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Posted on: January 4, 2023

January 3 BOC Meeting Highlights

BOC Chamber

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. 

The following actions were taken at the meeting:

  • Announcements
    • Remember the family of Junior Watson who worked for Oconee County for over 50 years who recently passed away at the age of 90
    • Thanks to county employees and fire rescue volunteers who spent the Christmas weekend helping with weather related water issues
    • Sales tax revenue exceeded $1 million dollars for the first time 
    • Charter Spectrum Broadband project is underway with the installation in December of the first cabinet for the network that will bring internet service to currently underserved areas of the county
  • A brief swearing in ceremony for re-elected Commissioners Chuck Horton and Amrey Harden was held 
  • Approved with conditions Rezone #P22-0252 from R2 MPD (Two Family Residential District) to OBP (Office-Business Park District) for ± 3.33 acres located at 3651 Mars Hill Road
  • Approved with conditions Rezone #P22-0253 for Change in Conditions of Approval for Case #6797 for ± 2.6 acres located at 8801 Macon Highway
  • Approved with conditions Special Use #P22-0254 for Special Use Approval for Self-Storage in B2 zoning for ± 2.6 acres located at  8801 Macon Highway
  • Approved with one condition Variance #P22-0255 for a Special Exception for a reduction in required landscape buffer between adjacent uses for ± 2.6 acres located at 8801 Macon Highway
  • Approved with conditions Rezone #P22-0257 for a Change in Conditions of Approval for Case #4706 for ± 2.18 acres located on Old Macon Highway
  • Approved with conditions Special Use #P22-0256 for Special Use Approval for Self-Storage in B2 zoning for ± 2.18 acres located on Old Macon Highway
  • Approved with conditions Special Use #P22-0260 for a Change in Conditions of Approval for Case #7034 for ± 114 acres located at 4080 Barnett Shoals Road
  • Approved Resolution for Homestead Exemption Changes
  • Approved Contract with Corporate Environments for Administrative Building FFE 
  • Approved Budget Submittal Plan 
  • Approved the 2023 Alcohol License Renewal for A&P Management dba Chevron Food Mart; 5300 Macon Highway, Bishop, with Sahil Kumar as the Registered Agent 
  • Approved the Alcohol License Request for Bobalicious Cafe & Sushi One; 1430 Capitol Avenue, Watkinsville, with Hang "Julie" Nguyen as the Registered Agent 
  • Approved seeking sealed bids for the Government Annex and Oconee County Library Buildings
  • Approved Conveyance of the Post Office Land to the Oconee County Industrial Development Authority 

For more information about Oconee County Government, visit www.oconeecounty.com.

Watch videos of Board of Commissioners meetings on the county’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmtvTm8RGjiwmHUO8DP1mw

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