County Commission Chairman Eric Hinson spoke at the Quincy Rotary Club last week.
Hinson gave the Rotarians an update on accomplishments made by the county commission over the last year.
Hinson said as a result of the board coming together and focusing on making the right choices they have been able to reduce long term debt, increase the county’s reserve balances by $1.125 million and fund an additional ambulance in Midway.
Plans for the future, Hinson said, include the launching of the county’s new web site, continuation of the courthouse renovations and building a new agriculture multi-purpose building.
Hinson said the board plans to make economic development a main priority for the county.
He spoke about the new emphasis on the Gadsden County Development Council which is now taking steps toward creating a better environment for business to come to the county.
The board plans to review the building fee schedules the county now charges as a way, he said, to encourage economic activity.