Our goal is to keep the right of way of all County maintained roads trimmed within a rotation schedule during the mowing season. This rotation takes an average of 4 to 6 weeks with the factors of weather, attendance, repair and equipment locations to consider.
We currently have 5 crews of 2 to 3 members to cover all the County and have 5 tractors with a bush hog. The crews comprise of 1 tractor with a bush hog attached for the mowing and 1 pick up truck that follows the tractor for safety/flagging. Also there is weed eating and spraying, debris clean up to be done as needed.
There are some areas that the vegetation growth is so thick or that cannot be reached with a tractor with a bush hog that we use a tractor with a side arm flail mower. We have 2 pieces of this type equipment to use through out the county. This is a longer process as it requires skilled operators and more crew members to flag traffic in congested areas. The speed of this side arm is slower and we do not complete as much area as when we are using the bush hogs. This is usually done after mowing season unless there is a high priority area or site distance.
These crews also remove and/or chip trees/limbs that have fallen in the right of way, remove dead animals, repair pot holes, edge ruts, assist with road repairs and patching, and picking up trash on the right of way.
The County is divided into 5 zones for these crew’s, which is as follows:
- From Pilgrim Mill Road northeast to Dawson County line to the lake boundaries and Hall County line.
- From Bald Ridge Marina Road and Highway 400 to the Fulton County line to McFarland Parkway.
- West of Highway 400 and south of Highway 20 to the Cherokee County line and south to the Fulton County line.
- West of Highway 400, north of Buford Highway (Highway 20) to SR 369 and Cherokee County line.
- West of Highway 400, north of SR 369 to Cherokee and Dawson County lines.
Roads and Bridges Division Supervisor in charge of the Mowing Operations: Jimmie Rogers, 770-781-2155, firstname.lastname@example.org.