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Hall County Board of Commissioners extends window for this long-delayed project
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Flat Creek flows through bottom land along Galde Farm Road where the proposed Glades Reservoir is to be located.

Update: The proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall is still on the county’s radar.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted on the annual extension of the letter of intent for the project.


Dirt landfill gets approval with conditions


A 12-acre property at 1563 Calvary Church Road was approved for a landfill with several conditions.

The project was approved as part of a rezoning from light industrial to planned industrial development.

A hydro-excavating business would use the site to dispose of water and dirt. Hydro-excavating uses pressurized water to remove soil, often to expose underground utilities. Then, the mud is vacuumed into a debris tank to be emptied.

“This is not in the traditional sense a landfill,” said Josh Scoggins, attorney for the applicant, Clyde Davis Broadway Jr. “This dirt is recycled. Once it is dried, it is then resold as fill dirt … or used to fill in developments.”



The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on a letter of intent for a North Hall reservoir project that has been at a standstill for years. A landfill for disposal of mud on Calvary Church Road is also up for a vote.


Glades Reservoir letter of intent extension

The proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall is still not entirely off the table, and commissioners will vote Thursday on the annual extension of the letter of intent for the project.

The county already owns 850 acres between Clermont and Lula and has long considered building a reservoir on the property as an additional water supply source for the community. 

Permitting work on the reservoir stopped in 2016, when the Georgia Environmental Protection Division said the project was not needed to meet the state’s water supply needs through 2050. Judson Turner, then-EPD director, said in a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that revised population projections showed slower growth, so the new reservoir would not be necessary.

County officials disagree with those population estimates and would still like to see the reservoir built.

The letter of intent for the project has been renewed every year since 2010. 


Inert landfill on Calvary Church Road

A 12-acre property at 1563 Calvary Church Road could become a landfill for mud, if commissioners approve the request Thursday.

The property would be rezoned from light industrial to heavy industrial, and the request is a use subject to commissioners’ approval. Commissioners tabled the item on Oct. 24.

A hydro-excavating business would use the site to dispose of water and dirt. Hydro-excavating uses pressurized water to remove soil, often to expose underground utilities. Then, the mud is vacuumed into a debris tank to be emptied.

The Hall County Planning Commission approved the proposal Oct. 7.


Hall County Board of Commissioners

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

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

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