The Fayette County Commission held a brief meeting on Monday, Aug. 29 to approve its fiscal year 2023 “Rebuild Alabama Plan.” The meeting was held a week later than usual due to the County Commissions of Alabama Convention that was held last week. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
The Fayette County Commission unanimously approved providing a Security Resource Officer (SRO) for Hubbertville School during its Monday, Aug. 15 meeting. All commissioners were present for the meeting. This was the meeting that was rescheduled after last Monday’s meeting was cancelled.
The Fayette County Commission hired a new county engineer during its July 25 meeting, held at the Belk Community Center at the request of District 1 Commissioner Brad Cox. All commissioners were present for the meeting. Commission Chairman Mike Freeman announced that the commission has been without an engineer for the past two – three months following the resignation of the previous engineer Josh Knight. He said that three applicants had been interviewed for the position, and that one candidate for the position had received a second interview.
The Fayette County Commission adopted a resolution to join in a statewide opioid settlement with other counties and municipalities during its July 11 meeting. Commission Chairman Mike Freeman was absent due to attending a state conference, and Commissioner Barry Corkren was also absent from the meeting.
The Fayette County Commission held a very brief meeting on June 13 at the Fayette County Courthouse. Commissioner Brad Cox and Commissioner John Underwood were absent from the meeting, with all other commissioners present. Commissioner Barry Corkren made a motion to allow the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department to be added to the “Brinks supports first responders donation program wait list.”
Fayette County Administrator Brooke Nichols-Slatton was named the 2022 John Ray Gordon County Administrator of the Year by the Association of County Administrators of Alabama (ACAA) in recognition of her service to her profession. Nichols-Slatton was selected by a committee of her peers from around the state to receive the ACAA’s highest honor at its annual conference in May.
Former Fayette County Commissioner Ray Clark passed away on Wednesday, May 11 at the age of 81. Clark was well-known throughout the area for being a successful businessman, having owned and operated logging and trucking businesses for years. In 1989, Clark received the prestigious honor of being named the “Alabama Logger of the Year.”
The Fayette County Commission announced the issuance of a resolution commemorating the retirement of Margaret Brown from the Fayette County Soil and Conservation office during its May 9 meeting. All of the commissioners were present for the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Commission Chairman Mike Freeman called Brown to the front of the room as he read aloud a resolution from the Fayette County Commission, congratulating Brown for her 39 years of dedicated service to the Soil and Conservation district office.