WEDOWEE - At the Nov. 8 meeting of Randolph County Commission, the commission adopted a resolution recognizing the work of the 911 public safety telecommunicators of Randolph County and the sacrifices they make to serve public safety in their role as first responders.
The resolution elevates the status of the telecommunicators to first responders in a move that outpaces a similar effort on the national level.
In other business, the commission:
- Authorized the chairman to execute acceptance of the proposal by Simpson Environmental Service to inspect the safe rooms (storm shelters) for county residents who received grants.
- Approved participation in the Easter Seals Senior Community Seals Employment Program as a host agency.
- Passed a resolution to adopt county guidelines for all departments to follow when there is a positive COVID-19 case in their department and to reinstitute COVID-19 leave pay using American Rescue Funds.
- Passed a resolution to renew participation in the Alabama Workmen's Compensation Self-Insurer's Fund through Sept. 30, 2024.
At last Thursday's workshop meeting, commissioners set the agenda for their regular meeting. The only topics discussed were the lease agreement for surplus property on Highway 431 in Roanoke (CoreLinc building), the sharing of cost to repair the electronic gate at the 911 center and proposed uses for the capital improvement funds.
The courthouse and all annexes will close at noon on Nov. 24 and reopen Nov. 29 to observe Thanksgiving.