Polk commissioners to hold retreat, meeting Jan. 24

Published 8:33 am Friday, January 21, 2011

Retreat at 9 a.m., meeting at 3 p.m.
Polk County commissioners will hold their annual retreat on Monday, Jan. 24 and will also hold the first 3 p.m. meeting of the year.
The retreat begins at 9 a.m. in the commissioner’s meeting room of the Womack building in Columbus. The county’s Jan. 10 meeting was canceled because of snow and was rescheduled for 3 p.m. immediately following the retreat.
During the retreat, commissioners plan to discuss the financial status of Polk Schools and the county in the morning. Also on the morning’s agenda is a review by county engineer Dave Odom of the county’s two water systems, with an opportunity to discuss future water line extensions and plans.
The afternoon will be dedicated to hearing needs from department heads.
Commissioners decided recently to change their meeting schedule. The new schedule includes meetings every first and third Monday. The meeting on the first Monday will be at 7 p.m., and the one on the third Monday will be at 3 p.m.
Commissioners also decided to hold meetings occasionally in different townships within the county.
March 7 will be the county’s first meeting to be held in a different township, with the next traveling meeting scheduled for June 6. The county plans to travel to a different township every three months.

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