Ms. Cindy Knowlton from the Extension
Office gave an update report to the commission body. She spoke on the HIPPY program, a variety of
4-H spring projects and a steer and heifer show scheduled for 25 February. She announced there will be a beekeepers
handling and training meeting the last Tuesday of each month. Starting time is 6 PM.
Ms. Knowlton spoke of a CDC 5 year
grant. This grant is in its second 5
year period. Conecuh was not included in
the first segment. There will be a total
of 3 more periods over the time allotted.
This round is to investigate and conduct training in areas where people
are considered obese. Conecuh and 12
other counties are involved in this how we live study group. An overview of findings will be conducted in
March or April. This overview will come
County Engineer Foshee addressed the
commission body about the bridge repair on County Road 63. He stated he had a contract sitting at the
ready to start the project. This will be
addressed in the commission meeting after the budget planning meeting today.
Mr. Foshee stated he had some P. O.’s
dealing with C. R. 19 and 63 in need of approving.
The engineer announced that we should be
changing pits this week. They are
planning on moving to a pit on Panther Creek Road and owned by the Cook family.
A discussion on which roads were to
receive paving in each district was briefly discussed. District 1 plans of doing a portion of Santee
Road and the Bull Slough Road, unsure of which road(s) District 2 plans on
spending its money on. District 3 will
be doing McInnis Road, District 4 Cherry Lane and a portion of Santee
Road. District 5 will be working the
China Road and Ikner Road.
The County Administrator advised the
commission that Lyeffion Water Authority had advanced 2 board members names
asking for their re-election to the board.
Mr. Nelson Crandall and Mr. Antonio Woods Sr. are the names to be
It was noted the new Probate Judge has
asked for new carpet in the office. Cost
is $1,882.80. To be handled in
Ms. Brown noted that at one time the
employees had name tags to identify them.
She requested the commissioners return to this system provided the cost
was not prohibitive.
County Attorney Bishop briefly discussed
what constitutes a merit employee. A
request for a definition has been made to the Attorney General but as of now
there is no reply. This is to help the
payroll/personnel clerk to know how to handle the Sheriff’s Department employees
During the remarks and announcements
portion Commissioner Millender addressed the work session/meeting time
format. He noted that when the
commission body started working on the combined meetings it was in search of
the best way to conduct business. He
noted that today’s agenda had called for a 2 hours work session with commission
meeting to start at 11. He noted that
the work session was almost over and there was still a good bit of time left
until 11. Mr. Millender noted that what
we currently have is a mismanagement of time.
In his opinion and on his recommendation a motion will be introduced in
the regular meeting to set the commission meeting to start 1 hour after the
beginning of the work session.
Work session adjourned and budget hearing