Pickens Report – May

Community, News

Another busy month has passed for Pickens County with lots in store for the Summer.
Construction of the new facility to house Public Works is nearing completion. Also, the new
main Recycling Center located off Appalachian Court is preparing to open in the next few
weeks. The new facility will replace the outdated one located off Camp Road and provide
additional services. The current Cove Road location will remain open. Both new facilities should
be fully operational by the end of Summer.

During the month of May, the Department of Planning and Development issued 43 new building
permits. The Water Department installed six new meters. The Pickens Animal Shelter brought in
eight new animals, and five went out through various forms of adoption. Animal Control
responded to 13 cases. The 911 Operations Center received 1,866 total calls, 762 were medical
responses or fire related. 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 started a multiphase reopening; however, the process was temporarily paused due to
employees testing positive for COVID-19. The staff is working hard to resume the reopening
process in the coming weeks. 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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