Commission to Vote on Redistricting

Commission to Vote on Redistricting

Marla Jones, Managing Editor

FORT PAYNE, Ala.-- (Full video on Southern Torch Facebook Page) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 12. 

DeKalb County Administrator, Matt Sharp, presented a plan for redistricting due to the latest census information. All changes made to districts must be completed within 180 days of election proceedings. The redistricting plan needed to be approved to make all districts within 5% of the others based on census information. The Commissioners approved the changes which will affect Commissioners Terry Harris (District 3) and Lester Black (District 4). After advertising the changes to the districts, a vote will be held at next month's meeting to redistrict the areas. 

Sharp also requested that an Energy Performance test by Based Contracting Services be conducted on county buildings. The Commissioners approved the request. 

The DeKalb County Commissioners also approved a Worker’s Compensation Renewal and Resolution. This will be in effect until 2024. 

In other business:

  • DeKalb County Road Supervisor, Tom Broyles, updated the Commissioners on roadwork within DeKalb County. Paving projects are being completed throughout the county before the colder weather. Work on Old Highway 35 is still limited due to the ground being so wet. 
  • DeKalb County Sheriff, Nick Welden, requested cost neutral personnel placements within the department. A freezer repair bid for the jail was also approved.
  • DeKalb County Revenue Commissioner, Tyler Wilks, also requested a cost neutral personnel placement within his office.
  • Approved and sent a damage claim to insurance carrier for car repair.
  • Appointed Dana Greeson to replace retiring Paul Tumlin on the DeKalb County Library Board.
  • Amended the 2021 Holiday Calendar to include the Friday before Christmas and the Monday after Christmas as a County Holiday due to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day falling on Saturday and Sunday. 

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Commission will be on November 9th.

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