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Commission remains committed to West End shelter

The Chilton County Commission continues to stay committed to helping the residents of West End in the process of getting a storm shelter for the area.

Terry Wilson of the West End community came before the Commission to find out an update on the shelter topic.

“You’ve got our full support and that will continue until a solution is found,” Chairman Allen Caton said.

The next issue involves figuring out where the funding will come from to provide a shelter for the area. This will be the foundation for future discussion.

Probate Judge Bobby Martin requested the approval of promotions for Shannon Brown to chief clerk, Makesha Cleckley to assistant clerk and Edith Hammark to assistant recording clerk.

Each member of the Commission approved the advances except for Caton.

“I am not going to vote for this,” Caton said.

Caton stated that from what he has heard, he does not believe that the job listings were considering all of the available candidates.

In other news from the meeting, the Council:

•Approved to advertise and hire a full-time probate clerk.

•Approved hiring David Malpica, Jesse Riojas, Samantha Oaks and Brian Ashworth as full-time employees at the Chilton County Jail effective July 2.

•Approved reclassification of Deputy Mark Johnson to patrol shift supervisor effective July 10.

•Approved surplus of 2007 Dodge Charger, 2011 Dodge Charger, Evinrude 150 outboard motor, Evinrude 115 outboard motor, Honda 90 outboard motor, Predator boat including Evinrude 225 outboard motor and a Diamond City trailer from the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department.

•Approved advertisement and hiring of a staff accountant and an administrative assistant for the Commission office.

•Approved position and salary changes for the Probate office.