Talking Rock News - March 2014
From the Mayor:
I wanted to say, "Thank you!" to all of those who voted in our election last fall. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns you may have that can be addressed by the council and myself. Our Council meetings are open to all of our town residents; we would like to hear from you.
Improvements on the park are being made to be ready for the summer season. 3 new grills and a bike rack have been installed.
A Heritage Days committee has been formed and details are being put in place for the preparation of our 19th annual festival year October 18 and 19, 2014.
The large amount of rain we have received this year has brought several drainage problems to our attention that need to be corrected.
Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out the Joe Kirk family at the passing of Janie, March 19, 2014, with interment in the Talking Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.
Annual Easter Egg hunt will be held in park again this year, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 am, bring your basket and collect as many eggs as you can, ages up to 11 years old.
Great American Cleanup: Something new for the Town residents, April 26, 2014. If you have three articles or least that can not go into the regular weekly garbage pickup, call the Town office and request a pickup for, Saturday April 26th, one day only.
Recycling: We would like to say, Thank you! to all of your residents who are recycling on a regular basis. 2013 the Town recycled 311, 30-gallon bags of plastic and aluminum and 3407 pounds of cardboard. Our recycle center is set up behind Town Hall. For more information call the Town office.
Burning ban goes into effect May 1st ~ September 30th, to request a burning permit call Georgia Forestry Department at 1-877-652-2876.
New rental rates: The Council has changed the charges for the use of the park Pavilion. If you are a resident of Pickens County you will be charged a $50.00 deposit for 3 hours, which will be refunded if you remove your trash and leave the grounds in the same condition or better than the way you found them. If you are resident from a surrounding county there will be a $50.00 charge and a $50.00 deposit. The deposit will be refunded under the same conditions as a county resident.
Historical Committee will be meeting soon to document the Town history if you have any information to contribute call the Town office for date, time and place.
Welcome to our new resident, James Rutledge has moved into 190 Old Blairsville Hwy.