BOC to consider resolution limiting public comment

The Henry County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution during their meeting on Tuesday, October 15, to amend county code to limit public comment during board meetings. The proposal comes after commissioners voted 5-1 (Commissioner Wilson opposed) at their last meeting to shorten public comments from five minutes to three minutes per speaker and... Continue Reading →

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BOC approves application for federal transportation funding

The Henry County commissioners approved the county's selection of projects at today's meeting to be submitted to the Atlanta Regional Commission for consideration to receive federal transportation funding. The projects, comprised of roadway widening projects and roadway resurfacing, will be competitively evaluated against other submissions from across the metropolitan Atlanta region. ARC holds the project... Continue Reading →

Henry County to consider application for federal transportation dollars on Tuesday

Henry County commissioners will consider applying for federal transportation dollars during their meeting on Tuesday, October 1. Projects approved will be submitted to the Atlanta Regional Commission for consideration as part of ARC's 2019 project solicitation. If awarded, federal transportation dollars cover eighty percent of project costs. The remaining twenty percent is required to be... Continue Reading →

Residents prioritize Bethlehem Road interchange but a partisan split has the project stalled

In a recent poll conducted by Moving Henry Forward, local residents ranked the proposed Bethlehem Road interchange as one of their top priorities among planned transportation projects in the county, but a partisan split on the board of commissioners has stalled the project. County commissioners tabled a contract to award preliminary engineering for the interchange... Continue Reading →

Henry County calls SPLOST V referendum

County Commissioners have referenced the Cherokee County Aquatic Center as a possible design for Henry County's center. (New South Construction photo) The Henry County Board of Commissioners have adopted a resolution calling for the SPLOST V referendum this November. If approved by the voters, SPLOST V is estimated to collect $204 million dollars over a... Continue Reading →

ARC opens TIP Project Solicitation

The Atlanta Regional Commission started accepting applications this week from local governments to receive federal dollars towards transportation projects. Over $450 million dollars are available to be awarded over the next six fiscal years. The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Project Solicitation is conducted biannually by the ARC to award funding for roadway projects, public transit... Continue Reading →

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