Commission honors one of its own

The county commission honored one of its own at its Monday meeting.
Apr 23, 2014
(Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat) Commissioner Jeff Joines reads a resolution honoring Commissioner Billy Rowland for 20 years of service as a County Commissioner at the Monday night meeting. Pictured with them are Rowland’s family and members of the Public Records Committee, which Rowland has served on for 19 years.

 

The county commission honored one of its own at its Monday meeting.

Officials presented Commissioner Billy Rowland with a resolution honoring his years of service, not only as a commissioner, but as a member of the Public Records Committee. The resolution was sponsored by Commissioner Jeff Joines.

Rowland has served as a commissioner for the last 20 years, and 19 of those included service on the Public Records Committee, according to the resolution.

“This kind of surprised me, this happening tonight,” said Rowland to his colleagues. “I want to thank each and every one of you. I love you all.”

County Mayor Randall Hutto said he believes Rowland is currently the longest serving commissioner. Former Sheriff Terry Ashe, who was present to give a legislative report, congratulatedRowland.

“He’s a man with a servant’s heart,” Ashe said.

Rowland plans to retire from his position Aug. 31.

The Wilson Central High School FFA Chapter and member Kevin Alan Robertson each received resolutions honoring their achievements. Robertson was elected the FFA State President, and is the fourth student in WCHS’s FFA program to have been selected for the office. The resolutions were both sponsored by Commissioner Jerry McFarland.

In its official business, the Commission approved the following items:

• Requesting the unclaimed balance of accounts remitted to the State Treasurer under the Unclaimed Property Act.

• An amendment to the Wilson County Zoning Ordinance.

• Modification of the distribution of reserve funds from the Victims Assistance Litigation Tax.

• Amending the budget and appropriation resolution for 2013-14 to approve two Wilson County Board of Education General Purpose School Fund Budget Amendments.

• An appropriation from the County Clerk Data Processing Reserve Account to the County Clerk to make line item transfers.

• To reflect revenues received but not included in the original 2013-14 fiscal year and to amend the budget and appropriation resolution to transfer those funds to Wilson Emergency Management Agency.

• To amend the budget and appropriation resolution for fiscal year 2013-14 to make an additional appropriation to WEMA.

• To reflect revenues received but not included in the original 2013-14 fiscal year and to amend the budget and appropriation resolution to transfer those funds to the Wilson County Archives.

• To reflect revenues received but not included in the original 2013-14 fiscal year and to amend the budget and appropriation resolution to transfer those funds to the Election Commission.

• To amend the budget and appropriation resolution for the 2013-14 fiscal year to make an additional appropriation to the Capital Projects Fund.

• To reflect revenues received but not included in the original 2013-14 fiscal year and to amend the budget and appropriation resolution to transfer those funds to the Trustee’s Office.

 

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