No matter where you are, plan ahead to be safe and secure during disasters. As part of County Government Month
NOAA reports that Coweta has seen over 20 tornadoes since 1962 with the last being in November of 2015 near Tommy Lee Cook Road. Coweta’s tornado activity has resulted in no deaths, but 36 injuries have been reported over this time period.
April is National County Government Month
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION INFORMATION
According to the latest U.S. Census estimate Coweta has grew 2.11% from 2014 to 2015.
Coweta County’s E-911 Director Arlene Whisenhunt has been elected as the Northwest Regional Director on the Georgia Emergency Number Association (GANENA) Board. The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) was established to assist communities throughout the United States with their efforts to install 9-1-1 emergency telephone number systems. It assists with setting standards for 911. NENA promotes those efforts through cooperation and collaboration with the thousands of emergency services, communications centers throughout the United States, and with telephone industry’s trade associations, the Federal Communications Commission, and various other organizations. Emergency services professionals throughout the United States and Canada and several other countries have formed local NENA Chapters in order to promote NENA’s goals and objectives. NENA’s theme is: “One Nation – One Number”.
According to the 2016 County Health Rankings, released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute Coweta ranks #10 in the healthiest counties in Georgia. Of the state's 159 counties the top ten are:
In this month's issue...Poriferous recognized at state reception; Apprenticeship program begins in August; Freeport applications due April 1st; Winpak resolution approved; CCSS Superintendent Steve Barker updates Authority; Property Spotlight - 30 Amlajack Boulevard.
Meriwether County has advised that the the Fort Benning Explosives Team will doing a DEMO at Sutherland Farms on Highway 85 (inside Meriwether County) on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9A-3P. Those living in the area are likely to hear and/or feel explosions during this timeframe.
Coweta County's New Fire Chief is Deron "Pat" Wilson. Wilson comes to Coweta from the Charleston SC Fire Department.
On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Public Buildings, Accountability Courts and Environmental Health are changing locations. As of March 1, 2016 at 8am, Public Buildings will be located at 51C Perry Street; Environmental Health will be at 28 East Washington Street and Accountability Courts will be at 51A Perry Street. Environmental Health will be closed on March 1 to complete the relocation. These changes are designed to make better use of existing facility space.
The Presidential Preference Primary is March 1
In this issue...Consul General of India in Atlanta Visits CEC; Wright Elected Chairman of GEDA; Georgia Academy Grads; DRI Filed for Orchard Hills Property; Healthcare Annual Report Released; Property Spotlight - 87 Amlajack Way
Advance voting begins February 8th and in an effort to make your voting experience as easy as possible, a new Advance Voting Site is located in the Central Complex in the Central Community Center at 65 Literary Lane, which is located off Ebenezer Church Road between 154 and Lower Fayetteville. The original Advance Voting Site in the Administration Building at 22 East Broad Street, will remain in operation, giving you a choice of locations during the Advance voting process.
PUBLIC NOTICES The Board of Trustees for the Coweta County Group Pension Plan and the Coweta County Salary Deferral Plan and Employee Matching Plan will hold a meeting in the Coweta County Commission Chambers...
The Board of Assessors meets twice each month
“A text to 911 for help – from a deaf woman who spotted two small children in a car. Lisa Collis texted on New Year’s Eve from a parking lot in the North Point area of Alpharetta, when she saw two small children alone in a parked car. Luckily for all, since Collis is deaf and this is Alpharetta, she was able to report what she saw by texting 911….” Well, you can do the same here in Coweta County and have been able to do so since September 2015.
The process of updating Coweta County’s Comprehensive Plan is underway and includes two areas of focus involving community involvement and steering committee input.
The Georgia Department of Transportation drew up plans for a highway connecting Macon and LaGrange almost three years ago, and some regional officials would like to see that project move forward.
Effective January 1, 2016, Compactor Site hours will change as will fees associated with waste disposal.