CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County now has a code enforcement officer.
During their regular meeting Thursday, county commissioners hired Robert Jones of Anniston for the position.
Commissioner also agreed to set his pay at a flat $150 per month, based on the assumption Jones will work no more than 15 hours per month.
Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg figured with mileage reimbursements, the total budget for the position will be about $3,000 for 2007.
Jones is already an employee of the county, commissioners noted. He was hired earlier this year to work as a prisoner transporter for the jail.
"I think it will help us," Blumenberg said of the new position. "And I think he'll do a good job."
Blumenberg said Jones will also be on the lookout for illegal dumping around the county in addition to making sure junk and tall weeds and grass ordinances are obeyed.
"At least it's a start, anyway," said Commissioner Homer Oliver.