Commissioners will vote on bringing the county’s 72 tattoo, body piercing and permanent makeup parlors under the wing of the health department.
Dr. Patrice A. Harris requested the change “to enhance the quality of life for needy and at-risk populations,” according to an internal memo, to prevent infection and disease transmission.
If approved, the ordinance will require the body art facilities to get permits from the health department as of Jan. 1. The cost for plan review of new body art facilities will be $500, the same collected by Henry County but nearly triple the DeKalb County charge of $175, according to a comparison chart of neighboring counties.
A permit will cost $400, the same as DeKalb County but higher than Henry County’s $300 fee.
The license fee will be $100, the same as in DeKalb and Henry counties. Special event licenses will be $125.
The health department is also requesting a new fee for reinspecting restaurants after compliant but low scores.
The service will cost $500, which is not charged by neighboring counties, according to the chart.
There are also changes in the open records request fees according to Georgia sunshine laws.
“The state has amended the Georgia’s Open Meetings and Open Records Act effective April 17, 2012,” the memo stated. “The cost of records has been reduced from 25 cents to 10 cents a page.”
Another budget presentation will be given, and back on the agenda for the third time is a $15.6 million contract for inmate physical and mental health services with St. Louis, Mo.-based Corizon Inc.