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Public Notice
The Hart County Board of Commissioners is applying for funding assistance
under Title 49 U.S.C. Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act pertaining to rural areas.

The Hart County Board of Commissioners will offer general public transportation
to all citizens of Hart County for any worthwhile purpose,
including but not limited to shopping, medical treatment, social services, and other purposes.

The Hart County Board of Commissioners solicits private sector input
and participation to assure that private for-profit transportation operators
have a fair and timely opportunity to participate in the development of this program.

The Hart County Board of Commissioners also solicits comments and concerns
from the general population on local rural public transportation services.

The Hart County Board of Commissioners also solicits comments and concerns
from the elderly, low-income, and disabled population and their representatives
to assure that issues relating to the disabled are addressed
in the service design proposed during the planning process.

Interested persons are invited to request that a public hearing be held
to discuss the services being offered or development of the application.

Written comments, requests for a public hearing and/or written notice of intent
by private for-profit transportation operators to provide or participate
in any or all of the above services should be submitted
no later than fifteen (15) days from the date of this publication to:

Joey Dorsey, Chairman
800 Chandler Street, Hartwell, Georgia 30643

If no response is received within the fifteen (15) days,
the Hart County Board of Commissioners will proceed with the application
to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Posted: October 18, 2018


Hart County, in conjunction with the Hart County Water and Sewer Authority
will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM
at the Hart County Water and Sewer Authority,
located at 200 Arthur Street, Hartwell, Georgia 30643.
The purpose of the public hearing will be to discuss the approved activities
of the Hart County FY2018 Community Development Block Grant.
On October 10, 2018, Hart County was awarded a grant of $750,000.00 to fund Water Improvements.

The following items will be discussed:

  1. The amount of funds received and a description of each activity;
  2. The amount of funds available for each activity and the amount of funds that will benefit low and moderate income persons;
  3. The plan, if applicable, to minimize the displacement of persons and the plan to assist the people who may be displaced;
  4. Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Requirements as they pertain to HUD Assisted Projects: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 109 of the HCD Act of 1974, Title 1; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act); Section 104(b)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.
  5. Section 3 Requirements/Workshop - This project is covered under the requirements of Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, as amended and Section 3 Residents and Business Concerns are encouraged to apply. To learn if you or your company may qualify for Section 3 preference for potential economic opportunities resulting from this project, please attend the Section 3 Workshop portion of this hearing.

The public is invited to attend this public hearing
to become informed of Hart County’s grant activities
and to attend the Section 3 Workshop immediately following this Public Hearing.
Persons with special needs relating to handicapped accessibility
or foreign language should contact Ms. Holly McBrayer at 706-377-4387
prior to October 30, 2018. She can be reached between the hours
of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Persons with hearing disabilities can contact the Georgia Relay Service,
at 1-800-255-0056 (TDD) or 1-800-255-0135 (Voice) if they require assistance.

The Joint Development Authority of Franklin, Hart, and Stephens Counties
will hold a quarterly meeting on October 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM
at St. Mary's Hospital in Lavonia, lower level conference room.
Click Here to see the agenda

Hart County Board of Commissioners is seeking an individual to serve on the Hart County Board of Tax Assessors (term expires 12/31/2019). A brief questionnaire form can be downloaded from the Links and downloads tab or obtained at the Administrative office @ 800 Chandler Street, Hartwell (Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).
Questionnaire form must be submitted to the Administrative office no later than 3:00 p.m. October 25, 2018.

The Hart County Board of Commissioners has approved and released
the FY 2017 Annual Financial Report for year ended September 2017.
Click Here to find it and the current budget information

The Hart County Board of Commissioners has released
the revised 5-year Comprehensive Plan Adopted March, 2018
Hart County 5-year Comprehensive Plan

The Hart County Board of Commissioners has released
the FY18 Budget and 5-year Tax Notice for
Tax Year 2017 for public review. Click the links below:

FY18 General Fund
FY18 Special Revenue Funds
5 year Notice Tax Year 17

The next regular meeting of the Hart County BOC will be
Tuesday October 23 at 5:30 PM

The next regular meeting of the Hart County Board of Assessors will be
Tuesday October 23 at 9:00 AM

The next regular meeting of the Avita Community Partners will be
Monday October 25 at7:30 PM
The Meeting will be held at the Avita Community Partners' Administrative Office, 4331 Thurmon Tanner Parkway, Flowery Branch. For further information or directions, please contact Regina Grisham at 678-513-5748 or 1-800-525-8751 or by email