• May 4, 2017 10:00 amBOC Work Session
  • May 18, 2017 5:30 pmBOC Regular Meeting
  • June 1, 2017 10:00 amBOC Work Session
  • June 15, 2017 5:30 pmBOC Regular Meeting

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Pickens County Government
1266 E. Church Street
Jasper, Georgia 30143
Phone: 706-253-8809

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NOTICES

West Price Creek Road Closure

Bridge Located ½ Mile From Jones Mountain Road

Pickens County will be closing West Price Creek Road on January 23, 2017, for the next ten (10) weeks to tear out and replace the bridge structure.

The bridge is located approximately ½ mile from Jones Mountain Road

Please use Trout Farm Road or East Price Creek Road as detours while West Price Creek Road is closed.

Pickens County will do everything we can to help expedite the repairs as we do understand the inconvenience to the citizens of that area.


Notification from Pickens County Water and Sewer Authority of a Level 1 Drought Declaration

Level 1 Drought was declared by Georgia EPD on 3/6/2017

The following activities are allowed under both Level 1 and Level 2 Drought Responses:
• Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation.
• Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day.
• Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day and hand-watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day.
• General landscape watering may be done after 4:00 p.m. and before 10:00 a.m. on the designated days.
More water conservation information is available at http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation.

More water conservation information is available at http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation


Wildfires Can Increase Risk for Rabies Exposure

Recent woods and brush fires could cause wild or stray animals to move into residential areas. Residents are strongly cautioned that contact with such animals could result in rabies exposure. Tell your children not to pet or have other contact with wild or stray animals. Very few wild or stray animals have or carry rabies but it is always best to leave them alone unless you or your pets are attacked. Never approach a wild or stray animal exhibiting abnormal behaviors such as appearing to be friendly, disoriented, sick or aggressive.

USDA Wildlife Rabies Surveillance found a raccoon two months ago in Whitfield County that was positive for rabies; no human or domestic animal exposure occurred. The USDA recently distributed oral rabies vaccine baits for wildlife in Whitfield County to reduce rabies in raccoons, foxes, skunks, coyotes and bobcats.

One of the easiest ways to protect your family is to ensure all pets have a current vaccination for rabies. These vaccinations are inexpensive and are very effective in protecting your pets and your family in the event of an encounter with a wild animal.

Report any potential rabies exposure such as a bite or scratch from a wild or stray animal to your Whitfield County Environmental Health Office for investigation and advisement. The phone number is (706) 272-2005. Contact with bats or finding a bat in your home should be reported immediately. The environmental health office can have animals tested for rabies if there is exposure.

Vaccinating your pets, avoiding contact with wild or unknown animals and teaching your children to avoid such contact will prevent rabies exposures. Human rabies treatments must be administered quickly after exposure and can be expensive.

For more information about rabies and its prevention, log onto the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/.