Job Opening – Equipment Operator (Road Department)

Washington County Road Department is accepting applications for an Equipment Operator. Applicants must be willing to learn and capable of operating equipment such as tractors, motor graders, backhoes, etc. A CDL license will be a plus.

Position will remain open until filled.

Applications and job descriptions are available at the Board of Commissioners office.

Attn: Shanika Simmons
119 Jones Street, Sandersville, GA 31082

Click to Download Employment Application

Click to Download Job Description

 

Job Opening (Closed) – Part-Time Clerk Tax Commissioners Office

The Washington County Tax Office is accepting applications for a part time clerk position.  Applicants must be 18 years of age. Work hours will vary (8-5) -must be flexible.  Applicant must have good computer skills, excellent customer service skills, ability to handle money accurately, and basic office skills.

Applications can be obtained and submitted to:

Shanika Simmons

Washington County Board of Commissioners

119 Jones Street

Sandersville, Ga 31082

Deadline to submit application is  September 27, 2017

Applications can also be faxed to 478-552-7424 or email to boc@washingtoncountyga.gov

Click here to download application.

 

All non-emergency offices will be closed Monday, September 11 Due to Extreme Weather Conditions

PAINT THE TOWN LABOR DAY WEEKEND

ATTENTION: Vietnam Veterans – Download the information form for our Vietnam Monument

An effort is underway by the Vietnam Monument Committee to collect the names of those who served in the Vietnam War and who are natives of Washington County.

These names will be engraved on a monument to be placed on the courthouse square aside the monuments for veterans of other wars.

We are trying to reach all Vietnam veterans who are Washington County natives – whether or not they still reside in Washington County or elsewhere. This will take the help of friends and families in contacting those veterans who do not live locally.

Attached is a form with the information needed. Please deliver this form to the veteran and return the address as shown on the form. You may also just fill out the web form below.

Thank you for your assistance as we are trying to make sure that all Vietnam veterans’ names are included on the monument.

Click here for a printable version of the form

Vietnam Veteran Information Form

  • Number and Address of Contact Person

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES: INITIATION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY UNIFIED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

http://washingtoncountyga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PUBLIC-HEARING-COMPL-PLAN.pdf

SPLASH PAD HAS BIG OPENING WEEKEND By: The Sandersville progress

By: Jake Baker

After a long awaited opening for the Splash Pad the time has finally arrived. While it seems that there were times when it would never open all that came out this past week can agree that is was well worth the wait. With this summer seeming hotter than ever there could not have been a better time to offer a place for all the children to come in and try to cool down.

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PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The Washington County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase 2015 property taxes. The levy this year will increase taxes by 11.5 % over the rollback millage rate.
Please note that this increase applies only to the county M & O portion of your tax bill so the overall tax increase will be 3.5% of your tax bill.
The entire proposed increase in taxes will be used to subsidize the financial operations of our local hospital, Washington County Regional Medical Center. The situation at the Hospital was explained during several recent public meetings.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Washington County Board of Commissioners Board Room, 119 Jones Street, Sandersville, GA on August 27, 2015 at 9:00am and 6:00pm and on September 4, 2015 at 9:00am. A called Board of Commissioner meeting will immediately follow to amend the budget and adopt the 2015 mill rate.

Click Here to View Current 2015 Tax Digest and 5 Year History Of Levy.

NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The Washington County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 11.50 percent.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Commissioner’s Board Room, 119 Jones Street, Sandersville, GA on August 27, 2015 at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at the Commissioner’s Board Room, 119 Jones Street, Sandersville, GA on September 4, 2015 at 9:00 am.
This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 9.698 mills, an increase of 1 mill. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 8.698 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $40 and the proposed tax increase for the non-homestead property with a fair market value of $75,000 is approximately $30.
The entire proposed increase in taxes will be used to subsidize the financial operations of our local hospital, Washington County Regional Medical Center. The situation at the Hospital was explained during recent public meetings.
Please note that this increase applies only to the county M & O portion of your tax bill so the overall tax increase will be 3.5% of your overall tax bill.

Washington County Receives StormReady Recognition

Department: Washington County Emergency Management Agency
Contact Information: Russell Riner, EMA Director, 478-232-7025 firechief@sandersville.net

NOAA recognition highlights good practices by county

Sandersville, GA (July 9, 2015)

At the regular Washington County Commission Board Meeting on Thursday, July 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, was in attendance and recognized Washington County as a StormReady Community.

A framed recognition certificate along with a metal road sign was presented to Washington County stating that the county is a StormReady Community by the National Weather Service.

In order to receive such recognition by NOAA the county had to demonstrate competency in certain areas of storm preparedness such as providing timely alerts to the public and public safety agencies.

Other areas demonstrated were the abilities to have trained storm spotters and ways to communicate weather conditions to the National Weather Service during a severe weather event.

The Washington County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for severe weather preparedness for the community and is available to provide help in the emergency planning process.

The StormReady recognition is awarded for a three year period and has to be renewed by inspection through the National Weather Service.