The Charlton County Board of Commissioners held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 2, and then unanimously approved August’s minutes.

The board then heard from Roberta Henry and Dale Taylor, owner of A1 Surveying Services, who spoke on her behalf. Henry is currently looking for a mobile home to place on her mother’s property where she can then care for her. Henry said that she wants to avoid placing her in a home because she is her mother’s daughter, and she loves her. She asked the board to waive the required $600 permit and $100 inspection fee due to financial hardship. Taylor then offered to do the home inspection himself, free of charge.

Due to Henry’s still looking for a mobile home, the board decided to waive both fees. However, she will have to pay the mobile home’s mileage fee.

Antwon Nixon then asked the board to approve funding for the Laura and Ann Street basketball court for some renovations. Nixon asked the board to approve funds to redo the court and repaint its lines, run water and drop the light boxes. The board approved the motion, as long as the costs do not exceed $5,000.

Next, the board approved the fire department’s purchase order for new gear; the order is for around three to four sets of gear, each with a 10-year lifespan. The gear cost $5,186.

Chairwoman Alphya Benefield then thanked everyone in attendance, including Roberta Henry. Benefield hopes that Henry is well, and she asks Henry to keep them updated on the mobile home search. Benefield also stated for the record that any donation made by a private sector to the Laura and Ann Street basketball court can not be rescinded, and it becomes county property.

The commissioners then dismissed without an executive session at 6:25 p.m. The next scheduled meeting will be held at the St. George Community Room on September 16 at 6 p.m.