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The Local Agenda: Schedule conflict scrambles county meeting schedule
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Due to a scheduling conflict, the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Board meetings are normally held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. The next meeting after this week is scheduled for April 25, at 6 p.m., its normal time.

Hall County commissioners to consider grant applications

Several grants are likely to be considered at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday afternoon.

The commission’s work session agenda had several applications on the agenda, including grants from the U.S. Department of Justice for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership program and the State Criminal Alien Assistance program.

It will also consider a grant application to the Governor’s Water Supply program.

Gainesville City Council to hear more budget presentations

The Gainesville City Council will hear more budget presentations at its Thursday morning work session.

Council members are expected to hear from Melvin Cooper, director of Parks and Recreation; Rodger Hogan, director of the Chattahoochee Golf Course; Fire Chief Jerome Yarbrough; and Police Chief Brian Kelly.

The City Council is also scheduled to hear several business resolutions, including write-offs for delinquent personal property tax, uncollectible water receivables, airport hangar receivables and returned checks.

Tina Wetherford, Public Utilities Finance and Administration Division manager, is expected to discuss the department’s account service fee.

Planned Dawsonville Highway shopping center makes zoning request

Barry Conner, developer of the planned 25-acre Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway retail center near the Lakeshore Heights subdivision, is expected to ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals today for approval to build close to a stream on the southeastern side of the site.

Conner has approval from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and from the Army Corps of Engineers.

The board will also hear from Foote Miller Properties LLC.

The owner of a car repair business on Corporate Drive off of Browns Bridge Road wants to redevelop a car wash facility on the northwest side of the intersection of McEver and Gould roads. It would tear down the car wash and build an auto repair building. The auto repair business would move to the new location as part of a land swap with Milton Martin Honda.

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