The former license inspector was a relative of the Commissioner.
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
The Jackson County Commission wants to fill a
license inspector position left vacant after a controversial hire by the
previous commission. This time, they plan to approach the hiring process a
The commission is expected to vote Monday
night to advertise the vacant position of License Inspector. Commission
Chairman Matthew Hodges said there were concerns about paying for the position,
but he feels that if the right person is selected, the position will pay for
The previous commission came under fire for
hiring Tyler Smith, grandson of Commissioner Kenneth Smith, and who entered the
drug court program on burglary and robbery charges.
Hodges said they hope to advertise the
position for at least two weeks. If successful, Hodges hopes a new license
inspector can begin by October 1.