Commission approves liaison duties

Published 3:40 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Liaison duties for the newly elected Chilton County Commissioners were agreed upon during a Commission meeting on Monday.

The position responsibilities were discussed during a work session that took place an hour before the meeting.

Though the Commissioners work together, each has will oversee certain county departments that fall under a range of categories.

The following is a list of Commissioners and their categories:

Chairman Allen Caton, general government; vice chairman Joseph Parnell, industrial development; Steve Langston, public safety; Matt Mims, community relations; Jimmie Hardee, environmental service; Joe Headley, county buildings and enterprise services; Greg Moore, parks and recreation.

“Roads is the biggest issue in this community, and I think everyone would agree with that,” Parnell said. “Accountability is the key from the top to the bottom.”

Hardee said that he is “honored” to take on the initiative to stop littering once and for all in the county.

“We work for the people of Chilton County and we have to work together as a team,” Hardee said.

Monique Hahn presented the Commission with a short term and long term disability benefits package with Lincoln Financial for full-time employees.

The package included county employees as well as commissioners.

Attorney John Hollis Jackson Jr. raised the question of how Commissioners are eligible for the benefits since they are considered part-time employees?

Mims stated that he does not think the county should not have to pay for their benefits, since they are part-time.

The Commission agreed for Hahn to come to the next meeting with a revised estimate that does not include the Commissioners.

Sherriff John Shearon requested for a resolution to approve him as the authorized contact for the U.S. Fleet Tracking agreement and for Caton to sign-off on the request.

Shearon’s request was approved with a unanimous vote.

The meeting came to an end with the Commissioners entering an executive session to discuss pending or threatened litigation and then adjourning afterwards.

In other news from the meeting, the Council:

  • Extended the period of performance for the RTP project at Minooka Park to Nov. 17, 2017.
  • Approved a liquor license for ARCHI, LLC The General Store in Verbena.
  • Approved the membership renewal for Cawaco in the amount of $3,000.
  • Authorized the Abila MIP Training Engagement with 1st Choice Advisors for training on the new human resource module for the county’s accounting software..
  • Registration for the new Commissioner orientation has been completed. It is scheduled for Dec. 6-7 in Montgomery, while the legislative conference is scheduled for Dec. 7-8.
  • The search continues for nominations to the mental health board. There are currently no nominees at this time.
  • Approved the agenda and the minutes from the last meeting.
  • Approved to pay the bills.