Friday, February 17, 2017

Fulton County Opens New Tax Commissioner Office in Alpharetta

The Fulton County Tax Commissioner’s newest office, located at 11575 Maxwell Road, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30009, will celebrate a grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Fulton County Tax Commissioner Dr. Arthur E. Ferdinand will host the celebratory Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House, as means of acknowledging and thanking government officials and citizens for their cooperation towards the successful completion of thenew state-of-the-art office.

The Tax Commissioner’s current Alpharetta office will move from 3155 Royal Drive, Suite 165, Alpharetta, GA 30004 to the new location at the Water Resources Operations Center, 11575 Maxwell Road, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30009. The office will occupy 7,000 square feet on the first floor of the Water Resources Operations Center.

“In an effort to continue providing great customer service and convenience to Fulton County citizens, our newest location will have the space and technology to efficiently and effectively serve more residents in an expedient manner,” said Fulton County Tax Commissioner Dr. Arthur E. Ferdinand.

The Fulton County Tax Commissioner is responsible for the collection of Property Taxes for Fulton County Government, Fulton County and City of Atlanta schools, the State of Georgia, and the cities of Atlanta, Mountain Park, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, and Chattahoochee Hills. The Tax Commissioner’s office is also responsible for collecting Motor Vehicle Ad Valorem Taxes, Tag and Title Fees, and Transfer Fees for all Fulton County citizens.

The new office space is American with Disabilities Act compliant and offers a better experience for customers. The Tax Commissioner’s office will feature a wonderful customer service and process workflow with a new qmatic system, 12 tellers, seating for a capacity of 100, and a child area; which includes an interactive exploration mural. The location will also provide free ample parking.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot!

It’s not too late to get your flu shot! That’s the message from the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness to local educators, parents, students and anyone concerned about recent severe outbreaks of the flu.  Across the southeast, flu outbreaks have caused school closures including the shutdown of at least one school in Georgia. 

The Fulton County Health Department has the influenza vaccine readily available at six of its health centers: Adamsville Regional, College Park Regional, North Fulton Regional, North Fulton Service Center, Neighborhood Union Health Center and the Center for Health and Rehabilitation.  Flu vaccinations are recommended for persons in these high-risk groups—parents with babies age 6 months and older, people in frail health or who have chronic diseases and residents over the age of 65.  There is a flat rate fee of $25 regardless of age or income and no appointments are necessary.


The CDC reports the start to February has been one of the most intense weeks for flu-like illness in Georgia, alongside the last two weeks of December.  The Georgia Department of Public Health has also confirmed that influenza is widespread and severe in Georgia.


For tips on how to help prevent yourself from getting the flu, please watch our Medical Minute on the FultonGovernment TV YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/T88dI0t6y4U.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fulton County Government Center Re-Opens Public Outdoor Terraces and New Atrium Lounge




The Fulton County Government Center located at 141 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 re-opened three public outdoor terraces and an atrium lounge on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. In celebration of Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of Kindness Week, employees were treated to cupcakes on the Upper Terrace adjacent to the Public Safety Building; which is located at Peachtree Street and Mitchell Street.  

Construction to remove and replace the existing paver system began in February 2015. The new waterproofing membrane and paver system was completed earlier this month. 

“We are so excited to welcome employees and the public to the newly reconstructed terraces and lounge,” said Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson. “It’s been a labor of love for the entire DREAM Team who worked on this project for employees and the public to enjoy.”

The Peachtree Terrace includes 4 café sets, 2 bar stools and a bar table. The Atrium Lounge includes 4 chairs and 2 coffee tables. The Upper Terrace Lounge includes 3 sofas and 2 picnic tables. The Lower Terrace Lounge includes 2 sofas and 3 picnic tables.
The terraces and lounge are open to the public during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Friday, February 10, 2017

WorkSource Fulton, Hire Dynamics recruiting production workers

WorkSource Fulton and Hire Dynamics are recruiting candidates to fill production positions on Thursday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The recruitment will be hosted by the South Fulton Career Center located at 5710 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park.

To attend this hiring event, all candidates must email a resume to Kenneth.Fitzgerald@FultonCountyGa.Gov and register at www.hiredynamics.com before the recruitment event. Click on the job seekers tab. Two forms of valid government identification are required to participate in the event. Once all application steps are completed, candidates must call the WorkSource Fulton office at 404-613-6381 to confirm receipt and completion of the process.

Applicants hired to work at a plant location in Fairburn, GA will carry out the following responsibilities:
  • Cutting and preparing produce 
  • Moving product ranging in weight from 1 to 50 pounds following all manufacturing practices of the facility 
  • Successful applicants must be prepared to work in an EXTREMELY cold environment. 
  • Some positions are subject to background checks and drug screenings.
WorkSource Fulton is a service of the Department of Housing and Community Development Workforce Development Division. Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in an alternative format, should contact Audra Pender in the Housing and Community Development Department at 404-613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Early Voting Begins Monday, February 27th for March Special Elections

Fulton County voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the March 21, 2017 Special Elections held in the City of Roswell and the new City of South Fulton. Early voting polls will be open Monday, February 27th – Friday, March 17th from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm. Saturday Voting will take place on March 11th at the South Fulton Service Center Only. Please note* that there will be No Saturday or Sunday Weekend Voting for East Roswell, Roswell or Wolf Creek Libraries.

