The March 6 County Commission meeting opened with commission chair June Merritt presenting Aspire behavioral health representatives and patients a proclamation proclaiming March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. See page 3.
Will Geer of Geer & Associates presented the FY 2017 audit report and discussed questions with the commissioners.
Tax Commissioner Ann Harrell presented the board a request for six mobile home tax releases totaling $2,163.35 which were approved by the commissioners.
The commissioner reappointed Wallace O’Neal and Jamie Crozier to the Golden Triangle RC&D board.
The commissioners approved a bid of $6,500 by Garland, Williams & Associates of Albany for an audit of the tax commissioner’s office. The office undergoes an annual audit by the state, but Chairperson Merritt noted that audit applies only to monies collected on behalf of the state. Commissioners Jeffery Haynes and Charlie Sol voted against the audit. Economic Development Director Jamie Crozier and Mark Sajer of Summit Energy Partners discussed a proposed $64 million solar project which would be located near Hilton.
Sajer noted the project would be submitted for consideration in a bid process by Southern Company during April.
County Administrator Spencer Mueller reported the process to rebid the Aspire building project was underway. The Road Dept. continues to put up road signs as they are made by E911. Smith Electrical is working on installation of the new HVAC at the courthouse.
He reported that the county is a recipient of a 2017 Internship Grant and that the “No Pets Allowed” signs have been placed in county buildings.