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Published 9:37 am Friday, April 5, 2013

Polk thanks Nager for interim attorney service

The Polk County Board of Commissioners publicly thanked attorney Bailey Nager during its April 1 meeting for serving as interim county attorney from Dec. 3, 2012 through March 18, 2013. “We valued the time you served the county, and your dedication, hard work and sound legal advice were very much appreciated,” states a letter from the county to Nager. The county hired attorney Jana Berg last month.

Polk recognizes National

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Safety Telecommunications Week

The Polk County Board of Commissioners on April 1 approved a resolution in support of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week from April 14 through April 20. The week is dedicated to public safety telecommunicators who answer and dispatch calls for assistance.

Polk sets workshops for 2013-2014 budget

Polk County commissioners will hold at least three budget workshops to discuss the upcoming budget on May 13, 14 and 16. Commissioners may also need to hold a fourth workshop on May 17. Commissioners decided on April 1 to change the budget calendar in order to give interim county manager Marche Pittman direction in preparing the budget and budget message. The workshops will begin at 3 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room of the Womack building. The county also scheduled to hear budget proposals from its fire departments and Harmon Field on May 16 at 6 p.m. A special meeting was scheduled for Thursday, May 30 for the manager to present the budget to commissioners.

County appoints volunteers to boards

Polk County commissioners appointed Jeffrey Budai to the Polk County Recycling Advisory Board and William Beardslee to the Tryon Planning and Zoning Board. Commissioners approved the appointments during its April 1 meeting.