SPLOST projects accepting bids and proposals

Site demolition started this year for the future Fairview public safety campus. (special photo) Despite the ongoing pandemic and questions about reduced sales tax collections, several SPLOST projects are continuing to advance. Henry County’s purchasing department has three projects posted for June or July closing dates and accepted submissions in May for two requests for... Continue Reading →

BOC approves purchase for new ambulances

Henry County commissioners approved the purchase of six new ambulances at their April 7 meeting. The new vehicles require a 12–13 month build timeline and should arrive in summer 2021. The vehicles will be 2020 Braun Liberty ambulances built on 2020 RAM 4500 Ambulance Chassis. The vehicles were purchased through a national purchasing contract at... Continue Reading →

Cluster leaders present budget requests to board

Public Safety accounts for over half of the county’s annual expenditures. (Henry County photo) Commissioners heard from department cluster leaders on Monday morning about their FY 2021 budget requests. The meeting was one in a series of budget workshops being held by the county. The budget workshops are happening after commissioners requested to be more... Continue Reading →

BOC awards bid to outfit new police cars

In September, Henry County approved the purchase of seventy-seven new vehicles for public safety. Now, the board has approved outfitting fifty-seven of those cars for Henry County Police Department and the fire department. The board awarded the bid to West Chatham Warning Devices at their January 7 meeting. The vehicles and their equipment are financed... Continue Reading →

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 →

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