The Board of Commissioners held its first meeting under the new biweekly schedule Thursday. The work session began at 4:00 p.m. with Sheriff Jeff Johnson requesting the retirement of K9 Kimbo and the transfer of ownership to his handler, Lieutenant Jessica Kraft.
The board also heard a presentation of a proposed agreement with Rotary Club for improvements to Rock Creek Park. Rotary plans to convert two existing asphalt basketball courts into four pickleball courts, four baseball batting cages, and one basketball half-court.
The commissioners also heard a Q1 2019 financial status report from Chief Financial Officer Vickie Neikirk, and quarterly reports from the county manager and county attorney.
In his report, County Manager David Headley announced that the roundabout construction at the intersection of Dawson Forest Road and Hwy 9 would not result in a detour as previously reported. Instead, the road will remain open during the construction.
After entering an executive session around 5:00 p.m., the Board of Commissioners convened a voting session at 6:00 p.m. The session began with the commissioners unanimously proclaiming the week of May 5 as Small Business Week. This proclamation works in unison with National Small Business Week. 2019 marks the 56th consecutive year that the President of the United States has proclaimed the event, dating back to John F. Kennedy in 1963.
The board also held the first part of a public hearing on changes to the Land Use Resolution. There will be a second public hearing held during the May 16 Board of Commissioners voting session.
For the complete agenda and minutes of the meeting, please visit the Board of Commissioners website.