Session 8 Jan 2019
Meeting started with County Administrator
Stephanie Brown reminding the commissioners an invoice from Baldwin County jail
has been submitted covering juvenile detention.
The invoice is in the amount of $3,150.00 and is for November 2018.
The lease agreement on the David Burt
Building was discussed. Current lease
payment is $2,666.66 per month which equals $12.70 per square foot. Discussion of doing requested updates and
improvements linked with increasing the rental amount was introduced. No real decision on doing the updates were
Declarations requiring the chairman’s
signature were introduced. Most dealt
with insurance coverage.
area of discussion was the county IDB which is, in essence, a non-functioning
board that seems unable to be staffed and does not meet. The insurance for this entity is $5,000.00
per year. After discussion about how to
get this board active and working with our Economic Developers, it was determined,
regardless of the status of the board, the insurance must be paid. Commissioner Millender’s closing statement
was “we need a functioning board.”
Owner and editor of what was the Monthly
View and is now the Countian, Jim Allen, submitted a request for the commission
to continue the county advertising policy in his new edition as they had with
the Monthly View. After discussion,
mostly on cost, it was determined Mr. Allen charged a flat rate $95.00 per item
in the paper.
Ms. Brown advised of a meeting taking
place in Grove Hill on 24 January 2019.
Commissioners Riley and Andrews will attend.
Ms. Brown advised the commission of requisitions
dealing with bridge work on County Road 63.
To be discussed further with the engineer.
Mr. Foshee stated that the bridge work was
set to go upon approval from the commission body. Total cost is estimated at $400,000.00. A discussion as to where the funds were to
come from ensued. Commissioner Riley
stated he was under the belief the commission had approved a $500,000.00 fund
transfer and new bank account to cover the cost of this work. After further checking of previous minutes it
was determined that the $500,000.00 had not been earmarked for this project but
was for paving in the county and other projects.
Commissioner Millender suggested they hold
a budget meeting to determine where and how to set these funds up. It was determined that a budget meeting will
be held on 22 January during the work session.
Mr. Foshee also informed the commission
that the state will be doing a paving/resurfacing of Hwy. 84 at the old
Kendrick’s store location where County Road 7 intersects with 84. The state intends to resurface a portion of
County Road 7 for a short distance out each side. Mr. Foshee stated that, although it will be a
help, the state’s project will still be short of covering the bad area at the
intersection. Foshee said he had talked
to the person in charge of the paving project and they would increase the
amount of paving they would do to cover the bad areas on C. R. 7, however, it
would require the county paying an additional $3,100.00 in cost to accomplish
this. Compared to what it would cost
the county to hire a contractor to cover this, this is a small price to
pay. It will be discussed at the regular
Commissioner Millender noted that the
Merit Board had met dealing with the applications received for the position of
Chief Impounding Officer the Animal Shelter.
It was determined the commission body needed to conduct interviews and
hire someone to run the shelter.
Chairman Andrews appointed Commissioners
Millender and Riley, Administrator Brown and Payroll/personnel clerk Leigh to
hold these interviews. They are
scheduled for start at 10 AM on 14 January 2019.
Commissioner Riley reported he had checked
on the water leak at the DHR building and repaired the same. Leak is fixed, kudo’s to Commissioner Riley.
Commissioner Andrews ask for directions on
what to do about an old trailer he had gotten rid of several months back. It is currently located at the Nall pit. It was determined to put it on Gov. Deals,
buy where at, pick up where at.
Commissioner Millender noted they need to
get with the county attorney and press the Attorney General for a determination
as to who is or is not a merit employee.
Job descriptions are in and reviewed by
the Department Heads. The commission
will review and take action from there.
work session ended to resume with regular meeting at 11 AM.
Commission Meeting 8
Meeting called to order and opened with
prayer and pledge at 11 AM.
Roll call showed all members present.
agenda and previous minutes were approved by unanimous vote.
It was reported the Merit Board results
for the hiring of a Chief Impounding Officer were in. An interview committee consisting of
Commissioners Millender, Riley, Administrator Brown and Payroll/personnel clerk
Leigh is to meet and conduct interviews on 14 January 2019 at 10 AM.
There were 4 invoices over the amount of
$500.00 requiring approval from the General Fund. 2 Invoices over $3,000.00 was approved from
the Gasoline Fund.
A budget hearing/work session meeting will
be held 22 January to discuss how to pay for the bridge repair on C. R. 63.
A payment cost of $3,100.00 was approved
for the state to extend their proposed resurfacing of a section of C. R. 7 that
borders Hwy. 84.
An invoice from Baldwin County for $3,100.00
dealing with juvenile detention was approved for payment.
Liability insurance coverage for the IDB
was approved in a total amount $194,942.00 was approved.
David Burt Building repairs as requested
Commissioner Riley made a motion to
approve continuing payment to Mr. Jim Allen for advertising in the Countian
newspaper. Motion died due to a lack of
Attorney, nothing to report.
Comments and Announcements: None
Session to discuss Matter of Trade and Commerce. Approved by unanimous vote.
Closed to the public.
Meeting recessed to complete E-911
nothing to report. Meeting adjourned 12:10.
recessed until 1 PM.
1 PM. Immediate executive session called
and approved 1:05 PM.
1:50PM, motion to adjourn forwarded at
1:51 PM. Approved.
all folks, almost 2 PM. I’m at the point
that if you want to know what’s going on, attend the meeting. Another day I can’t get back wasted.