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Hale County officials spend time behind closed doors

The Hale County Commission held an executive session Monday night that lasted for almost an hour-and-a half. They are expected to meet Monday at 8 a.m. for another meeting, which will likely find them also in closed session.

According to Commission Chairman Leland Avery, the members discussed a personnel matter. They will consider a separate personnel matter.

During Monday’s meeting, which lasted almost 30 minutes, County Engineer Arzo X. Abrams told the commission that the county’s solid waste plan had expired. A new plan must be in place before Sept. 30.

A $10,500 proposal has been received from Engineering Services, the consulting firm that did the previous plan, to do a revised plan. “Time is getting to be an issue with it,” Abrams said, because there will need to be public meetings held on the solid waste plan. The commission voted Monday to accept the proposal.

After the executive session, the commission also approved the application for a Community Development Block Grant to fund a water project in the southern part of Hale County. Commissioner Lois Fields asked for more time to read the resolution so it was voted on after the closed session.

After the April 19 “called meeting,” the next meeting of the Hale County Commission will be held at 7 p.m. on April 27 in the county courthouse in Greensboro.