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Dougherty County Commission approves board appointments

County government approves service agreements with city of Albany

ALBANY — Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard praised County Clerk Jawahn Ware Monday for her work in updating information about members of county-appointed boards and committees, allowing the commission to use past performances as criteria for reappointing board members.

“Years ago, we didn’t have information about how candidates were performing as members of these committees,” Sinyard said. “Thanks to Jawahn’s hard work, we can now use that to help us make these decisions.”

The commission chairman’s comments came after the commission made a number of board reappointments, including Richard Ware to the Aspire Behavioral Health & Development Disability Services (formerly Albany Area Community Service) board, Wilber Carver and Hugh Phillips to the Department of Family & Children Services board, Chris Hatcher to the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, and incumbents R.D. Harter, Dennis Barthelemy and Nealy Stapleton to the Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful board.

The commission also appointed Neferteri Bey and John Kirbo to the Aspire and Library boards, respectively.

Also at Monday’s business meeting, commissioners:

— Approved memoranda of understanding for the use of mutual aid among the Dougherty Police and Dougherty Sheriff’s departments and both Albany State University and Darton State College;

— OK’d a countywide purchasing card policy;

— Gave permission to advertise certain surplus property for sale on the govdeals.com website or by other appropriate means;

— Approved changes in the Georgia Municipal Association Lease Pool Agreements initiated in 1998;

— And gave final approval to service delivery agreements with the city of Albany for central services/procurement, fire, recreation and Code Enforcement services.