November’s election changed the makeup of the board, adding two new commissioners, Jonathan Pitts, District 2, and Daylon Martin, District 4. Committees were originally created Aug. 11, 2010, and delegate issues to allow for more study and deliberation than is possible for the entire board.
Each committee is chaired by a commissioner, and the issues are brought to the full board for a decision.
Pitts will chair the recreation, green space, and animal control committees among others, and Martin’s committees include tourism, facilities, human resources, and youth activities.
Following the work session, the Feb. 5 meeting began with the unanimous approval of a consent agenda, which included approval of the minutes of their last meeting, appointment of Geraldine Hogan to the tax assessors’ board, appointment of Mike Greene to the MHDDAD Region 2 Planning Board, and appointment of Hal Creek to the Planning and Zoning Board.
The first visitor to the board was Gary Hargis, the founder of Mustard Seed Ministries. Hargis said he has been involved in the community of Jones County for two years, and the ministry is known for putting on roofs, building ramps, and food sales.
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