|HENRY COUNTY, GA- September 16, 2020—North Henry County will soon have a new public safety campus after the Henry County Board of Commissioners approved and awarded a bid contract to J. R. Bowman Construction Co., Inc. of McDonough. The action came at Tuesday night’s Commission meeting.|
As an amended agenda item, SPLOST Manager Lynn Planchon gave the presentation sharing that the complex would include a police precinct and Fire Station No. 6. She further stated that the Fairview Public Safety complex proposed cost is $3,941,000 and will be allocated through SPLOST V funds.
Henry County District V Commissioner Bruce Holmes shared his excitement and lauded the Board’s support for the project.
“I’m so excited that the Board approved Fairview’s new public safety campus. Early in my term, I fought to bring the first police station to the Fairview community which has had a very positive impact in reducing crime in North Henry County,” said Holmes. “Additionally, in 2013 we sought to improve Station #6 and work conditions for our firefighters, however fell short on funding as the cost of construction materials and labor increased.”
Holmes said that SPLOST V gave the county a renewed opportunity to get this project right and gave thanks to the citizens of Henry County.
“This program has been a blessing providing our public safety community first class accommodations so they can concentrate on what they do best—protecting and serving Henry County citizens. The location of these state-of-the-art facilities will improve response times for both police and fire. The visibility along Fairview and Panola Roads will provide a greater sense of security for local residents,” said Holmes. “As we move in a direction of creating a viable commercial corridor, the newly created government public safety employment hub along with the Nidus / Piedmont Healthcare expansion into the Fairview Commercial Corridor adds further value and provides significant incentive helping to attract more quality of life commercial establishments to our growing health and wellness community.”