Commission hears from Relay For Life representative

Published 11:26 am Thursday, June 25, 2015

A representative with Chilton County Relay For Life spoke to members of the Chilton County Commission on Monday about an upcoming event this fall.

Jeannie Reynolds Smith addressed commissioners about a “Men in Pink” effort that invites men in Chilton County to help raise money for breast cancer research.

“I am coming to you not as commissioners, but as a panel of influential men in this county to see if you are willing to step up and create a world with more birthdays,” Smith said. “I have been given the opportunity to celebrate more birthdays, because of God’s grace and mercy, and because of people who chose to get involved with Relay For Life.”

Smith spoke to commissioners about her own personal battle with cancer, and invited commissioners to consider participating in the “Men in Pink” event.

Commission Chairman Allen Caton thanked Smith for coming and speaking to the commission, and commissioner Shannon Welch shared about participating in this year’s Relay For Life event as the emcee.

“I appreciate being given the opportunity to be part of something like that,” Welch said.

In other news, the commission:

•Heard from a former employee who worked with Chilton County Transit who told commissioners about being fired from the department. Commissioners suggested the employee file a complaint with the commission office to be able to have a grievance hearing.

•Gave Chilton County Industrial Development Coordinator Fred Crawford permission to hire an intern effective June 15. Commissioner Bobby Agee abstained from the vote.

•Voted to hire Charlotte Smith as a full-time driver with Chilton County Transit. Commissioners Greg Moore, Heedy Hayes, Joe Headley, Caton, Welch and Joseph Parnell voted in favor. Agee abstained from the vote.

•Voted to come up with bid specifications for county-wide bush hogging. County engineer Tony Warren would help come up with the specifications and bring them to the commission to consider soliciting bids.

•Passed a resolution authorizing Caton to sign the 2014 insolvents report.

•Approved several line-item transfers from the Building, Road and Bridge Fund.

•Passed a resolution approving the application of County Administrator Connie Powell for the designation of Certified County Administrator and Caton to sign the application.

•Passed a resolution approving implementation of a new vision plan for county employees.

•Met in an executive session at the request of County Attorney John Hollis Jackson to discuss a pending legal matter.