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August 15, 2013

County Commission migrating south for conference

The County Commission is squeezing in two meetings this week in preparation for a temporary migration next week to Orange Beach.

The commission, which held its normally scheduled work session Wednesday, will have its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Clinton Street courthouse annex.

The schedule change was approved earlier this month because all four commissioners and the chairman are attending the 84th annual Association of County Commissions of Alabama, along with the county administrator, engineer and deputy safety officer for the Emergency Management Agency.

Scheduled speakers for the convention, which provides professional development, networking and continuing education for officials from the state’s 67 counties, include Gov. Robert Bentley, state Treasurer Young Boozer, state Sen. Del Marsh and incoming ACCA President Ricky Harcrow.

Chairman Stanley Menefee and various commissioners have attended four major conferences in the past 12 months for the ACCA and National Association of Counties.

The cost for the trips, which can include transportation expenses, meals and lodging, are part of a line item in each year’s budget, and county officials submit an itemized expense report for each trip. The county also pays for conference registration fees, which are $490 for NaCO and $185 for ACCA.

The following is an expense summary for Menefee, who attended all four conferences:

• $1,230.10, ACCA state convention in Orange Beach, August 2012;

• $190.12, ACCA state legislative conference, Montgomery, December 2012;

• $1,655.08, NaCO winter conference, Washington, D.C., March 2013;

• $1,494.86, NaCO spring conference, Fort Worth, Texas, July 2013.

Friday’s agenda

During Friday’s meeting, the commission will consider the following:

• Authorizing the execution of bond documents;

• An agreement to accept a $1,992 Emergency Management Performance Grant;

• Re-appointing Carolyn Stair to the board of Mental Health of North Central Alabama Inc. for a 6-year term beginning Sept. 1;

• Employing Jackson Pressnell as a corrections officer pending a routine drug and alcohol screening;

• Transferring Equipment Operator III Chris Shedd from District 3 to District 2;

• Transferring Jennifer Barnett from the information technology department to the Probate Office as an accounting/court clerk;

• Approving family medical leave for Paula Jan Thompson, Kevin Vibbert and Jonathan Bates; and

• Accepting a request from homeowner Brian Smithson for permission to cross Smith Hollow Road with a water line in District 4.

 

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