Official Announcement of Facebook Data Center…

Four County Development Authority members Carl Pennamon and Steve Jordan were present today at the Georgia State Capitol when Governor Nathan Deal made the official announcement of the Facebook data center coming to Newton, Walton, Morgan, and Jasper County in Stanton Springs.

Shown here along with David Dyer is Rachel Peterson representing Facebook and Representative Susan Holmes.

 

 

 

 

Board of Assessors Vacancy

The Jasper County Board of Assessors has two openings for a Board assignment. The openings are to fill new 3 years terms starting April 18, 2018 and June 1, 2018.

Anyone interested in serving on this Board should submit a letter of interest and statement of qualifications along with contact information to Lynn Bentley in the Jasper County Board of Assessors Office or emailed to lbentley@jaspercountyga.org.

For additional information, please call 706-468-4904.
Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2018.

Jasper County Board of Commissioners – Work Session

The Jasper County Board of Commissioners will have a work session to discuss SPLOST and General Fund Expenditures

Work Session
Monday, February 26, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Commissioner’s Meeting Room

Topic to be discussed:
SPLOST and General Fund Expenditures

Job Announcement: Finance Director Position

Jasper County is seeking a Finance Director.  The position oversees all accounting, financial reporting, and internal control activities for the Jasper County Board of Commissioners. The position is responsible with assisting in the preparation of the annual budget, conducting financial analysis, preparing and presenting budget and financial documents as well as overseeing the annual audit. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a high level of accounting knowledge and perform supervisory skills while managing the Finance Department.

The position will require the knowledge and skill normally associated with the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field with a minimum of five (5) years of responsible accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An understanding of governmental accounting is a plus.

For a complete job description and application go to the ground floor of the Courthouse in the Human Resource Dept.  Applications are also available on the County website at www.jaspercountyga.org .   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Certified HeartSaver CPR Classes Offered

Certified HeartSaver CPR Class  

When:  Saturday March 17, 2018
Time:     8:30am – 12:30pm
Where: JCFR Station #3, 185 GA-212, Monticello, GA
Description:  Please complete the attached sign-up form to be added to the class roster.  www.tinyurl.com/JCFRcpr
A $20 fee is applicable for your card which is now issued as an Email-Card. Please bring cash or check with you to class.

Certified HeartSaver CPR Class 

When:  Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time:     8:30am – 12:30pm
Where:  JCFR Station #3, 185 GA-212, Monticello, GA
Description Please complete the attached sign-up request form to be added to the class roster.    www.tinyurl.com/JCFRcpr
A $20 fee is applicable for your card which is now issued as an e-Card. Please bring cash or check with you to class.

 

Questions?  Email:  jcfrcpr@gmail.com

 

Conservation Use Covenants, Forest Land Conservation Use, and Homestead Applications Due by April 1, 2018

AVAILABLE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS AND RETURN OF TAXABLE PROPERTY

 All applications for Conservation Use Covenants (new, renewal and continuation) are due by April 1, 2018. Tract requirements are as follows: Vacant tracts must be 10 acres and larger. Tracts with a residential structure must be 12 acres and larger. All tracts must be dedicated to bona fide agricultural uses for 10 years. If a tract with an active Conservation Use Covenant was sold in 2017, the new owner must continue the Covenant. Failure to do so will result in a breach of the Covenant.

Applications for Forest Land Conservation Use are due by April 1, 2018. To qualify, the tract must be at least 200 acres and one half or more must be devoted to timber production. The Covenant length for this program is 15 years. Contact the Assessor’s office for additional details on both of these Covenant programs.

Homestead exemption applications must be completed by April 1, 2018. To qualify, the applicant must own or show an owner’s interest in the land and dwelling. The property must be the owner’s primary residence as of January 1, 2018. The applicant must also purchase their vehicle tags in Jasper County and have the new address on a state issued ID. There are additional homestead exemptions available to those 62 or 65 and older. To qualify, the applicant must be 62 or 65 on January 1, 2018 and the household income does not exceed $10,000 after tax deductions and a reduction of $66,912 from retirement and/or SSI income. Proof of income is required for application.

There are also additional homestead exemptions for the following:

100% Disabled Veteran from wartime injury, Unremarried surviving spouse of 100% Disabled Veteran from wartime injury, Unremarried spouse of US Service Member killed in action, Unremarried spouse of Firefighter or Peace Officer killed in the line of duty.

All property is required to be returned at its fair market value as of January 1 of each year. Returns are due by April 1 of each year. If a return (owner’s estimate of value) is not submitted, the property is deemed to have been returned at the previous year’s value.

Regular Homestead applications are available at the Tax Commissioner’s office (706-468-4902).

The Senior Homestead applications, Conservation Use, and property returns are available at the Tax Assessor’s office (706-468-4904).

Public Announcement for Beer and Wine Sale Application…

The following applications will go before the Board of Commissioners on March 5, 2018 at 6 pm.

  • Bear Creek Marina Restaurant, Application number 2018-A-009 located at 60 Bear Creek Marina Road Mansfield, Ga 30055. Name of Applicant: John Herman-Pouring License for Distilled Spirits, Beer and Wine.
  • Bear Creek Marina Store, Application number 2018-A-010 located at 62 Bear Creek Marina Road Mansfield, Ga 30055. Name of Applicant: John Herman – Retail sales for beer and wine.

Consideration of approval will be on the agenda for the monthly County Commissioners meeting on March 5, 2018 at 6 pm.  The meeting will be in the Commissioners meeting room on the basement floor of the courthouse.

Family & Friends CPR Training

Classes offered by Jasper County Fire & Rescue

Family and Friends CPR
When: Sat, February 17, 10am – 12pm
Where: JCFR Station 3, 185 GA-212, Monticello, GA

Family & Friends CPR
When: Mon, February 26, 6pm – 8pm
Where: JCFR Station 3, 185 GA-212, Monticello, GA

Please complete the attached sign-up request form to be added to the class roster. www.tinyurl.com/JCFRcpr or email jcfcpr@gmail.com

JCFR County-wide Firefighter Training

To register for JCFR County-wide Training – Firefighter Training: Online:  www.tinyurl.com/JCFRcpr or Email:   jcfcpr@gmail.com

When:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Where:  JCFR Station #3, 185 GA-212, Monticello, GA
Description:  COME GET INVOLVED! Apply today to be involved as a volunteer firefighter for your community!

When:  Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Where:  JCFR Station #3, 185 GA-212, Monticello, GA
Description:   COME GET INVOLVED! Apply today to be involved as a volunteer firefighter for your community!

When:  Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Where:  JCFR Station #3, 185 GA-212, Monticello, GA
Description:   COME GET INVOLVED! Apply today to be involved as a volunteer firefighter for your community!

When:  Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Where:  JCFR Station #3, 185 GA-212, Monticello, GA
Description:   COME GET INVOLVED! Apply today to be involved as a volunteer firefighter for your community!

Now Hiring – Heavy Equipment Operator

Jasper County is accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Public Works Department.  Applicant Must have CDL.  For an application, please visit our website at www.jaspercountyga.org or come by the Human Resource Department on the ground floor in the Courthouse.  Deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  No phone calls please!