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3 things to know before May 9 Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting
Subdivision, jail medical contract up for vote
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An East Hall subdivision, contracts for health care at the Hall County Jail and a cell tower off Browns Bridge Road will all be up for consideration from the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.

East Hall subdivision

Commissioners will vote Thursday on a 65-home subdivision at the intersection of Barrett Road and Dorsey Peek Road in East Hall.

The 71-acre property off of Athens Highway would be rezoned from agricultural residential to planned residential development. The Hall County Planning Commission approved the rezoning on April 15.

The homes will be a minimum of 1,600 square feet for ranch homes and 1,800 square feet for two-story homes, with cement siding. Homes will have individual septic tanks, which area resident Doug Nassaur said concerned him at the April 15 meeting.

“When there’s a rain, that entire property sheets (water) onto our upper pastures,” Nassaur said. “So, if all of the sudden, we have 60-some lots up there with septic (tanks), where is all that drain field going? Right onto our property.”

Chris Braswell, planning commission chairman, recommended that Buford developer Jason Jackson meet with neighbors to discuss their concerns. Braswell also added a condition that no widespread grading be done on the property.

Health services at the Hall County Jail

Commissioners will also vote on a contract with Correctional Nursing Services, a company that would provide health care services for inmates at the Hall County Jail. The estimated contract cost is $900,000, based on a count of 1,100 inmates and includes wages for registered nurse supervisors, licensed practical nurses on weekdays, weekends and holidays, as well as clerks.

Another contract up for a vote is with Dr. Linwood Zoller, who would also provide medical services at the jail for $168,246.

Both contracts are for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins in July.

Telecommunication tower on Delta Drive

Eco-Site, a North Carolina-based tower communication company, has applied to build a 150-foot tower on Delta Drive near the intersection with Browns Bridge Road. Commissioners will vote on the request Thursday.

The planning commission recommended approval on April 15. No one spoke in opposition at that meeting.

Hall County Board of Commissioners

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9

Where: Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

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