Welcome to Lamar County!



Welcome to Lamar County, Georgia, a place of growth and development filled with tradition and small town values. Lamar County, with rolling landscapes and pecan and pine trees, is a fantastic place to raise your family, start your business, or establish an industry. Home is Just Better Here!

EMERGENCY ALERTS 

Governor Brian Kemp issued a new Executive Order late yesterday regarding guidelines for individuals, businesses, local governments and others as it relates to COVID-19.  This Executive Order is effective through July 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

The Executive Order 07.15.20.01 can be downloaded here:  https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/07152001/download.

Testing Site Upson County  (1-800-847-4262) 

 Lamar County Notifications

Call your doctor before going to see them if you think you are at risk for COVID-19. That allows them to take precautions before you arrive to protect others in the waiting room. The same measures that are urged to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus are increasingly important for all Georgians:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For  More Information Contact Debbie Heard: Executive Assist./BOH Liaison301 Main Street Ph. 706-298-7727 Follow us on Twitter http://www/twitter.com/D4publichealthWebsite http://www.district4health.organd Facebook http://facebook.com/District4Health and https://www.facebook.com/CCBOH/Visit our website http://www.district4health.org and www.claytoncountypublichealth.org Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/D4publichealth and https://twitter.com/CCBOH Facebook http://www/facebook.com/District4Health debbi.heard@dph.ga.gov LaGrange, GA 30240 District 4 Public Health
LAMAR COUNTY ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84128048556?pwd=WXQxNDRJZlkxWStrdmVOVGJTWUhMZz09   Meeting ID: 841 2804 8556 Password: 067509
PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE The Lamar County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2020 property taxes it will levy this year by 2.55 percentage over the rollback millage rate. Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the Assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment. When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current years’ digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred. The budget tentatively adopted by the Lamar County Board of Commissioners requires that a millage rate higher than the rollback rate, therefore, before the Lamar County Board of Commissioners may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase. All concerned citizens are invited to public hearings on this tax increase to be at the Commissioners meeting room at 326 Thomaston Street, Barnesville, Georgia on August 11, 2020 at 9 AM and 6 PM. A third public hearing will be held in the same location at 6pm on August 18, 2020. Millage Rollback  2020 5yr history 
ANIMAL CONTROL  For All Animal Control Calls Please Contact 770-358-5090   Image result for Dog And Cats
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA Executive Order 06.29.01 extends the Public Health State of Emergency through 11:59 p.m. on September  10th, 2020.  The Public Health State of Emergency allows for enhanced coordination across government and the private sector for supply procurement, comprehensive testing and healthcare capacity. Executive Order 06.29.02 continues to require social distancing, bans gatherings of more than fifty people unless there is six feet between each person, outlines mandatory criteria for businesses, and requires sheltering in place for those living in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile.  The order also outlines that the State Board of Education must provide “rules, regulations, and guidance for the operation of public elementary and secondary schools for local boards of education” in accordance with guidance from Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the Department of Public Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The order runs through 11:59 PM on July 15, 2020.
Lamar County Announcement  Lamar County has Masks Available for Pickup.  One (1) Pack per Family and while supplies last. Pickup Location Lamar County Board of Commissioners 408 Thomaston Street Barnesville, Ga. 30204    
Notice to Property Owners and Occupants concerning visits to your Property. Georgia Law (OCGA § 48-5-264.1) requires property owners and occupants be provided reasonable notice prior to a site visit conducted by or on behalf of the Lamar County Board of Assessors. In accordance with this law, please be advised that the Lamar County Appraisal Staff will be visiting properties in the NORTH END OF THE COUNTY FOR THE REST OF 2020 AND 2021. The purpose of this visit will be to verify correctness of the improvements in our records. The appraiser will only gather necessary property information about the outside of any improvements and take photographs. The appraiser will have a photo identification badge and will be driving an appropriately marked vehicle. If the appraiser is not allowed access to your property, estimations will be performed. If there is any question about the identity of the appraiser, or if there are any questions regarding the visit, do not hesitate to contact the Lamar County Assessor’s Office at 770-358-5161. As a courtesy the appraiser will knock on the door first and then if there is no answer, he will walk around the outside of any improvements on the property. It is not required that someone must be home, or someone answer the door. The appraiser’s name currently is James Thomas Williams (Tom) and he drives a 2017 White GMC Sierra Pickup with tag # RUV8593 Hart County, GA. With a Lamar County emblem on the side of the door.    
Please click on the link below to access the form for the Blue Reflective Light Signs: Blue 911 sign letter 2019

Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative

Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative serves as the local decision-making body, bringing community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans that address the serious challenges facing our children, families and community.

Welcome to the Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative

Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative: Region 4 122 Westgate Plaza Barnesville, GA 30204-1526

Kellie Mercer:  Executive Director lamarcountyfcc@gmail.com 678-572-8286, Phone 770-358-5020, Fax

Deidra Fitzpatrick: Chair dfitzpatrick@augusta.edu

  LAMAR COUNTY ANNOUCEMENT REGARDING  COVID-19 What we are doing: ·         Lamar County is monitoring national and local recommendations and will continue to update the site above with the latest information and updates. ·         Plans are in place to respond should any of our communities be directly affected. What you can do: ·         Please review and follow all CDC recommendations listed on their website and on our website above. ·         Review the CDC Travel Health Notices. If your Spring Break or other travel plans have you going to or through one of the areas affected, please carefully review the advisories and associated recommendations, which may include self-imposed quarantine for 14 days after your return. Should this be a situation you anticipate, please reach out to the management team so we can discuss possible accommodations for you. ·         Practice good hygiene to avoid exposing yourself and others during flu season and in the case of COVID-19 appearing in your area. ·         Authorities have recommended getting the flu shot. While this will not currently prevent COVID-19, it may help you avoid the seasonal flu and prevent additional concerns.    
LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER THE LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER will be closed to the Public until September 10th,  2020 because the Health Department has recommended that Senior Citizens take extra measures to lesson the risk of exposure.  All Meals on Wheels Clients will continue to receive their scheduled meals as well as the Senior Citizens during this time.  The Senior Center Director, Antionette Watts and Staff will report to work as usual during this time. FOR MORE INFORMATON PLEASE CONTACT THE SENIOR CENTER AT 770-358-5361.    
The I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project is part of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP). The project adds two, non-tolled, truck-only lanes along I-75 in the northbound direction from the I-475/I-75 Interchange near Macon to SR 155 in the  McDonough area. The lanes will be separated from the general purpose lanes by concrete barriers. Delivery of this project in 2028 incorporates the 2017 Executive Order of One Federal Decision/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) acceleration. While we have yet to realize the true impact of the new process, we are confident that this streamlining will have positive impacts on the delivery of all major projects. Questions can be sent to 75CVL@dot.ga.gov or by calling the project hotline at 678-528-7275. Thank you for your participation and support.