(05/06/2002)
A public hearing regarding a site for the possible construction of a new 911, EMS and OES center will be part of the Calhoun Commission meeting, which starts at 5 p.m. today. The public is invited to give input into site location.

During the regular Commission meeting, an agenda item calls for discussing 911 addressing, time tables, responsibilities. Roane County 911/OES Director Rob Miller has offered to assist the Commission with time tables.

The Commission will discuss the proposal to accept the old football field from the Calhoun County Board of Education.

Grant contracts and resolutions, essentially linked to Budget Digest funds from 2001, will be discussed, including Upper West Fork Park, $10,000; Grantsville VFD $5000 and Upper West Fork Fire Department $5000. The Digest money is reportedly stuck in Charleston.

The Commission will discuss the ramifications of losing $40,000 E-911 wireless fees annually.

An item will process a Budget Digest change of scope for $500 by the UWF Bluegrass Festival and a possible change of scope for $25,000 from the industrial park to the Goodrich building for roof repairs.

A discussion and update will center on issues around the Summer Youth Program, changes made by the Workforce Investment Act, which could reduce the number of children participating.

The Commission will consider appointments to various boards and authorities, a retirement issue for Anna Mae Parsons, opening bids on tractor and equipment for County Park and election items

A meeting is scheduled for May 7 at 10 a.m. to test the automated tabulating equipment for the Primary Election, open to the public.

Other items include erroneous tax assessments, review budget control report, budget revisions, bills, bonds, wills, settlements and orders.


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