When a ring is cut around a tree it will cause the tree to die. The tree will have to be cut down and removed from the courthouse lawn.
Billy Bransford made the motion to offer a reward and pass the motion on to the Legislative Body next Monday night, May 20. This motion was carried.
The Commissioners voted to allow Glen Ray, Road Supervisor, to establish whether Manion Road across White Oak Creek to Franklin Lane was really a road.
Ray stated that his records did not show the road on any county map. A road-grader had not been on that road since he has held the office. Ray continued by saying he would need an easement from the landowner to officially declare it a road.
With the Commissioners vote to allow Ray to use his own judgment the road in question would not become an official county road.
Putter Lane was also a concern for Ray. He was unsure as to whether Putter Lane was a county road or a city road because it bordered on the city line.
Ray was ask to look into the situation further and report back to the Commissioners.
Sheriff Ferguson then spoke to the Legislative Committee requesting he be allowed to apply for a grant that would enable him to hire three new School Resource Officers.
The motion was made to defer this to the County Commission.
The full body voted to accept the resignation of Bill Flippen as Macon County's Veterans' Service Officer.
Flippen stated in his letter that he would like to thank all supporters. He continued by saying, "I feel that it is now time for me to step down."
The commission will advertise to fill this position in June.
The commissioners voted to pass seven resolutions and ten budget amendments to the Legislative Body.
The body voted to accept the Budget Committee minutes from May 6, the Solid Waste Committee minutes from April 22, and the Loss Control minutes from April 30.
County Executive Doyle Gaines received two letters of interest.
One letter was from George B. Kelley, Founder of Ten Commandments Project. He commended the leadership in promoting the posting of the Ten Commandments.
The second letter was from the Art Victorine, Director of Governor's Highway Safety Office.
The letter was enforcing the Click It or Ticket, an aggressive public awareness and strong enforcement designed to significantly increase the regular use of seat belts across the state.
Click It or Ticket has been a strong program in Macon County.
The commission also voted to re-elect James Ralph Howser and Obera Morgan to the Library Board for terms to run July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005.
Donnie Morgan, Trustee, requested more office space. He stated that he wanted to make more work stations available. He would do this by knocking out the counters in his office and adding additional desk.
The Commissioners voted to defer this to the Budget Committee.
The Macon County Legislative Body is scheduled to meet Monday, May 20, for the