COVID-19 Testing & Vaccines and Grand Openings
COVID – 19
Hello Paulding Countians! With all the turmoil politically in our nation and uptick in COVID cases recently, I am glad to report that Paulding County employees, staff, Department Heads, and your BOC, (Board of Commissioners), are working hard to complete multiple tasks and that will add to your Quality of Life!
Regarding the COVID-19 virus, Paulding County has given space to the Paulding County Health Department to conduct testing at the Paulding Meadows Park. You may follow Paulding County Health Department on social media or check the Paulding County website at www.paulding.gov for a testing schedule.
In Paulding County, the Health Department can be contacted at 770-443-7881; persons are reminded to be patient and persistent when attempting to contact this facility to be added to the wait list. Persons are also reminded that this is a wait list registry for you to be notified when an appointment for the vaccine is available; this could be days or weeks depending on vaccine supply and personnel. The Paulding County Health Department is currently administering 370 vaccines per day. Wellstar is also giving more than a hundred vaccines per day.
In some exciting news, some near term openings include the Interroll Corporation opening their new 125,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility where they are the world headquarters making roller systems and conveyors for postal service, airports, the food and beverage industry, fashion, automotive sectors, and many other manufacturing industries. Among the company’s end users are leading brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, DHL, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart and Zalando.
Greystone has opened their three support/maintenance buildings on December 11, 2020 and moved into their new Headquarters building on January 29, 2021.
Richland Creek Reservoir will be “full pool” August 2021. Water treatment plant systems are going through startup and are expected to begin treating water in February 2021. After a successful demonstration period to our State water regulators, we expect to begin distributing clean, purified water this spring. The reservoir will be available for passive water sports, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking this Spring.
Costco Warehouse will open on January 29 for gasoline sales. Then, on March 11, the retail store will open for the full measure of their products.
Also, please enjoy the relatively new Braly Turf Athletic Field at the Braly Complex. We are getting a lot more playing time and use of these fields due to your support of SPLOST (SPECIAL Purpose Local Option Sales Tax), a penny tax on every dollar spent in Paulding County!
Recognizing God’s rich blessings,
Dave Carmichael, Commission Chairman Paulding County
tuesday january 5, 2021
Monday December 7, 2020
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2020
tuesday september 30, 2020
Landfill/Transfer Station/Recycle Division
Most of you know Paulding County has an inert landfill, a transfer station, and a recycling center, all collocated at 75 County Services Lane in Dallas! It is a solid waste disposal facility. Our facility is regulated by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and by Georgia Environmental Departments.
Paulding County has five certified landfill operators! These employees have achieved a perfect 100 score on their last three inspections by the State of Georgia!
Georgia is also responsible for permitting trash disposal facilities. Permitting rules determine the Paulding County Landfill design, operations, and allowable waste streams offered to county residents.
A transfer station is a building or processing site for the temporary deposition of waste, often called Waste Transfer Stations, or Material Transfer stations and are often used as places where local waste collection vehicles will deposit their waste cargo prior to loading into larger vehicles. These larger vehicles will transport the waste to the end of disposal in a landfill facility.
The facility continually provides exceptional service to the Paulding County & surrounding counties residents. During the first 6 months of 2020 while the county (and country) had to shut down due to COVID 19, the Landfill/Transfer station stayed open as “essential workers”. During this time, the crew continued to offer excellent service to Paulding County residents and in fact increased the amount of residents that came through the facility.
Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. The recyclability of a material depends on its ability to reacquire the properties it had in original state.
Citizens are encouraged to be environmentally responsible and recycle:
Aluminum cans, cell phones/computers (no monitors), cardboard, glass (household only), magazines, mixed paper, motor oil, plastics #1 only, steel cans, vehicle batteries, and tires with a disposal fee of $5 per tire for passenger tires and $7 per tire for truck tires. (Additional $1 per tire for rims).
REVIEWS FOR THE PAULDING COUNTY RECYCLE CENTER INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING COMPLIMENTS:
“We are always greeted with friendly smiles and given assistance unloading recycling from the vehicle.”
“I dropped off 16 bags of recycling. The workers greeted us with friendly smiles and helped us unload the car. I am very impressed with how sweet the men were. As soon as they got the recyclables, they began sorting and making sure, they were up to par! I am very encouraged and can’t wait to recycle more”
“Very pleasant experience! The operations manager I believe he said his name was Tommy helped me himself. Excellent run facility great service”
“Very friendly staff that will assist you with your recyclables. Also, this facility recycles glass which is a huge plus considering some surrounding counties offer limited locations (if any) to recycle household glass.”
“The attendants at this recycling center are nothing short of wonderful to deal with.”
“Workers are always pleasant & eager to help unload recyclables from your car. Convenient location and hours for me.
