The Jackson County Legislative Delegation will host a public meeting with the Jackson County Commission on Monday, Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Scottsboro High School Auditorium. The meeting is regarding the current financial state of the county.
Sen. Steve Livingston said he is glad the legislative delegation and the commission are finally having this meeting. The two parties have been trying to have this meeting for months, but they were not able to have it because of scheduling conflicts and health issues. Livingston said the public would be able to ask all the questions they want to ask.
Livingston also said nothing would be able to be done about the county’s financial situation until February, when the delegation goes back into session. He said he did not know what would come out of the meeting, but he encouraged the public to attend.
Commission Chairman Tim Guffey said he was looking forward to the meeting, and he hopes people will show up at the meeting. He also hopes the legislative delegation will see that the people are behind the commission.
Guffey said the county needs to be a player in sales tax if the public wants county roads to be fixed. He said sales tax is the only growth the county would have, and they need to be a part of it.
For more information, contact the Legislative Delegation office at 256.218.3090.