County departments shuffling staffs to start 2018

Published 3:37 pm Friday, January 12, 2018

The Chilton County Commission met for the first time in 2018 on Jan. 9.

Several departments shifted their current employee positions, which resulted in both hires and openings.

Bobby Martin is looking to hire a new clerk in the probate office and will advertise the full-time position for 14 days.

Sheriff John Shearon reclassified a pair of employees to a deputy employee position and vacant transportation position, as well as promoted correction officer Michael Madrid from part-time to full-time status, while Tyler Hayes replaced Madrid in the part-time role.

The Chilton County Transit Department also informed the commission that it is to hire two part-time drivers to fill a pair of vacancies.

Terry Hinton agreed to accept the position of HR Director with the commission office, after Ginger Bell decided to stay with her current employer.

One of the final staff changes during the meeting was the announcement and approval of Emily McKinney’s resignation from the Tax Collector’s office.

In other news from the meeting:

  • The commission also approved County Engineer Tony Wearren’s resolution to have a 2004 Ford F-150 declared as surplus and sold on It was also approved to find a replacement truck from the ALDOT surplus yard. The purchase would be in the road department’s budget.
  • The Probate Office is in the process of getting a copy machine that properly works to replace its current one. The commission approved probate judge Bobby Martin’s proposal for a Xerox machine with the plan to buy it outright in order to save some money.
  • Derrick Wright was named the county’s safety coordinator.
  • New Commission Vice Chairman Jimmie Hardee was added to all the county’s bank accounts.
  • The county’s bank accounts were moved from Guardian Credit Union to Peoples Southern Bank.
  • The commission tabled accepting nominations to fill the vacancy on the M4A Board.
  • The commission approved the minutes from the Dec. 12 meeting.
  • The commission approved to pay the bills.