Called Meeting Minutes – February 12, 2018

Jasper County Board of Commissioners

February 12, 2018

Called Meeting Minutes

6:00 P.M.

Comm. Pennamon called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Commissioners Present: Chairman, Carl Pennamon, Bruce Henry, Don Jernigan. Craig Salmon was present via telephone,  and Doug Luke was absent.

Staff Present: Mike Benton, County Manager, Clerk, Sharon Robinson, and County Attorney, David Ozburn.

Pledge of Allegiance:


District 3, Don Jernigan

Agenda Approval:

Comm. Jernigan made motion approve the agenda as presented, Henry seconded; passed unanimously.

Commissioner’s Items:

Henry – Gave an update on the possibility of bringing a Boys and Girls Club to Jasper County; he attended a meeting back in December that was put on by Targie Folds with Family Connection. Last week he went and toured the BGC of Morgan County and Greene County.  Will be going to look at Newton County tomorrow as they are just starting up. In the future if anyone would like to join, they would be glad to have you.



Regular Agenda:

New Business:

Service Delivery Strategy:


Comm. Pennamon noted Comm. Salmon is on the phone listening in.


Comm. Pennamon noted tonight we are just going over the services that are being provided; after tonight we will contact the Mayors of Monticello and Shady Dale to schedule a joint meeting.


Mr. Benton noted that the packet has the original 1998 Service Delivery Strategy included.


Commissioners reviewed the departmental sheets of the Service Delivery Strategy from 1998 noting the updates they felt needed to be made:


Animal Control – Jasper County only (no contracts to be implemented)

Code Enforcement/Building Inspection – we provide City Building Inspections. Need to separate these out one page for each.

Courts – Jasper County only; City no longer has Recorder Court.

Economic Development Service – Jasper County, City of Monticello need to add the Industrial Park.

Elections – Jasper County, City of Shady Dale does their own; City of Monticello contracts with County.

Emergency Medical Services – Jasper County

Fire Protection – Jasper County and City of Shady Dale; not Monticello

Hospital – Update tax mil

Indigent Defense –

Jail – County

Law Enforcement – County

Library – add City of Monticello

Mapping/Addresses – County, Shady Dale – needs work

Parks and Recreation – Shady Dale needs to be included

Planning and Zoning –  This one is correct

Public Works – This one is correct

Public Housing – Correct

Senior Citizens Services – correct, County Manager will do a little clean up

Solid Waste – needs update with Curbside in all areas

Social Services – add user fees

Tax Assessors – County

Sewerage Collection – Current

Water Supply and Distribution – needs updating


Commissioners agreed to have County Manager set up a joint meeting between the County and the 2 cities.


County Attorney Items:

Atty. Ozburn Cities and County will have to check their Land Use Plans as well, and they will need to be adopted.

County Manager Items:


Citizens Comments:

Mark Hughes – Service Delivery Supply – Water Distribution.

Executive Session:



Comm. Henry made motion to adjourn at 6:36 p.m., Comm. Jernigan seconded; passed 3-0.



Carl Pennamon, Chairman



Sharon S. Robinson, Clerk