Henry County approves lease agreement for public safety vehicles

Henry County commissioners voted 6-0 to obtain financing via an equipment lease purchase, not to exceed $4,150,000, for the purchase of seventy-seven (77) public safety vehicles. The commissioners unanimously approved the vehicle bids in the preceding agenda item. The funds will require three annual payments through September 1, 2022. The interest rate equals 1.57%. Henry... Continue Reading →

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McDonough approves SPLOST V project list

The McDonough city council approved their project list for the upcoming SPLOST V referendum on Monday, August 19. The project list allocates over eighty percent of the city's estimated allocation to public safety and transportation projects. City Administrator Keith Dickerson Because Henry County opted to select level two projects and forego the intergovernmental agreement, McDonough... Continue Reading →

County Commissioners discuss possible millage rate increase to hire additional police officers

Henry County's proposed annual operating budget for the upcoming 2019-2020 fiscal year includes ten new police officers; however, discussion among the county commissioners expressed support for additional positions. District I Commissioner Johnny Wilson recommended ten additional positions be added to hire a total of twenty new officers and proposed a 0.25 millage rate increase to... Continue Reading →

SPLOST V looking at county vehicles and facilities

Henry County has historically used a portion of SPLOST funding to build new county facilities, renovate existing buildings, and purchase new county vehicles. Building projects have included fire stations, senior centers, courthouse expansions, libraries and recreation centers. SPLOST V is being considered to fund Henry County's first ever fleet replacement program. Deputy County Manager Brad... Continue Reading →

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