Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Mayor And Council Of Bishop Took Special Route In Rezoning Property For Dollar General

***Mayor Feared Convenience Store Would Not Accept Delays***

The Mayor and Town Council of Bishop bypassed the Oconee County planning staff and the county Planning Commission when it rezoned property for a Dollar General earlier this month.

“Dollar General was going to walk away,” Bishop Mayor Johnny Pritchett said in explaining that action.

The city has had an agreement with the county since 1991 calling for the county planning staff to administer its zoning laws and has had a seat on the county Planning Commission since 1982.