By Terry Bailey

The Mitchell County Commissioners conducted their weekly meeting at the Courthouse Monday morning, August 22nd. All Commissioners and the County Clerk were present for the meeting.
First off the Commissioners announced that there was to be NO MORE BURNING until further notice. People should not do any outside burning unless it very important.
Some time ago a small 16'x16' shed south of the EMS barn was blown into the Pizza Hut parking lot. Brian Streit said, "I am having trouble getting anyone to bid on a replacement building."
Streit was joined by Yvonne Melton, County Treasurer, to discuss the remodel/renovation of the Treasurer's Office in the Courthouse. Plans had been made to relocate the Treasurers' office across the hallway to the Commissioners meeting room. This location would cause the least stress and strain on the Treasurer's office personnel.
Streit announced that during the six or seven weeks of the construction the Commissioners regular weekly meetings will be held at the back end of the Courtroom on the third floor.
Some of the Treasurer's business will be conducted in the hallway between the Treasurer's office and the Commissioners meeting room. Due to the close quarters of the arrangement, the north entry to the second floor of the Courthouse will be closed until the renovation work is completed.
Streit announced they were ready to start the work any day. He said the hoped-for completion date was late October.
The official budget hearing for Rural Fire Districts Center #1 and Tipton #2 were open promptly at 9:00 a.m. as scheduled. Nobody was present to speak for or against the proposed 2023 budgets. Having no community input, the Commissioner voted to approve the budgets as written. The hearing was concluded at 9:15 a.m.
A letter has been received from the County's audit firm, Lindberg, Vogel, Pierce, and Ferris Chartered. The firm provided input regarding the accounting report of the ambulance department. The Commissioners approved the plan suggested by the auditing firm.
A Neighborhood Revitalization Grant was approved for Lucas and Cortney Murrow for a 32'x64' residential building and a 60'x60' garage in the amount of $450,000.
Having addressed all the items on the published agenda, the meeting was adjourned.


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