Georgia Power Underground gets library easement

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The Pickens County Board of Commissioners gave Georgia Power Underground easement to the land in front of the library for underground wiring and a transformer. Commissioner Jerry Barnes was out sick, leaving Becky Denney and Chairman Rob Jones to make decisions for the county.

“You can have it if you don’t replant the kudzu,” Jones joked with representatives.

The easement grants Georgia Power Underground access to the area permanently. The three-phase transformer will be near the sitting area outside the library.

Consent Agenda

The commissioners signed a proclamation declaring November National American Indian Heritage Month.

The commission also signed a proclamation declaring this week Red Ribbon Week.

Old business

The commissioners approved the EXP Pavement Evaluation Agreement. This would allow all county roads to be evaluated and ensure they are on the appropriate Georgia Department of Transportation list.


New business

The commissioners approved a proposed fee change for the Environmental Health.

Finance report

Faye Harvey outlined the financial reports for the commissioners and said they were currently just under budget in most departments.

The commissioners approved advertising the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021. Copies of the budget summary will be posted on the website and detailed budgets are available in the Finance Office during normal business hours.

The commissioners approved finishing the airport lift station.

Georgia Power

The Board of Commissioners gave easement at the library to Georgia Power Underground.


The board of commissioners approved three rezoning requests.

Parcel #017-001 which is a 3.17 acre lot on Bethel Road was approved as Rural Residential.

Parcel #017-065 which is a 0.6-acre lot on Bethel Road was approved as Suburban Residential.

Parcel #033-206-001 at 389 Carver Mill Road, Talking Rock was rezoned to Agricultural.

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