Commissioners 2021

The Stephens County Commissioners met on Monday morning and approved monthly reports, a resolution for recovery funds, as well as various other agreements.

In opening the meeting, the commissioners approved monthly reports for May 2021, as well as the allocation of alcoholic beverage tax and motor vehicle collection for May.

Next, the board discussed a resolution for any and all Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which were established under the American Rescue Plan to be directed to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 fund and used by the board for any lawful purpose or department of the county.

Commissioner Todd Churchman asked if there were any specifics to the resolution.

Commissioner Russell Morgan said, “it’s, to my understanding, that any lawful purchase, to be determined at a later date.”

Chairman Kreg Murphree said, according to the plan, it’s supposed to be spent by 2024.

The county board approved the resolution.

Then, Morgan gave his report and updates on the Stephens County Fairgrounds.

Morgan said they will have a pre-bid meeting for the electrical grant at 1 p.m. on June 8.

“It’ll be a more clear on what we’re able to do,” Morgan said. “Have to be there at 1 p.m., so if you’re there at 1:01 p.m. you’re not aloud to bid.”

Morgan also said you can’t leave during the pre-bid meeting.

Morgan said he was working to get a purchase order for the chips for the fairgrounds, as well.

The board settled with getting 5/8 chips hauled in for a parking lot.

In other business, the board approved:

• A fairground rental agreement for the Antique Auction event in Territory Hall on June 4-5.

The Stephens County Commissioners meeting will convene again at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 14 in their office of the Stephens County Courthouse, located at 101 S. 11th Street.

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