The Dawson County Board of Commissioners Oct. 4 voting session had commissioners discussing the proposed 2019 budget as well as accepting a $74,000 grant to aid victims of crime, applying for funds to fix the pier at War Hill Park and approving a legal assistant position for the county attorney. First 2019 budget hearing held The board held the first of three public hearings on the 2019 budget last week. The only comments made by commissioners came from District 4 Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix, who asked that the Human Resources department consider moving the potential new position of an administrative assistant in the public works department down in pay grade. “That seems like an awful lot of money for that position,” she said. “Maybe look at the salary study and see if that can be reclassified, because I think that total package ends up being almost $59,000 for a secretary position.” Sheriff Jeff Johnson spoke during the public hearing, stating he wanted to reassure the board that the two new patrol positions that Chairman Billy Thurmond has proposed would be patrol positions if allocated.