The Shelby County Commissioners approved a few items during their Monday morning meeting.
First, the trio approved a Community Corrections & Justice Reinvestment Grant Application for 2022. This grant is issued annually by the state Department of Justice.
Community Corrections Deputy Director Lindsay Devine said they apply for this grant every year and it helps them continue running the department.
Then they approved an ordinance rezoning 0.262 acres from commercial to residential at 123 W Boggstown Road. This is where the Cossairt Florist is located. There is a house on this parcel of land.
“[This] is to make it consistent with historical and current use of the property,” Plan Director Desiree Calderella said.
The board also approved a text amendment to section 5 of the Unified Development Ordinance. Calderella called it “textbook cleanups.”
Commissioner Chris Ross said this amendment “clears up some gray area” in regards to certain standards, such as driveways. This gives the plan commission and BZA clearer guidelines to follow when deciding cases.
The three approved for the Highway Department to advertise bids for tri-axle trucks. Bids are due to the department office, 25 W. Polk Street, by 8 a.m. July 6.
Lastly, the commissioners approved an appropriations transfer in the amount of $188,355. The money will be used for miscellaneous drainage projects around the county.
At the end of the meeting, Commissioner Don Parker gave a shout-out to a few county athletes who recently performed well and made a couple other announcements.
“I’d like to mention, Southwestern Baseball, they’re out of it, but they took the other team seven innings,” he said. “The other team ended up winning the regional. I would not be surprised if the other team ... are state winners.
“Tyler Bowlby from Waldron was in the state track meet and placed 10,” he continued. “Southwestern had a girl, Lilly Rooks, set a new school record. She was in the state meet and placed 13. I think this is very good.”
Parker also announced the Shelby County fair begins June 14, and Flat Rock Volunteer Fire Department will have a Strawberry Festival on July 12.