County Commission Holds March Work Session

The Jefferson County Commission met for their regular work session on Monday evening at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Several citizens addressed the County Commission regarding a variety of issues including Parrott’s Chapel, the County Animal Shelter and EDA.

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri introduced local attorney Richard Tally who brought the topic of a class action law suit regarding opioid use that Jefferson County could benefit from should the County Commission approve joining the class action suit. The Mayor also addressed the litter grant, which will be up for approval, and CARE who is the Mayor’s recommendation for management of the local animal shelter.

Commissioners heard from Honey Miller, who represents CARE, regarding the potential change in management at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Interim Director of Jefferson County Schools Sherry Finchum informed the Commission that students will soon be able to have a 1-1 electronic devise to use at school. While particulars of the program are still being discussed there will likely be some sort of insurance or fee that can be paid to insure the devise.

Under New Business for the voting meeting will be a request from the Patriot Hills spokesperson for the Neighborhood Association for the County to pay for a traffic study for the intersection to justify a right turn lane leading into Patriot Hills subdivision. Also on the agenda will be a resolution from Commissioner Dockery to reduce County boundaries.

Jefferson Farmers Co-op 08112014