Commission hears from BBQ Festival organizers

Commissioners recently held a regular meeting followed by a work session on Monday, August 8, 2022. At the meeting, Vicki Watts and Vickie Sanders, both representatives and organizers of the upcoming 7th Annual BBQ Festival here in Scottsboro, were present to discuss the festival and all it offers to the region in terms of tourism and revenue coming into the area through visitors. Watts and Sanders were also present to request sponsorship of the event which costs an average of $30,000 to put on, while the festival itself is totally non-profit and qualifies for a 501(c)3 status.

This year, the festival will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022. If you would like to sponsor or volunteer, you can find more information on their website, scottsborobbqfestival.com. Click the link to sponsor and download a sponsorship form or click on contact and see about volunteering your time to help this event take place. There is also a fundraiser currently underway on their website, wherein you can preorder a customized 6.5” Lodge cast iron skillet, engraved with “Scottsboro BBQ Festival” on the bottom.

The hiring committee’s recommendations for two positions, the vacant HMTII position at Public Works and the vacant Real Property Appraiser position in Mapping and Appraisal for the Revenue Commission, were approved.

County Engineer Jonathan Campbell was also present to discuss the Rebuild Alabama and Federal Aid Exchange Fund project selections and the best way to go about that considering there were projects from last year that were completed this year, and the way inflation has impacted the price of asphalt, etc. Commissioners and Campbell also discussed road project selection, narrowing it down to what each road needs and the severity of the needs.

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