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Barrow BOC turns down privatization bid

Barrow BOC turns down privatization bid

The Barrow County Board of Commissioners narrowly voted against a proposal to outsource multiple departments while those in favor of the outsourcing expressed concerns about the county’s financial future.

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Barrow releases more details on privatization contract to be voted on Tuesday

 

The Barrow County Board of Commissioners will vote 7 p.m. Tuesday on contracting out multiple departments to CH2M Hill. As of Monday afternoon only a draft of the contract had been finalized. Here are some of the details with the proposal.  

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BOC to decide Tue. on privatizing services

BOC to decide Tue. on privatizing services

The yearlong debate on mass privatization in Barrow County will come to a culmination Tuesday.

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BOC decision to outsource could come down to a close vote

BOC decision to outsource could come down to a close vote

The decision of whether to outsource 11 Barrow County departments could come down to a close vote.

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Company: Privatizing some services would save Barrow millions

Company: Privatizing some services would save Barrow millions

A company offering to contract out multiple county departments told Barrow officials Tuesday that they could bring $4.65 million in benefit to the county over a five-year period.

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Barrow to spend $3.4 million more on public safety radio

Barrow to spend $3.4 million more on public safety radio

Barrow County will spend an additional $3.4 million to solve problems with its public safety radio system.

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Company to give Barrow commissioners details on going private

Company to give Barrow commissioners details on going private

 

The company offering to privatize multiple Barrow County departments will make a presentation to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday as officials gear up for a decision later this month.

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BOC to listen to proposal to make upgrades to public safety radio system

BOC to listen to proposal to make upgrades to public safety radio system

Barrow Commissioners will be asked this week to make major upgrades to a public safety radio system that’s been plagued by issues.

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Movie might be filmed at Barrow airport if ok'd by authority members

The Barrow County Airport Authority will soon decide if they’ll let a movie be filmed at the airport.

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County officials plan for possible disasters

The likelihood of tornadoes and thunderstorms were among the topics of a meeting on dealing with disasters in Barrow County.

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BOC votes to spend nearly 200K to upgrade 911 system software

BOC votes to spend nearly 200K to upgrade 911 system software

The county’s 911 system will receive a software upgrade.

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Sheriff’s Officials Searching for Robbery Suspects

Sheriff’s Officials Searching for Robbery Suspects

Barrow County Sheriff’s Officials are investing an armed robbery that occurred at Kay Jewelers in Bethlehem at 10:26 a.m., according to a news release.

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Barrow BOC officially sets its rollback millage rate

Barrow BOC officially sets its rollback millage rate

Barrow County residents will soon get their tax bills with a rollback rate after county officials held the final vote approving a change in the millage rate this week.

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Barrow selects finalist for privatization bid

Barrow selects finalist for privatization bid

A Barrow County selection committee has selected a firm that will offer a bid for contracting out multiple departments.

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Barrow Airport Authority passes FY15 budget

The Barrow County Airport Authority approved Thursday a $288,000 general budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins today.

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