Reorganization of two county departments on commission agenda

By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
sarah@newnan.com
Reorganization of two county departments is on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners.
The commissioners meet at 6 p.m. in the county commission chambers on Perry Street.
The proposal is for restructuring in the Information Technology and Development and Engineering departments.
The county previously combined its public affairs and personnel departments.
The proposal changes the name of Development and Engineering to the Transportation and Engineering department. The transportation planner position will be transferred from Planning and Zoning to transportation and engineering. The plan would also eliminate the assistant director position and would reclassify the staff engineer and right-of-way specialist positions and transfer one stormwater GIS technician to the IT department's GIS division.
The move would save $70,000 in salaries, according to agenda materials.
The IT reorganization would reclassify and restructure several supporting positions, and would save approximately $45,000 in salaries.

Other items to come before the board include:

• A request for funding for two additional school resource officers. The county currently splits the cost of SROs with the Coweta County School System. The city of Newnan has a similar agreement for schools within the city limits.

The cost would be $72,000 a year for the salaries and benefits, and $5,000 each for equipment for the new SROs.

• Purchase of an additional fingerprint capture system for the Coweta County Sheriff's Office. The cost is $7,250.

• Acceptance of the recent grand jury presentments.

• Confirmation of personnel actions.

• An amendment to the morgue services agreement with Heard County. The amendment extends the current agreement from May 15 to Dec. 31, to allow the county to complete consruction of a new county morgue.



More Local

Coweta school bus routes now online

The Coweta County School System has finalized its bus routes for next week’s start of the 2014-15 school year Wednesday, Aug. 6. A lis ... Read More


UPDATE

Tonight's 'Screen on the Green' postponed

UPDATE: Tonight's Screen on the Green First Friday Event has been postponed, and rescheduled for Friday October 3rd. It is the interest of M ... Read More


Senoia police warn of new round of phone scams

The Senoia Police Department is warning of three separate scams that Senoia residents have recently fallen victim to. Two of these scams are ... Read More


Niagara bottling holds job recruitment

A line of applicants wrapped around the hallways inside the West Georgia Technical College Coweta Campus Thursday as Niagara Bottling held a ... Read More


Tax-free shopping until midnight Saturday

Georgia’s annual sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping runs today and Saturday. Clothes, school supplies and computers, within ... Read More

State Superintendent Race

Coweta vote totals the same in recount

By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com Coweta County’s numbers for the recount in the Republican runoff election for state school superinten ... Read More