Brian Eubanks has been named as fire chief of Banks County after serving as the interim head of the department since April.
The Banks County Board of Commissioners named Eubanks after meeting in closed session for 20 minutes Tuesday night. The closed session was called for personnel, potential litigation and property acquisition. No action was taken on the litigation and property acquisition discussion held behind closed doors.
In other business at the meeting Tuesday night, the BOC:
•recognized Harold Brown, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday. He is a former member commissioner for Banks County.
•heard a report that all five commissioners have received their certification and county clerk Jenni Gailey has completed the Georgia Clerks Masters Certificate Program offered through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.
•denied a request from Barry Lord for a conditional use permit for a muffler shop and recovery storage yard at 979 Blacks Creek Church Road. The commissioners questioned why Lord’s name was listed as the applicant instead of the business owner. Lord said that he represents the business owner and filled the application out as he was instructed to do so by county staff. County zoning officer Keith Covington said that the form was filled out correctly.
•approved a request from Jennifer Knott to operate a tattoo and body piercing business at 137 Pottery Factory Drive.
For more news from the meeting, see this week's issue of The Banks County News.
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