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PUBLIC NOTICES


The regular Hart County BOC Meeting Dates for 2024
The Meeting Times are at 6:00

January 9 & 23
February 13 & 27
March 12 & 26
April 9 & 23
May 14 & 28
June 11 & 25
July 9 & 23
August 13 & 27
September 11 & 24
October 8 & 22
November 12 & 26
December 10


HART COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

DIGEST HISTORY FOR 2023
FY2024 FINAL BUDGET FOR PUBLIC
HART COUNTY ANNUAL FINANCIAL PROPORT 9.30.2021
HART COUNTY 9.30.2022 AUDIT



Hart County Board of Commissioners is seeking a candidates to fill the following Board/Authority positions (current members’ term expires as indicated below). A brief questionnaire can be downloaded from the county’s website at www.hartcountyga.gov or by contacting the Administrative Office @ 800 Chandler Street 706-376-2024.


  • Hart County Water & Sewer Authority (1) (term expires 3/1/2024)
  • Department of Family & Children Services (3 member) (1 vacancy since 6/30/2022
  • Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D (1 members) (term expires 6/30/2024)
  • Library Board (4) (term expires 6/30/2024)
  • Avita (term expires 6/30/2024)
  • Board of Health (1) (Must be physician, nurse, dentist) (term expires 12/31/2024)
  • Board of Tax Assessors (1) (term expires 12/31/2024)
  • Chestatee/Chattahoochee RC&D (term expires 12/31/2024
  • Joint Development Authority (1) (term expires 12/31/2024)
  • Recreation Advisory Board (3) (term expires 12/31/2024)
  • Questionnaires must be submitted to the Administrative Office for Water & Sewer Authority by 2/13/2024.

    Questionnaires must be submitted to the Administrative Office for Avita, Department F&CS, GA MTNS RDC and Library Board must be submitted no later than 06/01/2024.li>

    Questionnaires must be submitted to the Administrative Office for Board Health, JDA, BOA, Chestatee/Chattahoochee RC&D no later than 11/26/2024.

    Questionnaires must be submitted to the Administrative Office for RAB no later than 11/01/2024.


    Hart County Board of Commissioners is seeking an individual to serve on the Hart County Board of Tax Assessors (term expires 12/31/2026). A brief questionnaire form can be downloaded from the county’s website at www.hartcountyga.gov or obtained at the Administrative office @ 800 Chandler Street, Hartwell (Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

    Also seeking candidates to serve on the Department of Family & Children Services to fill a vacancy since June 30, 2022. Per O.C.G.A. 49-32-2 must be

  • (1) pediatric health care provider
  • (2)appropriate school personnel
  • (3) Emergency responder
  • (4) law enforcement personnel
  • (5) private child welfare service provider
  • (6) alumni of child welfare system
  • (7) mental health care provider
  • (8) former foster parents
  • (9) leaders within the faith-based community.
  • (term expires 6/30/2026)


    Hart County Board of Equalization meeting
    will be held September 1, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at the Hart County Board of Commissioners at 800 chandler St


    Hart County Recreation Advisory Board Regular Meeting February 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
    The Meeting will be held in the HYDRA Meeting Room
    Agenda



    Hart County Fire Department meeting
    will be held August 1,2022 at 6:30 at the Hart County Fire Administrative Building
    127 Gibson St. Hartwell
    Agenda


    The Franklin-Hart County Airport Authority called meeting
    June 12, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Franklin-Hart County Airport.
    Agenda


    The Joint Development Authority of Franklin, Hart and Stephens Counties Quarterly Meeting
    Janaury 22, 2024 at 6:00 P.M.
    St Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia
    Agenda


    The Hart County Industrial Building Authority Called meeting
    December 11 at 5:00 P.M.
    Hart County Library
    Agenda


    The Hart County Board of Elections February Meeting
    February 15 at 1:00 PM.
    182 Cade St Suite B
    Agenda


    The Hart County Board of Assessors Called Meeting
    February 19, 2024 at 9:00 A.M. Agenda


    The Hart County Board of Commissioners has released
    the revised 5-year Comprehensive Plan Adopted March, 2018
    Hart County 5-year Comprehensive Plan


    CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION
    Gateway III Sewer Improvement Project- Water Line Portion
    Hart County Industrial Building Authority
    Hart County, Georgia
    ARC GA-19326


    The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has conducted a review of the above subject project in accordance with the State's Environmental Review Process (SERP) for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) projects. The EPD has determined that this project is eligible for a categorical exclusion. Accordingly, the EPD is exempting the project from further substantive environmental review requirements under Georgia's SERP.
    The proposed project involves the instillation of 1,610 linear feet of 6" water lines.
    This project is eligible for a Categorical Exclusion because it meets the following specific criteria, outlined in the DWSRF SERP: Improvements to existing surface or ground water treatment plants, including improvements to enhance security, which do not add a significant change in treatment capacity. Furthermore:
    • The project will not require issuance of a new or modification of an existing ground water or surface water withdrawal permit;
    • The project is not known or expected to have a significant adverse effect on the quality of the human environment, either individually,
    cumulatively over time, or in conjunction with other Federal, State, local or private actions; • The project is not known or expected to directly or indirectly have a significant adverse effect on: or threatened species; or environmentally
    important natural resource areas, such as floodplains, wetlands, important farmlands or aquifer recharge areas; and cultural resource areas,
    such as archaeological and historic sites; habitats of endangered species; • The action is cost-effective and is not expected to cause significant public controversy.
    This determination shall become effective after thirty (30) days following its distribution by EPD and can be revoked if significant adverse information is made available. The documentation to support this decision is on file with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and is available for public scrutiny upon request. A copy of the proposed project documentation is also available for review at Hart County Industrial Building Authority.
    All interested agencies, groups and persons supporting or disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments, within thirty (30) days of the publish date ofthis notice to:
    Georgia Environmental Protection Division
    ATTN: John Towe, Environmental Engineer
    Drinking Water Program
    2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Suite 1362 East
    Atlanta, Georgia 30334-9000
    After evaluating the comments received, EPD will make a final decision regarding approval of the project planning documents. No administrative action will be taken on the project for thirty (30) calendar days after publication of this Notice in a local newspaper that serves Hart County, Georgia.


    HART COUNTY
    Community Development Block Grant Programs
    SECTION 3 OPPORTUNITIES
    Date: October 31, 2018

    The purpose of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended by Section 915 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Section 3), is to “ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial funding shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, be directed toward low and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government funding for housing and to Business Concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.”

    The County as a sub-recipient of the Department of Community Affairs Housing and Community Development Funding accepts the responsibility of not only enforcing the Section 3 requirements, but also for pro-actively providing notice, encouraging, and facilitating compliance with Section 3 subject to the definition of a Section 3 Covered Project.

    It is anticipated that the following Economic Opportunities will be required for this project:

    1. Public Infrastructure Construction
    2. Any other business/contractual opportunities related to this project (list)

    Those Section 3 Business Concerns or Section 3 Residents interested in this solicitation are requested to contact Holly McBrayer at Hart County Water and Sewer Authority for a Section 3 Solicitation Package (contractors) and/or a Section 3 Self-Certification and Skills Data Form (workers). Holly McBrayer may be contacted at 706-377-4387 or holly@hartwatersewer.com.

    The County also abides by the following laws as they pertain to HUD Assisted Projects: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 109 of the HCD Act of 1974, Title 1; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act); Section 104(b)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.