2010-01-13 / Front Page

Consultants to help run Tax Assessor office

By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor

State consultants will temporarily assist with the operation of the Jenkins County Tax Assessor’s office following the recent death of Don Rich, Jenkins County’s tax appraiser/ chief tax assessor. However, the spot held by Rich on the Jenkins County Board of Tax Assessors needs to be filled as soon as possible as it will be necessary for the person selected to attend state training classes.

The Jenkins County Commis- sioners agreed during their Tuesday, Jan. 5, meeting to advertise the appraiser/chief tax assessor position and to actively recruit a qualified individual to serve as the third member of the board of tax assessors.

A called meeting was set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, to discuss the issue as well as the county budget.

In other matters, representatives from the South Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department District 6 addressed the commissioner concerning how the new agreement proposed between the county and volunteer fire departments would affect ISO insurance ratings. Following a discussion of the matter, it was decided that the county attorney would discuss the matter with an ISO official.

Other actions taken by the commissioners included the following:

• Reappointed James Henry as commission chairman, Tommy Lane as commission vice-chairman and Troy Gay as county attorney;

• Instructed the county attorney to draw up an ordinance preventing private ambulances from operating within the county;

• Tabled action on bid for work to be done on Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center roof until after a budget discussion;

• Awarded bid for work to be done in senior citizen center kitchen to Dabbs and Williams at a price of $2,555; and

• Approved transit system resolution as part of the grant

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