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Barber, Beauty Salon, Hair Salon and Spa Information Request

If you are not on the following list and you are a barber, beauty salon, hair salon, or spa, and currently hold a City of Sandersville business license please send an email to asimpson@sandersvillega.org

Tips to Toes.
Total Concept.
Bell’s Beauty Salon.
Hair Room.
Gordy’s Barber Shop.
Unlimited Kuts.
Blades and Shears Hometown.
The Hair Palace.
James Barber Shop.
Irwin Unlimited Beauty Salon.
Professional Touch Barber.
Twisted Sisters Salon.
Jazzi Classe Hair Studio.
Magic’s Image Consulting.
Art Deco Styles and Cuts.
Salon 126.
Lovely Nails – Spa.
Ideal Beauty Shop.
Shear Perfection.
Sunny Nails LLC.
Happy Nail Spa.
Arabella’s Salon and Spa.


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 13, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 13, 2020

ROAD CLOSURE FALL LINE FREEWAY HWY 88

ROAD CLOSURE FALL LINE FREEWAY HWY 88
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ROAD CLOSURE

FALL LINE FREEWAY

HWY 88

 

On Monday August 10th through August 16th the Fall Line Freeway between Highway 15 and Jordan Mill Rd. will be closed due to the Sandersville Railroad removing the railroad crossing.  The detour will be set up by the DOT which will use Sparta Rd – M. Friedman Dr. – Tanley St. – Jordan Mill Rd.  Be prepared for increased traffic along this detour route.  See the attached map for the detour.

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 4, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 7, 2020

July 31 2020. Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19.

July 31, 2020. Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19.
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Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/07312001/download

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 5, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 5, 2020

July 31. 2020. Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on June 29, 2020 in response to COVID-19

July 31 2020. Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on June 29, 2020 in response to COVID-19
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Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on June 29, 2020 in response to COVID-19

 

https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/07312001/download

 

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 5, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 5, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau Announcement

U.S. Census Bureau Announcement
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JULY 27, 2020 —  The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will begin emailing households in low-responding areas to encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census.

Millions of emails will be sent this week and then grow in numbers and continue into September. These emails supplement a final campaign reminding people to respond to the 2020 Census on their own, as census takers begin asking households to respond to the census.

The messages alert households in low-response areas that time is running out and their response to the 2020 Census is important for their communities. The email messages will invite people to respond online at 2020census.gov.

People who receive the email and haven’t already responded should click on the link provided and complete the census online. It’s easy, safe and important.

The emails will go to all households that the Census Bureau has contact information for in census block groups with a response rate lower than 50%. This will include households who may have already responded. In total, the Census Bureau expects to email more than 20 million households in these low-responding areas.

The email messages will come from 2020census@subscriptions.census.gov and will give recipients the option to opt out of receiving future messages. The Census Bureau is also considering sending text messages to areas that have low response.

The Census Bureau’s recent success with contacting households by email to participate in the Household Pulse Survey prompted the agency to add these methods to support the 2020 Census. This contact method will help increase response rates and reduce the need for in-person follow-up.

The Census Bureau is continuing to review the use of text messages and will make an announcement prior to deploying that outreach. In addition to emailing households, the Census Bureau is increasing other outreach efforts during one last push to encourage everyone to respond to the census online, by phone or by mail. The Census Bureau recently announced that it has launched Mobile Questionnaire Assistance, a program that offers assistance with responding at locations such as grocery stores and pharmacies in low-responding areas.

Additionally, the Census Bureau has expanded its paid advertising—launching a series of new advertisements aimed at increasing online response and expanding to a total of 45 non-English languages receiving some level of paid media support.

Households have until October 31 to respond to the 2020 Census. However, census takers have begun following up with households that haven’t responded yet in select areas and will begin following up with households nationwide in August.


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 3, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 3, 2020

COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing
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Due to the Summer heat, and for the safety of both patients and staff, North Central Health District’s (NCHD) COVID-19 testing sites, called specimen points of collection (SPOC), will have updated hours beginning Monday, July 20.

Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to noon. SPOCs operate on the following weekday schedule:

NCHD SPOC Weekday Schedule

Beginning Saturday, July 18, SPOCs will implement a rotating weekend schedule. Sites open on their assigned weekends will operate Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, and Sundays by appointment only. The sites will rotate operations according to the following schedule:

NCHD SPOC Weekend Schedule

In addition to the SPOC updates, NCHD is changing the hours for the district’s COVID-19 Testing Line, 1-844-987-0099. Effective Monday, July 13, the hotline will operate Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Anyone in need of COVID-19 testing through NCHD must call this number to schedule an appointment.

As the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to dramatically increase across Georgia, it is important for every citizen to take steps to protect themselves and others from the spread COVID-19 in every community:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the inside of your elbow to cover your cough or sneeze.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect high-touch objects and surfaces.
  • When out in public, keep 6 feet between yourself and other, and avoid crowds.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in places where maintaining a six-foot distance from others is difficult or impossible.

For more information about COVID-19, including cases numbers, testing information and guidance, visit NCHD52.org/coronavirus, or use the Georgia COVID-19 Hotline by calling 844-442-2681.


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 29, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 29, 2020

A Tribute To John Lewis

A Tribute to John Lewis.
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A TRIBUTE TO JOHN LEWIS

JOHN LEWIS, AN ORDAINED MINISTER, DESERVES EVERY SINGLE VERBAL ACCOLADE — CIVIL RIGHTS ICON, A GIANT FOR JUSTICE, THE MORAL CONSCIENCE OF AMERICA--- THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN HIM DURING THESE PAST FEW DAYS BECAUSE HE TRULY WAS A THUNDEROUS VOICE FOR JUSTICE AND A CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL BLAZER WHO WAS THE LAST SURVIVING SPEAKER FROM THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON IN 1963.

I recall, standing behind him, from the reserved section for NAACP staff members near the Lincoln Memorial, as he spoke, in 1983, during the 20th commemoration to a sea of thousands, and his words were just as powerful as he continued to carry the torch for equality and voting rights for black Americans.

I recall, in 1986, the excitement and tension in the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel awaiting the results of the 5th Congressional race, and the shock that fell over the crowd when it was announced that he had upset the proverbial favorite, Julian Bond, to become only the second African-American to be sent to Congress from that district.

His words, “If not us, then who? If not now, then when” spoke forcefully to the systemic and institutional racism in our country, and they are just as applicable now as they were when he first spoke them.

Before his passing, Rep. Lewis was able to witness the movement for social justice he championed moving across America today. It is a movement that was so adequately predicted by James Baldwin, in 1965, during the debate sponsored by Cambridge University debate society at Cambridge Union. When his squared off against William F. Buckley, Jr., the “keeper of the tablets” of American conservatism, he stated that, “…the American dream was a nightmare from which he was trying to wake…” and at his conclusion, the audience crowed in the overpacked Cambridge Union composed of  mostly young white men in jackets, rose to give Baldwin a “first ever” standing ovation as he eloquently gave the audience a “system of reality” of the black American experience from an inside prospective.

 

AMERICA IS TRULY AT A CROSSROAD IN 2020. We can choose to travel back down the road of our dark past of inequality, where the blindfolded eyes of “lady justice” were too often peeking from under the bandana, or we can choose to travel down a “bright” new road with “people of all color’’ walking together “shoulder-to-shoulder” in our fight to ensure the equal protection guarantees of our constitution applies to ALL Americans.

 

Rep. John Lewis life demonstrated unswerving advocacy to encourage us to choose the latter.

REST IN PEACE

Rev. Daniel Thomas, Jr.

Augusta Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 28, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 28, 2020

July 15 2020. Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19. Update.

July 15, 2020 Update. Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
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Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19. July 15 2020 Update.

 

Please click on the link below to view.

 

https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/07152001/download


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 16, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 16, 2020

CSRA COVID-19 Relief Fund Guidecard

CSRA COVID-19 Relief Fund Guidecard
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Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 16, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 16, 2020

Road Closures

Road Closures
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Road Closures.

Jordan Mill Road will be closed to through traffic July 13th through July 17th for sewer work.

E. McCarty St. from Hospital Rd. to Ridge Rd. will be closed to through traffic from July 20th to August 31st.  Traffic will be detoured to Jordan Mill Rd. and the Fall Line Freeway.  There may be interruptions on Jordan Mill Rd.  This is for sewer work.


