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County Commission approves DHR lease Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:01

During the recent Jackson County Commission meeting, Commissioners approved the DHR lease agreement, valid until September 30, 2019. The lease was increased from $1.00 per square foot to $3.00 per square foot.

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Scottsboro changed department head ordinance Wednesday, 20 February 2019 19:59

Scottsboro’s Ordinance 588 relating to the appointment of certain department heads was amended last week.

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Changes could be coming for U.S. 72 and County Park area Wednesday, 13 February 2019 15:49

During the recent City Council Work session a resolution/agreement for the Highway Safety Improvement program for County Park Road and Highway 72 was again discussed.

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Several items were recently discussed at the Scottsboro City Council work session.

Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) resolutions for Airport Grants including engineering services were discussed. Mayor Robin Shelton stated that five qualified engineering firms applied, however BARGE Engineering, who the city  has done business with for years is the recommended Engineering firm. Council member Keith Smith stated that the engineering firm is at every Airport Committee meeting and they should get credit for the help they’ve given to the Airport.
An ALDOT resolution for the right of way agreement for Popeye’s development was discussed.
The Airheart property abatement case was discussed. This has been an ongoing issue, trying to get the property owner to take action to maintain the property for several years according to Shelton. A registered letter was sent to the property owner, but no response has been received. Council President Tony Wallingsford stated that he had attempted to contact the property owner. Kennamer the next step is to file a declaratory judgment action and place a lien against the property for the cost of cleanup.
The Assistant Municipal Judge and Municipal Prosecutor appointments was discussed as well. Wallingsford stated he felt parameters around the funding for Municipal Judge should be set. Smith stated that he went to the Municipal Court and was told that he could have the information requested. When he went back the second time to pick it up, he was told the Assistant Judge told them not to give him the information. Smith stated that he doesn’t see the issue with the reports being given to him. Smith stated that the assistant has asked to go up on his hourly fees.
Two vacancies on the Downtown Redevelopment Authority, one vacancy on the Library Board and four vacancies on the Museum Commission were announced. Anyone interested should apply in writing by  4:30 p.m. on  Monday, October 15
J.P. Parsons with the Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce requested tourism grants totaling $12,000 for upcoming fishing tournaments. Parsons explained that the chamber would contribute $8,800.


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