Randolph Commission sets 2013 goals

The Randolph County Commission’s new president has compiled a fresh set of goals for 2013.

County Commission President Chris See sat down with The Inter-Mountain recently to review the commission’s objectives for the coming year.

When asked to rank the commission’s top three priorities, See said the first was completing renovations to the Randolph County Courthouse.

“It’s very important for record preservation,” he said. “The records of the county clerk and the circuit clerk are going to be housed there.”

“We’re also going to continue to support the efforts of the entire county’s public service districts in the expansion of water and sewer lines throughout the county,” See added.

The June 29 derecho and Superstorm Sandy revealed the need for more emergency shelter coverage throughout the county, See said.

“We’re going to work to establish emergency shelters at the Harman and Mill Creek Senior Centers,” he said.

In 2013, the commission would also like to:

  • Ensure that the interior of the courthouse is painted and repairs are made to the James F. Cain Courthouse Annex, including window work and remodeling.
  • Obtain grant funding on both the state and federal levels to help fund remodeling projects.
  • Implement and upgrade backup systems for all county computer software.
  • Explore options for turning the Armory building into a community center.

“We’re still waiting on the feasibility study for that,” See said.

  • Repair the sidewalks around the Randolph County Courthouse.
  • Continue to practice fiscal responsibility with taxpayer revenue.

Reflecting on the county commission’s to-do list, See chuckled.

“If we get all that done by the end of this year, we’ll be lucky,” he said. “But we work real well together, and it takes all three. A president can’t do anything by himself.”

Contact Katie Kuba by email at kkuba@theintermountain.com.