Commission hears requests from department heads

Published 8:55 pm Monday, February 27, 2012

The Chilton County Commission on Monday approved several requests made by department heads.

First up was Engineer Tony Wearren, who was granted permission to declare surplus and sell at auction two road department vehicles and to replace them with a used trackloader that would be purchased after sending out requests for bids.

County Tax Assessor Rex Cleckler was given permission to promote an employee in his department to replace a departed employee, and also to hire someone new to fill the lower level job.

The commission also approved an amended, balanced budget for Probate Judge Bobby Martin.

Martin said his budget would also allow for about $11,000 extra, which he was granted permission to use for a temporary employee.

In other business, the commission:

•Heard from several citizens concerned about roads in the county—both the condition of roads they live on and the system used to determine which roads are paved. Commissioners voiced support for the current system, which was adopted last year and is meant to be a plan for paving every dirt road in the county in an order based on a number of factors, such as homes and businesses on the road and whether it connects to another paved road.

•Voted to make annual health screenings mandatory in order to save the county money on health insurance premiums.