By Lon Anderson
At the October meeting of the Hardy County Planning Commission held last week, Commissioners didn’t take a lot of actions, but did learn about significant progress on several key issues.
First and foremost, County Planner Melissa Scott informed commissioners that just that morning, the County Commission approved the creation of a GIS (Geographic Information System) Board for the County. “That was a big win today to get that done,” she reported.
Scott, who has over 25 years’ experience with GIS information systems, had been urging the County to do this and had drafted the proposed resolution.
The newly created eight member board will oversee and coordinate the operation of a state-of-the-art computer mapping system that is critical to the efficient delivery of services by many County departments, especially the County’s Office of Emergency Services, which must