WEDOWEE - At Monday's meeting of Randolph County Commission, county engineer Burrell Jones told the commission the highway department employees are staying busy every day and working as many roads as they can.

"The good weather has helped us out, and I hope citizens can see the results of our work," Jones said. According to Jones, the department has bush hogged141 miles of county roads and scraped 54.7 miles. In other work, cross drains were repaired/replaced on County Roads 410, 248 and 480.

Jones reported during the free day at the landfill, there were 61 customers and a total of 99 cubic yards of material.

Jones went on to say his department is looking for some employees. Currently the department has 30 employees with only one new hire. The department had two recent resignations. The engineer noted applications are available at the state employment office in Roanoke.

In other business, the commission:

  • Awarded the bid for Rebuild Alabama projects to Gary Ingram Paving.
  • Awarded the bid for roadside herbicide spraying to IVM Solutions.
  • Approved a resolution for the back-to-school sales tax holiday July15-17.
  • Reappointed Commissioner Pam Johnson to the Association of County Commissions of Alabama Legislative Committee.
  • Approved the feasibility study to close County Roads 579,62 and 661.
  • Approved Remax Lakefront to sell the county's surplus property in Roanoke.

Announcements

The courthouse and annexes will be close on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

The next workshop meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19, in the small courtroom upstairs in the courthouse.

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