Roads to be paved

Roads to be paved

By Felicia Farnsworth

The October Bullock County Commission Meeting was held on October 12, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chamber of the Bullock County Courthouse.

Those in attendance included Commissioner Don Larkins, County Administrator Patrick Smith, Commissioner John McGowan, Chairman Alonza Ellis, Commissioner Solomon Marlow, Jr., Attorney John Waters, and Commissioner Johnny Adams. The agenda this month included the advertisement for a part-time County Maintenance Tech (Janitor Position).

The approval of the Sheriff/Jail Budget amendment for raises to deserving employees was approved. The approval of a Rescue Truck Fund Budget Amendment will be up to $5,000 to pay rescue workers if needed.

The committee for County Salary/ Wages Scale consists of Commissioner Solomon Marlow, Jr., County Administrator Patrick Smith, and Attorney John Waters, who will review the current salaries and wages of employees.

The approval of the County Credit Card Increase from $5,000 to $10,000 to be able to spend was also on the agenda.

The commissioners approved the advertisement to hire a mechanic and laborer for the road department. The Letter of Intent to apply for Alabama Transportation Infrastructure Bank (ATIB) Funds of a five million dollar bond issue, in which the five million would be used towards repaving roads in Bullock County was discussed.

Before the application can be made, the current bond of $390,000 must be paid in full. “We are the first application that has been approved for the ATIB fund in the state,” stated Commissioner John McGowan.

A recess meeting to discuss this situation further has been set to take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Attached are the roads that we are working on with the funds from ATIB.

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