County com­mit­tees back in ses­sion this month af­ter break

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From staff re­prots

County com­mit­tees took a break in July for the com­mis­sion to fo­cus on the bud­get, and now they’re back in ses­sion this month ready to get busi­ness done ahead of Septem­ber work and reg­u­lar ses­sions.

The or­di­nance re­view com­mit­tee was up first on the county’s meet­ing sched­ule af­ter press time on Tues­day, with a light agenda on tap for Com­mis­sion­ers Jose Iglesias and Chuck Thax­ton to tackle.

They only had a trio of changes up for re­view un­der old busi­ness, fo­cus­ing on the pur­chas­ing or­di­nance, blighted prop­er­ties and an or­di­nance per­tain­ing to grant pro­ce­dures.

No agenda for the tech­nol­ogy com­mit­tee was avail­able at press time.

To­day’s meet­ing sched­ule be­gan with the Bid Com­mit­tee look­ing to re­view a pack­age to put out for the Cor­nelius Moore Field run­way ex­ten­sion, and then look­ing at the pack­age needed for new com­put­ers for the Tax Com­mis­sioner and the statewide DRIVES project for up­grad­ing sys­tems. The com­mit­tee headed by Com­mis­sioner Scotty Tillery gath­ers at 9 a.m.

Later this af­ter­noon, fi­nance com­mit­tee mem­bers gather to con­tinue old busi­ness dis­cus­sions of early re­tire­ment op­tions for em­ploy­ees, an up­dated fee sched­ule, es­ti­mates for re­pairs to Polk County Court­house No. 2, re­pair­ing the old 911 build­ing, a roof and gut­ter cost for the Polk County Jail, what to do with re­uti­liz­ing the old Public Works fa­cil­ity, and re­plac­ing car­pet in the County’s ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fices on West Av­enue in Cedar­town.

Per­son­nel com­mit­tee mem­bers meet fol­low­ing that, with two em­ploy­ees ask­ing for pay rate ad­just­ments, plus a look over the re­turn­ing em­ployee pol­icy and over new hires and the county po­lice.

Com­mit­tee meet­ings on Thurs­day are be­ing post­poned to next week, Aug. 23, for Public Safety and Public Works.

A light sched­ule of re­ports is planned for Public Works for their 5:30 p.m. ses­sion at the mo­ment, but Public Safety’s agenda brings up sev­eral items of old busi­ness along with re­ports.

They’ll be dis­cussing af­ter ac­tion plan stan­dard oper­at­ing pro­ce­dures, the mo­bile com­mand cen­ter, and the county’s ser­vice de­liv­ery strat­egy for the county’s pris­oner hous­ing fee for the cities via the spe­cial pur­pose lo­cal op­tion sales tax and lo­cal op­tion sales tax in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal agree­ments. The Public Safety com­mit­tee meets at 4 p.m.

Check back for up­dates on these com­mit­tees in the com­ing edi­tion of the Stan­dard Jour­nal avail­able on Aug. 22 coun­ty­wide.

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