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Delaware County Commissioners passed a resolution designating the

new boundary lines between districts

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Tuesday morning as part of the procedure needed for redistricting

mandated by the state. In their meeting held last week, the

board came to an agreement on the new boundaries and passing the

resolution Tuesday was the next step before sending it to the state

for final approval.

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State statutes state that the new districts will be in affect on

January 1, 2013 which leaves the question of who is going to

maintain the new districts until that time. “The state strongly

recommends that the commissioners go ahead and take over the

new districts formed by the redistricting,” said commissioner for

District 2 Billy Cornell.

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Districts 2 and 3 were adversely affected more so than District 1.

Danny Duncan, commissioner for District 3, offered no commitment as

to when he would be taking over the newly formed District 3.

District 1 County Commissioner Doug Smith offered no opinion

except to quote the state statute date of January 1,

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2013.

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Of other interest to the county, the burn ban remains in effect for

another week despite the recent rain received. Delaware County is

also under a state mandated burn ban. There was some discussion of

what was allowed and what was not allowed during the ban. On

a state level, they say no outdoor burning at all.

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If a person is caught burning during the ban it can carry a fi ne

of $100-$500. Maintenance at the Delaware County fair board was

discussed between two members of the fair board and the board of

commissioners. Questions arose concerning who was responsible for

the maintenance of the county owned property. Mattie Jeffries and

Suzanne Barnes, both members of that fair board, were told that the

Delaware County Fair Board is a entity unto its own self and is not

governed by the commissioners. A set of by-laws must be passed by

the fair board, brought to the commissioners for approval and

recorded in the County Clerk's office.

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These by-laws will dictate what happens with the fair board’s

decisions. The ladies said they would take care

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of that business.

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Other items included:

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• The sponsorship of a REAP grant in the amount of $7,881 was

approved.

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• A project known as “Morro Slab” will be programed in the

amount of $5,206 for repairs.

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• The board approved the assessor’s office report to the excise

board on the abstract value of the county in the amount of

$317,181,166.

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The next meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held

on August 16, at 9 a.m. In the Commissioners office of the Delaware

County Courthouse.