remain commercial with a change in boundaries. The proposal for the larger parcel includes 140 Townhomes and amenities.
What is the density?
5.98 Residential Units per Acre
Is the proposal in conformance with the Future Land Use Plan (FLUP)?
No, rezoning the larger parcel from Commercial Highway Business to Residential Multifamily is not in conformance with the FLUP.  The future land use designation for both parcels is Commercial Highway Business. 
Dawson County ordinances require conformance with the Future Land Use Plan. In other words, the Board of Commissioners have a mandate to rezone only if the proposed change in land designation matches the future land use designation set forth …