Barrow County chairman Danny Yearwood met last Friday with representatives from Auburn, Winder, Braselton and Statham to continue work on the state mandated Service and Delivery Strategy (SDS).
There was no discussion from those present regarding several aspects of the SDS including tax assessment, construction, and roads, bridges and maintenance.
Minor changes were made to SDS sections concerning authorities, tax collection, code enforcement, inspections, licensing and planning and development. The changes were primarily to clarify funding sources for the services.
The existing SDS was created in 1999. Local governments are required to periodically update the SDS to insure that it is an accurate representation of how services are coordinated between the county and its municipalities.
Work to update the existing SDS began early last year. The revised SDS was scheduled to be submitted with the county’s comprehensive plan, but was not completed in time. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs granted Barrow County an extension in order to complete the revisions.
With that extension set to expire, the county chairman and city mayors have been meeting weekly to finalize the plan.
The next SDS meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 6 at 10 a.m. at the Winder Community Center.