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Georgia Mountains Regional Commission invites public input for updates of the Joint Comprehensive Plan for Union County and the City of Blairsville

GAINESVILLE – The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC) is assisting Union County and the City of Blairsville with the update of their Joint Comprehensive Plan, the State required document that helps shape and coordinate local work programs for the local governments.

As part of this process there is a brief online survey asking people to give their thoughts on select issues and priorities for the community. This survey will be accessible through December 31, 2021 and is open to anyone with a vested interest in the area. Anyone wishing to participate should visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C22N8VX. This link and a copy of the current plan will be found on the web site for each local government by November 23, 2021.

There will be multiple PUBLIC FORUMS open to all residents, beginning with a session at the Pat Haralson Memorial Civic Center (165 Wellborn St.) on Monday November 29. This event will be from 4-7 PM and is a walk-in/walk out style forum where people are free to come at any time, visit multiple stations to review materials, submit questions or comments, and then leave at their leisure. There is no fixed presentation.


Union County Transfer Station Upgrades

The Union County Transfer Station has undergone some major renovations on the commercial side where large and bulk garbage is accepted.  Stop by the UCTS to see just how efficiently the facility runs.

Whether you are looking for adventure or solitude, Union County has it all.


Venture out and explore the expansive natural beauty of our area, complete with majestic waterfalls, invigorating hiking trails and crystal clear lakes, or gather with friends and family at one of our state-of-the-art facilities, including our Horse Arena, Farmers Market or Union County Community Center. Union County has it all and we welcome you to our community.

Suches is an unincorporated area in Union County in the Georgia mountains, about 2 hours north of Atlanta. With an altitude of around 3,000 ft. Suches is blessed with clean mountain air and cool temperatures.

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2021 Property Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy: (click here) 2021-Current-Tax-Digest-and-5-Year-History-of-Levy.pdf

Union County is adopting the rollback rate of 6.024, down from last year’s county millage rate of 7.178.  The State Computation form indicates this is a 0.00% tax increase.  The rollback rate is set by the State of Georgia using the county’s net digest number.

According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, the “Net Tax % Increase” of 10.63% on the 2021 Tax Digest Form is based on growth in the county only (new properties, additions, etc.), NOT inflationary growth.

 

2022 Union County BudgetClick here

Union County Target Range Project: Click here

GBI link regarding Human Trafficking:  Click here

 

Union County is an Equal Opportunity Employer