Commissioners roll through agenda

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Wood County Commissioners sailed through their 17-item agenda Friday morning approving two new members to the Wood County Industrial Commission and further taking care of more commission business.

Chris Flournoy and Charles Mazarakes were approved for the WCIC board. Flournoy was voted in as an at-large member while Mazarakes will represent Winnsboro.

In other WCIC matters, commissioners approved the volunteer board member position description and the commitment and principles agreement for the WCIC. Furthermore, commissioners approved the proposed description for the executive director of WCIC. These actions can be amended if necessary.

“The WCIC board last night decided not to set term time limits. They decided it will continue to be reviewed by the mayors and city councils at the time when terms need to be appointed,” Kiki Bettis, WCIC executive director said. “If board members want to make adjustments or amendments they can do so in the coming months. This just puts it in writing for the board members to know what their role is as well as the cities and the mayors when looking to appoint someone have this documentation to consider. It shows what is expected and required if they decide to take the appointment.”

Wood County Judge Bryan Jeanes responded, “This is to put into place a job description that has been missing at this point.”

In another action commissioners approved Phase II of Waddleton’s Landing Subdivision at Lake Winnsboro. “This is concerning custom homes built on Lake Winnsboro, the first we have had in a while,” Pct. 4 Commissioner Russell Acker said.

The subdivision is being developed by Donald Waddleton and his sister Beverly Waddleton. “We have in the first phase 10 lots and seven of those have been sold. Three houses have been completed and a fourth is still under construction,” Donald Waddleton said. “Phase I and Phase II are restricted to size and there are no temporary homes and no move-in homes and some other restrictions. It is our desire to keep it a restricted community, no temporary anything.”

In other action, commissioners approved five personnel actions. From the Wood County Sheriff’s Department the resignations of Deputy Joel Cowan and Jailer Amy Stanberry were accepted. McKenzie Alan Chandler was hired to the jailer’s position left by Bradley Cox at $17.57 per hour and Michael Wade Allison was hired as a deputy at $20.24 per hour replacing Benjamin Tucker George. In the county auditor’s office, Misty Fielder completed her probation period and was approved a raise from $17.01 per hour to $18.65 per hour.

In another matter, commissioners approved a proclamation proclaiming Sept. 23 as Jaxon “Hoss” Holland Day for Holland’s efforts as a Boy Scout to take a stand and assist in producing of protection to law enforcement officers. Following the principles of the Scout oath and promise, Holland spearheaded a drive to raise funds to purchase 31 bulletproof vests in 31 days.

Other agenda items approved by commissioners were:

• budget amendments of $94,302;

• dental and health claims of $54,976, accounts payable of $383,845 and payroll of $325,962;

• revised county road inventory;

• sheriff’s and Constables fees for 2018 and

• treasurer’s report.

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