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ATRIP resolution discussed

Jackson County Commission Chairman Matthew Hodges spoke regarding the ATRIP 2 bond issue resolution of support during a recent work session. According to Hodges, this bond issue would include a three cent gas tax. Jackson County would receive approximately $12 million and Jackson County municipalities would receive about $3 million. The funds may be used as federal aid matching money for road projects. Hodges stated that he is hopeful the Legislature will get behind the proposed bill. Once the bond issue is paid off, according to Hodges, the gas tax will drop off.

Commissioner Mike Sisk spoke regarding proposals received by Kasey Sanders and Jim Helms in regards to the building at the Jackson County Park. Currently, the building is leased by Helms at a cost of $350 per month. Helms recently proposed to the County Commission to amend and renew his current lease of the building. Helms’ proposal includes the lease of the entire building and six boat slips. Helms’ proposed converting the office space to a snack bar and expand to a retail space. Helm’s also proposed different arrangements on fuel sales. According to the proposal, Helms would increase rent to $600 per month. He requested that the commission repave and restripe the parking lot and paint the metal roof on the building.

Commissioners also discussed changes to the weather policy and additional HMT I and HMT II positions for public works.

 


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