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Tuesday - Henry County To Discuss And Vote 4 Day Work Week - LIVESTREAM

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 04 2019 12:13 AM

HENRY COUNTY:   The Henry County Commission will have their regular scheduled Administrative Meeting at 9 AM Tuesday in the first floor meeting room of the Henry County Courthouse.


Then at 10:30 AM the Commission will call to order their official meeting where they cast official votes approving or not approving items on the agenda.


A item on the agenda is the closing of the Henry County Courthouse on Friday’s. This would make a four day work week at ten hours a day. Which will be confusing. 


The Henry County Courthouse contains county offices and state offices. Which has me totally confused.


You see, the first floor of the courthouse contains (1) sanitation - clearly a Henry County Office, (2) Accounting - clearly a Henry County Office, (3) Probate Court - is that a Henry County Office or State Office? Roy Moore was ousted as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme County for giving a directive to Probate Judges. So does Probate Court fall under the Alabama Unified Judicial System or not? (4) the selling of car tags and driver license - well they are controlled by the State so is the Probate Office on car tags and driver license a State function or county function?


Move to the second floor:


(1) Sheriff Office - is the Sheriff Office a county office or state office? In an Alabama Attorney General opinion it was written that Deputies are state officers. That is why Deputy Sheriff can be elected as a County Commissioner because they are state officers. But they are paid for by the county. So does the Sheriff Department follow the county rules for hours or the State rules for hours? (2) District Attorney - they are paid for by the State of Alabama so they would be open on Fridays and required to work 5 days per week (3) Circuit Clerk - they are paid by the State of Alabama so they would be open on Fridays and required to work 5 days per week. (4) District Court - they are paid by the State of Alabama so they would be open on Fridays and required to work 5 days per week (5) Voter Registration - they are paid by the State of Alabama so they are required to work 5 days per week (6) Juvenile Probation Officers - they are paid by the State of Alabama so they are required to work 5 days per week.


So some offices in the courthouse would be open and some closed. CONFUSED?


In Houston County they work 4 days per week. The past two weeks they only worked three days per week. Because the last two Monday’s were holidays and they are off on Fridays. So the courthouse and County Offices were all closed. But the courts and clerk will be open on Friday in Houston County but the county office will be closed. But should Probate be closed on selling tags and driver license since they are really agents of the state and not selling for the county?


And if a Deputy is a State Officer and not a county employee, then why is the county money paying the Deputy and not the state money? And if the Deputy is a State Officer then why are they not working wrecks and dead people having to lay for hours on a wreck scene waiting on a Trooper to come from Crenshaw County? Why are Deputies spending hours waiting on a Alabama State Trooper to work a wreck when the Deputy is a State Officer and not a county officer, according to the Attorney General opinion.


Attorney General Opinions - Former Alabama Attorney General Troy king issued an opinion that electronic bingo was legal. The Former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange issued an opinion that electronic bingo was not legal.


Well, they were both Attorney General’s. They both issued opinions. So, I guess everyone has an opinion.


WHAT IS GOING TO BE INTERESTING...


we have explained the confusion to the public, but you have to care about the public to appreciate the confusion created. What I want to hear is the square dancing that will take place of explaining how the four days will save money. No one has legitimately shown or explained in detail the cost savings. And we will broadcast the meetings LIVE ON RICKEYSTOKESNEWS FACEBOOK.




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