Update from the latest meeting of the Gordon County Board of Commissioners
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners met briefly Tuesday evening to recognize some of the county’s longest tenured employees and discuss a new appointment to fill a vacancy on the Gordon County Department of Family and Children Services Board.
Opening with the work session, County Administrator Jim Ledbetter elaborated on the items up for approval in the regular session and shared his Administrator’s Report. Among items included in the report was an update that the footings for the new animals shelter have been dug and rebarred, and the project is “picking up steam.” He also noted that there is a lot of positivity surrounding the county’s recent and upcoming economic development.
During the regular session, Commissioner Chad Steward presented a list of the county’s employees that have anniversary dates for March in order to recognize their efforts and contributions.
Commissioner Bud Owens then shared a report describing the general administration meeting with the department heads on March 1, in which 13 participants all relayed that “positive things are happening in their departments.” Owens also stated that the Leadership Calhoun/ Gordon County class is slated to attend the next meeting.
Moving on to the new business portion of the session’s agenda, the Board approved the appointment of Sonoraville High School assistant principal Allen Bowen to the Gordon County Department of Family and Children Services Board (DFCS) for an unexpired term ending June 30, 2019.
Additionally, the Board approved a declaration of surplus property for miscellaneous tractor tires and auto tires for surplus auction. They also approved a change to the specific operating budget policies concerning budget process and adoption, changing the date that the recommended budget is presented to the Board from May 15 to May 25 to allow more time for the appropriate changes to be made.
The next meeting of the Gordon County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for 6 p. m. on Tuesday, March 20 at the County Administration Building in downtown Calhoun.
TOP PHOTO: Hollie Stewart and her rescue Pitbull mix, Lucy. BOTTOM PHOTO: Some of the dogs the rescue attempts to foster.