Fayette County, Georgia – May 21st, 2020 Kenwood Road is scheduled to close beginning Thursday May 28th, 2020 until August 2020 for a 2017 SPLOST stormwater project.
Kenwood Road will be CLOSED to all thru-traffic between Longview Road and New Hope Road until August 2020. This project consists of the demolition and removal of two failing 96-inch corrugated metal pipes and the construction of two reinforced concrete box culverts, 8ft X 8ft and 8ft X 6ft in size.
Please contact Fayette County at 770-305-5410 or SPLOST@fayettecountyga.gov for additional information.
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Fayette County, Georgia, May 12, 2020 – Fayette County offices will re-open, Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Staff will continue to report to work and work under the telework plan. Our vulnerable and medically fragile employees are required to continue to telework to keep exposure to a minimum.
In an effort to remain consistent with state and federal guidance and mitigate transmission of COVID-19 virus, Fayette County has temporarily updated its procedures as follows:
The goal of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners is for all citizens to remain healthy and safe. We take these precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 from person-to-person, and we encourage all to continue to practice proper hand washing protocols, social distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
We also ask our residents to continue to contact us via phone, email, or our website, as an alternate option. Contact information for staff is available on the website, when you navigate to the desired department on the left of the website or by calling 770-305-5400 or 770-305-5200.
Fayette County, Georgia, May 20, 2020 – Effective Saturday, May 23, 2020, Fayette County will resume mulch loading from the Transfer Station’s Yard Waste Area on First Manassas Mile Road. In an effort to reduce multiple contact points, the Landfill Operator will complete the contact information prior to loading for customers. Mulch is loaded on Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Citizens may also hand load during Transfer Station operating hours or at the stockpile on McDonough Road.
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Fayette County, Georgia, May 18, 2020 – Please note the May 18 reopen notice does not apply to the Courts and each court should be contacted to determine their protocol. The statewide Judicial Emergency period remains in place until June 12.
Fayette County, Georgia, April 8, 2020 – Governor Brian P. Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and House Speaker David Ralston have announced plans to extend Georgia’s public health state of emergency through May 13, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Under state law, the Governor may renew the public health state of emergency, which was otherwise set to expire on April 13, 2020. Lt. Governor Duncan and Speaker Ralston agree it is necessary for the public health emergency to be renewed and will not be requesting a special legislative session, which was tentatively scheduled for April 15, 2020.
Fayette County, Georgia, April 3, 2020 – Governor Brian Kemp has issued a statewide Shelter in Place Executive Order. The order is effective starting at 6 PM on Friday April 3, 2020 through 11:59 PM on Monday April 13, 2020.
All residents and visitors of Georgia are required to shelter in place in their residences. "Shelter in place" means remaining in their residences and taking every possible precaution to limit social interaction to prevent the spread or infection of COVID-19.
Read the Full Executive Order Here.
Read the Handout explaining the Executive Order Here.
Fayette County, Georgia, April 1, 2020 – The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has declared a state of public health emergency within the county because of the proliferation of COVID-19 in the State of Georgia.
All public and private gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited unless they can assure a spacing of at least six feet between people at all times.
Restaurants and other eating and dining establishments must cease offering dine-in services but may continue preparing and offering food via delivery, drive-through or take-out services.
All establishments must post signage on entrance doors informing customers to maintain at least six feet of personal distance between themselves and others.
All people are requested to voluntarily shelter at home and not leave their homes except as follows:
Read the full Ordinance here.
Fayette County, Georgia, April 2, 2020 – – Fayette County contracts with Waste Management to operate the Fayette County Transfer Station located at 211 First Manassas Mile Road in Fayetteville. Waste Management is currently maintaining regular hours of operation at the site.
We encourage all visitors to follow the guidance below:
Effective Saturday, April 4, 2020, Fayette County will no longer load mulch from the Transfer Station’s Yard Waste Area on First Manassas Mile Road. Citizens may sill hand load from this location as well as from the stockpile on McDonough Road.
COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and guidance is subject to change. Citizens are encouraged to visit the County’s webpage to gain the latest updates on all Fayette County operations.
Please contact Fayette County at 770-305-5410 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Fayette County, Georgia, April 2, 2020 – Dogwood Trail is currently CLOSED to ALL THROUGH TRAFFIC between Farr Road and Tyrone Road for the demolition of the two failing 120-inch corrugated metal pipes and the construction of Fayette County's largest culvert, a 48-ft by 14-ft concrete bottomless arch culvert.
The lengthy delay caused by the unforeseen need and construction of a modular bridge for a temporary 6-inch gas main is finally complete. The County’s contractor, Helix Group, has remobilized onsite and is continuing with construction at an accelerated rate. The anticipated completion date for this project is August 2020.
