A very eventful County Commissioner’s meeting was conducted Monday night. The Board acted on a number of items including:
County has entered a purchase agreement with Medical Services of America for the sale of the County Home Health Agency. The purchase price is $900,000 to be paid to the county in 3 installments. The purchase will include the certificate of need and all patient care. The transaction includes no real property. Medical Services of America has extended job offers to all current Home Health Agency employees.
Two parcels of property were re-zoned for development. 1 tract is off Highway 16 North, the other off 16 South. The developer plans to establish Dollar General Stores in both locations.
The Board approved a far reaching Nuisance Ordinance. The ordinance will offer protection to citizens from dangers that emerge from property owners who neglect their property.
Following a recommendation from the State and a plan from the County Board of Elections, Commissioners approved a plan to reduce polling places in the County. Polling places will be reduced from the current 16 to 10. The County will now have 3 One-Stop Voting locations beginning with the 2016 General Election.
Alexander County EMS will “piggyback” a purchase with Davidson County for the purchase of a new ambulance. The agreement should give the County lower purchase price for the unit.
County Emergency Services Director Russell Greene updated the Board of the Federal and State plans in the event of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.
County Manager Rick French recognized the new EMS Director, Douglas Gillespie. Gillespie had been serving as interim director.