By Michelle Key
The Lee County Commission met Monday night and passed a resolution endorsing the roundabout project for the intersection of North College Street (SR-147) and Farmville Road (CR-72.) The resolution requests that the Alabama Department of Transportation consider reducing the speed limit on part of North College between Shug Jordan Parkway and Highway 280 from 55 miles per hour to a maximum speed of 45 miles per hour.
In other business the commission
• approved the minutes of commission meeting held January 28, 2019
• voted to ratify and approve Claims and Procurement card transactions from January including the ratification of an invoice from Ben B. Gordy Construction as part of the Smith Stations Park renovation in the amount of $169,415.
• heard the 1st reading for the vacancies on various boards – the following Lee County residents have submitted citizen interest forms:
Sheri Todd – Loachapoka Water Authority Board
Mark Aderholdt – Loachapoka Water Authority Board
Joseph Walden – Smiths Station Water and Sewer Authority Board
Mary Henry – Smiths Station Water and Sewer Authority Board
Anne Penney – East Alabama Mental Health/Mental
Judge Bill English – East Alabama Mental Health / Mental
• held the 2nd reading for the vacancy on the Beauregard Water Authority Board with two Lee County residents, Wes Goodson and Larry Patterson submitting Citizen Interest Forms
• approved Wes Goodson for the vacancy on the Beauregard Water Authority Board
• held the 2nd reading for the vacancy on the Horseshoe Bend Regional Library Board and approved Susan Anderson for the position
• held a discussion on the Bridge Replacement Project on Lee Road 65 by Commissioner Shelia Eckman following a request from a citizen regarding funds that have been spent in preparation for the bridge replacement. County Engineer Justin Hardee will provide that information to the commission upon compilation
• approved the annual levy of Alcoholic Beverage Fees FY2019-2020 as presented by Judge Bill English – it is important to note that these are not new fees being levied, but rather of continuation of fees as levied in prior years
• approved a Federal Aid Project/Construction Engineering & Inspection Contract with Volkert, Inc for their services in providing construction engineering and inspections for the replacement of the bridge structure on Lee Road 249 which spans across Soap Creek. The cost for these professional services are covered under the Federal Aid Agreement for this project.
• heard a report from Commissioner Lawerence from the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) regarding County Day for Lee County which will be held May 1.
The next scheduled meeting for the commission will be Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.