Commission takes step to sell industrial park land

Published 9:36 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The county commission approved the first step Monday in recruiting a new business to the Chilton County Industrial Park.

The commission voted to give the industrial development board permission to tell a potential buyer that the county would be willing to sell 70 acres at the park.

County Attorney John Hollis Jackson said the action was an early part in the process.

“If it gets to the serious stage, they (the industrial board) would come back to authorize the sell of the property,” Jackson said. “It’s just in the preliminary stages.”

Commissioners declined to name the business that is looking at opening up shop at the park.

Prior to the vote, the commission held an executive session to discuss the sale of real estate property.

The industrial park is located off U.S. 31 in the Lomax community between Clanton and Thorsby.

In other business, the commission:

-Presented a resolution to District Judge Rhonda Hardesty honoring her contributions to Chilton County and recognizing her for receiving Judson College’s 2009 Outstanding Alumna Award.

-Approved final payment for the County Courthouse’s new fire alarm system. The county owed $28,992 to Crystal Keys Locksmith and Security Service Company.

-Set a work session for Monday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. to discuss next year’s budget.