Commission Surpluses Tourism Center

Commission Surpluses Tourism Center

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor •

DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Commission met on Tuesday, August 11 for their regularly scheduled meeting.

At the meeting, Commission President Ricky Harcrow announced that, due to flooding, the county has received permission to surplus the Tourism and Economic Development Center and sell at the appraised value.

Commissioner Scot Westbrook moved to honor scoutmaster Don Brown for his work with the Boy Scouts of America. Over his long tenure as a scoutmaster, Brown has now led 100 boys to the rank of Eagle Scout.

County Engineer Ben Luther presented the FY2021 County Transportation Plan, which was approved by the Commission. Luther also reported that DeKalb County had received more ATRIP funding for the County Road 155 project, and some of the federal aid used for the project will be returned to the county.

The Commission approved two contracts for the DeKalb County Council on Aging.

DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency Director Anthony Clifton presented the Commission with automated external defibrillators (AED) to be used by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Clifton thanked Deputy Director Michael Posey for receiving the grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

The Commission approved the following personnel changes:

  • Road Department: Hired Tim Frost for a vacancy in District 2, and Andrew Boldon as a part-time driver on a temporary basis
  • Sheriff’s Office: Transferred Tyler Pruett from Public Information Officer to full-time road deputy
  • Revenue Office: Hired Brooke Venable to replace Courtney Callum in the tag office

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Commission will be held on Tuesday, September 8 at 10 a.m.

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