Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday was a work session and regular session of the Scottsboro City Council.
First Monday fees were discussed by Mayor Potter. The Mayor has proposed that there be no charge for the Monthly Trade Day event. Annual vendors with reserved spots will be able to renew their same spot with no charge. All others will be on a first come first serve basis for spots. City Attorney Steve Kennamer will draw up a new city ordinance concerning the event. If approved by the City Council, the new "no fee" schedule will begin on April 1, 2013.
In other news the Mayor reported 15 applicants had applied for the Scottsboro Human Resource Director position. The Administrative Committee will select the new HR Director from the available applicants.
Two Personnel Board members, one Port Authority, and one Historical Preservation Committee vacancies need filling. Interested parties must have applications for the positions turned into the City Clerk by Feb. 18, 2013, 4:30PM.
(photo by G. Morgan)
The Jan 28 commission meeting was continued until 4 Feb., 2013 for the purpose of approving a Special Call Meeting at North Sand Mountain High School on Feb. 12, 2013. Commission Chairman Matthew Hodges stated the commission will be holding information sessions at various locations within the county.
Reference agenda item #1, "Thrive 2055" http://www.thrive2055.com/
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Jackson County Courthouse circa 1915
Monday's meeting, Jan. 14, 2013, was a regular session followed by a work session.
Regular meeting Agenda
Daily Sentinel article: "The Jackson County Commission will vote to approve two resolutions regarding two commissioners pay at the next regular meeting." http://thedailysentinel.com/news/article_d4aa0170-5ff3-11e2-9d1a-001a4bcf887a.html
Work Session Agenda
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday's Commission meeting consisted of a continuation of the Dec. 17, 2012 meeting and a work session. The continuation was held to decide on the ATRIP issue. What is ATRIP? http://www.alabamacounties.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/ATRIP-FAQ.pdf
Agenda for the Work Session
District Voting Resolution, this is a copy of the old resolution. Ms. O'Connor requested the commission to vote on the resolution at the next regular meeting and to present it to Senator McGill for inclusion in the next legislative session.
Video of the work session.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Jackson County Commission Dec.17, 2012 - Video - Where's the COAL TAX and Jan. 5 2013 - COMMISSION CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES - $1.5 MILLION DEFICIT
(photo by G. Morgan)
The last county commission meeting of 2012 - Agenda Issues: Council on Aging ( Ms. Williams retirement article in the Daily Sentinel: http://thedailysentinel.com/lifestyle/features/article_9e13b958-511b-11e2-bede-0019bb2963f4.html ) ; Coal Mining and Co. Rd.81 safety; coal tax; Stevenson Garbage collection vehicle; commission office reorganization. Clarion's report: http://www.theclarion.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5431:commission-grants-mining-company-easement-on-cr-81&catid=42:clarion-rotation-stories&Itemid=142
UPDATE Jan 5, 2012: COMMISSION CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION DEFICIT
Jackson County Commission Chairman Matthew Hodges held a press conference Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Jackson County Court House. Scottsboro's Daily Sentinel quotes Hodges as saying: "The budget has ran in the red for the past 3 years..." The Daily Sentinel report goes on to say Mr. Hodges told the "local media" at the press conference, "the county is facing a $1.5 million deficit in its current budget." http://thedailysentinel.com/news/article_986c8a00-58d9-11e2-834e-0019bb2963f4.html
Clarion article: http://www.theclarion.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5466:hodges-says-county-is--15-million-in-the-hole&catid=42:clarion-rotation-stories&Itemid=142
Friday, January 4, 2013
Monday December 17, 2012 was the last scheduled council meeting for 2012. Mr. Gary Stewart was sworn in to fill the vacant seat of Mr. Matthew Hodges. Mr. Hodges was elected as the Jackson County Commission Chairperson.
Update: Jan 7, 2013: City Park to be closed - http://thedailysentinel.com/news/article_b2b315b4-58d9-11e2-9b59-0019bb2963f4.html
AGENDA of the Regular Session
1. Mowing Bids
2. Goosepond Colony Appropriation
3. Committee Appointments
4. Santation Dept., Surplus Equipment-sell on govdeals.com
5. Recreation Department Organizational Chart change
6. Street Dept. Surplus Equipment-sell on govdeals.com
All agenda items were approved.