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Commission approves contracts for police headquarters, ag. center

Wednesday, August 9, 2023–9:30 a.m.

-David Crowder, WRGA News-

In May it was announced that the Floyd County Police headquarters would be moving from the joint law enforcement center downtown to the former Glenwood School campus off Old Dalton Road.

On Tuesday, the Floyd County Commission approved a proposal for renovation plans from E Dunay Design.

“The maximum will be $182,000 and the minimum will be $91,000,” said Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord. “It is also on a sliding scale of 8 percent and 9.1 percent but varying between total costs.”

The Glenwood building is expected to give county police much-needed additional space. It will also free up space at the joint law enforcement center downtown for court.

Also Tuesday, county commissioners approved a timber consulting contract with American Forest Management for the Ag Center property.

“This is based on ten percent of the sale price of the timber,” McCord said.

The agriculture center, which is being funded by the 2017 special purpose, local option sales tax, will be located on about 42 acres near Mt. Berry Mall and work is expected to begin soon.

The commission also adopted a resolution supporting applications under the Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant opportunity for the Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor.

The commission also took time during their meeting Tuesday to recognize county employees with anywhere from ten to 35 years of service.

Ten Years of Service

Shayne Garrison, Sheriff’s Office

Tina Hardin, Prison

Whitney Downs, Sheriff’s Office

Jamie McCord, County Manager

Amy Burns, Human Resources

Julie Tomlin, Victim Witness

Fifteen Years of Service

Ginger Shelly, County Police

James Chapman, Prison

Chuck Jackson, Facilities Management

Joseph Leroy, Public Works

Twenty Years of Service

Chris Fincher, Emergency Management

Twenty-Five Years of Service 

Norma Childers, I.T.

Oneida Moreno, Sheriff’s Office

Thirty Years of Service

Richard Argo, Sheriff’s Office

Thirty-Five Years of Service

Mark Brown, Tax Assessor’s Office

Carl Lively, Police Department

There was also special recognition for Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy Bruce Edmondson, who is retiring.

“I’ve had a wonderful career,” Edmondson said. “I’ve enjoyed working with the sheriff’s office and a few other agencies here. I’m going to miss a whole lot of it, but I’m also looking forward to my retirement. I appreciate all of you.”

Nicholson was presented his service weapons as part of Tuesday’s recognition.