The Greene County Board of Supervisors met Monday in regular session.

The Board approved purchasing less than $6,000 of holiday lights for the south facade of the Greene County Courthouse. The resolution was approved, following the Board soliciting for other decorations as part of the county’s public art policy. The decorations will be lights hung from the second story balcony from the first day after Thanksgiving to the first day after New Year’s Day. The decorations are from All American Turf Beauty. 

The Board heard a 2021 fiscal year funding request from Greene County Development Corporation. GCDC President Sid Jones pointed out 2019 projects that they’ve helped with include: a five-year, $100,000 commitment to The Forge in Jefferson, funding a study for the former Angie’s Tea Garden on the square in Jefferson, and purchasing the land in Jefferson for the rental housing units that are being built by Rowland Construction. The 2020 projects include the 3-Block Project in Jefferson, supporting the Greene County Early Learning Center new building project, and developing a county-wide marketing plan. The funding request was for $50,000 and the Board took no action on it.

The Board also approved appropriating the final 15-percent of the 2020 fiscal year budget as presented.

During open forum, County Attorney Thomas Laehn said law enforcement had to execute a search warrant at midnight on Thanksgiving. He was able to sign it electronically while being on vacation in Kentucky. However, law enforcement had to travel to Carroll County to get the magistrate judge to hand sign the warrant before it could be executed, due to the Greene County magistrate judge being on vacation. He also mentioned that retired District Court Judge William Ostlund has cancer. 

County Engineer Wade Weiss told the Board there was a request for an overload farm vehicle to be on a paved county road. Weiss said they don’t typically authorize those kinds of requests and advised the County Sheriff’s Office instead.