News Briefs

Published 10:00 pm Friday, April 7, 2017

Polk sets public hearing for agricultural district ordinance amendments

The Polk County Board of Commissioners set a public hearing for April 25 to hear comments on revisions to the county’s agricultural district ordinance. Commissioners met April 3 and set the public hearing. The current ordinance has not been updated since 2006, with one of the draft changes being the elimination of a three-year waiting period to get into the program.

Polk appoints Johnson to serve on RPO

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The Polk County Board of Commissioners appointed commissioner Jake Johnson this week to serve on the Isothermal Rural Planning Organization (RPO) Transportation Advisory Committee. Commissioners met April 3 and unanimously selected Johnson to represent the county on the multi-county board.

Polk appoints volunteers to library and recreation boards

The Polk County Board of Commissioners made appointments to its library board of trustees and its recreation advisory board during the county’s April 3 meeting. Sally Dayvault, Alison Heston and Elna Owens were appointed to the library board and Chris Greensfelder, Laura Lynch, David Moore and Adrienne Wallace were appointed to the recreation board.

Landrum announces next comprehensive plan meeting date

Rich Caplan, Landrum city administrator, announced the next comprehensive plan meeting will be held Wednesday, May 3 at Landrum United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m. The City of Landrum and Landrum’s planning commission will meet to present a draft of the comprehensive plan, a document outlining the city’s goals for the next decade. Public comment is welcome and the city intends to approve the plan in August during their city council meeting.

Vacancy on Landrum planning commission to be filled in May

During the Landrum Area Business Association’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 4, Landrum City Administrator Rich Caplan announced a vacancy on the five-member Landrum planning commission. Caplan said Landrum city council will solicit nominees and the appointment of a new member to the board will be made in May.