Citizens are encouraged to visit the County’s webpage to gain the latest updates on all 2017 SPLOST projects
Please contact Fayette County at 770-320-6010 or SPLOST@fayettecountyga.gov for additional information.
Fayette County, Georgia, March 27, 2020 – The Fayette County Board of Commissioners will continue to hold the regularly scheduled board meetings for Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (The Tuesday meeting was approved at the December 12, 2019 meeting for reasons not related to COVID-19).
In an effort to remain consistent with state and federal guidance and mitigate transmission of COVID-19 virus, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners Office has temporarily updated its Public Meeting procedures as follows: . . . READ MORE
According to the Census 2020 website for census response rates, as of March 25, 2020, Fayette County has the highest return rate of any county in the state of Georgia. The county has a total return rate of 35.5 percent with an internet return rate of 35.2 percent. The Census Bureau sent the census notices out to each household in the middle of March. April 1, 2020 is “Fayette Census Day” as proclaimed by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners at their February 27, 2020 meeting. The Fayette Census Complete Count Committee requests that citizens answer their census questionnaire by April 1st so Fayette County can maintain its lead in the state.
ATLANTA – The number of test results being reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is increasing as more labs are able to test for Covid-19. Additionally, test results are coming in at various times throughout the day from commercial labs. To ensure that the numbers being provided through the COVID-19 data tool on the DPH website, dph.ga.gov, are the most current numbers available, the updates will now be done at NOON and 7 p.m. effective today.
For continued updates on the COVID-19 situation as it develops, follow @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Facebook.
For information about COVID-19, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Fayette County, Georgia- There will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, between the hours of sale online at https://www.auctionsinternational.com/ April 1, 2020 through April 14, 2020
Georgia is leading a national effort to make certain that every American voter has access to a paper ballot system. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has called on state and local election officials to move to a paper ballot system that can be verified by the voter and audited by election officials. To find out more go to https://securevotega.com/how-to-vote/.
ATLANTA, GA – March 4, 2020 – Fayette County government employees and their dependents now have free onsite access to a RN Health & Wellness Coach made possible by Cigna and the Piedmont Clinic. The health coach will work collaboratively with county employees . . . READ MORE
Fayette County, Georgia, March 3, 2020 – The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services recently graduated the latest class of Paramedics. The program, a collaborative effort between the Department and Faithful Guardian Training Center READ MORE
ATLANTA– The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is working closely with the CDC, and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of COVID-19 and take the appropriate public health action to reduce its spread and protect the general public. It is important to note that at this time, the overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low.
The Association County Commissioners of Georgia Civic Affairs Foundation was created in 2006 to promote civic and community engagement amongst the youth. Through innovative programs, the foundation has been successful in providing diverse opportunities that enhance citizen education, encourage civic engagement and community improvement, and promote participation in county government. The Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP), created in 2010, receives funding through the Foundation to fund internships for college students and recent graduates to gain first-hand knowledge of county government operations. Funding is provided by the Foundation through grants, sponsorships and corporate and private donations. Since its inception, 425 internship opportunities have been provided to 75 counties.
The GCIP Grant Review Committee met in January to review applications and selected 36 counties to receive grants to cover the cost of 40 internships for the 2020 program. This year, Fayette County was selected as a recipient of a grant funded by GCIP for the Environmental Education Project.
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Fayette County, Georgia – November 21, 2019 – The Town of Tyrone’s section of Dogwood Trail is now OPEN to all traffic. This section of Dogwood Trail between SR 74 and Farr Road has been closed to thru-traffic since July 2019 for a 2017 SPLOST Stormwater Project.
Fayette County’s section of Dogwood Trail between Farr Road and Tyrone Road will remain CLOSED until Spring 2020. The County’s section of Dogwood Trail has been closed to thru-traffic since August 2019 for a 2017 SPLOST Stormwater Project at Flat Creek. This project consists of the demolition and removal of two failing 120-inch corrugated metal pipes and the construction of a 48-ft by 14-ft concrete bottomless arch culvert.
The location of a 6-inch gas main along Dogwood Trail remains in conflict with the County’s project. Atlanta Gas-Light-Southern Co. has been working on a design for a temporary gas line since September 11, 2019. Although the County’s contractor has been able to accomplish some work, the gas line conflict has caused more than a two month delay to date.
Citizens are encouraged to visit the County’s webpage to gain the latest updates on all 2017 SPLOST projects: http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/splost-2017/
Please contact Fayette County at 770-320-6010 or SPLOST@fayettecountyga.gov for additional information.
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The Fayette County Commission holds regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in the Administrative Complex located at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
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.
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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 www.ready.ga.gov for more information on family, business, and travel preparedness.