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 10, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 10, 2020

Don't wait in line. Pay by Phone

Pay by Phone
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Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 30, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 30, 2020

COVID-19 Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

The order runs through 11:59 PM on July 15, 2020
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Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

 

Executive Order 06.29.20.02 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.

 

You can find the guidance here                                                        

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 30, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 30, 2020

COVID-19 State of Emergency

Public Health State of Emergency renewed until Tuesday August 11 2020 at 11:59pm
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Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on May 28, 2020, in response to COVID-19. The Public Health State of Emergency will terminate on Tuesday August 11 2020 at 11:59pm unless it is renewed by the Governor.
 
The State of Georgia Executive Order Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency can be downloaded here
 
 
 

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 30, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 30, 2020

Tanley Street Closure

Tanley Street Closure
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Tanley Street will be closed today and for the rest of the week.  Residents only will have access off of Anthony Street.  This is for the installation of a sewer line.


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 8, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 8, 2020

Providing ongoing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

Providing ongoing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
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Providing ongoing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

 

You can access the link here.

 

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on May 29, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on May 29, 2020

Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency issued on March 14 and renewed on April 8 and April 30 to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19

Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency issued on March 14 and renewed on April 8 and April 30 to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19
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Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency issued on March 14 and renewed on April 8 and April 30 to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19.

Please see below or here.

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on May 29, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on May 29, 2020

The City of Sandersville is Hiring!

The City of Sandersville is seeking to hire a Telecommunications Technician, full-time and part-time Police Officers. Come join our team and Apply online under online services job applications.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 18, 2019
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 2, 2020

Linton Road. Railroad Crossing Closure.

Linton Road Railroad Crossing Closure.
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At 3:00 p.m. today June 12th the railroad crossing on Linton Road just past North Ave. will be closed to motor vehicle traffic until the afternoon of Monday June 15th. Sandersville Railroad personnel will be on site to make repairs and rehab the crossing. Emergency response to areas North of this crossing will need to respond via Transylvania Drive, Sparta Rd., or Deepstep Rd. then the Fall Line to reach Linton Rd.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 12, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jun 12, 2020

2020 Consumer Confidence Report. Quality of Your Drinking Water.

2020 Consumer Confidence Report. Quality of Your Drinking Water.
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2020 Consumer Confidence Report.

 

Quality of Your Drinking Water. 

 

Drinking water system #3030005

 

You can find the report below or here.

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on May 26, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on May 26, 2020

Shop Sandersville Utility Bill Credit Program

Shop Sandersville Utility Bill Credit Program
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Program Intent.  The City of Sandersville Shop Local Utility Bill Credit Program is intended to provide an economic incentive to promote retail business and restaurants within the corporate limits of the City of Sandersville that are consistent with the following requirements and criteria.

 Program Criteria.  The City will offer residential utility bill credits on a City of Sandersville utility bill when presented with verifiable receipts for purchases made with a qualifying business located within the City of Sandersville.

 

            1. Utility Discounts. The City may reduce a customer’s residential utility bill by $15.00 for each credit earned for a maximum of three credits with a total value of $45.00 per month.

            2. Verifiable Receipts. Any receipt submitted for credit must be dated after May 18,  2020 and prior to June 30, 2020 and equal a total value of $50.00 or more to attain one credit.  No more than two receipts may be combined to total $50.00.  The receipt must    contain the pre-printed name of the retail business or restaurant, the date of the purchase and amount of the purchase. 

            3. Qualifying Business. The retail business or restaurant must be located within the City           of Sandersville and have a current City of Sandersville Occupational Tax Certificate. The    retail business or restaurant must also employ a maximum of no more than fifteen (15) full time employees.

 

Program Procedures.  All submittals requesting a utility bill credit under the Shop Sandersville Utility Bill Credit Program must follow the procedures listed below.

 

            1. Spend $50.00 or more at a qualifying retail business or restaurant.

           

            2. Write your name as it appears on your City of Sandersville utility bill, your address,  phone number and utility bill account number on the receipt.

           

            3. Scan and email the receipt to acook@sandersvillega.org or drop off the receipt in a sealed envelope at the drive through window at City Hall at 141 West Haynes Street.

           

            4. After verification, the City will apply a credit of $15.00 for each $50.00 receipt(s) up  to a maximum credit of $45.00 on the customer’s next City of Sandersville utility bill.

