Local business requests to extend liquor store into a full-service bar

Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 05:33 PM.

·         Local resident Westley Adams was present before the Board to discuss the condition of West Pittman Creek, stating that the once abundant swimming area is now "ankle deep." He said he attributes the loss of water to the county "clearing land and all of that washing down into the creek, sanding it in." Commissioner Bobby Sasnett agreed to look into the situation and report back to the Board with any findings.

·         Parish informed the public that they are "still firm on the dirt hauling issue." He said some were saying that their drive-way was "messed up and a county right-of-way" and that the county was refusing to bring dirt for the residents to fix it.

"It is my understanding that we will haul dirt and fix a public driveway and a distance on a right-of-way, we bring the dirt, we spread it and then it's done," said Parish. "We do fix the driveway as it pertains to the right-of-way so many feet and spread it and it's done. We do not bring the dirt and drop it off for you to use on your own."

He said for more information to contact the BOCC at 547-1119.

Merchant added that people were wondering why there were bridges being built but no dirt being hauled; he said he wanted everyone to know that all the bridges were built with grants and not a "single dime" was contributed from the county.

·         Williams informed the Board that he had a grader down and suggested that instead of renting a grader, asked if he could borrow another district's grader over the weekend, which they agreed to help.

·         Merchant said it was time for the Board to move forward with hiring a new Emergency Management Services Director and recognized Hagan for his services as Interim. He requested that the Board consider what process they want to use for reviewing the 19 applicants and bring the recommendations to the next meeting. He added that there were applicants for the Public Works

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