Buzz: Floyd Commission meets Tuesday with public hearings planned on tax increase, comprehensive plans and bond resolution. Marine Corp League meeting July 14.

Buzz: Floyd Commission meets Tuesday with public hearings planned on tax increase, comprehensive plans and bond resolution. Marine Corp League meeting July 14.

The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 East 4th Avenue, Rome, Georgia. Caucus will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Caucus Room, Suite 204, followed by the Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.

On the agenda, will be public hearings on the proposed property tax millage rate increase and the proposed 2040 Rome-Floyd-Cave Spring Comprehensive Plan. There will also be a public hearing for a Resolution authorizing the public finance authority to issue bonds to finance facilities at The Gardens of Rome, a nursing home located on Chulio Road. According to County Manager Jamie McCord, the resolution is required by Georgia law.

“The county will not have any liability for the bond and is required per the law. It is for improvements to the nursing home,” he says.


The Rome Chapter of NARFE (National Association of Active and Retired Federal Civil Service Employees) will have their monthly meeting at the Landmark Restaurant on Martha Berry Highway in Rome, GA on Thursday, July 12, starting at 11:15 a.m. and lasting until about 1:00 p.m. The guest speaker at this month meeting will be Debra Horton, representing AARP, and her talk will be about Family Caregivers. The monthly luncheon meeting are open to all current Federal civil service employees in the northwest Georgia region who want to learn what NARFE stands for and the organization’s on-going fight for the right and benefits of current and retired federal civil service employees. For additional information please contact Duke Borchardt at 706-232-1986. All active and retired federal civil service employees living within Northwest Georgia are invited to attend our meeting, and to learn more about the organizations goals. 


The former U.S. Navy lieutenant commander Paul Ebel will be the guest speaker Saturday, July 14, at the meeting of the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League in the Rome-Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway.  Coffee and donuts will be served beginning at 9 a.m. and the meeting will convene at 9:30 a.m.  Prospective League members and interested guests are invited, said Tom Beavers, commandant. Ebel served as chief engineering officer aboard the USS Guardfish, famous in naval lore for its ability to secretly track Soviet nuclear submarines for months at a time.  In addition to those missions, he also will describe the daily routine of serving alongside 100 other sailors aboard a submerged vessel only 300 feet long and 35 feet wide.

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