Session 23 July 2019
Chairman Riley started the work session at
9 AM by calling on EMA Director Brock.
Mr. Brock stated that, as directed, he had
contacted Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood about the perceived A/C problems at the
safe room. Complaints had been turned in
that one of the A/C units did not seem to be performing.
Mr. Brock reported that there is no
further warranty on the A/C units other than a warranty on the compressor. This will necessitate that someone in the A/C
business be contacted to check out what problem(s) may exist with the A/C
The lack of warranty on the A/C units led
to further discussion about what kind of bang are we getting for our buck in
the warranty world. Commissioner
Millender voiced that the warranties offered by what seems to be a continuing
group of flim-flam artist need to have a closer (legal) look at them and the
county needs to find a way to hold the contractor responsible.
It was also noted that the rental
agreement for the safe room needs to be reevaluated and some changes
incorporated. Back to back (weekend)
rental possibilities need to be worked out as to key pickup and return. Also, cleanup of the building and how it’s to
be handled is another subject for discussion.
It was noted that smaller trash cans and bags need to be available.
The rental contract also needs a
cancellation clause in it. We can’t lose
sight of what that building was built for and the fact that it was paid for
from grant money. Safety of citizens is
the top priority and in the event of inclement weather, that building must be
made available to those seeking/needing shelter/safety.
EMA Director Brock noted that WIFI and TV
needed to be available in the building so those in shelter there will be able
to communicate and determine what is going on weather-wise.
Engineer Foshee was unavailable for the meeting.
Ms. Brown advised the commission body of
cost associated with a variety of A/C components that need replacing. This is to be addressed in the regular
She also talked to the commissioners about
the Economical Director’s contract. In
conjunction with the contract, there was some discussion about funding of the
Economic Department for the remainder of this year and next year
requirements. We are now down to 1
Comments and Announcements:
Chairman Riley advised the commissioners
that he had been on the courthouse roof to look things over and see what he
could about the leakage problem we’ve had.
He noted there were several minor cracks. In his opinion, the roof needs resealing and
Leakage around the windows in the
courthouse is also a problem. It seems
that seals around the windows are allowing water to come through and creating
more leak problems. Commissioner
Millender stated that he thought the windows in question were supposed to have
a lifetime warranty on them.
Commissioner Millender recommended that
someone be hired to do the repair job ASAP before these problems lead to more.
More discussion about A/C units and their
warranty ensued. It was pointed out that
the A/C units purchased and in use by the county were consider commercial units
and the warranty of commercial units was less than that of residences. Commissioner Campbell stated he knew someone
in the business and he would check with them and get a good insight of what is
and is not supposed to be covered under warranty.
There were no news media comments.
was adjourned at 9:45 AM with regular commission meeting to start at 10 AM.