Commission Meeting 10 April 2017
to order by Chairman Millender at 9 AM.
Prayer offered by Commissioner Riley followed by the Pledge of
call revealed all members present.
agenda and previous minutes were approved by unanimous vote.
2 new hires in the jail corrections
officer. 1 separation in the jail
There were 25 hours and 50 minutes of
overtime with 13.5 at the sheriffs department, 3 hours in the probate office
and 8 hours for district one.
Approved by unanimous vote.
Ms. Lee also requested the commission
allow her to send a memo to all department heads asking that time sheets be
submitted by noon Monday on payday weeks so she will have time to get all the
checks cut. This was put in the form of
a motion and passed by unanimous vote.
Under the General fund 3 claims in excess
of the $500.00 limit required approval.
Under the Gasoline fund 4 claims in excess
of the $3,000.00 required approval.
2 of the gasoline fund claims dealt with
upgrades to the jail.
Motion to approve claims passed by
Grant writer Cara Stallman advised that
another invoice in the amount of $133,034.00 had been received. Commissioner andrews motioned that the invoice
Chairman Millender asked how much money
from previous invoices had been received back.
It was noted that no grant funds have come back in yet and there are 2
already paid invoices.
andrews withdrew his motion when it became
obvious it would not receive a second.
The commission determined they would hold
off on paying thins invoice until some reimbursement from the grant funds were
Sheriff Brock reported the jail lights had
been worked on and were operating in great form.
He also reported the old police vehicles
had to be stripped of all lights installed.
He also noted he has been in contact with a local recycle dealer about
purchasing and towing these obsolete vehicles away.
Mr. Foshee informed the commission body he
had a resolution that needed approval and signature dealing with the
ALADOT/county agreement dealing with the resurfacing of County Road 85. Done.
He also reported a new bushhog has been
received and is in use now. He stated
another new bushhog should be in sometime this month and they would continue
using the old one until then.
Ms. Brown informed the commission body the
tax exempt “back to school” date has been changed. The date the state has set for the tax exempt
is 21-23 July 2017. This date was also
adopted by the commission body to fit Conecuh’s needs.
She reported that the County Coroner Mike
Lambert had submitted an email requesting an appointment to the position of
Deputy Coroner. After discussion it was
determined the county would not put the deputy coroner on the county payroll
any monies earned would be the responsibility of the coroner. Also, they determined the county would not
pay for any training for the position.
Mr. Lambert advised that a necessary
training program for the position would be going into session today, 11 April
2017 and he could not pay for the cost of sending the deputy coroner to the
school. After much discussion the
commission, with the input of legal advice from the county attorney, determined
they could pay for the cost of the schooling.
Mr. Lambert nominated Mr. Lee Crowder to
the position and it was approved by unanimous vote.
Ms. Brown again addressed the merit board
appointment situation. It was noted that
nominations for the merit board were determined by the following. The engineering/road department has 3
nominations to submit, 3 nominations are to come from the courthouse and 3
nominations from the commissioners. From
these nominations it will be the responsibility of the commission body to
appoint 5 person to the merit board.
Commissioner Millender stated he thought
some confusion existed in the nomination process. He noted that no county employee that has
been retired from the county for less than 2 years is eligible. He also stated he’d had reports and phone
calls that some nominees names had been tossed when they were turned in. He directed that nominations be resubmitted
and ready for appointment by the next meeting.
In the event some of the nominating bodies had more than 3 names turned in
the highest three vote getters were to be the names submitted.
Commissioner Millender directed that Ms.
Lee be the contact point for the merit board nomination and will be the person
to spearhead these nominations through.
Any questions please direct them to Ms. Lee.
Nothing to report as per Mr. Bishop.
Comments and announcements:
andrews asked about any response from the
hospital loan request. As per the
attorney, nothing yet.
Superintendent of Education, Dr. Byrd, has
sent a letter to the commission asking for their support in the Magnet School
project he is working on. The
commissioners stated the letter he had written looked great to them and voted
to accept it as submitted.
Chairman Millender noted that some
customer of Southern Pine had complained about both the smell and appearance of
the animal shelter located next door.
Commissioner Riley will take this for action.
Commissioner Riley brought up a request
for help with the previously discussed community garden project. He stated he had been approached for help
with grading a pad for it plus perhaps a few loads of dirt. After discussion it was determined that this
could and would be a good project for the area and there would be minimal cost
to it. A motion to proceed was made and
passed by unanimous vote.
Commissioner Millender noted that the
appearance around the courthouse has deteriorated and some action needs to be
taken to get it back up to speed. He
asked Commissioner Riley, who owns a landscaping business, if he would look at
things, come up with suggestions and ideas and pass them to the county engineer
for action. Commissioner Riley stated he
would gladly do so.
Commissioner Campbell noted the flag at
the courthouse has deteriorated badly.
It was determined the flag needed replacing. I volunteered to furnish the county with a
Motion to adjourn approved at 10:53 AM.