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Commission tables DHR lease Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:50

Several items were discussed and approved  at the recent Jackson County Commission meeting.

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Jingle Bell Square Events Tuesday, 27 November 2018 21:43

The 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Trail, circling the Jackson County Square is preparing to open.

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PENV still interested in Bellefonte site Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:42

            Mr. Michael Dooley, managing partner and chief engineer of Phoenix Energy of Nevada,LLC (PENV), says, “There are other better, less expensive, safer, less toxic waste polluting, cleaner and more financially viable options for the expansion, build out / build up, completion and use of the TVA Bellefonte Site than to try to complete this Property Site as a 2019 state of the art design and codes compliant nuclear powered electric power generation plant facility.”

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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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