Road Repair and Closure on SR 85 at Heritage Park Way Update
Fayette County, GA, May 15, 2013--The City of Fayetteville and Georgia Department of Transportation have started the repair work at the intersection of Heritage Way Park and SR 85. This is the back entrance to the County’s Stonewall Complex and primary access to the Public Library. The entrance will likely remain closed thru Friday, May 17, 2013. This is needed to allow the concrete sufficient time to cure. Although steel plates are in place, Fayetteville has asked that Heritage Way Park remain closed to minimize the chance of the plates slipping and moving.
Update Concerning a Sinkhole at the Intersection of State Route 85 South and Heritage Road
Within the past week, Fayette County contacted the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) after noticing an actively growing sinkhole located in the deceleration lane off State Route 85 South at the Heritage Road intersection. This intersection serves as the primary access point to the Fayette County Public Library. The GDOT conducted an initial investigation into the matter and, at the time, found that it did not appear to be a water or sewer issue.
The roadway at the intersection caved in on Tuesday, May 14, at approximately 10:00 p.m. Personnel from the City of Fayetteville’s Water Department and Public Works Department arrived on the scene, discovered there was an old ¾” water line leaking, and determined that the leak was the cause of the problem. City staff worked throughout the night repairing the leak and securing the sinkhole. Further planned work at the site includes pouring concrete and repaving the road. The area is scheduled to be fully repaired by Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Presentation Fayette County Budget Fiscal Year 2014
Below is the presentation on the Fayette County Budget for 2014 given by Mr. Steve Rapson, County Adminstrator to the Board of Directors on Monday, May 13.
County Water System Says Musky Odor In Water Is Not a Hazard
Fayette County, Georgia, May 6, 2013 – In response to complaints from water customers, Fayette County Water System Director Tony Parrott expressed that concerns regarding a “musky” odor in the water is no reason for alarm. Upon receiving complaints, the Water System immediately dispatched staff to investigate the situation.
It has been determined that the odor is due to a reaction from chlorine and the water from Lake Peachtree. The reaction was caused by a significant change in water temperature.
Water System officials have been working diligently to resolve the situation. They diverted water from the South Fayette Water Plant into the system instead.
Parrott explained that because of the size of the water distribution system in the county, the issue with the odor could remain for a few days until the water is pumped through the system.
“The water is completely safe to drink,” said Parrott.
OUTDOOR BURNING BAN TO GO INTO EFFECT MAY 1, 2013
The Fayette County Department of Fire and 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, 2013. 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, 2013. Residents should call the automated burn permit line at 770-305-5468 to obtain a permit to burn prior to May 1, 2013. Developers wishing to burn debris from land clearing before May 1 should contact the department at 770-305-5414.
For more information about the ban and safe outdoor burning residents can visit our website at www.fayettecountyga.gov.
ONE OPEN POSITION ON THE FAYETTE COUNTY BOARD OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES
The mission of the Georgia Department of Human Resources is to strengthen Georgia’s families by supporting their
self-sufficiency and helping them protect their vulnerable children and adults by being a resource for families, not a
substitute. County Boards help to achieve the mission by making the Division of Family and Children’s Services
programs more meaningful to the families and children they are designed to serve. With the help of Board Members,
the Division of Family and Children’s Services will help disadvantaged individuals and families progress toward
independence in many aspects of their lives.
Fayette County’s Board of Family and Children Services is made up of five volunteering citizens from across the
county. Each member has been appointed to the Board by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners for a five
year term. Each Board member serves as a link between the County’s Department of Family and Children’s
Services and the local Fayette County community. The Board meets on a monthly basis in Fayette County, and
regular attendance and active participation is required.
The Fayette County Board of Commissioners would like to inform all interested and eligible Fayette County citizens
that one position on the Fayette County Board of Family and Children Services is vacant and ready to be filled.
The Fayette County Board of Commissioners will be accepting applications with resumes for this position.
Applications can be obtained by contacting Floyd Jones at (770) 305-5102 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. All
applications must be returned to Floyd Jones at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 100, Fayetteville, Georgia by 5:00
p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013.
ONE OPEN POSITION ON THE REGION SIX MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND ADDICTIVE DISEASES REGIONAL PLANNING BOARD
The Region Six Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases Regional
Planning Board is a volunteer body composed of three members appointed by the Fayette
County Board of Commissioners and by the governing authorities of 30 other counties located
in central-western Georgia. The duties of the Regional Planning Board include, but are not
limited to, assisting the Region Six Regional Office in preparing an annual plan for the provision
of all disabilities services in the Region Six area. This assistance may include consulting with
families, customers, providers, and advocacy groups in order to identify local needs, gaps in
services, and recommended priorities. (Additional information detailing the responsibilities of
the Regional Planning Board can be made available by the County Clerk upon request.)
Regional Planning Board meets at least once every two months, and meetings may occur
anywhere within the region of the Board. Each Board member is appointed to a four-year
The Fayette County Board of Commissioners would like to notify interested Fayette County
citizens that one position on the Regional Planning Board is vacant and is ready to be filled.
The Fayette County Board of Commissioners will be accepting applications with resumes for
these positions. Applications can be obtained by contacting Floyd Jones at (770) 305-5102 or at
email@example.com. All applications must be returned to Floyd Jones at 140 Stonewall
Avenue West, Suite 100, Fayetteville, Georgia by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013.
Fiscal Impact Report: Proposed Pinewood Atlanta Film and Education Complex
Fayette County Again Achieves Storm Ready Designation
Fayette County, Georgia, March 29, 2013 - On Thursday, March 28, 2013 Fayette County was recognized for its accomplishment once again for being designated a “Storm Ready” community. The presentation was held as part of the scheduled commission meeting. Making the presentation was Mr. Keith Stellman, Meteorologist-in-Charge, and Barry Gooden of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City. Also in attendance were Commission Chairman Steve Brown, Vice Chairman Chuck Oddo, Commissioners Randy Ognio, Allen McCarty, and David Barlow, along with Fire Chief David Scarbrough, Division Chief and Emergency Management Director Pete Nelms and George Knight. More Information
The new 2013 Fayette County Board of Commissioners is requesting your attendance and input for a series of three Town Hall Meetings on the new Stormwater Utility for the unincorporated county.
Our new Board recognizes that if you do not receive the local newspapers, there was a significant lack of communication from the county government to the citizens regarding the issue. On behalf of the county government, please accept our apology. You can count on an extremely open dialog from the new Board moving forward.
At the Town Hall Meetings, you will receive an explanation of the current infrastructure problems, maintenance and operations challenges and the costs involved.
We have an obvious predicament funding these expensive replacements of corrugated metal pipes beneath and adjacent to our roads. We must replace the deteriorated infrastructure or risk losing the use of our roads.
We want you to be part of creating a reasonable solution. Please attend one or all of the Town Hall Meetings.
Location: Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Avenue, Fayetteville
Meeting Dates: February 13, March 4 and March 25
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Chairman Steve Brown
On behalf of the 2013 Board of Commissioners