Gustav relief decision ‘soon’

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 09:18 AM.

Commissioner Ward McDaniel said the BOCC did not hire Bill Williams but were looking at potential avenues should they need help in the future with RESTORE issues.

Bryan moved that the county attorney be halted in his work on a scope of services to hire a consultant, Bill Williams or not, but Smiley and Commissioner Carmen McLemore dissented.

With Commissioner Warren Yeager having left the meeting midway through, the motion died due to a 2-2 tie, with McDaniel agreeing with Bryan.

Texting and driving county vehicles

The BOCC approved an ordinance that would ban county employees from texting and reading texts or other information from their phones while driving a county vehicle.

Editor’s note: Last week it was stated in this paper that the BOCC is barred from hiring Bill Williams as a lobbyist for the county for two years after he left office. Attorney Tom Gibson of Rish, Gibson and Scholz in an email said his interpretation was that Bill Williams could not represent a third party for compensation before the BOCC but that the BOCC could “absolutely” hire Williams to represent the BOCC.

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