Much of the Calhoun Commission's meeting Monday evening was focused on the reduction of the regional jail bill to zero dollars and a state audit which said the county was in the black by $17,000 at the end of the fiscal year. (See story 10/8)

A resolution was passed recognizing longtime volunteer and farmer Deward Offutt for his dedicated service to the RC & D Council, the Molasses Festival, farmers and families in Calhoun County, a period covering most of Offutt's lifetime.

The Commission said "It is uncommon to find people who have stuck to community service like Deward Offutt. We are grateful to him." Election items discussed included the training of election workers on October 24 at 7 p.m. and the testing of the optical scanner counting machine on October 29 at 10 a.m.

The Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority will be visiting Calhoun on October 11.

The Commission approved a resolution for the Calhoun County Solid Waste Authority.

A water leak was reported at Wayne Underwood Field.

No reports on 911 addressing and mapping or the proposed emergency services building.

Commissioner Barr was appointed to a committee requested by Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center between their ambulance service and Calhoun EMS.

The county Dog Warden will be writing a policy regarding priorities in picking up dogs.

The Commission processed budget items and paid bills, in addition to bonds, wills, settlements and orders.

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