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Dougherty Co. Comm. has busy agenda today

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Dougherty Co. Commission is getting down to business today at their regular meeting. They have several items to discuss, and WALB will report on significant items that may come from the meeting later today.

One item that will help motorists is a bid to put down new paint on numerous roads in the county.

Various roads will be receiving new striping to help driver safety. A Department of Transportation Grant is expected to cover the $105,024.40 cost.

Also, Assistant County Administrator Michael McCoy Chief Public Defender Leisa Johnson will discuss the county's Indigent Defense Services with the State of Georgia.

On the education front, County Administrator Richard Crowdis and James Morgan, County Extension Coordinator will address a Recommendation to approve a revised Agreement with the Board of Regents on behalf of The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Fort Valley State University Cooperative Extension Service.

The board has a recommendation to renew is annual Local Rental Agreement with the Albany Area Community Service Board effective July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 for the Dougherty County Mental Health/Substance Abuse Facility located at 601 W. 11th Avenue. The annual rental amount is $38,000. 

Com missioners will get an update from Executive Director Kay Brooks and Chief Financial Officer David Baranko on plans for renovations of the Dougherty County Mental Health/Substance Abuse Facility located at 601 W. 11th Avenue.

Members have a recommendation to approve the proposed Indigent Burial Policy to be effective July 1, 2013.

They have a recommendation of the Planning and Development Department to revise the Dougherty County Floodplain Management Ordinances to conform to the Federal NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) Regulations. Recommendation to approve the proposed ADA Transitional Plan and Policy to be effective July 1, 2013.

The group will discuss some Proposed Board Appointments: One appointment to the Albany Area Community Service Board to fill a three year term ending December 30, 2016. The incumbent, Dawn Benson, resigned. The sole new applicant is Carlton Richard.

One appointment will be made to the Economic Development Commission to fill a two year term ending June 30, 2015. The incumbent, Lamar Hudgins, desires reappointment. One new applicant, Carlton Richard. 

 One  appointment to the Joint Electrical Board to fill a one year term ending December 31, 2013. Applicant must be a Master Electrician. The position is vacant, and there are no new applicants.

One appointment to the Historical Preservation Commission to fill the two year unexpired term ending December 31, 2014. Applicant must reside in the County. The former member, Sanders Lewallen, has moved. Two new applicants, Njemile Ali and Raines Wakeford Watkins are interested.

Recommendation of the Public Safety Committee to retain Interim Chief Battle as the new Chief of the Dougherty County Police Department. Committee Member Lamar Hudgins will address. 

 Recommendation of the Finance Committee to amend the SPLOST IV and SPLOST V Budgets. Chairman Lamar Hudgins and County Administrator Richard Crowdis will address that issue.