by Robin Kemp
Two measures intended to bring relief to Clayton County residents top the May 5 Board of Commissioners meeting. The board will consider a motion to accept federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to cover spending related to the pandemic, as well as to authorize the county to amend the Clayton County PY2019 annual action plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in order to accept housing relief funds.
The county will apply to the Atlanta Regional Commission for up to $12,058.98 to feed 70 seniors in the Clayton County Aging Program this month. Those seniors are on the Tier One waiting list.
The housing money includes $1,474,066 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds and $780,931 in Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds which are “to be used for individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.”
Other items on the consent agenda include:
- $213,895.18 worth of new Panasonic Toughbook computers and accessories for the Clayton County Police Department, to be purchased through the statewide contract with ProLogic ITS, LLC, of Acworth
- Multiple contracts for furniture, fixtures and equipment for the Flint River Community Center in District 3
- Awarding a three-year contract worth $81,000 for county appeal services to Christopher Quinn of Monticello, FL through the District Attorney Departments General Fund
- Awarding an annual contract worth $80,000 for insurance brokerage consulting services to Marsh and McLennan Agency, LLC of Johns Creek through the Medical Insurance Fund
- Accepting a 2013 Lexus ES350 sedan seized by the Clayton County Police Drug Task Force and awarding it to the task force.
The regular agenda consists of several board appointments.
The county’s Greenspace Land Trust Board will include four members, in addition to Chairman Jeff Turner and Vice-Chairman DeMont Davis, who also will serve on the board. The other commissioners each will choose one person to serve. The board members will serve through May 5, 2024. The appointments for that board have come up before but were deferred.
Another appointment is for a successor to Shavawn Simmons, whose Library Board term ended May 1, to serve through May 1, 2023. The appointment was held over from the April 21 meeting at Commissioner Sonna Singleton Gregory’s requiest.
Learn more about how HUD is helping entities that serve homeless people.
Read the full Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.