Assistant County Manager Noah Simon is expected to give an update on the Redmond Trail plans during the board’s caucus, including looking at the current route of the new pathway from north side of the Oostanaula River at Avenue A to Tolbert Park.
The commission will meet for caucus at 12:45 p.m. while the regular meeting is set to begin at 2 p.m. in the County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave. Both meetings are open to the public.
A vote will be taken on the recommendation of the joint city-county Solid Waste Commission to raise the fees for residential and most commercial clients at the Walker Mountain Landfill.
Rome Public Services Director Kirk Milam requested the 2.5-percent hike as a way to help cover the projected long-term expenses of the landfill, including those that come after it is closed.
The increase would apply to all rates at the facility except for the ones pertaining to Allied Waste Systems, which is the landfill’s biggest customer and has a special rate per contract agreement.
The Rome City Commission approved the hike at their regular meeting Monday night.
Also on the county commission’s agenda are the purchase of a new vehicle and the re-commission of an old one. Both come in the form of recommendations by the county’s Public Safety Commission.
A 2011 E-350 Ford Econoline van utilized by the Floyd County Prison was totaled in a wreck that occurred last year and was not the driver of the van’s fault.
The insurance of the person who was at fault has paid the county $24,690 for the van and there is a bid from Allan Vigil Ford in Atlanta for a replacement van for $23,144.
The commission will vote on the purchase, which has to be done since the van is not listed on the current budget.
A vote is also expected to approve a transfer of a 2001 Dodge truck from the county’s facilities management department to surplus while also transferring a 1999 Dodge truck out of surplus and to facilities management.
Interim County Manager Gary Burkhalter said public works noticed the truck that is currently in surplus had 100,000 miles less on it than the one they were using and requested the move.
“It is a little better with less miles and it will last longer,” Burkhalter said. “It will simply be moved into their fleet with no increase in vehicle insurance to the county. Just a swap.”