Early Voting Dates, Operating Hours, Facilities, Addresses
Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 17, 2017 – 8:30am – 6:00pm




• East Roswell Branch Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076
• Roswell Branch Library, 115 Norcross Street, Roswell, GA 30075
• South Fulton Service Center*, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA 30349
• Wolf Creek Library, 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta, GA 30331

For more information, please call the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections at 404-730-7072alt or log-on to www.fultonelections.com. Follow #FultonVotes on Twitter.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Volunteers Prepare for the 2017 Point In Time Count

Zion Hill Community Development Corporation volunteers in South Fulton receive their instructions from Fulton County before leaving to count those in need that are living on the streets.  Another North Fulton Community Charities volunteer reviews a map of the areas to be covered in North Fulton before taking to the streets.  They were among dozens in North Fulton and South Fulton who donated their time on Thursday, January, 26, 2017 to ensure an accurate count of the unsheltered homeless in Fulton County.  Volunteers worked closely with county leaders, police and community organizations to gather accurate information about the number of homeless people residing within the many cities that make up Fulton County, including Alpharetta, Roswell, Union City, College Park, East Point, Palmetto and Fairburn, GA.

The 2017 Point In Time (PIT) Count focused on veterans, single women with children, youth, and other unsheltered homeless who sleep in outdoor locations such as sidewalks, parks, encampments and under bridges. The Count also included all of the sheltered homeless, who are staying in emergency shelters and transitional housing programs.   The final results of the annual PIT will be used to determine the amount of Federal funding to support the development of programs.  These services provide aid to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless throughout Fulton County.

For more information about the annual January Count, call 404-613-0416

Metro Atlanta HIV Planning Council Holds 18th Annual Health Fair

Each year the Metropolitan Atlanta HIV Health Services Planning Council—also known as the Ryan White Part A Planning Council—hosts a free educational forum to advance its mission of linking persons living with HIV to care. Constituted under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2009, the Planning Council coordinates the comprehensive delivery of HIV/AIDS services and allocation of resources for the 20-county Atlanta Eligible Metropolitan Area.

 This year’s Atlanta Area Outreach Initiative (AAOI) will be held at the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta, February 4th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, known for her outspoken and frank discussions of health matters, is the keynote speaker.  The Chief Elected Official of Fulton County, Chairman John Eaves, is convening the event.  He’s encouraging all groups or individuals interested in helping end the HIV/AIDS epidemic to support this effort. “We have been addressing HIV/AIDS in aggressive ways and I truly believe we are making great strides, but much more needs to be done,”  Eaves says. “You have my commitment to continue working with all of those dedicated to end the crisis, so that one day we will proudly say HIV/AIDS has been eliminated in Fulton County.”

Call 404-613-2264, email AAOI@fultoncountyga.gov or click on this link for additional information.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/18th-annual-atlanta-area-outreach-initiative-aaoi-tickets-26444427996.

Fulton County is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity.  If you need reasonable modifications due to a disability, including communications in an alternate format, please contact 404-613-1204.  For TDD/TYY or Georgia Relay Service Access dial 711.

Voter Registration Deadline for March Special Elections is Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Fulton County

City of South Fulton and Roswell residents encouraged to check their registration status; on-line voter registration available

The deadline to register to vote in the March 21st Special Elections is Tuesday, February 21, 2017.   Online voter registration is available, which allows applicants with a valid Georgia Driver’s License or a Georgia Identification Card to complete the entire process online.

In Fulton County, residents can register to vote:


•       online at www.FultonElections.com at their city hall
•       at a Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) office
•       at any Atlanta Fulton County Library Branch
•       by mail

Residents can also obtain a voter registration form at one of three county offices:

1) Fulton County Government Center - 130 Peachtree Street, SW, Suite 2186 Atlanta, GA 30303
2) Fulton County North Service Center - 7741 Roswell Road, Room 251, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
3) Fulton County South Service Center - 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Room 105, College Park, GA 30349

Registered voters are urged to verify that their address information on file with the department is up-to-date, especially if they have recently had an address or name change.

The Department of Registration and Elections regularly partners with groups and organizations to conduct voter registration drives. Groups interested in scheduling a drive can contact the Department of Registration and Elections by phone 404-612-3816, by fax 404-730-8839 or via email at ElectionsVoterRegistration@fultoncountyga.gov. 

For more information on voter registration and the upcoming March 21st Special Elections, log on to www.fultonelections.com or call 404-730-7072.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MARTA Seeks Community Input for Proposed Expansion Projects


MARTA will host Listening Sessions on Wed., Jan. 18 and Thurs., Jan. 19 to solicit customer and resident input on proposed expansion projects. The plans will be funded by the half-penny sales tax referendum that was passed in November with a 72 percent margin by City of Atlanta voters. The sales tax is expected to generate $2.5 billion (in 2016 dollars) over the next 40 years or about $60 million annually.

WHAT: MARTA Listening Sessions
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
TIMES: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.                   
WHERE: MARTA Headquarters
2424 Piedmont Road, Lobby           
From the Lindbergh Station, MARTA HQ is directly across the street.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
TIMES: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: City of Atlanta-City Hall
68 Mitchell Street, Old Council Chambers
Riding MARTA: Take Bus Routes 32, 49, 55, and 74 from Five Points Station.

For more information, please visit www.itsmarta.com

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Six Fulton County Fire Stations Open as Warming Stations

Six Fulton County fire stations are open on Saturday, January 7, 2017 as warming stations until 7 p.m. for individuals who are in need. Anyone is welcome.

Station 2
4121 Cascade Rd
Station 5
3175 Bethsaida Rd
Station 7
5965 Buffingtion Rd
Station 11
4760 Fulton Industrial Blvd
Station 13
Plummer Rd
Station 17
8675 Ridge Rd

Anyone needing shelter is urged to go to one of the county's six emergency warming stations. For more information, please visit www.fultoncountyga.gov. Follow Fulton County Government on Facebook and on Twitter