Commission Meeting 14
to order by Chairman Riley at 10 AM.
Foshee offered the opening prayer which was followed by the pledge of
call showed all members present.
Approved as presented.
minutes were approved as read.
Showed at total of 3 new hires and 2
separations. There was no overtime for
There were 3 claims above the $500.00
limit, that and the regular bills were approved for payment by unanimous vote.
Mr. Foshee noted he will get with the
probate judge upon his return and the voting machines will be handled.
Mr. Foshee also noted that Mr. Will Cook
be paid for the dirt hauled from his pit.
A motion to pay Mr. Cook passed by
unanimous vote. Commissioner Millender
gave a resounding Nay vote stating he wanted this blight on the counties record
resolved but he also wanted to be fair to Mr. Cook and as of now anything he
would be paid for would be nothing more than a guess. When asked about giving an estimate on the
number of loads of dirt taken to the private residence, Mr. Foshee said what
had been done was illegal and he did not want to get involved in any manner
with illegal items.
Commissioner Millender stated that in his
opinion there was a “cover-up” operation going on to try and sweep this issue
under the rug.
Ms. Brown noted the total estimate to fix
Ms. reminded the commissioners about the
lighting at the animal shelter. A motion
was made to repair/replace the lighting ($1,180.96) passed by unanimous
vote. Commissioner Millender noted that
the animal shelter repairman needs to look at the community action center too.
Ms. Brown asked the commissioners what position
did they wish to take on the payment of mileage. A motion to adopt the $.57.5 per mile passed
with a recommendation a resolution also be done to accompany this document.
Ms. Brown noted that she and Ms. Lee
desired to attend an office manages course being given in Prattville 8-9
April. Permission grated by unanimous
Deputy Randall Brown has left the sheriff’s
department. As per his contract, he must
pay back the funds spent by the county to get him to the spot he’s currently
A question on splitting holiday pay was
addressed. There will be no splitting of
The sheriff’s department has rehired Mr.
Andre Drakeford to the force. Based on a
ruling that one cannot be rehired for 6 months, it will require a waiver
because Mr. Drakeford has not been gone that long. The commissioners voted to allow Mr.
Drakeford to be rehired..
A motion to pay the $1,507.00 for the
title to the Lousiana Pacific property on the Owassa Highway passed.
Comments and Announcements:
Commissioner Millender advised the
commission body that repairs and upgrades need to be done to several polling
places in the county. No handicap
bathrooms. Must build to the outside to accommodate
Chairman Riley is in receipt of a letter
from the ATCA thanking the Conecuh Commissioners for their hosting of the last
I had several comments to make primarily
about the illegal dirt movement and the handling of that situation. I told the commissioners that I felt they
were dismal failures in their jobs, they had violated their oaths of office and
let all the citizens of the county down by their FAILURE to handle the
situation of the stolen dirt. I asked
them when did a person become a thief, was it when a penny was stolen or when a
million dollars was stolen.
session-Good name and character:
All districts voted to go into executive
session by voice vote. Time in: 10:55
Executive session ended at 11:01
motion to adjourn at 11:01: