James Hoskins was officially sworn in as the new 109 board member during the agency’s regular meeting on Wednesday. He was scheduled to take his position on the board a month ago, but issues with the Bell County Clerk caused forced the delay.
Hoskins replaces Donald Hensley, who resigned from the board. Hensley had served on the 109 board since November 2009. No reason was given for his departure.
During the meeting, the board discussed illegal tire dumping taking place recently, including a report of a large number of dumped in Happy Hollow. Tires were also dumped in the Brownies Creek area.
“There is nobody, one person, that’s got that many tires,” said office manager Joyce Hoskins.
The tire complaint was reported by a local game warden.
According to Joyce Hoskins, the game warden said he has been trying to catch the culprit. The tires have been dumped two or three times in the Happy Hollow area.
Chairman Kirby Smith said the board may try to get the Middlesboro Police Department to patrol the area to help find who is dumping the tires.
Other business at the meeting included:
* An update from James Hoskins on recycling activity;
* Approval of minutes from the previous meeting;
* Approval of the financial report for the previous month.
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