Winston County Commission

Commissioners ask for patience as they wait for gas tax monies


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes shows the sign that will be placed on roads to be resurfaced with gas tax proceeds.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Residents are urged to be patient as the Winston County Commission is beginning the lengthy process of waiting until gas tax proceeds will be received next year so work on deteriorating roads and bridges can begin.

Attorney General's opinion on ad valorem tax released


Hobby Manasco, attorney for the Winston County Commission, explains the need for commissioners to approve a resolution based on the recently received Attorney General’s opinion.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The long standing question as to if the Winston County Commission could use the entirety of ad valorem taxes authorized under Section 215.02 of the Recompiled Constitution of Alabama to fund a public hospital operating other medical clinics, has finally been resolved by an Attorney General’s opinion received July 24.

Garbage bills are going up


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, left, explains about the need to keep equipment updated for the sanitation department. Also shown is Commissioner Bobby Everett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A resolution passed by the Winston County Commission Monday, June 10, increased rates for garbage collection service by $1.50 for a total of $14.75 per month for the service, with an additional $3 late fee applied each quarter to any rates that are not paid.

County petitions to close access to Caney Creek


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes explains the county will not tolerate illegal parking on the county right-of-way.
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - The Winston County Commission has petitioned the U.S. Forest Service to temporarily close access to the area of the Bankhead National Forest off County Road 2 leading to Caney Creek Falls due to parking, overcrowding from visitors and other related dangers.

Fate of Bridgeview Drive’s status lies with Circuit Court


Addison resident Larry Robinson shows where the gate was once located, that had to be removed across the old roadbed he claims has not been a county road in at least 50 years.
ADDISON - The issue of whether a road currently known as Bridgeview Drive in the Addison area is a county road or not now rests in the Winston County Circuit Court for a judge to decide possibly in 2019.

Unhappy voters come to Commission

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Voters are expressing grievance, some even saying they are being discriminated against in the voting process, since the precinct lines have changed due to the latest census, meaning some voters are now at a different polling site than where they have traditionally voted.