Hollins explained “…I think we are going to allow those 300 gallon…if that person wants to use them. Now they will have the option.
“If they want to go with the 1,000 gallon tank and pump out less, then they can…I think this will be a lot more user friendly.”
He said his department is looking at some other options that will be of benefit to campers and still keep the lake clean. “Our main objective”, he said, “is to keep the lake clean.” On the subject of the solid waste officer, he said they are looking at one who will be given enforcement authority as well as going out to inspect. Hollins said, “If they go out and find a garbage problem, they can serve notice and even go and swear out the warrant and at the same time, if there is a sewage problem…they can issue that notice too.”
Leesburg Mayor Ed Mackey and Luanne Hayes shared a map with the Commissioners and explained the progress on some industrial development. They presented plans for a road that would be available to KTH traffic to exit and get on Highway 411 without pulling out directly into Highway 68. Mackey said, “…because of the economy the industries are not coming like we would like, so what we need to do is help our people that’s already here…What I’m asking is -- we’ve been partners on building the building and I’d like to secure your help on this.”
In the regular meeting, Chairman Salter introduced Senator Phil Williams who was in attendance for the meeting. Senator Williams expressed his appreciation to the county leaders and all who work together for the good of Cherokee County. He stated his priority in continuing to work on the four lane from Slackland to Gadsden.
The Commission approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Cherokee County Commission and authorized the Chairman to sign.
The Commissioners approved a contribution of $6,000.00 to the Tucker’s Chapel VFD to help purchase a brush truck.
In other business, the Commission:
-Adopted a Resolution and Agreement to participate in the County Joint Bid Program’s Regional Debris Removal and Monitoring Services Joint Bid Project
-Adopted the GASB 54 (Government Accounting Standards Board) Balance Reporting Policy Resolution -- for the auditors use at the end of the fiscal year
-Approved a resolution as required by law for Insolvencies, Errors and Taxes in Litigation for the 2012 year
-Approved excess land redemption to Jack F. Mackey in the amount of $33.08.