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County applies for scrap tire removal grant

The Franklin County Commission voted to apply for a grant to pay for scrap tire removal in its regular meeting Sept. 20.

“If approved, the grant will be used to remove scrap tires from the right-of-way,” said Commission Chairman Barry Moore.

The council also voted in favor in of revising subdivision regulations.

“These regulations need to be adjusted periodically,” said Moore. “Our engineer and assistant engineer will look over and revise our regulations for new subdivision establishment. The Alabama County Commission Association has a template for this, and we need to get our regulations to where they are more along the lines of that.”

Commissioner Joseph Baldwin completed his legally-mandated educational requirements for Alabama county commissioners as of Aug. 26, as certified by the Alabama Local Government Training Institute.

In October, the Franklin County Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 for its work session, with its regular voting meeting Oct. 18 at 8:30 a.m. The meetings take place in the Elizabeth Lucas Courthouse Annex.

The commission also:

  • Approved a bid for $524,027 by Rogers Group to resurface and stripe County Road 40.
  • Accepted the resignation of bookkeeper/accounting clerk employee Kellie Hargett.
  • Promoted Yashica Nelson to bookkeeper/accounting clerk.
  • Voted to advertise vacant tag/title clerk position.
  • Hired Ana Montez Lucas as part-time property employee in the revenue commission office.
  • Accepted the resignation of Jenny Harris in the revenue commission office.
  • Hired Ricky Johnston as permanent heavy equipment operator.
  • Advertised for permanent solid waste technician.
  • Voted to solicit bids for the purchase of a dumpster truck.
  • Approved scrap tire fees of $100 per ton and $2 per tire if less than a ton.
  • Approved transfer station fees of $39 for any garbage that goes to Morris Farms Landfill.
  • Approved School Resource Officer contracts with the Franklin County Schools Board of Education.
  • Promoted Sgt. Clint Holcombe to lieutenant and Kyle Palmer to sergeant in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Accepted the resignation of FCSO Deputy Kerry Hallman and voted to advertise for vacant deputy position.
  • Hired new corrections officers/dispatchers: Joshua Singleton, Jered Yancey and Charlie Adcox.
  • Accepted a $325 bid by Ray Grissom for 1999 Crown Victoria, the highest of the three bids received.
  • Approved board appointments.
  • Approved fiscal year 2022 contracts and agreements.