Mtg. 25 Feb 2020
Call to order at 10 AM by Chairman
Millender. Prayer offered by
Commissioner Riley followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call showed all Commissioners
The agenda and minutes from previous
meetings were approved by unanimous vote.
There were 2 new hires as dispatchers for the
jail. There was 1 separation from
dispatcher at the jail.
16 hours of overtime from District One
needed approval. Approved by unanimous
Ms. Lee informed the commissioners that
she had 2 people willing to be drug testers for the re-instated drug testing
program. Ms. Caylor and Mr. Taylor have
offered themselves for the position.
After discussion it was determined to invite them to a work session to
answer any question the commissioners may have.
One will be invited for the work session on 12 March and the other for
The question arose as to how the random
list would be generated. This detail
will be worked out at the next session also.
The charge for driving a county vehicle to
and from home has been re-instituted. If
you drive a county vehicle and use it to go home overnight you will be charged
$3.00 usage fee for it. Program has
There were no over the limit claims for
Mr. Foshee advised the commissioners the
gas fund money should be forthcoming soon.
The amount has changed. We did
get $533,000.00, that figure has dropped to $400,000.00. Let’s keep an eyeball out and see what roads
these funds are spent on.
Foshee is calling for all districts to
bring their dump trucks to Engineering Department for GPS installation. There will be a monthly charge for this
service but it is overdue. Had there
been GPS on these trucks before perhaps all those loads of dirt delivered to an
individual could have been stopped.
Time for bid opening. Mr. Foshee noted the bids were for guard
rails on the bridge on County Road 63 near Travis Bridge
Upon opening the bids the job was awarded
to the low bidder, C and H Construction for a bid of $21,600.00. This should just about be the end of the road
for the bridge replacement. Figures I’ve
computed out from information given out at meeting puts that bridge replacement
cost at approximately $476,000.00. This
was another “shoot ourselves in the foot” cost.
An over the weight limit county truck had driven across the bridge
causing it to collapse. How many miles
of pavement could we have done with that $476,000.00 figure? Just the cost of doing business passed on to
our tax payer base.
Ms. Brown addressed the cooling tower and
needed repairs for it. ProAir has given
an estimate of $24,230.00. This is for
cooling the courthouse and is an absolutely needed item and a must do before
hot season gets here. Commissioner
Campbell requested there be more time for research. He was tasked with getting information
together and be prepared to present at the next work session.
The stage project at the park was
addressed with the commission agreeing to pay the cost of the concrete work at
a total of $8,950.00, to be paid after work is done and invoice offered. A requirement that Mayor Wolff, city of Evergreen,
also sight a letter of agreement showing the city will also pay, at a minimum,
that amount of money on the project too.
comments and announcements:
Discussion of the number of beds being
used by Federal inmates ensued. Also,
the amount of funds being paid to the county was addressed. The only thing it seemed to show here was, no
one was sure what amount of income the county received for this program.
Sheriff Brock (in the hospital) had passed to Commissioner Millender that
he would like to request another part-time driver to assist in pickup and
delivery of the Fed inmates. Not more
than 30 hours per week. Motion to
approve received unanimous approval.
Again discussion on the need of a
maintenance person was addressed. This
issue is to be addressed at the next work session. It was suggested the job description be
reviewed and any updates made.
Commissioner Campbell made a motion that
GPS units be added to the pickup truck population owned by the county. After discussion and a call for vote the
motion failed on a 2 ayes – 3 nays vote.
The 3 commissioners voting No said they did so, not because the GPS
system was a bad idea or system but because they wanted some guarantees that a
person violating the procedure would face some type of disciplinary procedures,
unlike what has happened recently.
Media Comments: None
Adjourn: 10:40 AM