Commission Meeting 23
Called to order at 10 AM by Chairman
Riley, invocation offered by Commissioner Campbell followed by the Pledge of
Roll call showed District 4 Commissioner
Byrd absent, all others present.
The agenda and previous minutes were
approved as presented.
There has been one new hire in the jail
and one separation in the jail. There
was no overtime to approve.
There were no over-the-limit claims for
approval. Unanimous vote to pay the
A proclamation was read honoring the 50
annual Evans-Jacobs Family Reunion in the China community. This proclamation was adopted with a
unanimous vote of the commission body.
It was noted that Goodwyn, Mills and
Cawood said there was no further warranty on the A/C units with the exception
of the compressor. Mighty new building
and components to be having problems already.
Perhaps we should take a closer look at warranties during new
construction and with new purchases or perhaps we should take a closer look at
who we’re doing business with.
Commissioner Campbell is going to do some
additional checking on this issue.
Mr. Foshee pointed out that the paving
projects are on target.
The commission body discussed the use of
sprays within the county. It was
suggested that no spraying be allowed without first checking with the engineer
to ensure there would be no harmful chemicals used.
Ms. Brown informed the commission body on
A/C problems within the courthouse. Cost
will be $2,279.00 for a new compressor and 3 separate valves are needed at a
cost of $740.00 each for a total of $4,499,.00.
Motion made and approved by unanimous vote.
Commissioner Millender noted the
equalization board needed another person appointed. He recommended David Cook, in the audience,
be appointed to this board. Mr. Cook
agreed to the appointment and was confirmed by unanimous vote.
Discussion about the Economic Development
Office budget was discussed. It was
determined to make no changes at this time.
Announcements and Comments:
Commissioner Millender noted that the
Community Action Building, which also functions as a voting place for
elections, needed upgrading. Currently
there are no handicap bathroom facilities.
After discussion it was recommended that a plan on what needs to be done
be made, bids let for the improvements/changes and check if funding might be
available through capitol improvement funds.
Commissioner Andrews referenced a letter
submitted by Mr. Jerome Boykin at the last meeting dealing with perceived
unfair hiring practices. Mr. Andrews continued
saying that after careful reading of the letter he agreed with Mr. Boykin. He stated that it seems this county does
little to prevent problems from occurring, most especially including lawsuits
of issues such as this. He went on the
recommend the county get legal help in it’s hiring practices.
Commissioner Millender talked to the
problems with the courthouse again saying that he felt the county should
contract with Mr. Rutland about looking over the building and seeing what
needed to be done and go from there.
I stood and spoke on the paving projects
being done by the various commissioners and the engineer. I am aware of one road being paved that the
entire paved area contains a total of 2 houses, one of which is occupied. I noted that an alternate section of road
that, In my opinion, should have ranked much higher on the paving scale
contained 33 houses in a 7/10 mile area yet it remains unpaved after more than
12 years of request to the commission.
I delivered by a county department head
asking that their road not be paved.
If the survey is not going to be considered, why waste time filling them
out? I asked the commission body how
they could sit and say they were serving the people of the county when so many
are ignored and a select few get what they wantalso noted that I had been
contacted by the people in another paving project area that contained 3 houses
and, the residents of all 3 of these houses filled out a survey.