Commissioners OK emergency repair funding for Whitfield County Animal Shelter

Charles Oliver/Daily Citizen-News

Whitfield County Animal Shelter Director Diane Franklin takes a dog out of the shelter. On Monday, the county Board of Commissioners OK'd $6,348 for emergency repairs to the shelter's ceiling.

Whitfield County Animal Shelter Director Diane Franklin said the pieces of insulation that were falling from the shelter's ceiling into the area where the dogs are held was not healthy for the animals.

"The building was built in 1997, and between the age and condensation on the plastic (in the ceiling), the insulation is starting to come apart," she told members of the county Board of Commissioners Monday night.

The commissioners voted 4-0 to OK a $6,348 agreement with Hullender Services of Rocky Face for emergency repairs to the animal shelter roof. The work has already been done, and the commissioners' vote was to OK it as an emergency expense. Chairman Lynn Laughter typically votes only in the event of a tie.

The commissioners also voted 4-0 to:

• Accept a $179,914 bid from Peach State Truck of Norcross for two single-axle dump trucks for the Public Works Department.

• Accept a $109,699 bid from Jerry Pate Turf of Atlanta for two Toro 4100-D mowers.

• Accept a $64,826 bid from Reynolds Warren of Morrow for a hotbox/reclaimer, which can carry hot asphalt and recycle asphalt millings.

• Approve the statewide mutual aid and assistance agreement, which spells out the terms under which local governments in Georgia will assist each other in an emergency. The agreement was last ratified in 2016 and must be updated every four years.

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