(03/12/2008)
The Calhoun Commission went into executive session Monday to review applicants for Calhoun OES Director, and will be interviewing a narrowed field of candidates on March 19th.

The commission is advising candidates that the appointment could be short term, that it is likely the OES Director's position will likely be absorbed in the 911 Director's job after a year.

The job will be paid a stipend of about $8,000, which includes expense and travel money.

The commission is meeting several times this month to work on and finalize the county budget.

911 Director Gary Buchanan reported on progress with the county's E-911 addressing and mapping, also saying the interior of the new 911 center is almost complete.

- Minutes approved for eight meetings conducted by the commission in February

- "Boss" FM radio in Sutton advised they are no longer interested in using an old 911 tower for proposed broadcasting, located at Calhoun EMS, Mt. Zion

- Voted to give two scholarships for students to attend Energy Express

- Roger Johnson approved to contact county employees about his companies insurance program

- Commission will meet March 19 at 9 a.m. to approve election workers

- Judy Powell reported for the Wood Festival regarding proposed use this year for Wayne Underwood Field and efforts to fix the snack stand

- CRI has moved into office space in the J&B building in Grantsville

- Efforts will be made to fix a slip along the LK River at Wayne Underwood Field, with Rick Frame offering to donate work and equipment

- The Commission is looking at appointing a new member to the Calhoun EMS Board

- Appointment of Grantsville Police Chief Charles Stephens to 911 Advisory Board and LEPC

- Deputy Sheriff Justin Smith was appointed as the county's litter control officer

- Work will be done to replace the crumbling steps in front of the courthouse

- Shelia Garretson is expected to be hearing about bidders on a document preservation project

- Work is expected to be done this year on a walking trail at the Upper West Fork Park through a grant obtained by the commission

- Improved security cameras in parts of the courthouse are part of a Court Security Grant

- Diane Ludwig reported for the LKADC regarding the disposition and use of the county's Industrial park, now owned by the LKADC


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