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  • Water Well Trust Seeks Low Income Households for a new water well or rehabilitation of an existing water well.
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    Funds are still available for low-interest loans to eligible individual households for a new water well or rehabilitation of an existing water well. WWT limits funding to a maximum of $11,000 per household. Loans have an interest rate of 1% with terms of up to 20 years.

    To qualify for a WWT loan, applicants must be the owner and occupant of the home as their primary residence. In addition, the applicant’s household income must not exceed 100% of the median non-metropolitan household income for the state in which the applicant resides. The 2016 Non-Metropolitan median household income for Georgia is $45,300.The income criteria apply to both the applicant and all other occupants of the home.

    Prospective applicants can download the application form and instruction letter from the Water Well Trust website at waterwelltrust.org/apply or call 202-625-4383 for more information.

     

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  • Jones County Board of Commissioners Celebrate Prescription Savings Success
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    The Coast2Coast Rx Card program has saved residents $194,819.79 dollars on their prescriptions since the launch of the Coast2Coast Rx Card. The program launched in July 2012 with the endorsement of the Jones County Board of Commissioners.

    “The Jones County Board of Commissioners is very pleased to have approved distribution of the Coast2Coast Rx Free Discount Prescription Card to assist Jones County residents with the cost of their prescription medications,” said Preston Hawkins, Chairman of the Jones County Board of Commissioners. “ We believe that this card will offer savings to our residents that are not insured, underinsured, or who have plans that do not cover a certain drug. In the 42 months that this Free Prescription Card has been offered, our citizens using the card have saved 71.2% on their prescriptions.”

    The free discount prescription card program provides residents and their families with a number of benefits that produce immediate discounts on prescriptions as well as dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services. The discount card also offers discounts on various lab and imaging services; diabetes supplies and equipment as well as pet prescriptions. Not only does the Coast2Coast Rx program facilitate discounts on healthcare resources for Jones County residents and their families — the program provides a royalty of $1.25 per prescription for Jones County public programs.

    “We are pleased to work with Jones County, which prides itself on providing programs that enrich the lives of its residents, in assisting its families with beneficial discounts on health related needs. It is of utmost importance to the Jones County Board of Commissioners and the Coast2Coast Rx program to help those in need of obtaining prescriptions and other health care related services,” said Martin Dettelbach, Chief Marketing Officer of the Coast2Coast Rx program. He added, “We look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with Jones County and maintaining savings on health services for Jones County families.”

    The Coast2Coast Rx card allows all consumers, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. The program has saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 65% in 2015 on the cost of prescription drugs. The Rx card is distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Florida and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.

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  • We Welcome You
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    In today’s fast-paced and bustling society, it may seem impossible to find a place that offers both tranquility and excitement within the same area. Jones County, in Middle Georgia, is such a place, offering businesses, families, and retirees an endearing and affordable lifestyle.

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  • Keep Jones Beautiful
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    The Keep Jones Beautiful Commission was started in 1978 by Carol Brittain. Under her direction, it won two National First Place awards which were presented to the KJB Commission in Washington, D. C. In 1981 Carol Brittain received the Professional Leadership Award which was one of the four awards presented in the United States. The award was presented in Washington, D. C. There were several first place awards received on the state level by Commission Directors, Carol M. Brittain and Tammy Seabolt Brittain. Awards were received based on the submission of a detailed account of all of the events and program accomplishments sponsored by the Commission for the year.

    KJB is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. and Keep Georgia Beautiful, Inc. which are under the umbrella of the Department of Community Affairs. They strive to educate the public on the importance of preserving, cleaning and beautifying the environment with one of the goals to be litter free. Emphasis is placed on the importance of recycling and proper waste disposal.

    Volunteers from throughout the county serve on a commission/board dedicated to beautification projects and educational programs designed to improve our community and promote awareness of environmental issues. Partnerships have been formed with the schools as well as civic organizations, churches, scouts, residential neighborhoods, the business community, and law enforcement.

    Examples of the success of this program are seen throughout the community including Carol’s Park, seasonal decorations, day lily beds along the railroad tracks, and the planting of trees and flower beds in several public areas and government buildings.

    There were numerous grants received under the direction of Tammy Brittain and Carol Brittain. Carol Brittain received grants to initiate the County’s first recycling centers and earned an outstanding reputation for Jones County throughout the state in our innovative leadership in this area. Tammy Brittain received the first Scrap Tire Management grant which was used to begin the Environmental Code Enforcement Program. This program still continues although all state funding has been eliminated. Tiffany Whorton is the County’s Code Enforcement Officer. Grants have sponsored a wide variety of things from the purchase of playground equipment and timbers enclosing the area made from recycled tires to oil recycling stations at several recycling centers.

    The office is open part time and is located at the Jones County Civic Center in downtown Gray.

