By Terry Bailey


The Mitchell County Commissioners conducted their regular weekly meeting at the Courthouse on Monday, May 8, 2023. All Commissioners were present for the meeting.
A neighborhood revitalization was approved for Roy Scoggins for a 20' x 27' residential garage for $33,161.
Kelly Hawk, EMS, was present to discuss the county vacation policy. Mike Cooper requested a 15-minute executive session for non-elected personnel. The executive session was granted. The session started at 8:35 a.m. and ended at 8:50 a.m. with no decisions being made as a result of the closed session.
Hawk is going from full-time to part-time employment and will be losing his county benefits. The county policy is to pay a maximum of 240 hours of vacation upon leaving a position. Hawk has worked for the county for 14 years and stated that because of COVID and staffing issues he has not been able to use his vacation. The Commissioner approved to pay 566 hours of vacation for Hawk because he did not have the opportunity to use it. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
EMS Director Eric Hamel and Missy McGinnis, EMS, were present and requested a 20-minute executive session for non-elected personnel. The session started at 9:05 a.m. and ended at 9:25 a.m. and was extended 10 minutes. Session started at 9:25 a.m. and ended at 9:35 a.m. when five more minutes were requested. No decisions were made as a result of the closed session.
The three commissioners and Heather Weston, Mitchell County Clerk, will attend an employee meeting at the EMS building at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15th.
Having addressed all the items on the printed agenda, the meeting was adjourned.

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