At the regular meeting of the Greene County Commission, members voted unanimously to retain the voting district lines as they were in 2000.
“I don’t know if the Justice Department will accept this,” said Chairman William Underwood. “If they don’t, we’ll have to try again,”
The Commission had tried at their last regular meeting to come to an agreement on redistricting, but did not produce anything that was acceptable by commission members or the general public.
One of the proposed plans would take in a part of Union and the other would include part of Eutaw.
At the beginning of the meeting, CFO Paula Bird advised the commission that all in all, the county’s “expenses and revenue were somewhat in line and not alarming. We should have a good report in January, 2012,” she said.
In other business, the Commission:
*Was told by their attorney State Senator Hank Sanders that he had been contacted about why the county had wanted to intervene in the Alabama Department of Revenue’s suit against Greenetrack. The commissioners originally had asked him to do this because 1/2 the land on which Greenetrack sits is owned by the county.
*Was advised that a joint application with the Board of Education had been submitted to the Alabama Department of Public Health for a $20,000 grant. If approved, the grant would be used to make repairs on Boligee Park.
*Discussed letters that had been sent out to those people who were delinquent in their sewer payments. The next step is to send out claim forms.
*Approved a liquor license for Vanessa Mitchell Garrett dba Dollarhide Club.
*Approved the 2012 holiday schedule for employees, who will get 13 days off during the year.
*Discussed the problem with Rock-Tenn and the Vanco Building. Rock-Tenn had leased the building for $2,210 per month approximately 10 years ago. The Vanco building is owned by Greene County and no rent has been paid.
The lease also stipulated that Rock-Tenn would keep and maintain the Vanco building up to $25,000 per year.
The Commissioners asked Attorney Sanders to send out a notice of breach of contract to Vanco.
*Approved a budget amendment shifting $3,660 from one line item to another in the Sheriff’s budget.
During public comment, Lester Brown thanked the commission for retaining the old district lines and expressed condolences to the family of former Sheriff James Flannigan. He said that the funeral would be held at 2nd Baptist Church at 12 noon on December 17th.
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