- Health insurance broker discussions
- City/County fiber Inter Governmental Agreement
- Cornish Creek WTP expansion
- Electric tariff updates
- "Legacies" filming coordination
- Ordinance regarding city park hours
- Commercial sanitation update
- Assisted in Fiscal Year 2020 PAFR
- Prepared January 4, 2021 City Council meeting agenda, packet and notes
- Fielded 13 phone calls
- Two orders to fix sinkholes in road
- One order to locate and mark water meter
- One order to change out water meter
- Two orders to check for water leaks
- Two orders to shut off water meters
- One order to start water leak repair
- One order to unstop sewer main
Pictured: Mike Murphy and Homer McSwain look for a water valve after it's blown off on New Year's Day
- 11 light orders completed
- 18 LED lights installed
- Two reconnect service orders completed
- One single phase primary pole changed out
- One anchor and guy wire installed
- Seven underground services installed
- Installed a 500 KVA three phase underground transformer
- Installed 200 feet of three phase underground primary
- Installed a collector for meter reading
- Two permanent power installations
- Nine trouble/outage calls
- One drop service for demolition
- One drop service for maintenance
- Two temporary services installed
- One overhead service change out
- Eight right of way orders completed
Pictured: Rennis Bryant and Jeremy Kitchens (on ground) preparing a hole for a primary pole to be set.
- On December 28, CPD officers responded to Magnolia Heights Apartments in reference to a family fight between a male and female. During an argument, the male slapped and punched the female multiple times causing visible swollen knots on her forehead and an abrasion on her nose. This was done in front of 2 children. The male had already left the scene and was later located by Newton County Sheriff’s Office at his mom’s house. He was arrested and charged with battery (Family Violence Act), criminal trespass and two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree.
- On December 28, CPD officers responded to Collier Street in reference to a disturbance. The house was being rented by a male. The male became angry with his girlfriend resulting in him kicking a door in the residence down and breaking multiple windows. The male was issued a criminal trespass citation for damages to the building. The owner of the home allowed the male tenant to pay for the damages.
- On December 31, CPD officers received a Flock alert on a stolen vehicle traveling north on Alcovy Road. The vehicle was located in the Hometown Studios parking lot. A female passenger was located inside the vehicle in the passenger seat. The vehicle was confirmed stolen out of Dalton, Georgia. The female also had warrants out of Dalton for vehicle theft. She was transported to jail and the vehicle was taken to the CPD’s impound lot pending pick up by the Dalton Police Department. CID Det. Pierce was notified and he followed up with the case.
- On January 1, CPD officers responded to the Super 8 on Alcovy Road in reference to a family fight between a male and female. During the argument, the male began to hit the female causing bleeding and other visible markings. The male was arrested and charged with battery.
- On January 1, CPD officers responded to Nixon Circle in reference to an accident with a pedestrian. Following an argument and fight amongst a large crowd, a male drove his vehicle into two people resulting in a female sustaining two broken legs and a male suffered an injured foot.
- On January 2, CPD officers responded to a traffic offense coming off I-20 at Turner Lake Road. Callers stated the vehicle was swerving and driving off the roadway and then driving the wrong way on the off ramp. Officers met with the driver after her vehicle got stuck on a concrete divider. The female was disoriented and would not cooperate with officers. She also refused to be transported by EMS to be treated at the hospital. The female would not give any emergency contact information so after receiving citations, she was taken to her residence in a patrol unit and her vehicle was impounded.
- On January 2, CPD officers responded to the hospital where a female was combative with hospital staff and scratched a security guard. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery.
CID Sgt. Allan Seebaran examined Person Crimes and Property Crimes CID detectives worked for December 28, 2020 to January 3, 2021 and compared them with the previous two years. He found the following results:
From December 28, 2018 – January 3, 2019, there were 11 reported person crimes; from December 28, 2019 - January 3, 2020, there were eight reported person crimes; and from December 28, 2020 - January 3, 2021, there were eight reported person crimes. For this time period, the statistics were as follows:
- There was a 27% decrease (from 11 to eight) in reported person crimes from 2018/2019 to 2019/2020.
- There was no change (eight) in reported person crimes from 2019/2020 to 2020/2021.
- There was a 27% decrease (from 11 to eight) in reported person crimes from 2018/2019 to 2020/2021.
From December 28, 2018 – January 3, 2019, there were 13 reported property crimes; from December 28, 2019 - January 3, 2020, there were 19 reported property crimes; and from December 28, 2020 - January 3, 2021, there were 15 reported property crimes. For this time period, the statistics were as follows:
- There was a 46% increase (from 13 to 19) in reported property crimes from 2018/2019 to 2019/2020.
- There was a 21% decrease (from 19 to 15) in reported property crimes from 2019/2020 to 2020/2021.
- There was a 15% increase (from 13 to 15) in reported property crimes from 2018/2019 to 2020/2021.
Officers Couch, Fincher and Flowers have successfully completed week one of the FTO Training which involved tactical training. Officers Fincher and Flowers will report to A/B rotation and Officer Couch will report to C/D rotation.
- Processed tag letter for firefighter
- Compiled and submitted info for weekly report
- Approved purchase orders and invoices in BS&A
- Reviewed departmental policies in Lexipol
- Began processing tech rescue response times for Jan/Feb 2020 for ACR
The transition from 2020 to 2021 has not meant a decrease in COVID-19 cases. In fact, COVID-19 positivity cases are considered in the "red" in 79.9% of Georgia counties which means there's a greater than 10% PCR positivity rate in the county.
The Georgia Department of Public Health's statistics for December 24, 2020 to January 6, 2021 are as follows:
- Confirmed cases to date: 5,086
- Percent of positive tests in the 14-day period: 23.2%
- Number of tests in previous 14-days: 3,081
- Newton County is considered a "high transmission" county
As of January 11, the confirmed number of positive COVID-19 cases in Georgia reached 620,160. There were 45,041 confirmed cases between January 2 and January 8 in the state of Georgia.