2018-02-14 / Front Page

Financing for county equipment completed

During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, it was reported that documentation for the financing of E-911 equipment, new ambulance and new motor grader had been completed.

The county had previously requested quotes for financing through the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). The ACCG submitted the request to various banks and then sent the best option to the County for review. The amount to be financed was $675,315, which will be repaid through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOSt) funds.

County Administrator Grady Saxon stated that the contract had been completed and work should begin on the E-911 system in January with a completion date of July 1st.

Mr. Saxon also reported that the trailer which was awarded to Jenkins County through a FEMA grant had been ordered and will be available for pickup soon. The trailer will be used for emergency preparedness. At a previous meeting, the Commissioners approved the expenditure of $202 for purchase of the trailer, in addition to the award amount of $6,000. Also approved was the expenditure of $1,500 for renovations to the inside of the trailer.

It was also reported that Emergency Medical Services’ overtime usage for the month of November had increased only 5.6% with a 28% increase in the calls received for the month

In other business, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Reese presented their concerns about conditions on Turner Road. They discussed trees and limbs in the roadway and poor travel condition during and after rain. Field Director Grady Lane will investigate the matter and see that trees and limbs are removed immediately.

The Commissioners approved the appointment of Mrs. Janice Pennington to the Jenkins County Department of Family and Children Services Board to fill the unexpired term of Mrs. Art Johnson. Mrs. Johnson recently resigned her position.

Mr. Lane provided an update on the activities of the County Road Department, and Landfill, stating that the Community Development Block Grant project was nearing completion and that the Buttermilk Road paving project was also nearing completion.

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