BACK PORCH BISTRO (Food Service Inspections)
10 NORTHSIDE SQUARE ELLIJAY, GA 30540
November 14, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A
Charlie’s Italian Restuarant AND PIZZERIA (Food Service Inspections)
15 WEST CROSS STREET EAST ELLIJAY, GA 30540
November 2, 2017 Score: 91, Grade: A
COUNTRY CORNER KITCHEN (Food Service Inspections)
2020 OLD HWY 5 SOUTH ELLIJAY, GA 30540
November 3, 2017 Score: 93, Grade: A
El Rey (Food Service Inspections)
945 MADDOX DR EAST ELLIJAY, GA 30540
November 9, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A
ELLIJAY DELI AND BAKERY (Food Service Inspections)
96 CRAIG STREET EAST ELLIJAY, GA 30539
November 9, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A
Okinawa Steak & Sushi Restaurant (Food Service Inspections)
130 OLD ORCHARD SQUARE EAST ELLIJAY, GA 30540
November 15, 2017 Score: 83, Grade: B
STARBUCKS AT INGLES STORE #409 (Food Service Inspections)
100 OLD ORCHARD SQUARE ELLIJAY, GA 30540
November 22, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A
CAPTAIN D’S (Food Service Inspections)
253 HIGHLAND CROSSING EAST ELLIJAY, GA 30539
October 11, 2017 Score: 96, Grade: A
Gilmer Co Jail (Food Service Inspections)
HWY 52 E ELLIJAY, GA 30540
October 10, 2017 Score: 96, Grade: A
Hitching Post (Food Service Inspections)
740 S MAIN ST ELLIJAY, GA 30540
October 12, 2017 Score: 97, Grade: A
White Columns Restaurant (Food Service Inspections)
200 INDUSTRIAL BLVD ELLIJAY, GA 30540
October 20, 2017 Score: 98, Grade: A
ELLIJAY, GA – October became very unusual for the Board of Commissioners. A shorter order of business saw few things on the agenda for the Board as they move into the final quarter of the year.
However, fewer items presented no less importance as the commissioners discussed a serious change to their ordinance that is exempting fuel purchaes from the bid process for the year. Commission Chairman Charlie Paris told FYN that environmental issues preventing the use of previous underground tanks to stock fuel for the year has actually caused the Commissioners an inability to open and receive bids for gas.
Currently, the Commissioners approved the ordinance change as it was the second reading and no citizens spoke at the public hearing. However, Paris also indicated in the meeting a desire to return to bidding fuel once the county is able to construct new above ground storage tanks. Though he stated a desire to move towards construction with the 2019 budget, he did not see a possibility of it fitting into the 2018 budget.
With approval of the change, the county is now compliant with its ordinances again having not bid for fuel.
Budget discussion continued as the Commissioners turned their attention to the continuing story of the Tabor and Watkins houses. Recent inspections have revealed termites in both buildings. However, the damage has not reached an extreme yet according to reports. As the Board nears the later part of October, they will begin detailed discussions of the 2018 budget. At this time, the Board has officially tabled any action on treatment for the termites as they are attempting to fit it into the 2018 budget instead of the current 2017.
This could mean that treatment may begin as early as January for the infestation, but citizens will not know the definitive time tables until October 26 after the budget work sessions.
As for the Watkins house, the County has begun moving Planning and Zoning Offices into their new building. While discussion has gone on for two months now as to three different requests for space at the Watkins house, Paris stated in the County’s Work Session that one option could include simply leasing the property to the Gilmer Chamber and allowing them to sub-lease space to the other two as they see fit.
Those other two requests include a request to hold and display some of the museum pieces from the Tabor House and a request to display art and other things from Gilmer ARTS.
Additionally, the October Meetings saw the Board approve Mark Troxell to the Airport Advisory Board, and approval for an Alcoholic Beverage License to Park’s Place Convinient Store & More LLC.