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Calhoun County Commission Meeting 6/23/2022

Calhoun County Commission

Calhoun County, AL – Calhoun County Commission Meeting

  • Call to Order
    • Fred Wilson – Present
    • Danny Shears – Present
    • Carolyn Henderson – Present
    • JD Hess – Present
    • Lee Patterson – Present
  • Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance
  • Adopt Agenda – Unanimously Approved
  • Elected Official/Department Head Comments – No Comments
  • Adopt Minutes – Unanimously Approved
  • Old Business
  • Nuisance Abatements – Unanimously Approved
    • 1136 Rhodes Street, Anniston – Robertson, Randall & Tamela
    • 614 Post Oak Road, Alexandria – Phillips, Pamela
    • 2305 Roy Webb Cutoff Rd, Jacksonville – McDaniel, Justin & Rebecca
    • 413 Mountain Drive, Jacksonville – Reaves, Jennifer & Matthew
    • 1312 Willett Street, Anniston – Slaughter, William & Shirley
    • 5512 Chandler Street, Anniston – Bence, Rhonda
  • Nuisance Dismissal – Unanimously Approved
    • 1001 Cherokee Trail, Anniston – Humphries, Kevin
    • 1117 W. 49th Street, Anniston – Commons, William & Mariea
  • New Business
    • Bid Awards
      • Batting Cage
        • One submission was received, but there was an issue with the bid, so a request has been made to reject and rebid. – Unanimously Approved
      • Public Nuisance Demolition/Removal – Unanimously Approved
        • Bids were awarded to Belle it Out Contracting and Wendy Thornton. Eight of the 27 addresses did not receive bids.
    • Janitorial Service Contract Extension (Highway Department) – Diversified – Unanimously Approved
      • This contract will be from August 1, 2022 thru July 31, 2023. The total cost is $1072.55.
    • Tax Abatement Requests
      • Laser Fabrication – Unanimously Approved
        • This is a request for Sales and usage tax abatements and will create 15 new jobs Don Hopper spoke to thank the commission for their support.
      • FabArc – Unanimously Approved
        • The is for Sales and usage and Property Tax Abatement. This will also create 15 new jobs. Don Hopper noted that the best compliment a County can receive is for a company to choose to grow within it when they have other choices.
    • FY21 Audit Contract w/Examiners of Public Accounts
      • Contract set to not exceed $16,168.00
    • IAC Resolution for Sports Lighting – Unanimously Approved
      • These lights are for Woodland Park for the field and parking area. The total cost is $203.000. Commissioner Hess stated that Woodland Park is one of the best places in Calhoun County and averaged 30 teams a week coming from all over Alabama and neighboring states. He also said that the new LED lights will be a longterm cost savings and improve the overall park. He went on to compliment the concession stand that tropically makes $7,000 in profit a weekend. He bragged that they give great quality for the cost.
    • Pardons & Paroles Lease Agreement – Unanimously Approved
      • This is a three year extension through August 30, 2025. The cost will not change at $4,500 a month rental.
    • Intent to Purchase Highway Department Equipment Resolution – Unanimously Approved
      • This is an annual purchase of eight heavy duty trucks chassis, two heavy duty low boy tractors, and eight 16′ steel dump bodies. This purchase will allow turnover in equipment and the old equipment will be sold through the government sites. This allows the maintenance cost to stay low and actually can make a profit for the county with the sales of older equipment.
    • ACCA Legislative Committee Appointment – Unanimously Approved
      • Lee Patterson was appointed to continue his appointment to the ACCA Legislative Committee.
  • Public Comments
    • CJ Abernathy with ASAP spoke to thank the Commission for their support of the gift of Flight program. He also wanted to introduce ASAP’s newest intern, Jessica Patterson, a recent graduate of JSU.
    • Don Hopper with the Calhoun County Economic Development Council spoke to mention the recent Job Fair in Oxford. There were over 40 companies and many were hiring on the spot.
    • Myles Chamblee with the Calhoun County EMA gave an update on COVID. The numbers are slightly on the rise and there are seven cases in RMC and one in Stringfellow. No patients are currently on ventilators.
  • Adjournment – Unanimously Approved

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