Goliath notes that commissioner Rick Stephenson has decided to have special sessions to listen to citizens and taxpayers questions AND get them answered.
I want to thank everyone for their comments regarding me setting aside a night that anyone can meet with me and ask any questions they might have about the county. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of the idea.
I have decided to have the meetings on the 2nd Monday of every month at 6pm. I will have the first meeting on November 9th. The meetings will be held in the Commissioner’s office on the 4th floor of the County Building. I have decided to call these meetings “Conversations with the Commissioner”, I know, kind of hokey but I have to call it something.
I will listen to your issues and try to make them right. Understand that some of the issues might need some research, so you might not get an answer that evening. Also note that this will just be me, I will be working without a net. I will not have the county attorney present to answer any legal questions. I can only address issues that pertain to the County Government. If you have any questions about other offices of county government all I can do is forward that question to the appropriate office holder.
These meetings will be very informal and as the name implies, we will just be talking about issues that one might have with me or county government. I do not want to put to many rules in place that might hamper the open communication. We are going to play this by ear and see how it goes.
As always, anyone can contact me with issues by phone or e-mail. Phone number is 502-468-9325. E-mail is RickyWStephenson@yahoo.com. Also if you really need to speak to me in person and can not make the meetings on the second monday of the month drop me an e-mail or give me a call. I will meet you some place and some time more convienent for you.