The DeKalb County Board met in full session on June 15, 2011. This has been one of the busiest sessions of the County Board in recent memory. Aside from the passage of the reapportionment plan, (visit this link to see the new boundary lines), the Board established a search committee for the next DeKalb County Administrator. Long time Administrator, Ray Bockman, is set to retire late next year and the process to begin the search is underway.
The County has been undergoing tremendous change over the past six months; from new elected officials in the States Attorney and Clerk’s Office, to the appointment of a new treasurer and County Assessor, Health Director, and Highway Engineer; there are quite a few new faces on campus. (Visit this link to see the Administrative and Elected staff of the County).
With the passage of the reapportionment plan, all eyes and focus now shifts to the budget process. As property values are expected to decline governments will be entering another challenging year. You can follow the budget process online by visiting here.
In other news:
The County will be holding another Garage sale for the community tomorrow, Friday, June 24, 2011 at the Highway Department. You can read more on this sale here.
DeKalb County’s new addition to its courthouse is well underway. The view from my window has been changing over the past several weeks. It is amazing how quickly our crew is working to complete the project. You can stay up to date on the Courthouse project by visiting here or here.
Next month, there will be no meeting for the DeKalb County Board, but the Clerk’s office will be busy gearing up for the 2012 Election cycle. I will still keep you posted on happenings at the County.