The Howard County Extension Office introduced its new Agriculture Agent, Kaycee Davis, at the Howard County Quorum Court on Monday. Davis replaces Sheri Beaty-Sullivan, who became the Agriculture Agent Chair for Little River County. Jean Ince, Extension Agent Staff Chair made the introduction of Davis to the Quorum Court.
Concerns about the condition of a county owned office building were raised by Justice of the Peace Martha Hobbs. She stated that the office building, which is currently occupied by Dr. John Sayre’s medical practice, had issues that include mold forming on the walls and squirrels falling from the ceiling into the reception area. County Judge Kevin Smith stated that the County was aware of the issues, and that a bid had been awarded to Hostetler Construction of Nashville, and at this point, it was just a matter of time before the problem was taken care of.
County Treasurer Sheri Mixon presented the financial report. She stated that the County had recently started using new financial software.
The court heard Ordinance 2016-5, which included an appropriation of $17,831.76 for the new full time custodian at the Howard County Courthouse. Judge Smith stated that the custodian was doing well, and that the employees at the Courthouse were pleased with his work.
There was also an announced schedule change for the next meeting of the Howard County Quorum Court. Instead of being held at its usual time of 12 p.m., the meeting will be moved up an hour to 11 a.m.
Present at the meeting were Justices of the Peace Dick Wakefield, Dennis Mauk, Jerry Harwell, Kerry Strasner, Bobby Don Turner, Archie Cothren, Martha Hobbs, Brent Pinkerton, and Janice Huffman. County Judge Kevin Smith, County Treasurer Sheri Mixon, Sheriff Bryan McJunkins, County Clerk Brenda Washburn, County Extension Agent Staff Chair Jean Ince and Extension Agriculture agent Kaycee Davis were also present at the meeting.