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Pleasant Run Volunteer Fire Department Station Almost Complete

Last updated on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

(BEDFORD) - Members of Pleasant Run Volunteer Fire Department gave the commissioners an update on the progress of their new fire barn.

Rhonda Rumble says the building should be completed in June. Members will be meeting with the contractors this morning to go over final details.

Photos of the fire barn can be viewed on the fire departments Facebook page.

In other business:

* Lawrence county Superior Court II Judge William Sleva asked to hire a new baliff/ clerk.

* Michael Conly of Architura addressed the commissioners about doing an analysis on the restoring of the courthouse windows.

The analysis would give commissioners what needs to be repaired, how it would be repaired to keep the historical value and how much the project costs.

The commissioners tabled their decision until they could review the information presented.

* Lawrence County Sheriff Sam Craig reported there were 109 inmates at the jail, 18 were women and 13 Department of Correction inmates.

* Highway Superintendent David Holmes reported crews are doing some road repairs, mowing, and ditching.

He also reported one of the mowers is down, but should be up and running today. Commissioner Bill Spreen asked him to look the area where mailboxes are for Yockey Estates. The ground is washing away when it rains.

Holmes says he will send someone out to see what can be done about the problem.

* Bob Dillon, county projects director, updated Commissioners on the repair on Bridge 20, north of Needmore.

He says the work on the bridge should be done in June. Crews are getting ready to pour the deck. Crews continue to clean bridges and spray to kill weeds. Work also is continuing at the Williams bridge.

* Emergency Management Director Valerie Luchauer told commissioners they are continuing to work with the EMS services to reach an agreement on a central dispatch center for the county ambulance services. The department is also looking at upgrading the 911 system.

* County Attorney Dave Smith drafted an ordinance to address nepotism.

According to Smith the 2012 General Assemble passed nepotism regulations when hiring county employees and for current employees and contractors hired by the county.

On May 11th the state issued a memorandum to insure counties are in compliance and amend their current employee handbook with the new regulations.

If counties do not comply their budgets or appropriations will not be approved by DLGF. The policies must be in place before July 1.

The commissioners approved the ordinance. The employee handbooks will be updated and the new regulations will be handed out to employees.

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