Session 13 Aug 2019
to order at 9 AM by Chairman Riley.
Theresa Windham…..Animal Shelter
Ms. Windham ask that she be allowed to take
some of the Animal Shelter animals to a pet adoption fair sponsored by Tractor
Supply of Andalusia. Ms. Windham talked
to the store manager over the weekend and they came to a mutual agreement that,
should she supply animals for their adoption show, she could get all surplus
dog and cat food from Tractor Supplies impending reset. What a great deal for the county. A chance to adopt some of the animals out and
to get some free food for those remaining.
Ms. Windham also ask that the $25.00 adoption
fee for the county be waived for one month.
Something along the lines of what others are doing for a back to school
These issues will be taken up during the
Honorable Steve Fleming, Probate Judge
Mr. Fleming came before the commission body
to request a $25.00 per day raise for poll workers. He noted it has been quiet sometime since
these workers have received a raise and they are due. He also noted there will be some changes made
at the polls this year. One change that
is extremely noteworthy is allowing 16 year old students to observe the
operation of the polls and what happens during a voting cycle. A little show and tell beneficial to all.
The judge also pointed out a needed upgrade
to the software systems used by the probate office and by the motor vehicle
It will initially cost $30K per office to
introduce, however, there will be no charge to the county because he has
budgeted for these upgrades. He also
believes that within a year the cost of the system for the probate office may
well be paying for itself.
Johnny Brock EMA Director
Mr. Brock informed the commission body the
A/C in the Safe Room has been repaired at a very minimal cost. Seems there was a broken belt on one of the
A/C units and it now runs like a champ.
Discussion of rental agreements, key turnover
and procedures to be followed with the Safe Room were discussed again. There should be an updated contract forthcoming.
Randy Brock Sheriff
Sheriff Brock talked of an agreement between
his office and Franklin Medical about dental care for inmates. Franklin Medical has a jam-up dental facility
in Brewton and what Franklin Medical has purposed would make it foolish to turn
The sheriff has picked up 6 Federal inmates
and has been assured he will be getting more soon. The good aspect about this is, currently each
Federal inmate jailed in our facility earns the county $38.00 per day. When the money is allocated, $23.00 per day
goes into the county general fund.
Sheriff Brock stated that the $38.00 should increase to $45.00 soon
which will put that much more money in Conecuh’s coffers.
Winston Foshee County Engineer
Mr. Foshee brought information that Alabama
is entering into a program called ATRIP II which is similar to the old ATRIP
program except this one does not call for any matching county funds etc. to be
applied. Mr. Foshee noted that up to $2
Million dollars can be applied for and he wants permission to apply for it.
Stephanie Brown County Administrator
Ms. Brown noted that some board positions are
up for re-nomination, one of which is a board Chairman Riley is currently on.
Also, Ms. Marion Booker and Ms. Mary
Moncrease’s position on the DHR board is expiring.
Ms. Brown noted our budget year is
approaching and suggested setting a meeting soon so the county can set up it’s
30 day until out program. She noted
there are only 2 more regular commission meetings before drop dead time. It was suggested setting up a meeting on 27
Aug at 1 PM. To be addressed during
Commissioners Comments and Announcements
Commissioner Wendell Byrd noted that
traditionally the 3 Saturday in August has been considered Nymph day for
recognition of the community and family reunions. He asked that a resolution be passed
appointing the 3 Saturday of August as Nymph day be endorsed and proclaimed. For the regular meeting.
other business for the work session, it was closed at 9:55 AM.