At their end of the month meeting, held December 27 in Vaiden, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors learned of the pending retirements for two county officials.
Emergency Management Director Gayle Beard announced to the board that she would retire at the end of 2018. The board accepted her letter of retirement.
In addition to Beard, the board learned that longtime County Chancery Clerk Sugar Mullins is also retiring at the end of 2019. Mullins announced in The Conservative that he will not seek re-election after serving six terms as chancery clerk. In an earlier interview, Mullins said that he feels “…like I’ve reached a time in my life where I want to spend more time with my family.”
The board also:
• Accepted the resignation of Christy Noah as election commissioner.
• Approved a resolution in support of high speed internet through electric cooperatives
• Heard from Beulah Greer with Community Students Learning Center in Lexington who presented an affordable housing repair grant. The board of supervisors agreed to partner with CSLC to have houses in the county receive work.
• Approved a maintenance agreement with Benecom Techonologies
• Approved list of adjustments to the 2018 tax rolls from the office of Tax Assessor Wilton Neal. There were nine adjustments in all.
• Received two quotes for electrical work at the recreation park due to damage from the Nov. 1 storm and accepted the lowest quote from Lessman Electric in the amount of $42,000.