Committee Recommends Fewer County Meetings
HUNTINGDON (February 6) — Carroll County Commission meets the second Monday for 11 months annually. The Rules Committee met Monday and recommended the number of monthly meetings be reduced to nine, which includes February, July, and December, the latter of which was eliminated in 2015 by the Commission upon the recommendation of the Committee.
Paula Watkins, a county commissioner representing District 9-McKenzie, said the commission now meets just a few minutes each month and the attending commissioners are each paid $100. Fewer meetings would save the county up to $2,100 per meeting. Those funds could be used elsewhere in the county budget, said Watkins. Committee members also discussed reducing the number of meetings to as few as six, but decided on nine.
The Committee, consisting of commissioners Watkins, Randy Long, Hal Eason and Joel Washburn, chairman, voted unanimously to send the proposal for nine meetings to the full commission for a vote in the March 13 meeting.