Work Session 9 June 2020
to order at 9:05 AM by Chairman Millender.
items: 1. Help funding a boat for the
Conecuh Rescue Squad, 2. Mr. Bob Watts, Community Development Group, Public
Hearing, 3. Mr. Jimmy Bell, Revenue Commissioner, 4. Other issues.
Andrews, District 3 announced his district was in need of truck driver,
Equipment Operator 3. The current driver
stepped down and Mr. Andrews wants permission to advertise for a replacement.
Engineer Foshee advised the commission body that the road going to the new pit
is in bad shape and needs repairs to be able to continue use. He noted he has already started work on it
and has received support but feels this support should be spread though out the
other districts. Mr. Foshee said he will
need a dozer operator plus a dump truck.
Foshee also wants to get the guard rail on the bride on C. R. 63 installed A.
S. A. P.
Millender talked of the new sign made for the newly acquired property on C. R.
29, formerly belonging to Louisiana Pacific.
He suggested the commissioners make a trip to the site after the meeting
and select the spot where the sign would be placed. He also questioned Mr. Foshee about the
cleanup of some trash piles and other debris in the area. Mr. Foshee advised the area was cleared.
Commissioner Bell advised that tomorrow, 10 May, was the date for the
delinquent tax land tax sale. Mr. Bell
asked for some guidelines he could follow in the event the sale could not be
conducted on the courthouse steps.
Holding the sale in the large courtroom or possibly the safe room were
Bell noted anything held inside in the courthouse would be very uncomfortable
due to no A/C. Ultimate decision, he
will proceed with the sale on the courthouse steps and will deal with it should
the weather not cooperate.
lack of A/C was addressed by County Administrator Brown. She stated KemAcqua has diagnosed the problem
to be a poor outlet to the chemical control and noted a GFI outlet needs
replacing. Estimated cost for this
repair is $2,375.08. This is in addition
to the $23,000.00+++ for the repair to the cooling tower. Chairman Millender tasked Commissioner Riley
to check into this and see if there might be a more economical repair
Robby Moore, Conecuh County Rescue Squad, came before the commission body
asking for a $2,500.00 donation to help fund a needed rescue boat. He noted that currently the rescue squad has
been using personal boats and/or other rescue units when a water recovery is
required. Mr. Moore noted the City of
Evergreen has pledged a like amount to help the rescue squad.
on this donation amongst the commissioners showed 2 commissioners were not in
favor of donating the full amount of money.
Commissioner Campbell noted that should they contribute to the Rescue
Squad there were 21 other volunteer rescue agencies in the county that would be
asking for help too and the county simply cannot meet all their needs. Commissioner Riley noted that the budget for
this year is not in the best shape, revenues are down and suggested a
contribution of a lesser nature. The 3
remaining commissioners were in favor of the funding.
Bob Watts and County Engineer Foshee discussed the road CDBG. Mr. Watts noted that survey forms for number
of buildings and residents had been circulated.
He noted these surveys are important and needed. He also advised any changes should be noted
and updated. Mr. Foshee’s road
repair/paving plan has been in place for quite some time and the consensus is
to continue following it.
costs of improvements and projected CDBG funds (with match) equals
$481,894.00. These are estimated cost
with the counties match bearing portion being $114,220.00. Approximately $17,674.00 will be the cash
Brown noted she was in receipt of a thank you letter from the David Burt
Building dealing with getting ServPro to take care of them.
adjourned at 9:58 AM.