UPDATE 6:41 p.m.: Attorney Jack Hancock told the BOC a scrivener’s error on tonight’s agenda referred to an eminent domain action on Valley Hill Road instead of Rex Road.

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners is set to vote on whether to end the COVID-19 mask mandate in county facilities in unincorporated Clayton County.

People who are vulnerable or at risk—for example, people with weakened immune systems, COPD, or other conditions that could make a bout with COVID-19 deadly—would still be allowed to mask in county facilities.

The BOC will take up an ordinance establishing standard procedural rules for filling vacancies and a process for approving zoning requests. Read them here:

Also up for consideration is acceptance of $7 million to address homelessness through a COVID Emergency Solutions Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The Clayton County Community Development Department would apply for the grant.

Lots of roadwork items are on the agenda, including:

  • An eminent domain resolution to acquire parts of Rex Road for widening from the Flint River bridge to Winter Valley Court, as well as a $5.06 million contract for Baldwin Paving Company, Inc. of Marietta to widen that road (paid for with 2015 SPLOST funds). The specific property owners impacted are Bernardo Martinez Mendez and Joana Naranjo Cruz of 3065 Rex Road, and Thao Q. Tran of 3091 Rex Road.
  • An $876,163.86 bridge maintenance contract for Lewallen Construction Company, Inc. of Marietta to address several locations throughout the county (also using 2015 SPLOST funds)
  • $3.88 million for Atlanta Paving & Concrete Construction, Inc. of Peachtree Corners to do full-depth reclamation and resurfacing of four streets (Dixon Industrial Blvd., Post Way, Glenwoods Drive, and Stonewall Jackson Drive), also using 2015 SPLOST funds
  • $2.95 million to build a roundabout at Old Rex Morrow Road and Maddox Road. The winning bidder was CMC, Inc. of Suwanee and the project will be paid for using the 2009 SPLOST fund

Contractors building the new Administration Building and parking deck also have two scope changes, which are requests for additional funds during the contract. Scope Change Authorization 3 is to design a communications studio, new commission chamber, and interface for $70,400. Scope Change Authorization 4 is for $6,930 in land survey services for the parking deck. The request is from Nelson Worldwide, LLC of Alpharetta and would be paid for using 2021 SPLOST Bond proceeds.

There’s also a request for sliding doors at the Headquarters, Lovejoy, and Riverdale library branches totaling $123,485.19. The money would come from the 2022 Major Repair & Renovation Grant.

Clayton County Police are asking to take part in the FBI Atlanta Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking (MATCH)
Task Force , which “will target child abductions, child pornography, and interstate traffic in children for illegal purposes, human traffic, sex trafficking, forced labor, domestic servitude, and all other crimes against children and human trafficking.”

Police uniform prices are going up at the supplier (T&T).

Six appointed board slots remain open: one on Developmental Disabilities, one on the Land Bank, one on the Library Board, and three on Veterans Affairs.

Three zoning matters will follow:

  • Adding a daycare at New Testament Gospel Worldwide Ministries, 6755 Fielder Road, Rex, west of the Rock Creek subdivision in District 1. Both Planning and Zoning (PZ) and the Zoning Advisory Group (ZAG) recommend approval.
  • A request by Parker Poe, on behalf of Tower-Com V-B, LLC, to add a new 195-foot monopole cell tower at 731 Veterans Parkway, Jonesboro in District 4. PZ recommends approval; ZAG recommends denial because the setback do not meet the tower height requirements.
  • The Great Commission Church is asking to use an existing commercial plaza for a church at 1489 Mundy’s Mill Road, Suites 500 and 600, west of Tara Blvd. and Mundy’s Mill Road. Both PZ and ZAG recommend approval with one condition: that the church stick to the site plan it turned in March 6.

Read the full agenda packet

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Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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