Madison County commissioners agreed April 5 to provide free immunizations to all county public safety employees.
This will include four vaccines: the flu shot, a tetanus shot, hepatitis A and B vaccines and the TB skin test. These vaccines will be provided to the sheriff’s department, EMS, volunteer fire departments, animal control, first responders and 911 staff.
“Anyone who works in public safety should get this,” said commissioner Mike Youngblood, who abstained from voting, since he is a Hull volunteer fire fighter.
The board voted 4-0 to make the immunizations available to public safety workers.
CHICKEN HOUSES APPROVED
In a separate matter April 4, county commissioners unanimously approved a request by Amber Allen to rezone 63.48 acres from A-2 to A-1 for four chicken houses on Allen Road. Four people spoke in favor of the request. None spoke against it.
SPEED LIMIT CHANGED
County commissioners voted 3-2 to change the speed limit on George Edwards Road from 45 mph to 35 mph. Commissioners Stanley Thomas, Mike Youngblood and Dewitt “Pete” Bond voted in favor of the change. Commissioners John Pethel and Jim Escoe voted against it. One citizen, Hoke Strickland, spoke against the change, saying the speed limit should be left at 45 mph. He said the change is being pushed by a road resident who lets dogs run loose on the road. Strickland said the man is upset that one of the dogs was hit by a car. The board also lowered the speed limit on Tarkpins Road to 35 mph.
In other business, the board approved three courthouse security workers: one regular worker and two to work as needed. The board approved a contract with Matt Porterfield for $2,270 to do electrical installation at the new building at the soccer complex. The board also approved $550 to Wayne Chandler Plumbing to run a water line to the pump house at the upper field at the soccer complex. The board met in closed session to discuss a potential land purchase and litigation.
What is with all the buzzards flying over the land fill? They are after something dead, and I see them in large groups going around and around over there, perhaps the safey of those employee's need to be looked into. Something dead being dumped somewhere??
Buzzards are scavengers; seems they would eat left-over (dead) steak, chicken, fish, whatever, that folks might throw in their trash. If there is a serious concern, this web site is not the place to voice it. A call to the landfill or county should be in order.
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04/15/11 at 08:56 AM
This website is open for anyone to ask/comment as they please, you can not dictate or tell everyone what to do, not everyone works for you. If he wants to ask about the buzzards at the landfield so be it, you just need to worry about your own buzzards at the courthouse.