Plans to preserve Walton County’s ag history to be presented at BOC meeting

A group working to revive the efforts of the Agricultural Heritage Commission and preserve Walton County’s rich agricultural heritage is making a pitch to the Walton County Board of Commissions at the February meeting tonight, Feb. 7, 2017. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at the old Historic Courthouse in Monroe

The public is invited and organizers of the effort to preserve the agricultural history is urging the public to attend and find out more about the plans.

“My dad was once a part of this dream. Please consider attending the meeting to find out more about the vision,” organizer Julie Annn Wallo said in a Facebook post. “Agriculture was once a huge part of Walton County’s history. The huge mills are a testament to the importance of cotton among other crops.”

Wallo said the Agricultural Heritage Commission is looking to expand Walton Counties historical importance with a vision that a “Heritage Park would include active recreation such as gardening, walking trails, work shops and tours. In closing, there are people who are willing to donate equipment time, and labor, as well as buildings and materials to this important cause.”

She is asking the public to attend the meeting to learn about these plans. Rick Holder is on the agenda to make the presentation. The following is a full agenda of the meeting.

Recognition of North Georgia Wild Land Firefighters

Rick Holder – Walton County Agricultural Heritage Commission

Planning Commission Recommendations

Approval of Z16120002 – Rezone 2.17 acres from R1 to B3 for commercial use – Applicant/Owner – Deonarayan Prashad – 3189 US Highway 78 – Map/Parcel C0430007– District 2

Approval of Z16120006 – Rezone from B1 to B3 for a pawn shop – Applicants: FPWG LLC – Owners – A. Ray Autry: FPWG LLC – 5463 GA Highway 138 – Map/Parcel C0300197 – District 3

Acceptance of Withdrawal of CU16110019 – Conditional use to allow for a guest house – Applicant/Owner: Matt & Michelle Queen – Social Circle Fairplay Road – Map/Parcel C1700022 – District 4

Approval of OA16110005 – Amendment to Walton County Land Development Ordinance per Errata dated 11-1-16

Administrative Consent Agenda
Monthly Financial Matters, Contracts & Approval of Meeting Minutes

Investment of funds in GEAP account to repay HLCR GEFA Loans

New LGIP account for SPLOST III Funds

Human Resources

Approval to submit a RFP for a Comprehensive Wage Market Study & Revisions to the Pay and Classification Plan


Advantage Behavioral Health Community Service Board

Monroe – Walton County Library Board

O’Kelly Memorial Library Board

Walnut Grove Library Board

Walton County Board of Appeals – District 5

Parks & Recreation

Update on Tournament Policy & Request from USSSA

Acceptance of Property

Future Fire Station – Ga. Hwy. 81 – 3.238 Acres – City of Walnut Grove


Work Session Immediately Following This Meeting

March 7, 2017 – Regular Monthly Meeting – 6:00 p.m.
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