CARES act funding, airport lift funding, safety gets approval

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Rob Jones, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, signs documents for the county to get funds from the CARES Act fund.

CARES Act funding, an airport lift, and safety verification brought the Pickens County Board of Commissioners together in a called meeting on Tuesday.

The board approved signing the application for a $525,000 loan from GEFA with a 20-year payout to combine with a grant for $125,000 to replace the lift at the airport.

The Board also approved signing the acceptance of payment  and provide necessary documentation to receive CARES Act Funding, which was enacted to assist communities impacted by the corona virus pandemic. According to Faye Harvey, finance director, Pickens was allotted $1.54 million of the $1.88 billion given to Georgia for cities and counties. Georgia received $4.1 billion.

Harvey said the county recently received $146,391 from the fund and they have submitted a claim for $1,018,000. She said that salaries and benefits for first responders have been approved from March 1-September 1.

The board signed a form to receive a workman’s compensation discount of  7.5% discount, which would save the county $43,000. To get the discount,  the county has to complete one-day training yearly and have a safety liaison.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TALK TO NEW TAX COMMISSIONER, READ THE STORY HERE.

 

 

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