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County commission adds holidays to employee calendar

Published 11:43am Wednesday, November 14, 2012

County employees will soon have more days to celebrate holidays.

The county commission approved the addition of Nov. 23, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day and Monday, Dec. 24 to the holiday schedule at its Nov. 13 meeting.

County administrator Blake Beck said Gov. Robert Bentley also added the additional days to the state calendar.

“We got a letter that the governor had issued an order adding an additional day to the Thanksgiving holiday schedule and an additional day to the Christmas holiday schedule,” Beck said. “It is the practice of the commission that whenever the governor grants those additional days that the commission also adopts them.”

The Friday holiday will not affect county employees who work Monday through Thursday, but those employees will be given Thanksgiving Day off.

The commission also voted to follow the state by adopting the 2013 holiday schedule.

The county also approved the 2013 meeting schedule. Meetings will continue to be the second Monday of every month. If a holiday falls on a Monday, the commission will meet the following Tuesday.

The county also:

- Approved the request from Sheriff’s department to purchase a transport vehicle for the jail costing no more than $18,000

- Approved the County Road 89 project

- Tabled the bid for pine thinning at the William T. Thweatt Industrial Park until the next meeting. County engineer David Moore said he has received five bids for the project with differing completion times. The commission said they will investigate the time required to complete the project and select a bid at the next meeting.

- Tabled the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation Improvement Program (ATRIP) amendment. Moore said the program would allow the county to receive up to $5 million for project without having to contribute matching money but would not allow the county to select which projects the funds were used for. He asked the commission for more time to consider the amendment and said he will present a recommendation at the next meeting.

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