Work Session: 9 AM Start
Pam Rogers was scheduled to give a report on a possible Boys and Girls Club
coming to Evergreen. She passed this
opportunity to Mr. Tim Wills, CEO of the
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama.
Mr. Wills’ presentation dealt with the
possibility of this group coming to Evergreen.
They’ve already got a site picked out (the old Armory) for them to
The program is aimed at 6-18 year olds. During the school year a membership fee will
be charged to those opting to be a member.
This fee is $30.00 each member.
The fee will go up during the out of school time.
Mr. Wills is looking for the city, county and
board of education to contribute to keep this program going. I heard Mr. Wills mention 2 different
figures, one of $200,000.00 and another of $150,000.00 per city and
county. The Board of Education has
agreed to do payment in kind by providing transportation.
Mr. Wills stated they anticipate serving
approximately 100 youth and teens each day.
The commissioners asked Mr. Wills to send a
letter outlining and asking what requirements they would need from the county
to make this program roll.
Mr. Johnny Brock noted he had a $1,000.00
check for the commission. This was
presented to Conecuh EMA’s number 2 ranking in Low Risk Loss Ratios. Mr. Brock noted it was not the work of one
person but a group working together to be able to enjoy the fruits of this
When asked, Mr. Brock stated there would be a
presentation on the safe room at the next meeting.
Not available at this time.
Ms. Brown advised the commission body that
paperwork for the recently fill DHR position must be redone. Ms. Dianne Moncrease was appointed to the
position, not Ms. Mary Moncrease.
The security system for DHR is in need of an
upgrade. Originally installed in 1995.
Juvie Detention bill to Escambia County was
The cages for the animal shelter were
Ms. Brown noted that purchase orders are not
being filled out completely. This is a
problem with almost all departments.
Ms. Brown advised the commission body that we
are about to go into our last month of this year’s budget. She will prepare a memo noting that emergency
purchases only are to be considered. As
of 15 September no purchasing is allowed.
Comments and Announcements.
Chairman Riley noted that the board needed to
make a decision on Probate Judge Fleming’s software request.
The situation of surplus equipment and it’s
disposition was discussed.
A question of person’s being allowed to give
some of their sick days to others was discussed.
News Media Comments:
The Conecuh County News and Views asked a question dealing with the
transfer of sick leave time. When a
person in a higher pay bracket donates leave to a person at a lower rate of
pay, how much compensation does the person receiving the additional leave get? They are paid at their normal rate.
Question to Mr. Wills with Boys and Girls Clubs. Currently it is projected there will be 100 persons
per day using their facilities, what impact will lesser participation have on
the program? No answer forthcoming.
The Conecuh County News and Views shared the information of a letter
from the law firm of Larson-O’brien dealing with scheduled meetings about the
impending “bike trail,” also known as the abandon railroad track and possible
eminent domain claims to be forthcoming.
There are two meetings scheduled, aimed primarily at assisting and
directing landowners as to their best move in view of government actions.
was the intent of the Conecuh County News and Views to ensure the commission
body be aware of these meetings in the event any of them wanted to attend.
Meeting closed at 10:04
Meeting 27 August 2019
to order at 10:06 by Chairman Riley.
by Chairman Riley followed by the pledge of allegiance.
Call showed all members present.
of the agenda was done by unanimous vote.
minutes were approved as read.
new hires, no separations, no overtime for approval.
Engineer: Mr. Foshee was unavailable for
Brown advised the commission again about the name change to the DHR board. Situation corrected by placing Ms. Dianne
Moncrease’s name on the board.
juvenile detention invoice from Escambia County was approved for a payment of
of the Animal Shelter and the cages needed.
It was determined the quality of the cages needed were fulfilled by only
one bidder, Miller Trading Company.
Motion to purchase was passed by 4 ayes-1 abstention vote.
Comments and announcements:
1. The situation of
surplus material on hand was discussed.
It was determined move out what is not practical or usable.
Millender questioned what progress has been made toward getting a maintenance
man in place. So far that program is
3. The request put forth
by the Probate Judge for software updating was approved by unanimous vote.
4. Duly noted the
wheelchair lift is not usable due to being to narrow in width. Cannot get a chair into it.
5. There has been no
report back from the people who looked at the roof.
6. There is a problem
about some of the polling places not having handicap restrooms available.
to adjourn at 10:30 AM