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Farrior requests rental information

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

Lowndes County Commissioner Dickson Farrior wants details on the rental income from the Hayneville Plaza purchased by the county for use by the South Central Alabama Broadband Commission.

At Monday night’s regular Lowndes County Commission meeting, Farrior asked Lowndes County Economic Developer Gene Crum for a list of renters when the building was purchased and asked Commission Chairman Charlie King Jr. for a copy of the South Central Alabama Broadband Commission bank account for the rental income.

When asked later why he wanted the information, Farrior said, “To find out what the rental income was and why it’s not what we were told it was.”

In actions taken under the consent agenda, the commission approved a workmen’s compensation participation agreement, an agreement with the Montgomery Detention Center, appointed Harold Pate Jr. DVM as the county’s rabies officer, Sheriff John Williams as contact person for Homeland Security and a $300 appropriation from Commissioner Joseph Bargainer for Life Changing Community Outreach in Fort Deposit.

The commission voted to seek a state road grant through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs for Commissioners Robert Harris’ District One, Lake Berry Road and Lake Berry Lane, and Commissioner Barganier’s District Four, Fleeton Road and Debeck Road.

The commission also voted that any commissioner could sign off on a road grant if King were not available.

The commission voted to go into executive session to discuss economic development related matters, but took no action.