County Commissioners to meet Monday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda is a request for the county government to accept responsibility for handling the payroll for the executive director of the local Development Authority. This has previously been handled by the City of Elberton.

The commissioners will also consider a request from the Keep Elbert County Beautiful program to increase the hours and pay for its executive director to a full-time position. The position is currently budgeted for 20 hours per week and has been vacant since October, according to Keep Elbert County Beautiful board chair Pam Allgood and past chair Bill Hood, who presented the request during the commissioners’ work session on Thursday.

Also under consideration will be consideration of bids submitted for two new scoreboard for ball fields at McWilliams Park. County Recreation Director Greg Johnson opened three sealed bids during the work session. The low bid came from Skeeter’s Designs in the amount of $11,830, which would include removal of the existing board and installation of the new boards.

County Administrator Bob Thomas reported that $173,847 in tax revenue has been collected so far from the half-mill increase designated for economic development. Thomas said it is expected that amount will reach approximately $220,000 for the entire fiscal year. The administrator recommended the commissioners discuss how to use those funds for economic development during the board’s February 16 retreat.

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