(12/05/2001)
The Calhoun Commission discussed 911 addressing Monday evening with 911 Director Barry Pitts. Pitts and the 911 Advisory Board will present a detailed plan to move forward with the project at the January Commission meeting.

The enhanced 911 equipment has been operational at Calhoun Control, but the actual re-addressing in the county is yet to be done, which Pitts described as a "big task."

Commission members McCallister, Barr and Weaver discussed the placement of Sunday hunting on the primary election ballot. Commissioners Weaver and Barr said they had received a few calls about Sunday hunting, but concluded the public did not appear to be upset about the initiative.

A new tractor and mower was purchased for the Calhoun County Park, replacing equipment that is worn. Funds, about $15,000, will be used from a recreational grant. Steve Whited was selected by the park board to be their new president, replacing Duane Poling.

A discussion was held with Calhoun Magistrates Robinson and Postalwait regarding the collecting of fines and fines to help with mandated costs paid by the county, such as telephone service, audits and several other items. The magistrates indicated their court will be making a serious effort to remove driver's licenses from individuals who do not pay fines and costs. Magistrate Richard Postalwait said he is looking into a new "community corrections" program, which could require actual community labor.

A lengthy discussion was held regarding space the Commission is required to provide the new family law judge. The issue will be reviewed with a proposal to be presented at the next commission meeting.

The Commission received a single bid for an old ambulance, slightly more than $700, sold to Adam Stump.

The Commission will hold a special meeting on December 21, 2001 at 1 p.m. to approve re-districting in Calhoun County.

The courthouse Christmas dinner will be held on December 21, with the holidays for Christmas and New Years approved.

The Commission approved the minutes of the November 5 meeting, erroneous tax assessments, bills, bonds, wills, settlements and orders. They also reviewed the Budget Control Report.


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