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Front Page February 14, 2017  RSS feed

Leon County to hold Public Auction at Expo Center

By Sherry Matney

The Leon County Commissioners Court voted to hold a public auction at the Expo Center on March 18, 2017. Ads will be placed in local newspapers listing most, but not all of the items to be sold. Commissioner David Ferguson said there are leftovers from the old Yellow Rose Arena that includes pens, chutes, scrap metal and possible some bleachers. Other items include generators and any old item for which the county no longer has a need.

The Leon County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017, with two members absent. Dean Stanford was at home with the flu and Judge Byron Ryder was in Washington D.C. Alan Grisham, pastor of First Baptist Church Buffalo opened the meeting with prayer and Commissioner Joey Sullivan presided.

A four-year Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Patrol Services with Hilltop Lakes was approved. The agreement was the same as before but was for four years rather than two. The county pays 100% of the salaries for deputies who work in Hilltop Lakes village.

The Court also approved an Inter-local Agreement for Leon County Precinct 1 and Madison County Precinct 2 regarding CR 102 (Wallace Road). Commissioners Ferguson and Sullivan explained that it is common to have these types of agreements between counties when it benefits both or either county. An example would be if a tree fell across the road from the Madison County side and landed on the Leon County side, there would be no need for special permission if the Agreement is in affect. An Agreement is currently activated but a new commissioner has been elected in Madison County and Sullivan thought it prudent to sign a new agreement between the two counties.

The 4th quarter 2016 investment report was approved as was the Resolution regarding Indigent Defense funding. The Court declared electronic equipment destroyed by Commodity Recycling via the Electronic Recycling Event as obsolete and unusable.

Two consecutive items, both concerning emergency grants, were tabled to allow for more investigation.

Leon County Auditor Melissa Abney presented Line Item Transfers at $503 and Budget Amendments at $10,956. Leon County Treasurer submitted donations of $2,201 to Senior Nutrition and $1,987 to the Expo Center from the City of Centerville.

Jimmy Carrigan, Emergency Management, advised the Court that he had received some questions concerning a Burn Ban. There is currently no Ban in effect but he asked that residents call the County to inform if they are having a controlled burn.

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