The Pickens Report – April 2019

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THE PICKENS REPORT

APRIL 2019

A great deal of activity is ongoing across the county a testament to the pretty weather and good economic times. Pickens County Government is experiencing no shortage of these activities. The SPLOST (Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax) funded construction of Moss Fire Department off Carlan Road is complete excluding a few finishing touches and a grand opening is imminent. Bids to construct a new Tate Fire Station were opened on April 30th and the winning bid will be awarded at the next Board of Commissioners meeting. Additionally, Pickens County Public Works is accepting bids for site work at their location off Camp Road. The bid deadline is May 23rd at 2pm with a mandatory pre-bidders meeting on May 13th at 1pm.

During the month of April, the 911 Operations Center received 1,725 total calls, 702 were medical responses or fire related. Furthermore, the 911 Operations Center has acted to access data from RapidSOS Clearinghouse through RapidLite a secure tool available at no cost. This RapidLite resource will allow dispatchers to receive fast and accurate location data from 911 callers who are using iPhones and Android phones. This will allow Pickens County 911 to provide the best possible service to the citizens.

Also, in April, the Water Department installed five new meters. The Department of Planning and Development issued 52 new building permits. The Pickens Animal Shelter brought in 65 animals, and 54 went out through various forms of adoption. Animal Control responded to 26 cases. Public Works is continuing to prep roads and replace pipes for the upcoming paving season. The Recreation Department is concluding successful baseball, softball, and t-ball seasons. The PCRD swimming pool is scheduled to open on May 30th. PCRD will also offer Summer Camp beginning on June 3rd. The Camp is open Monday thru Friday from 7am-6pm (closed the week of July 4th). The cost is $25 per day or $75 per week, for additional information about Summer Camp or concerning the swimming pool contact PCRD at 706-253-8862 or visit their website pickrec.com. Pickens County government departments continue to stay busy working for the citizens of Pickens County. The Pickens County Board of Commissioners continues to do an excellent job of leading these efforts. As work progresses, and projects continue, I will do my best to keep you informed of these developments.   

Until the next time, stay safe, and shop local!

911 Operators

April Public Health Inspection Scores

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  • MARY ANN’S

  • 408 E CHURCH STREET JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number: (706) 253-2225
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 99
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-26-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900
  • MAH PIZZA INC. DBA JOHNNY’S

  • 744 NOAH DR STE 116 JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number: (706) 253-0800
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 91
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-19-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900
  • TRIDENT HOLDINGS LLC DBA CAPTAIN D’S

  • 77 INTERSTATE DRIVE JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number: (706) 253-0606
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 96
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-18-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900
  • HIGHLAND RIVERS HEALTH CSB

  • 323 ROLAND ROAD JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number: (706) 253-1169
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-16-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900
  • PUEBLO CANTINA BAR & GRILL

  • 25 LUKE CARVER DR JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number: (706) 692-3212
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-13-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900
  • THE CARRIAGE HOUSE

  • 34 N MAIN ST JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-12-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900
  • BURGER KING #12196

  • 34 SAMMY MCGEE BLVD JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number: (706) 692-4259
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 94
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-11-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900
  • DQ GRILL & CHILL

  • 106 BILL WIGINGTON PKWY JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 98
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-10-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900
  • LITTLE CAESAR’S

  • 938 W CHURCH ST JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number: (706) 692-7383
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 94
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-05-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900
  • MARKET 96 CONCESSIONS

  • 24 FLEA MARKET RD JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-04-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900
  • BUB-BA-Q

  • 1976 HWY 53 WEST JASPER, GA 30143
  • Phone Number: (706) 692-7929
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 98
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-02-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 253-0900

Pickens proclaims Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Pickens BOC Chairman Rob Jones signing Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation

JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Board of Commissioners Chairman Rob Jones met with members of the community April 17 to officially sign the county’s proclamation declaring April “Sexual Assault Awareness Month.”

The proclamation urges “all citizens to observe this month by becoming aware of the reality and tragedy of sexual assault, and by supporting the North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network in its efforts to end sexual violence and exploitation.”

Interim Executive Director Elaine Cannon looks on as BOC Chairman Rob Jones signs the county's Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation.

Interim Executive Director Elaine Cannon looks on as BOC Chairman Rob Jones signs the county’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation.

Joined in support at the meeting, Kerri Henderson, Pickens County supervisor for the Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Shelly Cantrell, Student Services for Pickens County Schools, showed just a small portion of the network of support the Crisis Network has established to answer the need for those victimized. Elaine Cannon, interim executive director at the North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network, said the community that makes up the supporting organizations are the key to taking care of those in need.

Proclamations like this one from county and city governments show the official and legal face of supporting the cause as the “awareness” that becomes part of shepherding those in need to those who can help, but also in keeping the Crisis Network open with official support when they seek grants and funding to continue their work.

Another part of the network’s need for awareness, Cannon explained that some victims may not come forward for care due to stigma or fear. Explaining the options for victims and those who just need an advocate in a time of shock or confusion and others needing guidance and support going through investigations or medical care is something that these people may not realize. Catering to every need from a retreat, shelter, or support in a court case, the network continues to build upon the entire support structure to continue, without interruption, to provide for the people they help.

Cannon told FetchYourNews, “If we can work together that way, it ensures that the people get a more broad arena of services … Of course, none of us can provide everything they need all the time, but together we can.”

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Pickens County Board of Commissioners Holds Regular Meeting March 17th 2016

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The Pickens County held its regular board meeting on March 17th 2016.  The Board signed the Keep Pickens Beautiful Proclamation.

FYN would like to remind everyone that April is old tire month where each household can take up to four old tires to the landfill for free during the month.  April was designated as Great American Clean up month.  Keep Pickens Beautiful will be celebrating its 27 years in existence.

The Board also signed the Georgia County Internship Program Grant Agreement by and between the ACCG and Pickens County.  The Grant will pay an intern up to 200 hours at $10 per hour for work performed between May 1st 2016 and September 1, 2016.  This is at no cost to the county.  The intern will help in the Planning and Development office.  This is the 2nd year Pickens County has received this grant.

Two rezone requests were approved with both coming to the Commission Board with 7-0 approval and recommendation from the Planning Commission.  Both properties are located on Carlan Road in Jasper.  The first rezone request by Bryan and Misty Johnson will allow the property to be used for beef cattle.  The second rezone request will allow for the owner to clear property to build a home.

The Board also moved to allow Commission Chair Rob Jones to research security cameras for the Administration Building.  Jones said he would bring the information back to the Board before making final decision on the cameras.
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