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Pickens County citizen speaks to Commission in concern for the ambulance service

Edgar Calloway expresses concern for ambulance service.

By Felicity Holman
Staff Writer

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting took place on July 12, 2022. Chairman Jerry Fitch called the meeting to order.

The meeting opened with a public comment from Edgar Calloway concerning the Pickens County Ambulance Service.

County Commission introduces public comments concerning David Abston retirement

Citizen comes forward to commission concerning David Abston

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting took place on June 28, 2022. The meeting was called to order by acting Chairman Mark Gray.

The meeting began with public comments as County Administrator Cheryl Bowles introduced Glenda Adcock to speak on matters concerning David Abston.

“I’m Glenda Adcock from Reform Alabama. I understand there seems to be a problem with you not wanting to give David Abston his retirement. Could you explain to me why?” Said Adcock.

Citizen asks Commission help to fix road

Citizen asks commissioners about road fix.

By Kandis Snyder
Managing Editor

CARROLLTON-The Pickens County Commission meeting was called to order on May 24, 2022 by Chairman Jerry Fitch. Commissioner Bobby Ingram was not present at the meeting.

Before the call of roll and to approve the agenda, public comments from citizens was made by Marylin Saxton to discuss problems in concerns of the road on Hidden Acres Drive in the area that she lives.

County Commission approves of hire of a new Accounting Assistant

Pickens County Commission hires Suzanne Pearson as Accounting Assistant

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting took place on April 26, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Fitch.

A motion was made by Commissioner Mark Gray to approve the consent agenda as well as to reschedule the May 10, 2022, Commission Meeting to May 5, 2022, at 11:00 AM. Commissioner Bobby Bain seconded the motion, and it was approved.

Pickens County Commission authorizes agreement with Sheriff Hall

Commission signs agreement for federal housing revenue with Sheriff Hall

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting was held on February 22, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Drew Elmore.

Sheriff Todd Hall pre- sented the board with a check of $116,950 to house federal prisoners and help retire the jail’s debt.

When Sheriff Hall began at the prison, the original debt totaled 1.4 million dol- lars, and it has been de- creased to $8,000 after three years.

Pickens County Commission votes decision on district proposal

Commission votes on district proposal.

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting was held on December 28, 2021. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Drew Elmore.
A motion was made by Commissioner Mark Gray and seconded by Commissioner Bobby Bain to approve the consent agenda. The motion was approved.

 

Citizen claims being removed from Healthcare Authority without ever being appointed

Dr. Oliver claims she was asked to serve on the PC Healthcare Authority and then removed without ever being appointed.

CARROLLTON - During the May 25, 2021 Pickens County Commission meeting, Dr. Parphenia Oliver spoke regarding Pickens County Healthcare. Oliver said that she came to the meeting for clarification regarding her being part of the Pickens County Healthcare Authority. Several months ago before the hospital closed, Commissioner (Bobby) Ingram approached me and asked would I be interested in serving on that committee — that board — and I appreciate the recommendation and at that time, I told him I would be interested in learning more about the position,” Oliver said.

Gordo resident unhappy that commission has not cleaned up Easter storm damage

Gordo resident Frank Zimmerman complains that the commission has failed to clean up storm damage.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON
Managing Editor

Gordo resident Frank Zimmerman spoke before the Pickens County Commission during the Tuesday, June 23, 2020 meeting regarding the Easter storm damage on his property.
“I’m complaining about the Easter Sunday storm clean up at my house in Gordo on Gordo-Reform Road,” Zimmerman said. “I’ve owned that property 50 years and I just feel like somebody ought to come see me about it.”
Zimmerman said Commissioner Drew Elmore had told him that he was going to do something about the damage, but hasn’t.