The commission held a public hearing Oct. 22 with residents to discuss the relocation. Both Omya and Imerys quarries were looking to close off the East and West ends of Shelvin Rock Road, located on the southern tip of the Sylacauga and Fayetteville Highway.
By shutting off those ends, both quarries hope to cut down on safety hazards for their trucks and local residents.
Residents were concerned about a number of factors including the danger of sinkholes, and that if that did occur the closing of the Westside portion of the road would leave them with a “one-way in, one-way out” situation.
Representatives from the quarries and the residents of Shelvin Rock Road came to an agreement for the new road. That plan of which were approved.
The commission also approved a request from Chief Deputy Jimmy Kilgore to amend an Alabama Department of Corrections contract for housing state inmates.
The amendment would allow up to 36 female state DOC inmates to be housed at the Talladega County Jail.
In other business, the commission:
• Approved a request from County Engineer Tim Markert to include Stoney Ridge Lane on the county’s maintenance map.
• Approved a request from County Administrator Wayne Hall to designate an agent for a postcard voter file maintenance program.
• Approved a request from Hall for a copier maintenance agreement for the Talladega County Jail.
• Approved a request from Hall for a refunding resolution.
• Approved all budget amendments.
• Approved all conference and training requests.
• Approved all personnel changes.
• Approved expenditures at $279,365.
The next commission meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 10.
Contact Aziza Jackson at email@example.com.