Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Highlights from Winston Co. Supervisors Meeting

Here are some quick highlights from Monday's Winston County Board of Supervisors meeting:

The Board approved a school bus turnaround in District 4 per request provided by the school district.

The Board approved the mobile home roll for the county. This roll includes only personal property mobile homes that are not affixed to real estate. Tax Assessor Larry Woodward indicates that there are 764 mobile homes in the county with a value of $932,000.

The board also approved a contract to provide aerial photography to the county at a cost of $19052. The ortho-photography will be partiallly funded by MDOT which means new photography for maps will be delivered in 2015 for less than $10,000 cost to the county.

The board approved the hire of Jimmy Gregory by the Sheriff's Office for part time assistance for state highway trash pickup. This would apply only to state roads and the cost is reimbursed by the state at a later date.

The board also signed a Purple Heart Community Declaration for Winston County. This declaration recognizes local citizens who may have received a Purple Heart in their military career. More details can be found in our previous article.

A new garbage truck is expected to be delivered sometime this week. The purchase was approved in 2013 at a cost of $123,974.

The board approved the request from the Department of Human Services (DHS) for a hot water heater for their facility. 

The board also signed several subcontractor agreements for road projects with county engineer, Jimmy Kemp and also issued a proclamation concerning grant funds and local match assitance for the Gum Branch Road project in the future.

Supervisors elected Mike Peterson to remain as Board President and Luke Parkes as Vice President for the upcoming year. The next Board meeting is scheduled on January 21 rather than January 20 due to the Martin Luther King Holiday.

The full Board minutes will be available on the Winston County website once completed and approved.