BONIFAY — The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners called a special session on Friday, Oct. 11, to address a couple of employment issues within the county.
Commissioner David Whitaker found himself in need of filling two open positions on his crew in District 3 after two were approved for termination during the board’s Oct. 8 meeting.
The board approved Whitaker’s recommendation to advertise for a heavy equipment operator, with a deadline of Oct. 23 deadline for applications. The board also approved moving one of his employees up with a new 90-day probation period and to place another employee from the Holmes County Recycling Center in the position of the employee he promoted temporarily for 30 to 60 days. The county will advertise for the position after the employee shuffling is completed.
The board also approved of Commissioner Kenneth Williams advertising for a heavy equipment operator for his bridge crew.
Commissioner Bill Parish said there was an issue with allowing the Holmes County Correctional Institute use the Holmes County Fair Grounds for their training on Nov. 11.
“I think we’ve just got our wires crossed in communicating with them,” said Parish. “They think we wouldn’t be willing to pay the $27 to turn on the power temporarily or to pay for usage, which I know we are as long as it’s only for those two days. I think this is a gesture of good faith for all they’ve done for the county.”
Board approved of paying $27 to temporarily to turn on the power to the Holmes County Fair grounds as well as two days of usage by the DOC.
“They’ve got a training course set up and shooting range ready,” said Parish. “There’s no way the Holmes County Agricultural Center can support their training needs.”
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners is set for 6 p.m. on Oct. 29.