Magistrates John Camp, Jimmy Turner and Brent Spurlin look at documents.
The Jefferson Davis Monument State Park will soon be on a recognized state Civil War Trail, thanks to a little help from Todd Fiscal Court.
Park Manager Ron Sydnor addressed court this morning asking for a commitment to help the state maintain signage leading to the park in Fairview, which was unanimously agreed to.
Sydnor said the county’s commitment is part of a necessary agreement with the state in order to be part of the trail. The park and monument were a given to be on the trail, according to Sydnor.
This is the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War and Sydnor says attendance to the park nearly doubled this year, compared to last.
Sydnor says he serves on a board including members from Todd, Christian, Logan and Warren Counties identifying sites in the area which could be featured on the state Civil War trail.
In other news from the meeting, court heard a report from Sheriff Joey Johnson—who says his office is finally fully staffed. Magistrates also received the monthly jail report from Jailer Greg Allen, who said the inmate count is at 77 including 62 state inmates.