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Supervisors hear budget requests

The Lawrence County Board of Supervisors met in their regular first Monday meeting July 6. In the meeting, different entities which receive funds from the county addressed the board and submitted their budget requests.
Tax Assessor Sherry Hyde-Thames addressed the board telling them that the real and personal property rolls have been delivered to them electronically. She submitted the budget for the tax assessor’s office at no increase for the coming year.
She reported to the board that the office is now open with business being conducted through a slot in the front door. She has had one employee test positive for COVID-19, and the employee is presently doing well. Hyde-Thames stated that she and another employee were tested for COVID, but their results were negative.

Monticello Mayor Martha Watts stated that a major factor in canceling the July 4 fireworks show, along with the obvious COVID concerns, was that the Atwood Water Park is still awaiting electrical repairs.
Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator Tony Norwood stated that the county has now had 177 confirmed COVID cases with two confirmed deaths.

The board adjourned until July 20.

Read the full story in the July 8, 2020 E-Edition