Attendees at Tuesday morning’s South Hall Business Coalition breakfast weren’t at all surprised to hear a report from the featured speaker that strong growth continues in Hall County: in order to get to the monthly event most of them had to navigate around construction barrels or wait as road crews stopped traffic to allow concrete trucks access to freshly graded building sites.
Hall County voters will be asked to approve an extension of the existing one-penny sales tax dedicated for the advancement of education in the county, and for approval for the Hall County and Gainesville City School Systems to raise funds through the sale of government obligation bonds.
By a vote of 5-2 the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board recommended approval Tuesday evening of a package of amendments to the city’s Unified Land Development Code, but even those voting for passage of the package admit there will need to be significant modification to at least one of the eleven amendments.
The long-planned Sardis Road Connector is one step closer to ground breaking after Hall County Commissioners agreed at their work session Monday afternoon to move onto the consent agenda for Thursday’s voting session the approval of a contract with Croy Engineering of Marietta for right-of-way acquisition services.
It is seldom local governments are faced with decisions about how to spend unused and excess sales tax revenues, but city leaders in Flowery Branch know exactly where they want those untargeted dollars to go.
She is 82-years old but doesn’t look her age; she was birthed from tragedy; a recent facelift has given her renewed prominence; she can tell stories of Gainesville’s past like no one else. She is the Gainesville City Hall.