County Commission holds short meeting Tuesday

In what had to be one of the shortest meetings on record, the Marengo County Commission Tuesday still took care of several items of business.

Commissioners amended the cancellation policy at Chickasaw Park requiring those who cancel reservations to pay a $10 fee. The fee will cover the cost of the lodging tax that the county must pay to the state.

Jason Windham received approved from fellow commissioners for a resolution supporting the Demopolis Babe Ruth league. After a recent visit from New York by the vice president of Babe Ruth, the city was awarded the 2019 Southwest Regional Championship. Windham said some 10-16 teams will travel to Demopolis to take part in the tournament.

Members also approved a renewal of the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission (ATRC) Agency on Aging Contract.

The commission approved Request for Proposals on repainting the jail and parts of the courthouse after steam cleaning stripped some of the paint from the buildings.

The commission tabled any action concerning Medicaid coverage for county inmates until it can receive further clarification on the matter.

The commission also approved a proclamation in honor of Woodrow Campbell who has coached at Marengo High School for 39 years. The high school will be naming the athletic field in Campbell’s honor.