Land Use Regulation Committee Meets

The Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee continues to meet.

The committee held its third meeting Monday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa.

During this meeting, members of the committee worked together to identify different features about Stephens County they wanted to protect. Those included things like the county’s water resources, historical sites, natural areas, and educational facilities.

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said they will now take that list and use it as a guide to help the committee move forward.

“We will take those things and we have a representative from Farm Bureau that we would like to come and speak with us, to assist us with putting some type of land management plan together to protect the dozen or so items they came up with tonight,” said Ayers.

The committee includes individuals from many sectors of the community, including poultry farmers, real estate agents, and businessmen. The county commission chose the committee members.

Ayers said the goal of the committee is to help the county make some decisions on where it wants to go on land use.

The committee tentatively set its next meeting for November 5.