Commission receives, applies for funding

Published 11:00 pm Monday, February 27, 2012

The Pike County Commission met Monday night with a full agenda.

Several of the items up for approval were road and bridge related. The commission voted to vacate County Road 1184, voted to apply for federal funding for county road work, approved a paved road resurfacing priority list, approved the purchase of a $23,977 shredder from Equipment and Parts Specialty Co. in Montgomery and approved a contract for GW Norrell Contracting in Georgiana to repair a bridge on County Road 4432 that will ultimately be paid for by Federal Emergency Management Administration funds.

The commission also voted to take $40,000 out of the Road and Bridge Fund to repair two sections of County Road 3319 that were noted by Commissioner Ray Goodson to be “separating and coming apart.”

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As part of other business during the Administrator’s Report, the council adopted millage rates for this year, approved having Beasley Allen look into whether or not the county deserves to receive damages from any award related to the Deep Horizon oil spill lawsuit, reappointed two women to the East Central Mental Health Board and set the county levies for alcohol licensing for this fiscal year. The levies remained at the maximum and are the same as last year.

Commissioner Jimmy Barron brought new business to the table. Barron asked that the Banks Town Hall be noted as the voting spot in Banks and the commission approved.

Also at the meeting, the commission was notified of two grants the county has received. The county was awarded a $30,000 Interoperable Communications Grant that will be split between first responders in the area. Pike County also received $1,300 as part of the State of Alabama Emergency Performance grant.

The next county commission meeting will be held on March 12.