           

The City reserves the right to verify any receipt submitted for credit to assure compliance with the Program requirements.  If the Program requirements are not met, the City may refuse the incentive credit amount and it will not be added to the customer’s utility bill.   

Discontinuance of Incentive. The City reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the Shop Sandersville Utility Bill Credit Program at any time. Should the program be discontinued, the City will honor any incentive which it committed to before the date of the discontinuance of the program for up to 30 days after termination of the program.   


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on May 20, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on May 20, 2020

South Anderson Drive Closed on Ridge Road Entrance.

South Anderson Drive Closed on Ridge Road Entrance.
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South Anderson Drive will be closed on the Ridge Road entrance up to three (3) weeks. This is for the installation of a sewer line. Traffic will enter on the E. McCarty side. Layton Drive will also be open during this time.


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on May 19, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on May 19, 2020

Census 2020. Please note the updated dates

Census 2020. Please note the updated dates.
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The 2020 Census is still going strong. Make sure you are counted !

 

Sandersville has a response rate of 51.2%.

Washington County has a response rate of 42.3%.

Georgia has a response rate of 54.7% as of today.

Please note the updated dates.

 

 

 

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on May 12, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on May 12, 2020

SANDERSVILLE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA. May 21 2020. 8am.

SANDERSVILLE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA May 21 2020. 8am.
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SANDERSVILLE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA
May 21, 2020 – 8:00 AM


Teleconference
Dial-in number : (712) 770-4035 Access code: 394753#

1. Call to Order

2. Welcome members of the Downtown Development Authority District

3. Introduction of new Board members

4. Nomination and election of officers
a) Chairperson
b) Secretary
c) Treasurer
d) Recording Secretary (Does not have to be a DDA Board member)

5. Financial Update

6. Resiliency Loan Fund

7. Farmers Market

8. Other Business

9. Motion to Adjourn


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on May 18, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on May 18, 2020

Providing additional guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

Providing additional guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
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Here is Governor Brian Kemp's new 30-page executive order on a list of coronavirus issues, including childcare, summer camps and regulations on businesses. https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/05122002/download (Clicking on the link will download a PDF)

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on May 13, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on May 13, 2020

Renewal of the Public Health State of Emergency

Renewal of the Public Health State of Emergency
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Renewal of the Public Health State of Emergency

 

Statewide Shelter in Place Order for most Georgians will expire tonight Thursday April 30 at 11:59pm.


Governor Kemp urges Georgians to continue to stay home whenever possible.


In accordance with the Executive Orders, businesses must continue to operate with strict social distancing and sanitation rules until May 13, 2020.


Public Health State of Emergency extended until June 12, 2020.


Medically Fragile & Elderly Georgians to shelter in place until June 12, 2020.


Gatherings of more than 10 people will not be allowed unless it is possible to maintain 6 feet of distance.     

 

You can find it here and below:

 

 

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 30, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 30, 2020

Gov. Kemp Extends Protections for Vulnerable Georgians, Releases Guidance for Businesses

Gov. Kemp Extends Protections for Vulnerable Georgians, Releases Guidance for Businesses
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Gov. Kemp Extends Protections for Vulnerable Georgians, Releases Guidance for Businesses

 

You can find it here and below:

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 30, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 30, 2020

FAQ On Governor Kemp's latest executive order.

FAQ On Governor Kemp's latest executive order.
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FAQ On Governor Kemp's latest executive order.

 

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Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 24, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 24, 2020

Providing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

Providing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
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Here is the 26 page executive order titled Providing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19.

This order is effective from 12:01am Friday May 1 to

11:59pm Wednesday May 13, 2020.

You can also download the executive order by copying and pasting the following link in your browser:

https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/04232002/download


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 23, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 23, 2020

Minimum Basic Operations To Reopen Georgia For Business

Minimum Basic Operations To Reopen Georgia For Business
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Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 23, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 23, 2020

Have questions about the Executive Action announced this week?

Have questions about the Executive Action announced this week?
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Have questions about the Executive Action announced this week? Please take some time to review this handout with the answers to some frequently asked questions, linked here


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 23, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 23, 2020

The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers has issued guidance for the safe reopening of salons and spas

The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers has issued guidance for the safe reopening of salons and spas
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The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers has issued guidance for the safe reopening of salons and spas.

