Commissioners to discuss several property matters at next meeting

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold their monthly work session at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday but have also added a called meeting for a closed-door session to discuss the possible sale of real estate and open discussion regarding Economic Development activities.

The agenda released by commissioners does not indicate what property will be discussed, nor does it indicate whether or not a vote will be taken after the group returns from behind closed-doors.

The work session will include a discussion regarding a request from the American Legion Post 14 to purchase/lease the old 4-H building adjacent to the fairgrounds.

Commissioners will also discuss a rezoning request by Hulet Smith to rezone the property located at 1353 Athens Highway. Smith is asking commissioners to change the property’s zoning designation from R-1 (Residential) to GB (General Business).

If approved the location is slate to become an inbound call center.

The request has already been approved by the Elbert County Planning Commission.

Items not related to real estate on the work session agenda include declaring Nov. 15, 2016 as Foster and Adoptive Parent Appreciation Day; conducting a self-funded audit for upgrades to county-owned buildings to determine cost-saving opportunities; sell of a 200 foot radio tower declared as surplus; a shared use agreement between Elbert County and Hart County allowing the county to place an antenna on one of Hart EMC’s towers as a means of enhancing the mobile communications project for emergency services; and discussion of a GADOT grant application for the Elbert County Senior Center.

The work session will be held at the County Complex building on Forest Avenue.

Mark Berryman
News Director
WSGC Radio News

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