Commission Elects New Chairman

Commission Chairman Greg Mitchell

Now that the budget is approved for the county, the work of the new fiscal year is underway. The selection of a chairman for the commission is one of those tasks.  Commissioners made a change in chairman electing commissioner Greg Mitchell as chairman at the Thursday night meeting.  Following the election of Mitchell, Commissioner Russell Reed was elected Chairman ProTem.

Among items seeing action during the half-hour meeting included;

The county has employed the services of the Barrett Group to advise the County Executive and the Commission on finding and improving options before the county. The commission has taken action on many of the Barrett Group’s recommendations.  In a letter to commissioners, Donna Barrett suggested that the work was done and letting the current agreement expire as a positive action. Commissioners voted to accept the recommendation and let the working agreement with Barrett end.

Commissioners approved Resolution 2019-13, known as the Adequate Facilities Tax. The tax is actually an impact fee for new construction. The resolution takes effect in 30 days.

Commissioners also accepted 3 Star Letter from the state.  Being designed a 3 Star County places the county at a competitive advantage with the state.

Since some stakeholders concerning the formation of a committee dealing with laws concerning animals and shelters were not present.  The discussion was tabled until next month.