 

Learn more here or below:


 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 22, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 22, 2020

COVID-19 State of Emergency Executive Order April 20, 2020

COVID-19 State of Emergency Executive Order April 20, 2020
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COVID-19 State of Emergency Executive Order April 20, 2020


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 21, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 21, 2020

City of Sandersville Council MeetingTeleconference

The City of Sandersville Council Meeting Monday April 20, 2020 will be held via teleconference this meeting may be accessed by dialingThe City Council Meeting will be a teleconference Monday April 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. To access the meeting: Dial-in number (US): (712) 770-4035 Access code: 394753#

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 17, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 17, 2020

City of Sandersville Council MeetingTeleconference

The City of Sandersville Council Meeting Monday April 20, 2020 will be held via teleconference this meeting may be accessed by dialingThe City Council Meeting will be a teleconference Monday April 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. To access the meeting: Dial-in number (US): (712) 770-4035 Access code: 394753#

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 17, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 17, 2020

April 8, 2020. Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19.

April 8, 2020. Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19
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April 8, 2020. Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19.


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 9, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 9, 2020

Shelter in Place. Clarifications Dated Friday April 3 2020

Shelter in place. Clarifications. Dated Friday April 3 2020
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Governor Kemp has published clarifications on the State of Georgia executive order dated Friday April 3 2020, regarding shelter in place. https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/04032002/download

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 4, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 4, 2020

COVID-19. Georgia State of Emergency April 3 to April 13 2020

COVID-19. Georgia State of Emergency April 3 to April 13 2020
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Governor Brian Kemp just published the executive order to issue a statewide shelter in place. You can view the order in it's entirety in the pictures below. It will go into force at 6pm on Friday April 3 to Monday April 13 2020, unless it is extended.

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 2, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 2, 2020

State of Georgia Emergency Order for Extended School Closures to Stop Spread of COVID-19

State of Georgia Emergency Order for Extended School Closures to Stop Spread of COVID-19
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State of Georgia Emergency Order for Extended School Closures to Stop Spread of COVID-19


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 3, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 3, 2020

Shelter in Place Frequently Asked Questions

Shelter in Place Frequently Asked Questions
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Governor Kemp's Statewide Shelter in Place Executive Order

For further details please click here: https://bit.ly/2wcNuHG


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 3, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 3, 2020

U.S. Dept. of Labor. Wage & Hour Division. Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. Dept. of Labor. Wage & Hour Division. Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions
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U.S. Department of Labor.

Wage and Hour Division.

 

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

 

 
  1. Where do I post this notice? Since most of my workforce is teleworking, where do I electronically “post” this notice?

    Each covered employer must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. An employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.

  2. Do I have to post this notice in other languages that my employees speak? Where can I get the notice in other languages?

    You are not required to post this notice in multiple languages, but the Department of Labor (Department) is working to translate it into other languages.

  3. Do I have to share this notice with recently laid-off individuals?

    No, the FFCRA requirements explained on this notice apply only to current employees.

  4. Do I have to share this notice with new job applicants?

    No, the FFRCA requirements apply only to current employees. Employers are under no obligation to provide the notice of those requirements to prospective employees.

  5. Do I have to give notice of the FFCRA requirements to new hires?

    Yes, if you hire a job applicant, you must convey this notice to them, either by email, direct mail, or by posting this notice on the premises or on an employee information internal or external website.

  6. If my state provides greater protections than the FFCRA, do I still have to post this notice?

    Yes, all covered employers must post this notice regardless of whether their state requires greater protections. The employer must comply with both federal and state law.

  7. I am a small business owner. Do I have to post this notice?

    Yes. All employers covered by the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the FFCRA (i.e., certain public sector employers and private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees) are required to post this notice.

  8. How do I know if I have the most up-to-date notice? Will there be updates to this notice in the future?

    The most recent version of this notice was issued on March 25, 2020. Check the Wage and Hour Division's website or sign up for Key News Alerts to ensure that you remain current with all notice requirements.

  9. Our employees must report to our main office headquarters each morning and then go off to work at our different worksite locations. Do we have to post this notice at all of our different worksite locations?

