Friday, June 29, 2012

Nonpartisan Oconee County Candidate Forums on July 9 and 10 To Include Session On T-SPLOST Legislative History

July 31 Primaries

Two nonpartisan forums in which citizens will have the chance to pose their questions directly to candidates contesting races in Oconee County will be held July 9 and 10 at the Community Center in Veterans Park.

The sessions each night will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. at the Hog Mountain Road facility.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Daniells Bridge Road FOR SALE Signs Signal Changes in Some Proposed Oconee County Developments

Original Proposals Not Binding

Residents living in subdivisions along Daniells Bridge Road were confronted with a new For Sale sign last month for a property in the sharp curve as the roadway veers away from the entrance ramp to SR Loop 10.

That property had been rezoned by the Board of Commissioners in December of 2008 despite protest from residents of the subdivisions who felt that the traffic generated by the proposed office building would make the roadway even more dangerous.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Oconee County Commissioners Hear Report on Sewer Capacity Fee Investigation

“We Had A Mess”

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners on May 29 brought at least a temporary close to a two-year investigation of how the county handles sewer capacity fees when county Administrative Officer Alan Theriault read a nine-minute-long report on that investigation into the public record.

“Frankly, we had a mess,” said Commissioner Jim Luke at the end of the report, given as part of the regular Commission meeting. He said he was pleased with what the county had done to address the problem.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Oconee County Customers To Begin Paying More For Water and Sewer Services on July 1

Hard Labor Creek Debt Service Up

Oconee County water and sewer customers will begin paying higher rates on July 1 as part of the budget passed by the Oconee County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday.

The base rate for residential water customers will go from $17.50 per month to $18.00, or an increase of 2.9 percent.