The Jefferson County Board of supervisors met in regular session on Monday morning where they were presented with the annual Jefferson County Conservation report from Director Shawn Morrissey. The report covered the previous fiscal year and included the retirements of former Director Dennis Lewiston and naturalist Therese Commiskey after 36 and 30 years with the County. Morrissey said that they are still looking to fill one position after one person backed out in the Fall due to family not wanting to relocate, he added that they are in the process of sorting through resumes. He also spoke about the various programs that new naturalist Brittney Tiller has implemented and how smooth of a transition it has been since Tiller came aboard.
Morrissey also spoke about applying for a fish habitat grant that if approved would be in the amount of $50K. That money would then be used for a 2 acre pond at Zillman Hickory Hills located on Glasgow Road. For this past season he said that Cabin and Shelter use remained about the same although camping was slightly down, although the October snow that we received may have contributed to the lesser numbers. Also at the meeting Cory Klehm was reappointed to the County Conservation Board and a public hearing was set for 9:30am on Monday December 23rd relating to a tanning ordinance.