Up­date from the lat­est meet­ing of the Gor­don County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Tyler Ser­ritt

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.

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