Newsletter District 4

PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION

Many of you are rightfully concerned about all the digging while the new Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line is being installed.  To ease your concerns, I am attaching a newsletter I received from them recently that will probably answer most them.  It should be noted, the County holds a BOND from Williams for to cover the cost of replacing or repairing anything they destroy or damage while the installation is being done, which includes our county roads.  The pipeline will travel south to ports along the gulf coast, including Alabama, Mississippi, Louisianna, and Texas.

Although this is a Federally approved project, please feel free to contact me with any further questions. 

Commissioner Ann Jones Guider
(770) 920-7266.

http://dalton.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Dalton-Newsletter-Summer-2016_web-1.pdf

 

CITIZEN PROJECT SELECTION COMMITTEE MAKES SPLOST RECOMMENDATIONS

The Committee members were all citizens who volunteered to serve. A large group volunteered and they themselves elected 3 members and 2 alternates from each District for a total of 20 members. Each County Commission District had equal representation on the Committee. No member of the Board of Commissioners or County staff were on the Committee. The Committee met numerous times over a two-month period to develop the project recommendation list.  Click here for full report

http://www.celebratedouglascounty.com/view/events/view1event/&cevent=7059

 

The Board of Commissioners can accept, reject or modify the project recommendations from the Committee.
FIGURES ARE BASED ON ESTIMATED REVENUE FOR A 1 CENT TAX FOR 6 YEARS

    Fire/EMS and Public Radio System – 32% ($32M)

    Transportation – 51% ($51M) - with $18M for the Resurfacing Category, $10M for the Economic  Development Category, and $15M for the Intersections and Operations Category.  

    Parks and Recreation - 17% ($17M)

 
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

TAX COMMISSIONER, TODD COWAN, ANNOUNCES Another Service Improvement!
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      Just visit our New Self-Serve Customer KIOSK at Kroger on
      Hospital Drive. Renew and print your tag decals instantly.
      Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

RECENT NEWS DIVIDING OUR COUNTY

I have been asked to comment about the recent events surrounding the derogatory comments made by the Chairman.  I actually spoke at the Work Session but the media did not cover any part of what I said… hopefully it had nothing to do with me quoting the Bible.   Nevertheless, I will relay to you a recap of what I stated but I have included a link  BELOW to a video recorded  by an individual of the entire meeting (My comments start at the 1:00 mark).

First, I apologized to everyone who was rightfully offended by the statements on behalf of the Board, the County government, and me personally.  I stated how sadden I was for our county and the divide this will probably cause, and how hurt many were.  I spoke about the power of the tongue and how it could be used for good or evil, building up, or tearing down, and that it could not be controlled  but by the power of God.  I shared how our lesson Sunday had been about 1 Peter 3 where the Bible states “Do not repay evil for evil or insults for insults.”  However, once words are spoken they are out there and cannot be pulled back.

I shared how forgiveness is a personal thing that each individual would have to decide.  Then asked, “So where can we go from here”?  I recognized that there is no easy solution but stated how God uses trials to strengthen us and to build our character and that this should be our goal for our county and community…unity… and I asked all the officials with both the City and the County to work together toward that goal.  It is time for our community to start to heal.

There were several people at the meeting requesting the Chairman’s resignation immediately, which he stated he would not do. I personally  believe no one should deny the citizens the right to forgive or to take away their right of a choice on the ballot?  To do otherwise, would further divide this county, and I feel it should be left up to the electorate.  Nevertheless, we now have two Commissioners, Robinson and Mitchell, refusing to attend meetings unless the Chairman resigns.

Please pray for our county for God's help in healing us and bringing us together.  BELOW IS THE VIDEO OF BOC  WORK SESSION LAST MONDAY.

https://youtu.be/MGcRbVz-rRo

 

2017 PROJECTS

ANNUAL RESURFACING District 4 (2017):
   *All Corn Crib Streets
   *Gregory Heights S/D Streets (Deferred from 2016)
   *Richardson Rd from Ephesus Church Rd to Dead End
   *Tyree Rd from SR 166 to W Banks Mill Rd
   *North Creek Ln from SR 166 to DE
   *Goodwyndy Estates Sub-Division Streets
   *Wolf Creek Dr from Post Rd to CDS

 

 

SPLOST RESURFACING: (2017)
   *High Point Rd from SR 61 to Stockmar Rd
   *High Point Rd from Stockmar Rd to Ragan Rd
   *High Point Rd from Ragan Rd to Brittain Rd
   *Liberty Rd from Poole Rd to Cole Rd
    *Central Church Road from Bright Star to Hwy 5

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SPLOST  INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS (2017):

Stewart Mill Rd./Reynolds Rd.– Bids will be sent out April/May 2017
Brightstar Rd./John West Rd.– Add Through traffic lane - RFQ is being developed
Sweetwater Church Rd./Dorris Rd.–With Paulding Co. participation

**West Stewart Mill/Stewart Mill/Yancey Rd intersection is presently being bid out and funded from previous DOT funds - does not effect 2017 budget

 

PROPOSED 2017 RESURFACING
ROAD PROJECTS

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*STATE PROJECTS

  •  INTERSECTION OF HWY 78 AND MANN ROAD WILL BEGAN THIS SPRING AND WILL INCLUDE NORTH POST ROAD REROUTE AND CONNORS ROAD @ HWY 78 REVAMP. UNDER WAY

*ROUND-ABOUT AT HWY 5 AND HWY 166 TO BEING REVAMPED BY STATE DUE TO NEW STANDARDS WITH MORE LIGHTING OUTSIDE AND INSIDE CIRCLE, ADDITIONAL STRIPING, AND SOFTER ENTRIES INTO CIRCLE IN 2016 (UNDER-WAY)

THE CALCIUM CHOLORIDE PROGRAM FOR DIRT ROADS HAS BEEN INCREASED FOR 2016 WITH  ASPHALT MILLINGS TO BE USED ON SOME OF THE MOST TRAVELED ROADS.  ROADS TREATED LAST YEAR WILL RECEIVE ANOTHER ANNUAL TREATMENT IN 2017

SPLOST UPDATE

The public meetings on the proposed SPLOST projects have come to an end.  You may recall the survey I sent out to about 500 citizens in District 4 with about 100 responding.  The results to my poll ONLY FAVORED the following:

  • Fire Department equipment/ vehicles/ fire house/renovations/construct new station.
  • Digital Radio System for Public Safety.

FOXHALL INCENTIVES PER INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL REPORT

FOXHALL INCENTIVES:

 

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