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  • Jones County History
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    Carrie Williams
    Jones County Historian

    Jones County is rich in history and natural beauty. Originally inhabited by the Creek Indians, Jones County was part of the frontier settlement when it was partitioned from neighboring Baldwin County on December 10, 1807. Named for James Jones, a prominent Savannah attorney, Georgia legislator and United States Congressman, Jones County sat on Georgia’s southwestern border, at that time the Ocmulgee River.

    The original county seat of Clinton was one of the fastest growing centers of trade and culture in Georgia. It was a bustling town known for commerce and gracious living and the site of a factory of manufacturing cotton gins.

    Although the county prospered into the 1860’s, the Civil War had a profound effect on the county. Many of the county’s sons, homes, churches, schools, and even entire towns were lost to the war effort. Union troops burned the town of Griswoldville to stop the manufacture of Confederate pistols. Blountsville also suffered great losses during the War, and eventually disappeared.

    Moving into the twentieth century, the city of Gray became the county seat in 1905, and the city began to thrive with commercial and retail establishments. Gray is supported by excellent rail and highway access. Now a mixture of the old and the new flourish in the county which is dotted with small, quaint communities: Round Oak, Griswoldville, Haddock, Wayside, Bradley, East Juliette, James, and Clinton. Each of these communities is unique and rich in history, offering a glimpse of what life has been like in Georgia over the last two hundred years, and all are important to Jones County’s heritage.

    The renovated Jones County Courthouse, which was built in 1905, is located in Gray and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Another of the numerous sites of historic significance is the former Jones County High School facility, which was designed by female architect Ellamae League (1899 – 1991) and constructed in 1936. This facility has been renovated as the Jones County Civic Center, which houses the Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority of Jones County, the Keep Jones Beautiful Commission, the Jones County Boys and Girls Club, Central Georgia Technical College, the Jones County Auditorium, the Family Connection office, and other meeting area for public and civic purposes as determined by the five-member county commission.

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  • Visit Carol’s Park
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    Located adjacent to the Jones County Courthouse in downtown Gray, this park offers picnic tables, benches and a gazebo. This park was named for Carol Moss Brittain upon her retirement as the Clean Community Coordinator after 18 years of service. She designed and over saw the development of the park. This park provides a quaint, romantic setting for outdoor weddings and is the perfect place for family picnics.

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  • Masseyville Well Renovation
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    Sealed Bids: Sealed bids for the furnishing of the Masseyville Well Renovation for the Jones County Board of Commissioners will be received by The Jones County Board of Commissioners until 11:30 a.m. on July 10, 2017 at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd., Gray, GA 31032, ATTN: Ms. Shannon Wagner or Mr. Jason Rizner at which time and place all Bids will be publicly opened and read in the Commission Chambers, local time prevailing. No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days.

    Work to Be Done: The work to be done shall consist of swabbing, mechanical cleaning, disinfecting, blowing and installation for the Jones County Board of Commissioners, as shown in the Bid Form, drawings, and Specifications.

    Plans and Contract Documents: Contract Documents are on file for review at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd, Gray, Georgia 31032 and at the Dodge Plan Room. Copies for bidding purposes can be obtained from Ingram & Associates Consulting Engineers, L.L.C., 332 New Street, Macon, GA 31201, Phone: (478) 745-3996, Fax: (478) 742-4690, Attn: Stephanie Watson.

    Reservation of Rights: The Owner, reserves the right to reject any or all bids, including without limitation, the rights to reject any or all non conforming, non responsive, unbalanced or conditional Bids and to reject the Bid of any Bidder of Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of the Project to make an award to that Bidder, whether because the Bid is not responsive or the Bidder is unqualified or of doubtful financial ability or fails to meet any other pertinent standard or criteria established by the Owner.

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  • Masseyville Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
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    Sealed Bids: Sealed bids for the construction of Masseyville Road Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Improvements will be received until 1:30 p.m. on July 28th, 2017 local prevailing time at the Jones County Board of Commissioners Chambers, 166 Industrial Blvd, Gray, GA 31032 at which time and place all Bids will be publicly opened and read. No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days.

    Contractor License: Any Contractor submitting a bid must be licensed by the State of Georgia. License numbers must be written on the face of the bid envelope. No bid will be opened unless it contains the Contractor’s license number. See Instructions to Bidders for additional bidding requirements.

    Work To Be Done: The work to be done shall consist of furnishing all labor, materials and equipment necessary to construct the project titled Masseyville Road Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Improvements as shown on the construction drawings. The major components of construction include site demolition, site improvements, a new filtration system and housing structure, existing chemical building modifications, yard and connecting piping, a new vertical turbine backwash pump, chemical feed equipment, SCADA upgrade, electrical standby emergency generator and new electrical equipment.

     Plans and Contract Documents: Plans and Contract Documents are on file for review at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd, Gray, GA 31032 and at the Dodge Plan Room. Copies for bidding purposes can be obtained from Ingram & Associates Consulting Engineers, L.L.C., 332 New Street, Macon, GA 31201, Phone: (478) 745-3996, Fax: (478) 742-4690, stephanie@ingrameng.com upon payment of $250.00 for each set (non-refundable).