    The notice needs to be displayed in a conspicuous place where employees can see it. If they are able to see it at the main office, it is not necessary to display the notice at your different worksite locations.

  10. Do I have to pay for notices?

    No. To obtain notices free of charge, contact the Department’s Wage and Hour Division at 1-866-4-USWAGE (1-866-487-9243). Alternatively, you may download and print the notice yourself from https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/posters
     
  11. I am running out of wall space. Can I put the required notices in a binder that I put on the wall?

    No, you cannot put federal notices in a binder. Generally, employers must display federal notices in a conspicuous place where they are easily visible to all employees—the intended audience.

  12. We have break rooms on each floor in our building. Do I have to post notices in each break room on each floor or can I just post them in the lunchroom?

    If all of your employees regularly visit the lunchroom, then you can post all required notices there. If not, then you can post the notices in the break rooms on each floor or in another location where they can easily be seen by employees on each floor.

  13. Our company has many buildings. Our employees report directly to the building where they work, and there is no requirement that they first report to our main office or headquarters prior to commencing work. Do I have to post this notice in each of our buildings?

    Yes. Where an employer has employees reporting directly to work in several different buildings, the employer must post all required federal notices in each building, even if the buildings are located in the same general vicinity (e.g., in an industrial park or on a campus).
     
  14. By when do I have to post the notice?

    April 1, 2020.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 2, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19.State of Emergency Violations

News release from the Washington County Office of the Solicitor's General
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Here is the Washington County Emergency Management Agency Facebook page link:  https://www.facebook.com/Washington-County-Georgia-EMA-871067809608380/

If you wish to report a place of business as violating the Governor’s Executive Order, please go to www.gov.georgia.gov click on “Contact Us” and then click on “Constituent Services” which will take you to a form to fill out.

You should include the following information in their report:

  1. Business Name
  2. Address
  3. Telephone Number
  4. Specific details for the complaint

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020

COVID-19 State of Emergency

Washington County State of Emergency
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Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020

COVID-19. Updated City Hall Hours

COVID-19. Updated City Hall Hours
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In response to the COVID-19 emergency all City Hall offices have updated their hours. We will be open Monday to Thursday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. City Hall and non-emergency department offices will be closed every Friday effective March 27 to Friday April 24.

The lobby at Animal Control, City Hall and Public Works will be closed to the public.

Please use the drive-thru at City Hall.

For further information please call or email the following:

Animal Control: 478-552-2756 ghaynes@sandersvillega.org
City Hall: 478-552-2525 khartley@sandersvillega.org
Public Works: 478-552-3459 reubanks@sandersvillega.org

If you require the emergency services please dial 911.

The City of Sandersville will be following the Washington County Emergency Management Plan and the State of Georgia Executive Order 03.14.20.01. 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 26, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19 - Grants and Loan Resources

Grants and Loan Resources
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Grants & Loan Resources

 

Facebook Small Business Grants

 

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. We’ll share more details as they become available.

Click Here to learn more.

 

Go Fund Me Small Business Relief Initiative

This is intended to support our local businesses facing financial loss. Make a difference today by donating or starting a fundraiser.

Are you a small business owner? Search and claim your fundraiser. Start a fundraiser if you can’t find a GoFundMe for your business. Small businesses may also apply for a matching grant from the Small Business Relief Fund.

Click Here to learn more. 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Federal and State Grants & Loan Resources 

Three separate packages approved by Congress and signed by the President over the past weeks offer a variety of assistance to businesses. The U.S Chamber of Commerce has provided a breakdown of what’s in those packages and how your business can take advantage of these relief efforts. 

Click Here to learn more.

 

Resources Provided By the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

Click here to learn more.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid. 

To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.

SBA Express Bridge Loans

Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loan or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.

Find an Express Bridge Loan Lender by connecting with your local SBA District Office

Local Assistance

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. The SBA has 68 District Offices, as well as support provided by its Resource Partners, such as SCORE offices, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers. When faced with a business need, use the SBA’s Local Assistance Directory to locate the office nearest you.

Resources Provided By The Georgia Chamber Of Commerce

The Georgia Chamber is encouraging businesses and communities to make fact-based decisions and stay informed on COVID-19. 

Click here to learn more.

Resources Provided By SCORE

SCORE is committed to helping businesses like yours through the unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus outbreak
 
Click here to learn more.
 

