The Putnam County Commission held its first meeting of 2022 on Tuesday, January 11. The first order of business was partially undoing a precinct change that had been approved following the establishment of new Delegate district lines.
Last fall, the county commission approved changes that made Precinct 32 disappear. Voters in the northern portion of 32 would vote at Winfield High School in Precinct 3. Voters in the southern portion of 32 would join Precinct 31 voters and cast their ballots at the Bethel Baptist Church Activities Building. That change has been scrapped.
When voting time comes on May 12, all but a handful of voters in southern portion of the original Precinct 32 will vote as a somewhat smaller new Precinct 32 at Valley Park where they had previously voted. Only a small handful will join Precinct 31 voters at Bethel Baptist.
In other business of note, the Commission awarded a contract to Bird Excavating of Culloden to build an access road to the 911 tower in Winfield for $215,320. Bird Excavating was the lowest of the three bids which were submitted.
The Putnam County Commission regularly meets the second Tuesday and the last Thursday of each month.