The Banks County Board of Commissioners agreed in a meeting on Aug. 9 to allocate $175,000 to be used by the economic development department.
No discussion was held on how the money would be spent.
In other financial matters, the BOC approved a $11.7 million budget for 2012, which is down $687,000 over the current budget. The budget was discussed in several earlier meetings. A budget hearing was also held earlier to receive citizen input on the proposed budget but no one attended.
In other business at the brief meeting on Aug. 9, the BOC lifted a hiring freeze to allow a part-time public transportation driver to be hired. The BOC also discussed lifting the hiring freeze in order to hire a part-time technology assistant but decided to postpone this action.