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County gives tax break to Dickert business

At last week’s meeting of Randolph County Commission, the commission unanimously approved a request from Chris Dunlap, director of the Randolph County Economic Development Authority, for a tax abatement for an expanding industry in Dickert. Dunlap told the commission the company, Dickert Forest Products, is investing approximately $570,000 in the mill that would create new jobs, with new jobs to be added in the future. The abatement is estimated at $24,000 over the next 10 years.

In other business, the commission:

Approved the job description for the Senior Clerk/ Assessor in the Revenue Commissioner’s office.

Appointed Abra Camp to the DHR board to represent district 4.

Approved a request from the county engineer to perform a volume survey of the landfill.

Passed a proclamation declaring October 22-28 as Alabama Extension Service week.

Approved a request from Amwaste to remove old Randolph County Solid Waste dumpsters from the transfer station.

Heard a report from Sheriff David Cofield there were 75 inmates in the county jail.