Work Session 12 Feb 2019
session commenced at 9 AM.
Commissioner Bell was first on the work session agenda. He asked the commission permission to hire
one person to fully staff his office.
Discussion on this issue revealed the
position had been unoccupied for 5 years.
Mr. Bell had approached the commission in the past asking that this
position be done away with and the pay set aside for it and it be given to the
remaining employees. When it was
determined the way Mr. Bell had attempted to handle this position was not
legal, the position was dropped with no money in the budget to pick it back up.
It was discussed that during the next
budget preparation the position could be
put back into play with funding and
Mr. Bell could hire someone to fill it.
This did not satisfy Mr. Bell but
after further discussion he seemed to determine
it could be in his best interest to
Engineer…. Mr. Foshee was not available
for the meeting.
Ms. Brown noted that she is the County
Administrator but it seems that when problems arise everyone thinks it is her
responsibility. It doesn’t matter
whether it’s a matter of A/C not working to plugged drains to leaks, Ms. Brown
is the person they make a bee line for.
It was determined that the need of hiring a maintenance
person to be the point of contact for these problems. This maintenance person should be someone
with contacts and people in a variety of repair areas such as carpenters,
plumbers, electricians, etc.
Commission Riley volunteered to contact some
prospects to cover the maintenance problems associated with the builds under
the counties care.
An item for discussion in the regular meeting
will be the proper way to handle emergency procedures, such as who, what,
where, etc. To EMA Director Brock for
his assistance in this effort too.
Ms. Brown requested consideration be given to
purchasing blinds for some office windows in the court house. As of now if she is in her office conducting
business by virtue of no coverings on her windows, everything she is doing is
open to the public.
Ms. Brown announced the state has approved
the travel pay rate to increase to $.58 per mile, current pay is $.54.5. It will be determined during the meeting
which amount is adopted.
Ms. Brown announced she had received several
request from the newly opened animal shelter dealing with hours of operation,
intake and adoption of animals, how many animals they can operate with. This is to be taken up during the regular
Ms. Brown advised the commission board that a
meeting will be held at Hillcrest High School and it has been requested that at
least one commissioner be on hand to field any questions. This meeting will be 14 February from 9 AM-12
Mr. Bishop announced he had finished the
amendment of the Economic Developers contracts and should have them ready for
file after signatures.
Mr. Bishop also noted he has prepared
contracts for the polling areas during elections.
He has also prepared a resolution for the
recommended ACCA tax proposal that will be addressed later.
Mr. Bishop hopes to have an opinion from the
office of the Attorney General in reference to a question posed via the
Comments and Announcements:
Commissioner Riley announced he needs to hire
a person to bring his road crew up to the 3 people he is authorized and needs.
Commissioner Andrews made a recommendation
that once an issue comes up that it remain an agenda item until it is
He also noted that each district in the
county is responsible for 80 miles of dirt road and that each district should
have 3 employees minimum.
Commissioner Millender noted that, in his
opinion, the county would be better off to adopt the unit system of handling personnel
The work session ended here at 10:01 AM.