JONESBORO With only one meeting left before the end of the year, Clayton County commissioners have turned their attention towards minor housekeeping measures.
The commission unanimously approved several measures this week, including:
• Changing the name of potions of Clemons Road and Berry Road to Greenview Drive, in Jonesboro
• Exercising eminent domain to seize several parcels of land that would sit along a re-aligned Flat Shoals Road, in College Park, for easements
• Accepting grant funds from the Organized Fraud Task Force, which will pay for equipment and training classes
• Accepting a grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Solicitor General Office’s Victim Witness Assistance program
• Disposing of 80 abandoned firearms
• Amending the county’s Annual Action Plans from 2007 until 2012 for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development “to ensure the timely use of HUD Funds”
The BOC discussed amending the Clayton County Public Employee Eligible Deferred Compensation Plan to comply with law changes, such as the Pension Protection Plan of 2006, the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 and the Worker, Retiree and Employer Recovery Act of 2008
Commission Clerk Shelby Haywood said the commission also voted 3-2 to let the Clayton County probate court expand from half of a floor in the basement of the Historic Clayton County Courthouse annex building to the facility’s entire third floor. Chairman Eldrin Bell and Commissioner Michael Edmondson vote no, she said.