If Adairsville receives any Federal Emergency Management Agency or Georgia Emergency Management Agency funding, Bartow County will get a percentage of those funds with Commissioner Steve Taylor’s approval of an intergovernmental agreement with the city.
However, Taylor said after the Wednesday morning meeting he is not expecting the county to receive any funding from the two agencies.
“We don’t anticipate any funds to come from Adairsville to Bartow County. That’s just in case we get some federal money from FEMA or some GEMA assistance. Then, of course, we’ll expect our portion of what we spent, which will be a small percentage of what they get. So we don’t expect anything from Adairsville,” he said.
During the meeting, Taylor also approved the purchase of three new shuttles for Bartow County Transit, two of which will have lifts for the disabled. Funds for the purchase will come from the Department of Transportation through capital improvement assistance, which means Bartow County will not have to match any part of the $114,757 purchase. Instead, the county will have to provide drivers and insurance for the vehicles.
The new shuttles will be rotated into the Bartow County Transit fleet. Taylor said he does not expect to sell any transit shuttles in the near future.
Other commissioner business included:
• Appointing Patricia McDonald and Mike Patel to the Zoning Appeals Board.
• Declaring certain county property, such as engineering vehicles and a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office vehicle, surplus and allow their sale on www.govdeals.com.
• Approving a contract for construction on the Bartow Health Access facility in the sum of $208,469.
• Approving an agreement with the Bartow County Extension Service to provide office space, supplies, equipment, utilities and a portion of the salaries and benefits for the service.
• Approving an agreement with Wilson Engineering and Consulting for the firm to serve as general engineering services for the county.
• Approving a zoning application from Charles Casey to have property on Bowen Road rezoned from A-1 to R-1.
• Approving a rezoning application from Barry Tow to have property on Joe Frank Harris Parkway rezoning from commercial/low density residental to commercial.
The Bartow County commissioner’s next meeting is scheduled for March 6 at 10 a.m. at the Frank Moore Administrative and Judicial Center.