County seeking home rule

first_img “The self-governance legislation, as passed by the Alabama Legislature, only deals with nuisance abatement in the unincorporated portion of a county and only in the areas of weeds, junkyards, litter and rubbish, noise, pollution, unsanitary sewage and animal control,” he said.This legislation does not include any authority in the two areas usually associated with “home rule,” Sanders said.“The bill does not grant any authority to levy taxes or to establish a planning and zoning program. Whether self-governance is granted to the Pike County Commission will depend on the result of the referendum.” Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Doctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Published 9:29 am Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sanders said the list of the actions the commission cannot take is much longer than the list of powers that can be exercised.The commission cannot take any actions inside a city’s limits or against any business activity that is regulated by the Alabama Public Service Commission, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management or the Department of Agriculture and Industries.The commission also cannot take any action affecting public schools, courts, gambling, municipalities, utilities, property rights, mining operations, private or civil relationships, or existing agricultural, manufacturing or industrial operations.“The commission cannot charge a fee that is more than the actual cost of providing a service,” Sanders said. “Fines are limited to $150 per violation. The ordinance section also provides for notice to all those who are violating an ordinance and an opportunity for those affected to appeal to the commission.”At the Pike County Commission’s final October meeting, the commissioners made two hires to fill existing positions.John Johnson was hired for a Mechanics II position with the county road department and Brittany Rafferty was hired as a Court Assistant II in the probate judge’s office.Ronnie Floyd was reappointed to the Pike County Water Authority board of directors. County seeking home rule Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell By Health Videos “The concept behind the bill is that only voters in the unincorporated area should vote and the commission should only exercise the powers in the unincorporated areas.”If the referendum passes, the Commission will then enter into a process of adopting ordinances to implement the act.“The ordinances must be advertised and subject to public hearings,” Sanders said. “They must include provisions for notice to those accused of violating the ordinances and an appeals process to the county commission before the matter goes to any court of law.”Following that process, Sanders said the commission will take steps to respond to any nuisances in the defined areas. Email the author Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen The Pike County Commission is seeking self-governance and will give citizens an opportunity to put their stamp of approval on “home rule” for the county’s governing body at the polls on March 13, 2012.Harry Sanders, county administrator, said the county commission is working on putting a referendum on the March ballot that will give self-governance power to the commission. You Might Like Kirk tapped for ‘CARES’ award John Kirk of Troy has been recognized for his outstanding support during his 21 years of volunteer service to the… read morelast_img

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