DAPC meets for new year, new board chair

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - Staff re­ports

New mem­bers for the De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity of Polk County be­gan their tenures as last week ended dur­ing their open­ing board meet­ing for 2019’s start.

The Jan. 11 ses­sion saw the start for Nor­man Smith and Dar­ren Kines be­gin their terms, and the elec­tion of a new board chair to take over for David Wil­liams.

Smith, the co-owner and op­er­a­tor of Smith and Miller Fu­neral Home in Cedar­town, was ap­proved by the Cedar­town City Com­mis­sion to fill a va­cant seat left by the de­par­ture of Britt Mad­den Jr., who was elected to serve on the school board last year.

Kines re­placed the nowre­tired Larry Kuglar, who stepped down in De­cem­ber from his spot on the board and was ap­proved by the County Com­mis­sion early last week ahead of the DAPC’s Jan­uary meet­ing.

That leaves the only spot left to fill one held in name only by Ray Carter, who was elected to serve on the County Com­mis­sion in Novem­ber. His re­place­ment will be named as soon as pos­si­ble, DAPC CEO Missy Ken­drick said.

Jamie Mor­ris, co-owner of Cedarstream and mem­ber of sev­eral lo­cal boards, was voted to serve as the new chair for the DAPC. He’ll have help from new Vice Chair Karen Nis­sen, who was voted to take over the spot from Mor­ris who pre­vi­ously served as the DAPC board vice chair.

Re­plac­ing Nis­sen at sec­re­tary is Ken­drick.

Once new board mem­bers got the chance to set­tle in and new board po­si­tions ap­proved for the start of 2019, dis­cus­sions were held over the county’s Tier sta­tus for gen­er­at­ing tax in­cen­tives for hir­ing, con­tract re­newal with the Polk County Cham­ber of Com­merce for space and shared util­ity costs, new board mem­ber train­ing and an up­date on the Ear­ley Prop­erty re­fi­nanc­ing and clos­ing on a por­tion of the prop­erty for the forth­com­ing train­ing cen­ter be­ing es­tab­lished by the In­ter­na­tional Union of Op­er­at­ing En­gi­neer’s Lo­cal 926.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.