(05/08/2002)
County Clerk Richard Kirby told the Calhoun Commissioners he is concerned about the availability of jobs with the Summer Youth Program. Charges implemented by federal rules with the Workforce Investment program may reduce the number of kids eligible.

The Commission had a lengthy agenda Monday evening, which lasted two and one-half hours. It included a public hearing on a site for a new emergency services building and 911 addressing. (See additional story)

Kirby said kids must now participate in a year-round training program in order to work the summer program. He said Calhoun kids must attend a May 10 meeting at Calhoun Middle/High School in order to validate if they qualify.

Calhoun has been advised they will receive a reduced amount of money from wireless phone taxes for E-911 improvements. Calhoun's share appears to have gone from $40,000 to $12,000 annually.

President Larry McCallister reported he had submitted a request to the Calhoun Board of Education to have the old football field be transferred to the County Commission for public use and recreation. McCallister said he was advised the decision would likely be made in June.

The Commission resolved hold-ups with Budget Digest money from 2001, which included funds for the Upper West Fork park, $10,000; Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000, and the Upper West Fork VFD, $5,000. A change of scope for the use of Budget Digest funds was passed for the Upper West Fork Bluegrass Festival involving $500.

A resolution was passed for an extension on improvements for the industrial park, a $25,000 Budget Digest grant from 2001.

The Commission reviewed the need for appointments for various standing boards.

Bids for a tractor and other equipment for the Calhoun County Park were opened, with two companies, Fairplain Tractors and Nettle's Equipment, submitting bids. The Calhoun County Park Board will review the bids and return them to the commission.

The Commission put the final touches on budget concerns, approved budget revisions, bills, bonds, wills, settlements and orders.

A special meeting is scheduled after the primary election to canvass ballots on May 17.


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