With the fair weather, construction of the Flint River Bridge on McIntosh Road is moving along. The photograph was taken Tuesday, March 21, 2017, on the Fayette County side of the river. All caps (bents) have been poured and they are placing concrete bridge beams out from the abutments. Two sections of beams (out of three) are in place on each side of the river. If you look at the far right of the photograph, you can see the beams coming from the Spalding County side. One more set of beams need to be placed, on each side, before they will be ready to place the main beams that will span the river. Bridge decking will follow soon after. Notice the darker color of the concrete on the near side, this is “green” concrete that has recently had formwork stripped from it. This concrete still needs to cure to develop its ultimate strength and be able to carry the load it was designed to handle.
As of March 22, 2017, here are some key dates:
Stonewall Parking Lot will be “Closed for Construction” starting Friday evening at 5:00pm thru Saturday (This Weekend - March 24th-25th)
Stonewall Parking Lot will be “Closed for Construction” again starting Friday evening at 5:00pm thru Saturday (Next Weekend - March 31st-April 1st)
Stonewall Parking Lot will be “Closed for Construction” again starting Friday evening at 5:00pm thru Saturday (April 7th April 8th )
ALL CARS AND TRUCKS LEFT IN THE PARKING LOT ON FRIDAY WILL BE TOWED
We will move them around the lot out of our way or back to the Library parking lot versus having them impounded.
Fayette County is now hiring Seasonal Road Workers for grass mowing and paving crews. For full details please click here.CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Fayette County, Georgia, March 3, 2017 – The Fayette County government is announcing its fourth event for local residents with kayaks and canoes to assist with cleaning our water reservoirs. The program is called Water Guardians and the lake clean-up will occur on Saturday, April 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The next Water Guardians clean-up will take place at Lake McIntosh reservoir in Peachtree City.
Click here for more information.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has announced it will ease outdoor water use requirements in 86 counties, but not in those north Georgia communities dependent on the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier for water supply.
“Winter rains have brought needed relief to much of the state, but Lake Lanier, the Chattahoochee River and smaller streams in the region have been slow to recover,” said EPD Director Richard Dunn. “As a result, the Level 2 Drought Response will remain in place in the upper Chattahoochee River Basin, including most metropolitan Atlanta counties.”
Those 12 counties that will continue in Level 2 Drought Response are: Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Paulding and White counties.
“Lake Lanier is slow to refill, because it is a large reservoir fed by relatively small streams,” added EPD Director Dunn. “In comparison, lakes West Point and Walter F. George downstream from Atlanta are smaller lakes located in larger drainage areas.”
During a Level 2 Drought Response, outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by odd and even-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses and properties without numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.
Prohibited outdoor water uses under a Level 2 Drought Response include:
A total of 55 counties have been removed from the Levels 1 and 2 Drought Response in place since last November and designated non-drought. Water systems in these counties are not responsible for any drought response actions, but must follow the non-drought schedule for landscape watering, which is after 4:00 p.m. and before 10:00 a.m. any day of the week. Any Georgia county not listed by name in this news release must follow the non-drought schedule.
In addition, improving drought conditions have resulted in 31 counties being upgraded from a Level 2 Drought Response to a Level 1 Drought Response.
Those 43 counties assigned a Level 1 Drought Response are: Athens-Clarke, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clayton, Dawson, Elbert, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Gordon, Greene, Haralson, Harris, Hart, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Madison, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Pickens, Pike, Putnam, Rockdale, Spalding, Stephens, Talbot, Taliaferro, Troup, Upson, Walton and Wilkes counties.
A Level 1 Drought Response requires that public water systems implement a public information campaign that includes, at a minimum, public notice regarding drought conditions and drought-specific public service messages in one or more of the following ways: newspaper advertisements, bill inserts, website homepage, social media, and notices in public libraries.
The following activities are allowed under both Level 1 and Level 2 Drought Responses:
More water conservation information is available at http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation.
Now in its 20th year, the award-winning Model Atlanta Regional Commission youth leadership program brings together some 50 teens from all 10 counties in the region for six months of study, debate and hands-on activities regarding regional issues and challenges. It gives teens an opportunity to learn more about the community in which they live while honing their leadership skills. CLICK HERE
The application period for 2017-18 is now open
Over the past few years Fayette County has been working with the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Atlanta Regional Commission and Spalding County to replace the McIntosh Road Bridge over the Flint River. The existing bridge is 544 feet long, 25.8 feet wide and was built in 1950. It is posted with weight restrictions and is substandard in areas of load capacity, structural integrity, shoulder width and guardrails.
The new bridge will be approximately 385 feet long, 36 feet wide and have no posted weight restrictions. The total project length is 1,300 feet, which includes 915 feet of roadway approach improvements.
All design and land acquisition work is complete. Construction started on 29 September 2016 and is scheduled for completion in one year. The construction phase of the project is being managed by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Fayette County Department of Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind all Fayette County residents that the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Open Burning Ban will be in effect May 1 through September 30, 2017. Fayette County is part of 45 surrounding counties that are subject to the open burning ban during the summer months. No outdoor burning will be allowed until the ban is lifted on October 1, 2017.
Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Fire Chief David J. Scarbrough states, "It is very important for all citizens in Fayette County to follow the burn ban rules and regulations for the health and safety of our citizens during these months."”"
For more information about the ban and safe outdoor burning residents can visit the Fire & Emergency Services Outdoor Burning / Permit page.
The Fayette County Commission holds regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Administrative Complex located at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Fayette County’s Board of Commissioners has approved a referendum for a one-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) that will fund transportation, stormwater infrastructure, public safety, and facilities. If approved by the voters in March 2017,...
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