Four-day workweek dismissed by County Commission

Published 10:19 pm Monday, July 28, 2008

Chilton County Commissioner Joe Headley on Monday night addressed concerns about the possibility of a four-day workweek and layoffs.

Headley, who had entertained the idea of closing county offices for one weekday, has dismissed the idea.

“There aren’t going to be any four-day workweeks, and there aren’t going to be any layoffs,” he announced during the commission’s regular meeting.

No decision was ever made on the issue, and the commission did not discuss it at length during the meeting.

In other business, the commission transferred $26,000 from consolidated accounts to the general fund. The consolidated account contains excess money from tax sales, which, if unclaimed after three years, may go into the general fund.

The commission also set up a public meeting for Monday, Aug. 4 at the Stanton Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting has to do with ongoing concerns about fire coverage and ISO ratings between South Chilton and Plantersville fire departments.

The commission also requested that the following individuals be present at the meeting: Helen Smith of Chilton County E-911, Chilton Fire/EMS Association president Dan Wright, South Chilton Fire Chief Donald Davis, and Plantersville Fire Chief Mark Walker.

Other business at the meeting included:

A vote allowing Cameron Bates to grade county-owned land adjacent to his property on Keystone Drive to aid in water runoff, under the supervision of County Engineer Tony Wearren

An executive session called for the purpose of good name and character

A public vote following the executive session asking that Wearren and Commission chairman Allen Caton investigate a letter the commission received, and that the letter be placed in the file of the individual to whom it is directed.