Banks County Board of Commissioners Meeting 4/12/22

Banks County Courthouse Annex

BANKS COUNTY, Ga. The Banks County Board of Commissioners held a regular meeting Tuesday. On the agenda were the chairman’s report, acknowledgement of Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a few other ordinances and resolutions.

According to the chairman’s report, in March, Banks County had 319 fire department calls. There were also 3007 sheriff’s office calls and 40 Covid-19 cases per 100,000. Budget hearings for the renewal of the Roads and Bridges tax and budget hearings will begin on April 25 at 1:30 p.m.

The BOC proclaimed April 2022 to be Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The proclamation asks citizens to recognize the month, “by dedicating themselves to the task of improving the quality of life for all children and families.”

Additionally, the Board tabled 2 agreements from the Piedmont Judicial Circuit until September 13.  Also, the Propane Gas Contract & Bid was awarded to Blossom Gas for use by the sheriff’s department and fire department.

Also, the BOC voted to approve the Energy Excise Levy Resolution & Intergovernmental Agreement. Every city in the county signed off and approved of the resolution, which will be a tax for manufacturing only.

Finally, the city of Gillsville is requesting to use the voting precinct as the city’s new town hall.  A motion to have the papers drawn up and deeded over to the city passed under one stipulation. If it were to revert back to a voting precinct, the county will still be able to use it as such.

The building is currently vacant and has been for around 3 years. The current voting precinct is in Banks County Fire Station 24.

To see the whole agenda, visit the website here.

To watch the entire meeting, visit the Banks County Government Facebook page.

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