Effective Thursday, August 28, 2014, Kirkley Road has been reopened to all thru traffic. The road was closed on July 23, 2014, to allow for the removal of temporary pipes and placement of new larger, permanent concrete pipes and headwalls, at Trickum Creek. Minor work still continues in the area, so please use caution while driving on Kirkley Road through the construction area.
Fayette County Building Permits & Inspections will have exciting changes taking place 9/16/2014. We are implementing our Citizen Access Portal (CAP) and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. Please continue to check our department’s web page for additional information.
“What Do You Think?”
How would you plan for our region’s future? Fayette County and Atlanta Regional Commission need your input to help us create a vision for our future. Tell us how we can sustain the things we love about our community and be more economically competitive, improve our health, protect the environment, and enhance housing and transportation choices. Please take a moment to share your vision for the region’s future. Click here and follow the “take the survey” link on the website.
Placing Fayette County among the top 1 percent of counties nationwide. Fayette County, Georgia, June 13, 2014 – Standard and Poor's has upgraded its rating on Fayette County's general obligation bonds from AA+ to the highest rating possible: AAA. According to a press release from Standard and Poor's: "Standard & Poor' Ratings Services raised its rating on Fayette County Public Facilities Authority, Ga.'s general obligation equivalent bonds outstanding to 'AAA' from 'AA+' based on the application of our local GO criteria released September 12, 2013. The outlook is stable."
“In our view, despite three years of drawdowns from 2011-2013… management has since demonstrated a willingness to make budget adjustments to restore structural balance and stabilize performance in fiscal 2014. We believe the county’s very strong management conditions with strong financial policies and practices and limited additional debt needs provide stability to the rating. For these reasons, we do not anticipate lowering our rating during the two-year outlook horizon.”
"The AAA rating will save taxpayers money in the form of reduced interest expense on the bonds that the County issues going forward," said Mary Parrott, Fayette County Chief Financial Officer. "This action by S&P continues to demonstrate that investors have the highest level of confidence in the county’s financial management and its economic outlook."
Commission Chairman Steve Brown said, "The bond ratings have a significant positive impact on the cost of borrowing money for needed improvements, and I'm glad we're able to save money through lower interest costs over the coming years. Affirmation of our ratings is solid evidence of Fayette County's financial stability as we navigate today's difficult financial and economic conditions."
“Our better choices have led to better results. And today, Fayette County has secured its position as one of only four counties in Georgia to earn the distinction of a Triple AAA rating. Our Finance Department, Directors and Constitutional Officers are to be commended for all working together over these past two years," said County Manager Steve Rapson. "We have achieved something few counties in the nation have been able to accomplish. The triple-A ratings is a strong statement of our county’s record of financial stewardship and governance. It is a testament to the work we do to manage our limited resources, leveraging what we have to focus on delivering services to our residents."