The Jackson County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. There were seven items on the agenda, and all were approved. 

Two people made a public comment at the meeting. Johnny McAllister addressed the commission about the condition of County Road 491 in Stevenson. McAllister described the road as “driving on a washboard.” He said when the county receives some money, they needed to pave the road.

He mentioned wanting to open a business on that road, and it would be embarrassing for customers to have to drive down the road when it is in bad shape. Jason Dockery of the Alabama Forestry Commission also addressed the commission. He thanked the commission for the great relationship it has with the forestry commission. He also mentioned some of the forestry commission’s initiatives for the upcoming year.

The commission approved a motion to amend the sanitation budget moving $27,000 from line item Other Professional Services to Repairs and Maintenance for Motor Vehicles.

It approved a motion to reappoint Bruce Purdy to the Jackson County Economic Development Authority Board. It approved a motion to approve the litigation and involvements in the year 2018 for the Jackson County Revenue Commission office.

It approved a motion to approve the lowest bidder for four 2019 Ford F-250 crew cabs for the sanitation department. It approved a motion to accept the hiring committee’s recommendation of Shannon Draper for the vacant full time MVT 1 position for the Tags Department.

The commission approved a motion to accept the hiring committee’s recommendation of Tim Little for the vacant full time Park Maintenance position for the Parks Department. It approved a motion to accept the hiring committee’s recommendation of Kelvin Clark for the vacant full time Maintenance Lead for the Public Works Department.

The commission meets every Monday at 4:30 p.m.

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