KEEP PAULDING BEAUTIFUL
The vision of Keep Paulding Beautiful is to create an atmosphere of cooperation and to lead by example in our community. KPB inspires and educates in order to show our neighbors that we live, play and work in a community that is clean. We take pride in who we are and where we live. We, as a community, are better and stronger than we are as individuals. Our goal at KPB is to recognize and invite everyone to be a part of the “solution” and not part of the “problem”.
Highlights from July 2019-June 2020
- Keep America Beautiful Presidents Circle Award
- Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Governors Circle Award
- Volunteers-555, Volunteer Hours-1633, Participants 3110
- Chipper Event- 632 trees Paper Shred Event – 16,209 lbs.
- Educational presentations-15
Organizations that KPB has working relationship
- Chamber of Commerce
- Tourism Committee
- Dallas Farmers Market
- Master Gardeners
- UGA Extension
- 4 H Club
- Paulding NW Airport
- Paulding Enterprises
- Georgia Highlands College
- Chattahoochee Tech
- City of Dallas
- City of Hiram
- Parks & Rec
- Paulding Libraries
- Marshal's Office
- Helping Hands
- BOC Touch A Truck---Rides for Wishes
- Paulding Fine Arts
- Paulding County Schools
- STEM Programs Extracurricular
- Boy & Girls Scouts
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- New Season Church
- Happy Hog BBQ
- Marco’s Pizza
- Cheeseburger Bobby’s
- Chick Fil A
- Vintage 242 Church
- Westridge Church
- Stevi B’s Pizza
- Paulding County Senior Center
- Kelly Landscape
- Elrod’s Garden Center
- Dallas New era
- Our Town Magazine
- GreenCo Landscaping
- Home Depot
- City of Dallas Merchants Association
I am very proud of the service and plain old hard work that our Solid Waste Disposal facility and Keep Paulding Beautiful provides…where would we be without them?
Paulding County has been approved for two additional Transfer Stations. Our staff is currently discussing future strategy and location to better serve County and citizen needs. MORE INFORMATION to follow.
Recognizing God’s rich blessing,
Dave Carmichael, Commission Chairman, Paulding County
MONDAY AUGUST 3, 2020
THURSDAY JULY 29, 2020
Your SPLOST Dollars at Work
SPLOST is defined as Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. This is a .01 sales tax voted on in Paulding for special projects related to several different county departments. A portion of this sales tax is used to fund all Parks and Recreation related capital improvement projects.
The Chairman and full Board of Commissioners are very proud of our Parks, the Recreational Opportunities they offer, the great libraries and a competent, resourceful staff that keeps the System going.
The following report is from Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director Michael Justus:
The Paulding County Board of Commissioners recently approved the construction of two synthetic turf fields at the Braly Sports Complex. The project will cost $1,139,839 and is already underway. The construction will be paid for with SPLOST dollars allocated to Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs capital improvement projects. The contract was awarded to Advanced Sports Group and Shaw Sports Turf and work on the project began in late May.
The Braly Sports Complex was built many years ago on an old county landfill. As such, there have been issues over the years with drainage and settling. By approving this project, these two major areas are being addressed by installing a new drainage system with the fields. The settling issues are being corrected with the use of soil cement, hardening the ground below to prevent future issues of the same kind.
These two fields will have markings for both soccer and lacrosse and can be used by multiple age groups. This is the second synthetic turf project for Paulding County, following the construction of a field at Burnt Hickory Park designated for the Department’s Adaptive Recreation programs.
Weather permitting; this project is on schedule to be completed by the end of July 2020.
In addition to the construction of the synthetic turf fields at the Braly Sports Complex, there are a couple more SPLOST improvement projects on the immediate schedule for the Department.
The multi-purpose field at Burnt Hickory Park will be getting new lights that are also funded through SPLOST. This project was approved by the Board of Commissioners and awarded to Musco Lighting. Materials are being delivered to the site beginning on June 17, 2020. Construction is scheduled for completion within the next several weeks.
The tennis courts at Burnt Hickory Park are scheduled to be resurfaced over the summer. This project will include sealing all cracks and a new surface for all four courts. In addition, net posts will be repainted and new nets will be installed.
High Shoals Falls Park will be receiving new boundary fencing in the very near future. This area has become very popular with visitors. So much so, in fact, that boundary fencing is required to make sure visitors stay on County property and not venture onto private property. The boundary lines have been identified and fence work should begin with the next month. The Department asks visitors to be respectful of property lines while enjoying a visit down to the falls.
PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF – Left to Right
Michael Justus, Director – BS in Municipal and Community Recreation, West Georgia College. Paulding County employee for 23 years.
Shay Beavers, Administrative Assistant - Paulding County employee for 15 years
Alex Wilson, Assistant Director – BS in Sports Management, University of West Georgia. Paulding County employee for 7 years.