The Pickens Report - October 2020
11/11/2020 ~ by Tucker Green, Pickens County Government
The end of October saw storms that caused widespread power outages and some property damage. Thousands of residents were affected and hundreds of crews from the local government agencies and utility companies worked for days around the clock as part of the restoration efforts.
Pickens County Government crews cleared roughly 110 trees downed by the storms. The debris affected 70 roads across the county. The crews will continue to chip trees on the right of way, but all roads are clear. Public Works will also replace a pipe that was damaged in the storm. Pickens County appreciates the dedicated workers who spent many hours away from their families to support our community!
During the month of October:
▸ Planning and Development issued 56 new building permits.
▸ The Water Department installed 12 new meters.
▸ The Pickens Animal Shelter brought in 61 new animals, and 57 went out through various forms of adoption. Animal Control responded to 12 cases.
▸ The 911 Operations Center received 2,344 total calls, 751 were medical responses or fire related.
▸ PCRD completed a successful basketball registration, 360 kids will be spread across 37 teams this season. Games are tentatively scheduled to begin on November 30th.
The Pickens County government departments continue to stay busy working for the citizens of Pickens County. The Pickens County Board of Commissioners continue to do a great job of leading these efforts. As work progresses, and projects continue, I will do my best to keep you informed of these developments.
Until the next time, stay safe, and shop local!
Public Information Officer
Pickens County Government
1266 East Church St., Ste. 157
Jasper, Ga 30143