     

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  • Main Breaker Change Out
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    Sealed Bids: Sealed bids for the furnishing of the Main Breaker change out for the Jones County Board of Commissioners will be received by The Jones County Board of Commissioners until 11:30 a.m. on June 30, 2017 at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd., Gray, GA 31032, ATTN: Ms. Shannon Wagner or Mr. Jason Rizner at which time and place all Bids will be publicly opened and read in the Commission Chambers, local time prevailing. No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days.

    Work To Be Done: The work to be done shall consist of removing and replacing the 150 amp main circuit breaker at the Town Creek Booster Pump Station for the Jones County Board of Commissioners, as shown in the Bid Form, drawings, and Specifications.

    Plans and Contract Documents: Contract Documents are on file for review at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd, Gray, Georgia 31032 and at the Dodge Plan Room. Copies for bidding purposes can be obtained from Ingram & Associates Consulting Engineers, L.L.C., 332 New Street, Macon, GA 31201, Phone: (478) 745-3996, Fax: (478) 742-4690, Attn: Stephanie Watson.

    Reservation of Rights: The Owner, reserves the right to reject any or all bids, including without limitation, the rights to reject any or all non conforming, non responsive, unbalanced or conditional Bids and to reject the Bid of any Bidder of Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of the Project to make an award to that Bidder, whether because the Bid is not responsive or the Bidder is unqualified or of doubtful financial ability or fails to meet any other pertinent standard or criteria established by the Owner.

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  • Vehicle Mechanic (full-time) PW17-2904
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    Must have thorough knowledge of methods, tools and techniques used for inspection, troubleshooting, repair, rebuild of light and heavy-duty automotive and road maintenance equipment. Thorough knowledge of welding, cutting and brazing practices and processes. High School diploma or equivalent, completion of automotive mechanical courses, 3-5 years’ experience as an automotive mechanic or equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid Georgia Driver’s License required, Commercial Driver’s License preferred.

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  • Recycle Center Attendant (part-time) RC17-2701
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a part-time Recycle Center Attendant. Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s License and High School diploma or equivalent.

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  • CDL/Equipment Operator (part-time) RC15-2722
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    This position involves working in all types of weather conditions driving, loading, and unloading trucks. Candidate must have knowledge of the operation, servicing, and preventative maintenance of trucks and other automotive equipment and be able to safely operate rubber tire backhoe and/or Grade-all. Must have high school diploma or equivalent and valid Georgia CDL Driver’s License.

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  • CDL/Hazmat Driver (full-time) PW17-12307
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    This position involves working in all types of weather conditions driving, loading, and unloading trucks. Transporting of a variety of material including hazardous materials. Candidate must have knowledge of the operation, servicing, and preventative maintenance of trucks and other automotive equipment and be able to safely operate. Must have high school diploma or equivalent and valid Georgia CDL/Hazmat Driver’s License.

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  • 2017 LMIG Bid
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting sealed bids for approximately 9.45 miles of plant mix surfacing on various roads in Jones County. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 when they will be opened and read aloud in the Government Center Conference Room. Please contact Shannon Wagner via e-mail at shannon.wagner@jonescountyga.org to receive a bid package.

    The Jones County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, to waive minor irregularities or to select the bid that is in the best interest of the Jones County Board of Commissioners.

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  • Application Deadline Approaches for Water Well Projects in 15 Georgia Counties
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    The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping low income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, announced that it is still seeking eligible households from 15 counties in Georgia to receive new water wells or rehabilitate existing wells before available funding expires on September 30, 2017. 

    The Water Well Trust (WWT) received a matching grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a project to increase potable water availability to households in 15 Georgia counties, including Colquitt, Grady, Hancock, Hart, Jones, Jefferson, Meriwether, Murray, Monroe, Worth, Twiggs, Macon, Washington, Wilcox, and Warren. 

    To qualify for a WWT loan, Georgia applicants must be the owner and occupant of the home as their primary residence. In addition, the annual household income for the applicant and all other occupants of the home must not exceed a combined total of $45,300. 

    More info can be found here.

     Point of Contact:
    Margaret Martens
    info@waterwelltrust.org
    202-625-4383

     

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  • Camera and Door Access RFP
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting sealed RFPs for the materials and installation of IP Cameras and Door Access Control at the Government Center. Sealed RFPs will be accepted until 10:30AM on Wednesday, July 13, 2017 when they will be opened and read aloud in the Government Center Conference Room. Please contact Shannon Wagner via e-mail at shannon.wagner@jonescountyga.org to receive a bid package.

    The Jones County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, to waive minor irregularities or to select the bid that is in the best interest of the Jones County Board of Commissioners.

    *** Addendum A has been issued***

     

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Jones County, Georgia
P.O. Box 1359
Gray, Georgia 31032-1359
Office: (478) 986-6405
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