At its monthly meeting held Monday, March 13, 2017, the Greene County Commission ratified the employment of Mrs. Javonica Davis in the position of license clerk in the Greene County Probate Judge’s office. Mrs. Davis, a graduate of the University of West Alabama, currently lives in the Boligee-Tishabee community with her husband Darrack Davis and their two children.
The commission also approved appointments for PARA and the J.C. Poole Memorial Library Boards. District 3 Commissioner Corey Cockrell recommended Ms. LaTarius Lewis for the PARA and Ms. Faye Tyree for the Library.
An adjustment to changes in the county’s Policy and Procedure 11.1.3 Part-Time Hours component was approved. The adjustment is to bring the policies in line with the Affordable Care Act which stipulates that a part-time employee cannot work 60 hours or more during a pay period (two weeks) without overtime pay and related benefits.
The commission also approved the following:
Travel for staff to various training workshops and conferences; Ratification of advertising for Nutrition Site Director for Eutaw; Payment of claims.
The financial reports and budget amendments were tabled due to the absence of the CFO.
Commission Work Session
At the Greene County Commission’s work session held Wednesday, March 8, 2017, County Engineer, Willie Branch, noted that the ceiling lights in the Activity Center have been replaced and the outside lighting would be completed soon.
At this work session, the CSFO, Paula Bird, noted that the commission is still receiving only $80 per bingo machine from each of the four bingo facilities in the county, instead of the $85 per machine as Greene County Sheriff Jonathan Benison agreed to in the court settlement.
The commission was also informed that the state is changing its process for printing tags and since a new printer is needed in the Probate Judge’s office, this purchase would facilitate the county’s adherence to these changes.
Rafe Banks, with West Rock box plant in Eutaw, informed the commission that the company is looking to expand the business in the near future and will be needing more land. West Rock is interested in acquiring the county’s property that is adjacent to the box plant facility. Banks clarified that no formal request is made at this time.
There were some comments on what seemingly is a new bingo gaming facility in Knoxville. The commissioners noted that they were not informed of the new business and were not aware of the owners, although the building is fully erected and gaming machines are installed.