Council progresses on City Manager at December meeting

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JASPER, Ga. – With a review of city manager applications in November, the City Council was further updated at December’s meeting about accepted and Scheduled interviews for December 10 for candidates for the position.

With four interviews set for Monday, the candidate pool is shrinking towards a final decision to hire a full time City Manager. This position is currently being filled by former council member Jim Looney.

As the Council continues in executive sessions, they are to be advertised as meetings for the council to legally be in the same room for these interviews. However, the Council will immediately go into a closed executive session to perform the interviews.

After the interviews, it should not be long before the council makes their decisions and formalizes the personnel hiring at an official meeting.

Additionally at their December Meeting, the council officially adopted Sanitation Rate increases for six months of review. Council member Kirk Raffield noted in the meeting that during the six month period, he wanted a conversation and decision on the growth of the program and equipment. The new rates are as follows:

Residential – $20
Residential (Senior) – $18
Housing Authority – $14
Commercial (One Day) – $25
Commercial (Two Day) – $50
Commercial (Four Day) – $100
Commercial (Five Day) – $125
Restaurant – $150

City employees also saw a major change in Vacation Days and a Christmas Bonus for their careers in December’s meeting. Vacation policy changes were approved as proposed in the meeting by City Manager Jim Looney who stated, “Personnel Committee recommends that accrued vacation be changed from 40 hours per week to the scheduled hours that employees work. That would be a change for Firefighters to 56 hours, Police for 42, and Water and Sewer employees for 42 hours per accrued week.”

The bonus came later in the meeting. Looney also presented this proposal after a work session discussion. A motion was made to offer a Christmas Bonus and one-time Service Award for employees.

Less than one year of service – $150
One year to ten years of service – $250
Eleven to nineteen years of service – $500
Twenty or more years of Service – $750

Each of these amounts already have included within them a $100 Christmas bonus and the remainder is the one-time Service Award “to recognize the dedication of each employee.”

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December Public Health Inspection Scores

Health

61 Main (Food Service Inspections)
49 S MAIN ST JASPER, GA 30143
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December 19, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A

Bent Tree 19th Hole (Food Service Inspections)
1885 LITTLE PINE MNT RD JASPER, GA 30143
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December 18, 2017 Score: 96, Grade: A

Bigun’s Barbecue (Food Service Inspections)
362 CARNES MILL RD TALKING ROCK, GA 30175
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December 12, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Budget Inn ( Tourist Accomodation Inspections)
1125 E CHURCH ST JASPER, GA 30143
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December 27, 2017 Score: 92, Grade: A (2014)

Clairmont Inn ( Tourist Accomodation Inspections)
100 WHITFIELD DR JASPER, GA 30143
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December 27, 2017 Score: 94, Grade: A (2014)

Club Tamarack (Food Service Inspections)
40 LITTLE PINE MNT RD JASPER, GA 30143
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December 18, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Coach’s Cut Hoagies (Food Service Inspections)
140 B MARK WHITFIELD STREET JASPER, GA 30143
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December 12, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A

Dos Margaritas (Food Service Inspections)
28 BILL WIGINGTON PKWY STE 111 JASPER, GA 30143
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December 20, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A

Fatz (Food Service Inspections)
800 NOAH DR JASPER, GA 30143
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December 21, 2017 Score: 83, Grade: B

Fuego Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar (Food Service Inspections)
260 FOOTHILLS PKWY MARBLE HILL, GA 30148
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December 20, 2017 Score: 95, Grade: A

Grandview Health Care Center (Food Service Inspections)
618 GENNETT DR JASPER, GA 30143
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December 11, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Lake Sconti Clubhouse (Food Service Inspections)
186 CLUBHOUSE DR JASPER, GA 30143
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December 19, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A

Mc Donald’s (Food Service Inspections)
1493 W CHURCH ST JASPER, GA 30143
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December 19, 2017 Score: 90, Grade: A

Microtel (Food service) (Food Service Inspections)
171 H. MULLINS COURT JASPER, GA 30143
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December 28, 2017 Score: 96, Grade: A

MICROTEL INN & SUITES ( Tourist Accomodation Inspections)
171 H MULLINS CT JASPER, GA 30143
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December 28, 2017 Score: 95, Grade: A (2014)

Peking Garden (Food Service Inspections)
28 BILL WIGINGTON PKWY JASPER, GA 30143
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December 21, 2017 Score: 95, Grade: A

Talona Creek Campground ( Tourist Accomodation Inspections)
47 CARNES MILL RD TALKING ROCK, GA 30175
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December 12, 2017 Score: 98, Grade: A (2014)

Wingsology (Food Service Inspections)
61 N MAIN ST JASPER, GA 30143
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December 19, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Woodbridge Inn (Motel) ( Tourist Accomodation Inspections)
44 CHAMBERS STREET JASPER, GA 30143
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December 21, 2017 Score: 91, Grade: A (2014)

Woodbridge Inn Restaurant (Food Service Inspections)
44 CHAMBERS ST JASPER, GA 30143
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December 21, 2017 Score: 83, Grade: B

December Breakfast Press Release

Community

December Chamber Community Breakfast

By: Rachel Whitman

 

The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly Community Breakfast that is open to Chamber members as well as the public. The most recent breakfast was held Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Bojangles and enjoyed networking with the many people in attendance before beginning the program.

Donna Torres, the Board Chair for the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce did the welcome and then Ben Mock did the Invocation. Which was followed by our new member welcome by Matt Youngblood: Comprehensive Healthcare of North Georgia, Spectrum Medical, and Appalachian Gun Range, Inc. We encourage the community to reach out to these new members and learn about the services they offer. In addition, December’s Small Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to Georgia Mountains Hospice, LLC.  

The November Chamber Community Breakfast was sponsored by ETC Communications, LLC. Gerry Nechvatal with the Chamber of Commerce spoke for ETC Communications, LLC. He then introduced the speaker Bill Jones. Jones talked about the Talking Rock Nature Preserve.

After the sponsor remarks and speaker, the program was concluded by giving away door prizes.

The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly breakfast with the next scheduled breakfast on January 9th. This is a fantastic opportunity for members as well as the public to network and make business connections. For Community Breakfast pricing and registration, please call 706-692-5600 or visit our website www.pickenschamber.com.

Calling All Non-Profits!

Community

Non-profit members are invited to setup a display table promoting their organization at the December Membership Breakfast.

If you would like to participate, you must notify Rachel Whitman at the Chamber of Commerce 706-692-5600 by December 7, 2017 before 5:00 pm.

Community Breakfast
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Chattahoochee Technical College
100 Campus Drive
Jasper, GA 30143

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