Stephens Co. Commission Holds Regular Meeting

Stephens County continues steps to get ready for the implementation of a single voting precinct later this year.

Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a motion to authorize termination of a lease for U.S. Forest Service property on Highway 184 that has been the location of the Currahee voting precinct. In addition, the county’s motion allows the Forest Service to remove the building.

According to Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley, the building has only been used to her knowledge to serve as the location for the Currahee voting precinct.

That building will no longer be necessary as Stephens County is switching to a single voting center on Election Day for future county elections, beginning with this November’s planned SPLOST VI election.

That single voting precinct will be at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane.

Also at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting, commissioners unanimously approved of the purchase of a 3-ton water source heat pump and a 2-½-ton heat pump for the Department of Family and Children’s Services building out of the county’s Capital Projects Fund.

In addition, county commissioners also unanimously approved the purchase of a pressure washer for $4,900 and a break driver for just under $4,800. Funds for those purchases are coming from proceeds raised from the sale of scrap metal by the county’s road department.

In other action from Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting:

  • Commissioners unanimously approved an alcohol license for the Calico Country Store
  • Commissioners unanimously approved multiple FY 2013 budget amendments. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, all of the budget amendments were within departments
  • Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with GIS1.Net for annual parcel and road centerline maintenance for the Stephens County Tax Assessor’s Office