County Commission

County Commission: Appraisal Department to get two new trucks

The minutes of the August 13, 2019 meeting were approved and under new business, the commission voted to declare a Canon copying machine in the appraisal office as surplus and authorize its disposal. The next item under new business was also dealing with the appraisals office. It was approved, just two weeks after it was approved for the Sheriff ’s office to purchase two F-150s that the appraisals office was approved to purchase two of the trucks, however, Revenue Commissioner Michelle Kirk said that the money used for the trucks would not come from the county’s budget.

Commission denies YouthBuild request to donate land

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, the Pickens County Commission held a brief meeting to vote on several items on their agenda.  
Commissioner Bobby Bain opened the meeting with an invitation to any citizen requests.  Mr. Wayne Davis with YouthBuild then stood and asked the committee if they had taken an opportunity to discuss the parcel that he had previously asked the county to donate to his organization.
“A few days ago they came in and asked about a space of land, can we get a follow up on that,” Davis said.

Commission Newcomer has Quarter-Mill Solution

Current Pickens County Commissioners, from left: District 4, Jerry Fitch; District 3, Drew Elmore; District 5, Mark Gray; District 1, Bobby Bain; and District 2, Bobby Ingram.

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

The newly-formed Pickens County Commission, containing two newcomers in the form of District 2 Commissioner Bobby Ingram and District 5 Commissioner Mark Gray, met for their first administration meeting the morning of Nov. 27. After general business was conducted, District 4 Commissioner Jerry Fitch raised the issue of a new motor grader for each district, an issue he had brought to the Commission’s attention several times before.