The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors met in a regular session on Monday morning where they received an update from Jefferson County Engineer Scott Cline about the current road conditions as well as the stock for sand and salt. Cline said that the last two winter weather occurrences depleted the salt/sand mix that the County had on hand. He added that the mix has since been re-filled and another 200 tons of salt has been ordered. As it relates to the Roads, Cline said that most of those that are gravel remain iced over, although he hopes with the combination of warmer temperatures later in the week and continued blading by the Road Department, that those gravel roads will start to break up before the weekend.
The Board also was updated of the Fairfield Public Library’s current status by Director Rebecca Johnson. Johnson said that while the inside of the Library remains closed, they are currently serving around 61 vehicles per day curbside. Johnson also said that in some ways the pandemic will allow them to be more inclusive moving forward, as they realize the convenience that the zoom programs offer. At the end of the update, Johnson requested that the County fund the Library $67,500 this coming fiscal year, the same number it had been the several years previous to 2020 when it was lowered to $60,000. Figures Shown had the Mount Pleasant Public Library at about half the usage of Fairfield’s, however received $65,000 in funding.
(Photo From a Pre-Covid Meeting)