Three county meetings set tomorrow; plan to start early

CDBG, PALISADES, WORK SESSION...

Entrance to Sugarland Lakes

Entrance to Sugarland Lakes

The county commission board room at the courthouse will be a busy place tomorrow morning. Three public meetings will occur in back-to-back rapid-fire order at 8:30, 9, and 9:30 a.m. Citizens wishing to get a concentrated dose of county public affairs should plan to attend. Here’s a rundown on the meetings. 8:30 a.m. CDBG meeting The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the community block grant application made to the Alabama Department of Community and Economic Affairs (ADECA) for $300,000 plus unspecified county matching funds to repair and repave roads in the Sugarland Lakes area. Discussion of other needs may be heard. 9 a.m. Palisades Park meeting The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed improvement projects at Palisades Park. The park has benefitted from several improvements in recent months including an upgraded playground with new, safetyengineered playground equipment and a new fireplace/grill with impressive chimney and cozy seating area. The commission plans to apply for a land and water conservation grant to undertake further improvements. Public law 88-578 requires citizens be afforded an opportunity to express their views concerning the recreation needs of the county. “Anyone wishing to support or oppose proposed park improvements is invited to voice their opinion at this meeting or submit written comments to the Blount County Commission,” according to the meeting announcement. 9:30 a.m. Commission work session. Because of the two earlier meetings, the commission work session will be delayed from its usual start time of 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The purpose of the work session is twofold: to give citizens an opportunity to present grievances, problems, or concerns to the commission for consideration, and to give commissioners an opportunity to discuss timely issues and to set the agenda for Monday’s monthly business meeting. Citizens should call the commission office in advance to reserve time to speak on the work session or public meeting agenda.





New fireplace with impressive chimney at Palisades Park

New fireplace with impressive chimney at Palisades Park

Main venue of Blount County local government

Main venue of Blount County local government