Meeting 8 May 2017
to order at 9 AM by Chairman Millender.
offered by Commissioner Campbell followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
members present for roll call.
agenda and previous minutes were approved by unanimous vote.
personnel changes noted, a total of 22.5 hours of overtime was approved.
board nominee names were discussed.
Commissioners Riley, Campbell and andrews stated their nominees names
were not on the list. Chairman Millender
noted that the last discussion on nominees, occurring at the 1
commission meeting of April, was all names were to be submitted by the last
Thursday prior to the last commission meeting in April. If names were not submitted during that time
frame they would not be placed on the list.
Commissioner Riley offered a suggestion that
all commissioners submit a list of names of their choices for the merit board
then compare these list for selection to the merit board. No further action came forth on merit board
was noted Liberty National Insurance has an open enrollment period for those
desiring to participate in the program.
17 May at 9 AM.
There were no claims over the $500.00
limit for approval.
There were 2 claims over the $3,000.00
limit. Motion to approve passed
County Safe Room:
Grant Writer Cara Stallman provided a
drawdown summary on monies spent. She
noted a $35,000.00 + check, along with one other check to the commission was
still outstanding (monies back from the grant funding).
She also noted that 2 other invoices are
waiting for approval. The commission
body approved payment of the outstanding invoices upon receiving the
outstanding funds coming back to the county.
Ms. Stallman asked for a public hearing be
rescheduled in conjunction with resubmitions of water grants.
Mr. Jimmy Bell came before the commission
to explain a situation in his office and accept credit/blame for it. Mr. Bell had operated under the premise he
had the authority to allow his people to take time off from work without a pay
loss. When it was discovered this had
occurred the workers’ pay had been docked.
Mr. Bell was coming before the commission body asking them to override
the taking away of pay and allow the workers to receive this pay.
Chairman Millender explained to Mr. Bell
the commission body cannot allow pay for hours not worked, in fact it was an
ethics violation bordering on fraud for an employee to submit a false time
card. Mr. Millender suggested Mr. Bell
review the employees handbook and the Alabama Ethics Laws.
It was noted that, should Mr. Bell desire
to, he could make up the lost pay to the employees in out of pocket funds.
Mr. Winston Foshee spoke of 3 large water
tanks being maintained on the yard. Mr.
Foshee said these tanks were not being used and he wished to declare them
surplus and get rid of them.
Mr. Johnny Brock, EMA Director, noted
these tanks were useful and needed to be held on too. He noted they were on hand to supply water to
certain areas in the event of any problems.
He also noted these tanks had been transported to the hospital once
during a water problem there.
Bottom line, tanks will stay in place.
Mr. Foshee noted he has an older model
F-150 pickup with numerous miles on it.
He stated the truck still ran but was extremely unreliable. He desires to place it on the surplus list
and make it go away. Motion to approve
this measure was accepted and passed by unanimous vote.
A commissioner advised the engineer he had
received complaints about the side cutter not going cutting high enough to
protect some of the higher vehicles such as big trucks and school buses. Mr. Foshee will take for action to correct.
Brown noted she had an ABC request for consideration. This request was for an on premises sale to
be located in District One near the county line on Highway 31.
Commissioner Campbell, District One
Commissioner, noted he had received a petition with several signatures on it in
opposition to this establishment, therefore he was not in favor of approving
Mr. Eddie Rudolph, requester, was on hand and
asked to speak. Chairman Millender
granted his request. Mr. Rudolph noted
Conecuh was his home and, after working and living away from Conecuh, he had
returned home. He stated he simply
wanted to open a business to continue earning income. He also noted he had talked to neighbors in
the area and none of them showed opposition to his business. He stated that, just like Mr. Campbell with
his chicken houses, he simply wanted to have his own business.
Chairman Millender noted that it was
commission policy to support the commissioner of the district in which these
request were made therefore Mr. Rudolph’s request was denied. He did advise Mr. Rudolph that other avenues were
open for him to pursue this request.
has sent a request for a designation letter dealing with transportation. This is an annual request and was approved by
Brown noted that two members of the DHR Board have reached the end of their
appointment times but they desire to continue to serve and asked for
re-appointment. Request granted.
outside chair lift repair came before the commission again. It was decided to send out bid request for
this repair and broach the subject again at the 1 meeting in June.
Brown noted she had received a payment of $17,909.25 from the ACCA. This is a longevity bonus.
Comments and Announcements:
work session meeting with Evergreen Economic Director is scheduled for 15 May
at 10 AM.
Janelle Riley, local Red Cross representative has submitted a request for an
office space in the Government Center.
Her current space is much larger than needed. After discussion two of the spaces in the
back hall were designated to the Red Cross.
Millender noted how much better the hallway floor looks since being buffed out
by a new source. He noted that he had an
estimate of $950.00 for the upper level hallway floor. Motion to do the upstairs floor passed by
noted that in light of the situation with Mr. Bell’s office the commission
might wish to install a fingerprint read time clock.
Media: No comment
Adjourn: 9:56 AM