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CountyParade BALDWIN Commissioners Support Litter Prevention Program Baldwin County commissioners voted unanimously to support a local Keep America Beautiful program affi liate in Baldwin County, in recent weeks. Milledgeville-Baldwin County Development Authority Director Angie Gheesling presented a resolution of support to commissioners, which acts as the last step toward certification of the community’s application for the program. Efforts to implement a local affi liate of the national litter prevention, waste reduction and beautification program ran into some delays as the Milledgeville City Council voted to table a similar resolution of support in deference to finding out more about the program’s long-term costs. However, both the county and the city have allocated money to establish the program locally, in 2007 and 2008 operating budgets. Webster County Consolidated Government Chairman Dave Wills and ACCG Deputy Director Ross King address Governor’s Honors Program students at Valdosta State University. The Governor’s Honors Program is a six-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. CANDLER EMS Facility Planned Candler County commissioners opened bids in recent weeks for construction of the county’s long-awaited Emergency Medical Services facility. Funding for the facility is being supplemented by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant and possible federal Homeland Security funding. A portion of the facility is going to be designated as an Emergency Operations Center, able to accommodate live-in EOC personnel in the case of emergencies. The county’s emergency management agency will also be located in the new EMS facility. financial institutions for a $1 million line of credit, for the first time in four years. County Administrator Steve Nance told the Charlton County Herald that the county’s current “tight” fiscal situation is owing to the bulk of revenue coming from property taxes, normally paid between the end and the first of the year. Calling the issue a “cash flow” problem, he said it is not unusual for the county to borrow money until property taxes start coming in. Whatever the county borrows against its line of credit is expected to be repaid by November, and will go toward day-to-day costs like payroll, materials and fuel. $100,000 below the initial contract budget. The facility will be fully open this fall, commissioners said. CHARLTON County Votes to Open Line of Credit As summer waned, the Charlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to accept bids from local COFFEE New Jail Proceeding On Time, Within Budget The completion of the new Coffee County Adult Detention Facility is proceeding on time, and within budget, according to John Lemley of Harper and Company Builders, contractors for the project. The $30 million new jail had almost been fully constructed as of summer’s end and, at that time, was reportedly COWETA County Sells Water to City of Hoganville Coweta County authorized the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority, in recent weeks, to sell water to the Troup County town of Hogansville, which was under a consent order this past summer to close its water plant. The city started purchasing 150,000 gallons per day with an option to increase that amount from Coweta County. The city is also buying water from the city of LaGrange. According to Ellis Cadenhead, general manager of the Coweta County Water Authority, the plan is helping to increase water service in Coweta. “This is helping us extend our water lines to areas of the county where we don’t currently have them,” Cadenhead told the Newnan Times Herald. Under PARADE continued on page 126 OCTOBER 2008 125

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - October 2008

Georgia County Government - October 2008
President's Message
County Matters
South Georgia's Agricultural Heartland Welcomes Economic Diversity, High-Tech Research
What Do You Know About the State's 2008 Constitutional Amendments?
Union County's New Hope Clinic
Counties and the Law: U.S. Supreme Court Increases Burden on Defending Age Claims
Cyber Security Awareness
Are Animal Control Costs Out of Control?
Dave Wills Joins ACCG Staff
Executive DRIVE is the Pinnacle of Gwinnett's Leadership Institute
Preventative Medical Program Succeeds in Chatham County
DCA's Planning & Quality Growth Office Reveals New Regional Planning Approach
Implementation of Georgia's Security & Immigration Compliance Act
The Roundabout: Glynn County's Newest Approach to Traffic Management
Governor Urges Preparation for Digital TV Transition
The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership
Wharton Named Program Director for Georgia Centers for Innovation
Army Ranger Turned Police Officer Attends CDP Training
ACCG Staff Attends National Conference of State Legislatures Summit
ACCG Editor, Forsyth County PIO Garner NACIO Awards
GDEcD News: Tourism Grants; Scan-Tech to Expand
Benefit News: GEBCorp Marks Eight Years of Retirement Benefits
Georgia's Courthouses and the American Renaissance
Extension News: Georgia 4-H Impacts Student Achievement, Leadership
Research Center: Best Methods for Creating Ordinances in Your County
CCAP Corner: Walter F. Rosso, Cusseta-Chattahoochee County
NACo News: Association Sponsors 'Green' Competitions
Beth Bradley Joins ACCG Staff
County Parade
Index of Advertising

Georgia County Government - October 2008