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Commission returns from Fourth break

The Dallas County Commission didn’t make any huge announcements at its Monday meeting at the Dallas County Courthouse.

Present at the 25-minute meeting were chairman Kim Ballard, Commissioners Valerie Reubin, Moore, and Larry Nickles. Curtis Williams was not present. 

The highlight was when Asphalt Contractors Inc. of Montgomery was awarded the bid to resurface and traffic stripe on County Road 7 to State Road 8 (U.S. 80) to the Intersection of County Road 62 to the Lowndes County line. The Commission voted unanimously for the bid, which was $1,041,573.30, less than Wiregrass Construction, Inc. out of Dothan. Wiregrass’ bid, which was $1,176,996.20 and the Commission chose the cheaper option.

The Commission approved the Alabama Historical Commission of the Alabama Register for the Safford Community House, Rev. Frederick Douglas Reese House and Plantersville Union Cemetery.

The Commission recognized Sardis Unity Fellowship Youth group, a summer community program with about 100 students. The commission said they support the longtime program. 

“We appreciate what you do for these kids. God will continue to bless you,” commissioner Roy Moore told the Sardis unity leaders.

Reubin said she received calls from residents in her district about grass growing high on the highway. County Engineer George E. Jones Jr. said he will look into the issue. The county currently has two lawnmowers operating.

The next Dallas County Commission meeting will be at 4 p.m. on July 23.