Commission honors Retired Educators

Commission honors Retired Educators

By Marla Jones, Reporter • (Photo by Janice Luther)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at the DeKalb County Activities Building.

The Commission recognized the Retired Educators proclaiming November 13 as Retired Educators Day in DeKalb County.

Road Department Superintendent Tom Broyles updated the Commission saying the bridge replacement project on County Road 107 should be completed in the next day. The reclaimer is up and running and will be doing work in District 1. The Road Department will be hauling chert in preparation for the winter months.

Broyles also asked the Commission to accept the resignation of Bradley Higgins and to post the opening at the Road Department soon so that the position can be filled as soon as possible.

Engineer Ben Luther reported to the Commission that they had opened bids for County Road 137, 140 and 141 for a Maltene-based restoration seal with Corrective Asphalt Materials for a price of $242,568. He recommended that the bid be accepted.

This treatment costs around $16,000 per mile where resurfacing would cost approximately $100,000 per mile.

“This will heal itself in a way,” said Luther. “It will not add structure, just restructure what is there.” This will save the County several thousand dollars.

Revenue Commissioner Tyler Wilks reported that due to the resignation of Royce Zlater, several employees would be moved around due to the vacancy at a neutral budget move. The Commission approved the personnel changes.

Jonathan Langley of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reported the hiring of Jeremy Bell as a part-time school resource officer (SRO). Changes were also made in personnel due to the federal inmate program.

There will be ten federal prisoners transported from the US Marshal program to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office with a total of 20 transfers by the end of the week.

DeKalb EMA Director Anthony Clifton gave an update about the time spent in Geneva County after Hurricane Michael ravaged the gulf coast. The DeKalb Ambulance Service also reported that they would be sending someone to aid in hurricane relief until mid-November.

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Commission will be held on Tuesday, November 14 beginning at 10am in the DeKalb County Activities Building.