City Limits Newsletter, November 2015

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The City of Dahlonega's monthly electronic newsletter, City Limits, communicates information such as government operations and service, accomplishments, notifications, and special events to all Dahlonega residents.

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Property Tax Rate

In order to better maintain City streets a one mill increase in the property tax rate was approved by the Council to create a Capital Projects Fund. Most residential property owners with homestead exemption will see no change or a slight change in their annual property tax bill. The majority of the effect will be on commercial retail and rental housing properties. Changes will take effect with the 2015 property tax bills due in November.

 
Public Works Crews Out & About

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City street crews have been painting curbs, improving crosswalks and sidewalks, and upgrading handicap accessibility. These improvements help to facilitate pedestrian movement throughout the downtown area.

You may have also noticed our Water Distribution and Sewer Collection teams repairing and upgrading drinking water and sanitary sewer lines throughout the city. They've also overseen the installation of several hundred feet of new 6" water main along Happy Hollow Road.

Our Solid Waste workers and grass cutting crews continue to keep the City looking good and were instrumental in preparing the downtown area for celebrations like the 4th of July.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant employees continue to keep the City in compliance with state regulations and are preparing for the 2016 plant upgrade that will ensure adequate capacity for decades to come.

 
Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Downtown Dahlonega

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The City of Dahlonega is committed to promoting electric vehicle usage and charging stations. The EV Charging Station project is a step forward in supporting sustainability, reducing CO2 emissions, and demonstrating to electric vehicle owners they can visit, commute, or run errands around Dahlonega without worrying about running out of power away from home.  

The unit is conveniently located next to Dahlonega’s most popular shopping, dining, and lodging destinations. Users can search "Dahlonega, GA" HERE for the location, availability, and pricing of the station.

Visit the Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Program's website HERE for more information on parking in Downtown Dahlonega.

Parking Spaces for Electric Vehicles Ordinance 2015-2

 
Public Hearing Notice State of Georgia’s Annual Action Plan Federal Fiscal Year 2015/State Fiscal Year 2016

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is currently preparing the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Action Plan that details how the State proposes to use the resources during the State Fiscal Year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.

The Plan covers the federal funded programs requirements from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME); Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG); and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Programs. The Consolidated Plan describes Georgia's existing housing conditions and how state, local, private and federal resources will be used to address the identified needs during that five year period.

A key component in the successful development of the Annual Action Plan is the citizen participation process through which the State receives public input and direction on the state's housing and community development needs. The State has scheduled three public hearings to solicit citizen input. Download more information HERE.

 
McCullough Receives Certificate of Excellence

14494448741 b5671eb7fa oDahlonega Mayor Gary McCullough received the prestigious Certificate of Excellence from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) 81st Annual Convention in Savannah on June 23.

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