Hamilton residents oppose license

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Residents from Hamilton Crossroads brought their concerns about a local restaurant serving beer and alcohol to the Pike County Commission meeting on Monday.

David Miles spoke to the Pike County Commission Monday and expressed the concern of the Hamilton Crossroads Church of Christ members in regard to the application for the retail beer and wine, on and off premises, for The Smokin’ Skillet Café located on Highway 231 near the Hamilton Crossroads community.

County Administrator Harry Sanders said a vote on the application couldn’t be taken until the commission’s first meeting in July in order to give time for public comment.

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Sanders had good news for county residents who are served by Arrow Disposal. Sanders said the garbage disposal company has elected not to increase its rates for the coming year.

Sanders said county garbage collection for the week of the Fourth of July will be delayed by one day.

“Everybody’s garbage will be picked up one day later because of the holiday on Monday,” Sanders said.

Commissioner Homer Wright advised the commissioners on the cost of flags that have been designed for the Pike County Commission and will be flown at the six facilities owned by the commission. Each flag will cost $120. The funds have already been budgeted for the project.

County Engineer Russell Oliver presented three items for the commission’s consideration.

He asked the commission’s approval of a resolution for the county to participate in the Southeast Regional Counties Joint Bid Program. All counties are in the Southeast Region of ADOT.

Oliver presented a personnel request for a temporary hire. The commission had approved three temporary hires at its last meeting. However, one of approved hires was unable to accept the position and an alternate had to be selected.

Oliver also asked the commission’s approval of a ROW variance for the Broadway Group subdivision. The width extension of the ROW was not needed, Oliver said.

The commission voted to approve Oliver’s requests.

Oliver said the county’s second round of mowing of the ROWs is set to begin, with mowing in the Meeksville area scheduled for closer to the Fourth of July and the annual Meeksville Parade.

Sanders presented a candidate for the part-time position in the County Administrator’s Office due to the illness of a staff member. Sanders said the candidate was selected from several outstanding applicants. The name will be withheld until the commission notifies the candidate of his/her approval and pending acceptance.