County Commission to hold redistricting hearing

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Skip Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Sponsored Content Latest Stories County Commission to hold redistricting hearing The Pike County Commission will hold a public hearing on Sept. 12 regarding the redistricting map that will determine the Commission’s district lines based on the 2010 census.The public hearing will be at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom on the second floor of the Pike County Health Department building. Following the public hearing, the Pike County Commission could adopt the redistricting map at its regular meeting at 6 p.m.“The Commission has a deadline of Sept. 15 to adopt a redistricting map so, in all probability, they will vote to adopt a map at their regular meeting on Sept. 12,” said Harry Sanders, Pike County administrator. “If there is a delay, it can’t be a lengthy one because we have to meet the deadline.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen “I would say that they were in 99 percent agreement on the map,” Sanders said. “The discussions involved Districts 4 and 5 and the changes that were needed to come to an agreement on those district lines.”The “joint” map, with minor changes in the Districts 4 and 5, was adopted by the Pike County BOE on Monday, Aug. 29.The other map to be considered is a map that the County Commissioners approved to be presented at the public hearing.“That map has a greater degree of population variance than the ‘joint’ map,” Sanders said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sanders said the public hearing is an important one because it involves the entire population of the county.“We encourage the public to come and voice their opinions,” he said. “We welcome the input of the public. The two redistricting maps that are under consideration are available at the Pike County Commission office for those who would like to come by and look at them.”One of the maps to be considered is the “joint” venture map that was agreed upon in a large part by the Commission and the Pike County Board of Education when they met on July 21. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Troy gets final OK on FAA funds The City of Troy learned Tuesday it will receive the promised FAA funds to complete renovations at the Troy Municipal… read more By Jaine Treadwell Email the author The redistricting map that was adopted by the Pike County Board of Education has a population distribution with a variance of only .1 to .2 percent among the six districts.At the July 21 meeting, the Commissioners and the Pike County board members were in agreement on the district lines for Districts 1, 2, 3 and 6 but not on Districts 4 ad 5.Sanders said that Commissioner Ray Goodson, District 4, and Commissioner Charlie Harris, District 5, have continued to meet in an effort to come to an agreeable decision.“I expect the Commission to come to a conclusion on Sept. 12,” Sanders said.He did not discount the possibility of the Commission accepting the map adopted by the Pike County BOE. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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