Resources Provided By The U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus). 

Click here to learn more.


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 31, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020

Census 2020

Census 2020
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Today is Census Day! Show your support and help us spread the word about the importance of the #2020Census.

Make this image your profile picture, post it on your timeline (or both) and make sure to tell your friends to complete to the census today at 2020CENSUS.GOV!


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020

COVID-19 Response

In order to meet the recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to avoid mass gatherings, the City Hall lobby will be closed March 30 – April 6 and April 17 – 20. We ask that you make your utility payment during this time using any of these methods or at our drive-thru window at City Hall.In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we ask that customers avoid personal contact with our customer service representatives by using alternative methods of communication and payment, and by doing business through online services, mail, drop-box, or telephone. Conducting business in this manner will insure no interruption of services to customers.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 17, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 17, 2020

City Yard Debris Customers

Yard Debris
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Attention City of Sandersville Yard Debris Customers
 
The Public Works Department will work through this week picking up yard debris, leaf and limbs.  After Friday, March 27th, we will suspend this service temporally.  This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that we are faced with.  Please bear with us during this time of hardship.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 25, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 25, 2020

Public Notice. Use of Paper Products in Sewer Systems.

Public Notice. Use of Paper Products in Sewer Systems.
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Public Notice

Use of Paper Products in Sewer Systems

We would like to caution our citizens on the use of baby wipes and disinfecting wipes.  Please do not put these items down your toilet.  Even if the item states that it is a “flushable wipe”, it really isn’t.  These items do not break down in the sewer system the same as toilet tissue. Toilet tissues are made to breakdown rapidly in the sewer system while these “wipes” are not.  They will clog your sewer system and even more so, they will clog the pumps and collection system of the city’s sewer treatment system.  This will lead to spills and contamination at a time when we are battling the coronavirus pandemic.  They are not degradable as well as tissue in your septic tanks and can create problems with your personal sewer system.

Please put these items in your trash can so that they can be properly disposed of without damaging your sewer system or causing a public health problem. Please, let’s all do our part in this time of need.

Public Works Department


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 23, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 23, 2020

NON- DROUGHT Washington County Level 1 Drought Response

 

Water Restrictions

 

As a result of recent rainfall and improving conditions, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is ending its Level 1 Drought Response in 103 Georgia counties to include Washington County.  The decision means that almost all Georgians will return to a non-drought outdoor water use schedule.

 

EPD encourages all Georgians to follow the non-drought outdoor water use schedule required under the Water Stewardship Act of 2010.  It is in effect statewide and limits outdoor water use year-round to the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington County  Level 1 Drought Response
 
Washington County remains in a Level 1 drought response. A Level 1 Drought Response requires water utilities to educate customers about drought conditions and the need to conserve water. There are currently no odd-even restrictions on outdoor water use, but residents should take steps to conserve water and are reminded to abide by the state’s permanent year-round outdoor watering restrictions, which limits outdoor watering to before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily to avoid the hottest part of the day when more evaporation occurs. 
 
Ways to Conserve Water:
 
•         Always turn taps off tightly so they do not drip.
•         Promptly repair any leaks in and around your taps. (One leak can waste several thousand gallons of water per year.)
•         When hand-washing dishes, never run water continuously. Wash dishes in a partially filled sink and then rinse them using the spray attachment on your tap.
•         When brushing your teeth, turn the water off while you are actually brushing. Use short burst of water for cleaning your brush. (This saves about 80% of the water normally used.)
•         When washing or shaving, partially fill the sink and use that water rather than running the tap continuously. (This save about 60% of the water normally used.) Use short burst of water to clean razors.
•         You can reduce water usage by 40% to 50% by installing low-flush toilets.
 
Watering Which is Exempt:
 
     For example, the following activities may be done at any time of day under a Level 1 Drought Response:
 
Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day;
Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation;
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.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Oct 21, 2019
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Dec 31, 2019

Recycling Customers

Due to the absence of a recycling vendor the City of Sandersville is discontinuing the recycling program at this time.  Please place empty green recycle containers at the curbside for pickup on Wednesday, November 6th.  We appreciate your patronage. In 2020 we will work to find a vendor to continue this service


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Oct 23, 2019
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Oct 30, 2019