“We try to address tough issues in a kind and sensitive way, acknowledging many issues are not simple, and all choices have consequences.” Bill Blumreich, Founding President, Towns County Homeowners Assoc.
January 22, 2019
6-8 pm Civic Center
Drew Van Horn, PhD, Young Harris College
YHC Coach Stephen Waggener
Liza Strub, Roadside Litter Control
TCCA provides meat and drinks. Bring a side dish to share.
Agenda includes membership, TCCA contributions and vote on amendments to the bylaws.
2017-18 fiscal year
Towns County Food Pantry
Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition
TCCA members are welcome to make comments and suggestions regarding donations using the website contact form found under the About Us tab.
Some Towns County issues
CITY OF HIAWASSEE
Towns County Civic Association board members regularly attend City of Hiawassee meetings. Issues include sidewalks, street crossings, permits, and a mayor’s park.
Several recent requested improvements include sidewalk repairs in front of the hospital; a lighted crosswalk sign for the Post Office, and personnel salary justifications.
TCCA has been instrumental in rescuing and improving this gem of the county: Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge now a nonprofit organization.
We have organized benefit celebrations to raise funds for the gardens.
TCCA board members attend monthly meetings of the Towns County Water and Sewer Authority, urging improvement of infrastructure and organization for better delivery of water to neighborhoods. Optimum standards would decrease insurance premiums paid by homeowners and allow firefighters to save structures.
TOWNS COUNTY SIGN ORDINANCE
Thoughts concerning the relevance of preserving the County as the environment which many came to live here for.
There are a significant number of County residents that have relocated here to get away from the highly populated areas that contain many facets of the big city life. The sight of a mountain community free of major traffic, a high crime rate, large shopping malls, traffic lights at each road crossing, noise, and yes, the visual pollution of excessive advertising road and billboard signs. There are numerous citations as to the negative effect of roadway signs and billboards; simply Google search the topic.
TCCA WORKS TO KEEP COUNTY TRASH-FREE
Operation Clean Sweep is a project we support year after year. The transfer station requires that trucks cover their load and could issue a fine up to $1000 for noncompliance.
- Feb 1 - April 12. Fridays, 9-1. AARP offers free tax prep, St. Luke's, Blue Ridge. For appt, call 706-455-8023.
- March 8-10; 15-17. Come Blow Your Horn at Peacock, Hayesville.
- March 22. Deadline to apply for TCREA scholarship. Applications at TC Board of Education Office
- April 6. Hank Williams Jr at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
- April 26. Deadline to order Vidalia onions through 4-H at Extension Office, 67 Lakeview Circle.
- April 27, June 29. Safe boating classes at Senior Center. Register online at www.gooutdoorsga.com.
YOU STAY INFORMED WHEN YOU ATTEND COMMUNITY MEETINGS.
Some are listed below. Other community meetings are posted weekly in the TC Herald.
- City of Hiawassee Work Sessions – 6 PM Monday, one week prior to City Council meeings at Hiawassee City Hall Council Chamber.
- City of Hiawassee Council Meetings – 6 PM, first Tuesday of each month at Hiawassee City Hall Council Chamber.
- Young Harris City Council Meetings – 7 PM, first Tuesday at City Hall
- TC Commissioners Meeting -5:30 PM as needed: Third Tuesday at TC Courthouse.
- TC Planning Commission Meeting – 7 PM, third Monday as needed at Civic Center
- Board of Education – 7 pm, first Monday except April and July, at Civic Center
- TC Water and Sewerage Authority Meeting – 6 PM, third Tuesday, 1224 Jack Dayton Circle, Young Harris
- TCCA Board Meetings – 3 PM, third Thursday of each month.
WE SUPPORT THE COUNTY
TCCA board members attend and report on local meetings: Towns County Commissioner, Cities of Young Harris and Hiawassee, TC Chamber of Commerce, TC Water Authority, and BRMEMC board meetings.
WE HAVE DONATED FUNDS TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, Towns County Food Pantry, TC High School Scholarships, Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge, Enotah CASA.
TCCA board members take the lead in many efforts such as Clean Sweep Week, Hamilton Gardens maintenance and benefit galas, election candidate forums, and county economic improvements.
WE SPREAD THE WORD
Towns County Civic Association keeps the public informed through newspaper articles, letters, our website, and membership dinner meetings twice a year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Membership is open to anyone who maintains a residence in the area.
The dues are $25 per year. The fiscal year begins July 1.
Membership is still available.
There is a general meeting twice a year – one in January and one in June. The board of directors meets monthly.
Towns County Civic Association has a broader perspective looking at ways to improve the county as a whole. A member of your group might join TCCA as a liaison between groups.