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Published 9:22 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018

Polk considers changing recreation board bylaws

During its Jan. 22 meeting, the Polk County Board of Commissioners heard from recreation director Jerry Stensland on a request to change the recreation board bylaws. Stensland said the request is to change the current number of members from nine, to between five and nine. He said he has seven good board members currently and the change will give the board the option to stop at seven rather than finding two more as it makes it more difficult to have a quorum. Another requested change is to alter specific months the board is to meet, to saying the board will meet six times per year to give the board more flexibility. Commissioners should vote on the bylaw changes during a February meeting.

Polk meets with Lexington officials who hosted 2010 WEG

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Polk County Manager Marche Pittman reported to county commissioners this week that he and several other county officials recently had a meeting and conference calls with officials who planned the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Kentucky in 2010. Pittman said the county had 10-15 people in the room asking questions, with two Kentucky officials visiting Polk for the meeting. Pittman said he feels really good about the county’s planning process for the games, which will be held mid-September this year.

Polk appoints two to board of adjustment

The Polk County Board of Commissioners appointed two members to its board of adjustment during its Jan. 22 meeting. Commissioners appointed Michael Axelrod as a regular member and Betty Hill as an alternate member. There is still one vacancy for a regular member.

Polk seeks volunteers for county planning board

The Polk County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking four members to serve on the county planning board. Commissioner Shane Bradley mentioned during the county’s Jan. 22 meeting that the board still has four vacancies. He encouraged residents to apply for the board.