By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Commission held its regular monthly meeting last Thursday at the Dade
Administrative Building. As usual, the work session started promptly at 6 p.m.
and after just eight minutes the regular meeting was called to order.
agenda was light and the meeting moved along quickly.
reports included a report on the Three State Three Mountain bike event coming
up in May. Commissioner Mitchell Smith reported that meetings have already started
with local officials and some changes are being planned to make the event safer
for everyone this year.
Scottie Pittman said things are picking up at the recreation center with the
start of baseball season and work is continuing to improve the playing
surfaces. He also reported he had been questioned about why softball didn’t
play there and he explained that was a recreation department decision and not a
Robert Goff gave his monthly SPLOST reports and reported that while revenue was
up in February the overall downward trend seems to still be in place overall.
Allen Bradford stated that everyone at the transfer station was doing a great
job and he also commended the roads department on their efforts on the county
Executive Ted Rumley reported the IDA had some good prospects for the new
addition to the industrial park. He also said upcoming meetings with the
railroad on a possible spur for the park and discussion on street blockages.
stated that a red light would be installed at the high school in the near
future. “It has been approved and the only cost to the county will be
installation and we hope to share that cost with the City of Trenton and the
Dade County Board of Education,” he said.
on the consent agenda included reappointing Dr. William Pullen to the Dade
County Water Authority through Dec. 31, 2017.
Also on the
consent agenda was a $499.98 for technology equipment for the Dade County
The City of Trenton
announced they had approved the intergovernmental agreement for the upcoming
SPLOST vote and the commission approved the resolution (R-12-14) to put on the
ballot to re-impose the current sale and use tax. This will appear on the
ballot in the upcoming May 20th election.
manager of the Dade County Library, updated Commissioners on library events,
Cody Doyle reported on activities of the UGA Extension and the local 4-H Club
and Chris Musser, Executive Director of the Dade County Chamber of Commerce
updated everyone on Chamber activities.
then went into executive session for personnel and returned to adjourn the
meeting, with no personnel action taken.