Tomlin named as new EMA director

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Crenshaw County Commission made a change to its minutes before approving them at its Jan. 8 meeting.

The change concerned the subject of a $2 fee for the support of E-911. The commission agreed that a $2 fee should be collected by the water authorities in their coverage area for the financial support of E-911.

In other business, Olivia Sipper appeared before the commission to request that local legislation be drawn up to allow the county to offer health insurance to the Board of Registrars.

Commission Chairman Ronnie Hudson said that this was something that the commission would have to address in the 2008 budget, and in the meantime, they would be researching it.

n Assistant Engineer Michelle Royals asked that the commission approve the application to participate in the High Risk Rural Road Striping Project, which is a $60K grant with a 10 percent match. Royals said that the application is only for materials, and that labor and equipment would have to be paid by the county. This would also be the first opportunity for the county to use its new striping truck, according to Royals. The commission approved her request.

&#8220We're having lots of complaints about our dirt roads,” Hudson said. &#8220Many of them are in bad shape.”

Commissioner Ed Beasley agreed with Hudson.

&#8220Many of those roads need to be gradedŠ.as the Chairman said, I've gotten lots of complaints about them, too.”

n The commission approved Jessica Tomlin as the new EMA director. Tomlin would begin the position immediately. She is replacing Anita West who retired in Dec. of 2006.

n There will be a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, at the Crenshaw County Courthouse in Commission Chambers concerning a beer license for L & G Package located at 1240 Rising Star Road in Grady. The regular commission meeting will begin at 6 p.m.