The Charlton County Board of Commissioners held a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, April 18. During the meeting, County Administrator Hampton Raulerson stated he had met with Sheriff Dobie Conner and recommended closing all ball fields and associated parks for Easter. A motion was made and unanimously approved to accept the recommendation and close all ball fields and parks for the holiday.

Other business

A bid in the amount of $213,321.77 from East Coast Asphalt, LLC for resurfacing in Pinehurst subdivision was approved. The project is to be paid using Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) funds.

A request to use the auditorium by Okefenokee Sports Academy for a fall recital was approved.

A letter of resignation from Wade Johnson to step down form the Unison Behavioral Health Board of Directors was acknowledged. 

Discussion was held regarding a County Administrator Employment Agreement. Following discussion, a motion was made and approved to table any action to allow time to look through the agreement. It was stated the agreement would be placed on the agenda for approval at the next meeting.

Raulerson informed the commissioners the sound in the auditorium is being worked on and hopes to have it fixed by next week. Raulerson also stated at the previous meeting it was said the official minutes to a meeting had been lost, however the minutes were not lost and could be reviewed upon request.

The Charlton County Day of Prayer Proclamation was approved. The Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 2 and a time of prayer will be held at the Charlton County Courthouse at 12:00 noon. 

The commissioners thanked those in attendance for coming to the meeting. Commissioner Alphya Benefield stated it would have been great to have this much support throughout all eight years. She also thanked everyone for all the calls and support.

Minutes from the April 4 regular meeting and financial reports were approved.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 in the commissioner’s conference room beginning at 6:00 p.m.