Today's council meeting was short but very sweet as Calhoun County's own Kristen Simensen was recognized by Council. If you haven't already, read about that go to: Kristen Simensen, Director of Calhoun County Library, Recognized as a Library Journal's Mover & Shaker
Mike Mueller, PGA Career Consultant, explained his services to Council. Its not as bad as you think, maybe. Video of Mr. Mueller's address to Council can be found here:
Resolution 7-2018 Designating April as Fair Housing Month in Calhoun County passed. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads the nation in seeking equitable housing for all citizens. The HUD website states "[Each] April, we come together as a community and a nation to celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and recommit to that goal which inspired us in the aftermath of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination in 1968: to eliminate housing discrimination and create equal opportunity in every community.
Fundamentally, fair housing means that every person can live free. This means that our communities are open and welcoming, free from housing discrimination and hostility. But this also means that each one of us, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability, has access to neighborhoods of opportunity, where our children can attend quality schools, our environment allows us to be healthy, and economic opportunities and self sufficiency can grow.
Our commitment to fair housing is a living commitment, one that reflects the needs of America today and prepares us for a future of true integration."
Hal Johnson, NAI Earle Furman, spoke briefly to Council about the Eastman Site and the benefits of development to the county. Watch here:
There were no comments made on the two PUBLIC HEARINGS; Ordinance 2018-7 and Ordinance 2018-8.
Ordinances 2016-16, 2018-1, 2018-2, and 2018-6 remain on hold.
Ordinances 2018-7 and 2018-8 had their third reading.
The agenda for this meeting can be found here.