The following advertised public hearings for zoning and subdivision applications are postponed:
Rezoning Application #2020-01
Emily Hutto: Request to Rezone 536 Hwy 18 W from R-3 (Residential) to C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial)
Subdivision Application # 2020-01
Parsons: Request to divide 7.537 acres into one 4.037 tract and one 3.5 acre tract
These hearings are postponed for the safety of our residents. The County will re-evaluate the guidelines for gatherings of more than 10 people at the end of April to determine if the postponement will continue into the month of May. When a definite hearing date is scheduled, new notices will be sent as required by OCGA 36-66-1.
If you have any questions, please contact Anita Buice at 770-358-5364.
The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
From the Office of the County Administrator
The Following Is a List of Departmental Information regarding the staff that will be in place during the Shelter in Place.
– Staff 2 in the office every day and teleworking
Planning and Community Development
will be accessible by phone (678-603-3114) and email (email@example.com
) during normal business hours.
Inspections will be limited to Tuesday and Thursday only.
Payments received by mail will be processed on Wednesday and Saturday.
– Staff-1 in office and one in the field with teleworking
Public Works Department-
will be staffed with 4 and 1 Dogcatcher, plus will be replacing pipe on McKenzie Road and emergency calls.
Board of Elections
: Staff- 1 in the office and teleworking
-Staff- 1 in the Office and Teleworking+
– Normal Staff to run Calls
– Normal staff to run Calls
Staff 2 maintenance and teleworking
Building & Grounds:
Staff 2 and on-call
– Staff 1 and teleworking
Clerk of Superior:
Staff 2 and teleworking
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated all counties in Georgia
eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Georgia small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Please note the deadline is December 18th, 2020.
How to apply:
- Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
- Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
- Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The official press release with instructions from the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance is attached and you can visit https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
for more information.
- The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center has 17 offices across the state, covering every county, with consultants available to assist small business owners through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan application process. You can find and connect with your local UGA SBDC office at this Link: UGA SBDC Locations or send a message to our State Office in Athens here: Contact Us. Many of our offices are working remotely, so if you do call and get a voicemail, we will work to return your call as soon as possible.
- COVID-19 Community Resources: GA VOAD and GEMA/HS Community Recovery are working together to provide updated resources for nonprofit and faith-based organizations and the communities they serve. This is an evolving document that will continue to be updated. If you have additional resources to be added please reach out to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 April 24th 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.