How to locate you to send emergency help


At meeting March 22, Fayette looks at new 911 locator service

The Fayette County Commission on March 22 will consider a “next generation 911 system” software program, an annexation request from Tyrone, a rezoning request and two commissioner-specific requests dealing with the state widening project on McDonough Road and the release of county employee documents.

County staff is recommending approval for a $192,000 expenditure that would make Fayette the first 911 system in the nation to utilize the Carbyne IP-based emergency communication platform into the existing public safety infrastructure.

The system features real-time video, exact indoor and outdoor location accuracy, call prioritization and text-to-911.

Fayette was the first in North America to pilot the Carbyne system, from August through December 2017. Carbyne has offices in New York and Tel Aviv.

If approved, the cost would represent a one-year saving of 50 percent, with a 33 percent discount in years 2-5.

Commissioners will hear a request to rezone 20 acres of the Turner Estates subdivision off Dogwood Trail from AR (agricultural residential) with a 5-acre minimum to R-70 (2-acre minimum). The Fayette County Planning Commission on March 1 recommended approval.

Commissioners will consider an annexation request by Tyrone pertaining to 59 acres fronting Farr Road and Dogwood Trail that would subsequently be rezoned residential. County staff recommended that commissioners voice no opposition to the annexation and rezoning.

Also at the meeting, Commissioner Randy Ognio is recommending that the board take the position not to post any employee file information on any published documents, agenda items or website.

Another agenda item, brought by Commissioner Steve Brown, asks that the commission request that the Ga. Department of Transportation cease the McDonough Road widening project.