ONE OPEN UNEXPIRED POSITION ON THE FAYETTE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
ONE OPEN POSITION ON THE FAYETTE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
THREE OPEN POSITIONS ON THE FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
ONE OPEN POSITION ON THE FAYETTE COUNTY BOARD OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES
ONE OPEN POSITION ON THE FAYETTE COUNTY McINTOSH TRAIL COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD
Fayette County Transportation Committee
Please be informed that the Fayette County Transportation Committee meeting for March 7, 2023, has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.
The Transportation Committee will meet Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 238 Hampton Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215 at 1:30 p.m.
Fayette County, G.A. - Fayette County officials want to thank the citizens of Fayette County for voting during yesterday’s 2023 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Referendum special election. According to the unofficial report, a total of 5,788 votes were cast.
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March 10, 2023
Fayette County, G.A. - Fayette County officials broke ground on a new Animal Shelter facility Thursday. The 6,000-square feet facility will be nestled on a 4-acre site off Highway 74 South in Peachtree City. The shelter is set to open late 2023 to early 2024. The new location will double the capacity of the current shelter and will house 52 dogs.
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Fayette County and Amwaste, the Transfer Station operator, are pleased to announce a new recycling and repurposing program. Under the new program, Amwaste will divert 20 tons of municipal solid waste per month to the RePower South facility in Montgomery, AL as a credit to the County Transfer Station. This change in procedure will help us surpass the monthly weight of materials traditionally collected for recycling at the Transfer Station and allows the waste material to be used in a manner supported by current market conditions.
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Fayette County, G.A. - “Wheel of Fortune” put Fayette County in the spotlight on Wednesday, February 8 as part of the long-running game show’s “Wheel Across America” week. Lindsey Choisnet, an Engineering Technician at Fayette County’s Water Department participated and won the big prize of the day.
Choisnet said she dreamed of being on the show for a long time.
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February 3, 2023
FAYETTE COUNTY, GA – Generosity is a gift that keeps on giving. The kindness displayed by the citizens of Fayette County impacted the Spalding County Animal Shelter. During the recent tornadoes in Spalding County, the demand for food in the shelter increased.
The Fayette County Animal Control Department received a request for assistance to help feed the dogs and cats affected by the recent tornadoes. Thanks to the outstanding support of the citizens of Fayette County who regularly donate food to our shelter, we had extra donations to send to Spalding County.
Jerry Collins, Director of the Fayette County Animal Control Department, said the opportunity to help is appreciated.
“I want to thank all the citizens who regularly support us. We couldn’t do it without their help. As a director, it is heartfelt to see the support we get at the shelter,” Collins said.
“This donation will fill a need because it takes a burden off of the citizens of Spaulding County,” he said.
The Fayette County Animal Shelter has been dedicated to the community for close to 40 years. Our services include assistance to animals with public safety as the number one priority. To learn more about our services and to get involved with our work, please visit our website or call us at 770-631-7210.
Fayette County, GA – “What will you do after you graduate from high school?” is a question many students answer. More than a dozen students at Fayette LIFE Academy learned about an effective path to public service careers.
The Public Works Club is a partnership between Fayette County Government and the Fayette County School System. The club is designed to teach students about career opportunities that may be overlooked.
The January 11 meeting started with refreshments and an overview of the program.
“This was an introduction to job opportunities in Public Works,” Steve Hoffman, Director of Fayette County’s Road Department said.
“Public Works departments that are involved are Road, Environmental Management Department, Fleet, Engineering, and Water System,” he said.
Students learned about what each department does to serve the county. Bradley Klinger, Assistant Director of the Road Department, said he hopes the students will appreciate the experience.
“We hope high school students will look into Public Works jobs when they complete their schooling as an alternative to retail and service industries. These available jobs can be from local governments such as Fayette County or one of the many private sector companies,” Klinger said.
“The students will understand these skills are learnable and do not require a college education,” he said.
Social Studies Teacher Kenneth James said the club will offer in-depth learning about various careers in Public Works.
“The goal of the club is twofold. The first is to provide students with an insight into potential career opportunities that aren't traditionally pushed in high school. The club will give students an opportunity to learn about a variety of topics in Public Works including the operation of large construction equipment and how it relates to video games, underground utilities, GIS (digital mapping) with drone technology, surveying, equipment, and large truck repair, how drinking water is purified and transported from the facility to homes and customer service,” James said.
“We hope this exposure can turn into career opportunities for our young people. The club can also serve as a pipeline for Fayette County Public Works to train and recruit young people into the industry,” he said.
Student Esteban Guzman, 18, said the first meeting of the Public Works Club exceeded his expectations.
“I thought it was going to be something basic like going up there and cleaning up the road but it’s way more fun than that: it’s three times better than I expected,” he said.
“I was thinking about going to college but now with this club, I will be able to learn about new experiences and activities I can learn,” Guzman said.
After the classroom presentation, students gathered outside to operate a Grapple Truck. Fayette County Road Department employees coached students on how to use the grapple to lift and lower a heavy tree trunk. William Destine said the experience reminded him of playing video games.
“The controls were actually easy, just like a (video) game. I had fun doing that because I do love playing games. It was way more advanced than what they were telling us. When I got up there, there were two joy sticks that I had to use so that was pretty cool,” Destine said.
“I hope to learn everything and anything that I can from now on. And just pick out new job opportunities. I’m glad that I came out here and I really enjoyed myself today.”
M'Kenzie Gaddis, 17, said the first meeting of the club gave her a big picture of Public Works.
“I thought it was cool how everything came together at the end. I think Public Works is important because it keeps the environment safe,” Gaddis said.
“I think Public Works is a pretty good career choice. If you don’t know what to do after high school, I’d say go for it. You’ll make good money and everything,” she said.
The Public Works Club meets twice a month. For more information, please email Bradley Klinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fayette County Commission holds regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 5:00pm in the Administrative Complex located at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Fayette County Commissioner District Map
The Fayette County Water System is a part of Fayette County government, under the direction of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, with a Water Committee acting as an advisory committee to the Board.
The Fayette County Department of Public Works recently completed four comprehensive corridor studies: State Route 279, Tyrone – Palmetto Road, Sandy Creek Road, and Banks Road.
Fayette County’s Board of Commissioners approved a referendum for a one-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) that will fund transportation, stormwater infrastructure, and public safety. It was approved by voters on March 21, 2017.
Fayette County Government offers online services and payment options for many departments, such as water and other utilities, property tax payments and more.
Official Fayette County Government department ordinances, documents and forms are available in PDF format for download.
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Due to minimal enrollment, the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency is discontinuing the use of the CodeRED Mass Notification system. However, it's important for all citizens to maintain the ability to receive warnings through multiple means. All citizens should obtain and use an NOAA Weather Radio at home, as well as any other means of receiving alerts possible, including smartphone apps, television, radio, etc. to maintain awareness of hazards that may arise. Please go to https://gema.georgia.gov/readygov for more information on family, business, and travel preparedness.
Fayette County Administration
140 Stonewall Avenue West
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214