County commission appoints six

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Shelby County Commission made one appointment and four re-appointments to the Shelby County Economic and Industrial Development Authority.

Re-appointed to the board were Ken Blackmon of Birmingham, Robert Doyle of Montevallo, Jean Lowe of Columbiana and Jennifer Trammell of Birmingham.

Their terms will expire Dec. 31, 2009.

Appointed to the board to fill the unexpired term of Ed Blake was Marvin Copes PhD of Maylene. Copes&8217; term will expire Dec. 31, 2008.

Two vacancies remain on the board with terms expiring Dec. 31, 2008.

&8220;I would love to see the day when we get somebody from District 2 on the board,&8221; Commissioner Earl Cunningham said.

Commission chairman Lindsey Allison said she would inform the SCEIDA board chairman of Cunningham&8217;s desire and encouraged him to search for someone to fill the two vacancies on the board.

The commission also appointed Reggie Holloway to serve as alternate proxy for those on the commission who serve on the Middle Area Agency on Aging (M4A) board.

Serving on the board are commissioners Jon Parker, Allison and Dan Acker.

In other business,

The commission directed county attorney Frank C. &8220;Butch&8221; Ellis and County Engineer Randy Cole to take whatever action is necessary to correct a problem the county has had with one property owner who is not in compliance with flood damage regulations.

According to the resolution approved by the commission, a violation of the county&8217;s Flood Prevention Ordinance was discovered on property owned by the estate of Walter Maddox.

Those in charge of the estate were notified of the violation twice and have not fixed the problem.

Ellis and Cole were instructed to rectify the problem by litigation if necessary.

The county also agreed to administer a grant for the District Attorney&8217;s office.

The grant, &8220;Juveniles in Gangs: A Community Approach,&8221; is awarded through the Department of Justice and addresses juvenile criminal behavior in social settings to advance practice and policy in juvenile justice locally.

The DA&8217;s office has applied for the $100,000 grant which requires no match