Commission hears update and request from Greene Center

Suzette Lowe
Jackson Newspapers

At its Nov. 4 meeting, the Jackson County Commission was updated on the status of the county-owned Greene Center.

The center continues to offer classes and activities on a limited basis according to presenter Rod Winters. There are currently dance, exercise, and yoga classes. Midget league teams have begun utilizing the facility as well.

“We are very careful to follow all health rules,” Winters said. “One team at a time uses the space. A time lapse is followed until the next team comes.”

The well-used facility has seen financial impact from the COVID-19 health crisis as well. Winters presented a request for the commission to cover the cost of ceiling tiles and insulation for an area that has seen roof leaks. The $747 requested will be reviewed and decided upon at a later meeting.

Winter also informed commissioners Dick Waybright, Mike Randolph, and Mitch Morrison that the center had received a gift of $4,300 which would be used to install two large industrial-sized ceiling fans. This addition will increase heating and cooling efficiency.

In other business, commissioners:

• Accepted IT Manager Greg Thomas’s written report

• Approved the Courthouse Facilities Grant pay application #1 to the Dougherty Company in the amount of $63,900 for the HVAC project

• Approved a Records Management and Preservation Board Grant application submitted by Circuit Clerk Bruce DeWeese which will help recover older records books that have been damaged • Heard that AEP had contacted the county to ensure no electrical outages would occur at the voting precincts.

The next meeting of the commission will be at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 18 at the courthouse.