BY KRISTI REED
For the third year in a row, Barrow County has been awarded a grant from the Department of Homeland Security and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency for the citizens’ corps program.
The $10,000 grant will help Barrow County train volunteer emergency responders in first aid and disaster relief.
In other business, the board:
• accepted a $3,000 health promotion and wellness grant from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG).
• approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Carl in which Barrow County will process all applications for building permits, variances and rezones for the city. City and county officials have entered into the agreement to insure consistent application of the Barrow County Land Use plan and minimize inefficiency resulting from duplication of services.
• tabled two proposed changed to the Barrow County Employee handbook. The first change would provide a three percent salary increase to any employee required to work at a higher grade on a temporary basis. The second change specified procedures for administrative transfers.
• approved the purchase of two dump trucks at a cost of $112,000 each. The purchase will be funded from the road SPLOST.