Pickens Report – April


The coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of Pickens County
Government’s mission. The county government under the direction of the Board of
Commissioners continues to work hand in hand with local, state, and health officials. The
situation in our county has been aided by citizens following the advice of public health officials.
We encourage our citizens to continue to practice social distancing and limit travel to essential
activities as we begin the reopening process. If citizens have a question regarding COVID-19
they can contact our information line at 706-253-8978 or email questions@pickenscountyga.gov.


During the month of April, the 911 Operations Center received 1,566 total calls, 649 were
medical responses or fire related. The Water Department installed seven new meters. The
Department of Planning and Development issued 52 new building permits. The Pickens Animal
Shelter brought in seven animals, and six went out through various forms of adoption. Animal
Control responded to five cases. Public Works is continuing to prep roads and replace pipes for
the upcoming paving season as well as performing routine maintenance. Pickens County
Recreation Department is beginning to reopen in phases. Roper Park remains open to the public,
but social distancing guidelines are in place. PCRD will offer summer camp (closed the week of
July 4 th ) beginning June 1 st to 40 campers due to COVID-19 guidelines. They anticipate opening
the community center and the pool for public use on June 15 th . If you need additional information
call PCRD at 706-253-8862 or go to pickrec.com. The Pickens County government departments
continue to stay busy working for the citizens of Pickens County. The Pickens County Board of
Commissioners continue to do a great job of leading these efforts. Stay connected with us by
liking our Facebook page: Pickens County Ga Government, follow us on
Twitter: @pickensgagov and monitor our website: www.pickenscountyga.gov for updates.

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