Work Session 28 Jan 2020
Johnny Brock- EMA Director:
System. Has estimate from Miller Alarm
for 8 cameras, 1 monitor and 16 video recorder.
No other bids received at this time.
Commissioners recommend resending bid options to get a possible better
price. Bids will be looked at next
Safe-room- contract agreement: needs doctoring up some. Fire alarms went off during one of the
periods the room was rented out. Turns
out someone was frying chicken in the warming kitchen and caused the alarms to
trigger. Update contract to show no
cooking in the building.
EMA/E-911 bathroom fire. Insurance adjuster desires estimates. Policy is a $1,000.00 deducible. One bid in at this time from Darwin Covin
Thanks to Mr. Brock’s efforts, Conecuh County
has successfully met EMA requirements and had in hand a check for $29,824.00 to
turn into the county.
Foshee, County Engineer:
Mr. Foshee noted that a grant applied for
under the program “Rebuild AL” fell short and we did not get it. It can be reapplied for later this year.
questioned about CDBG road grants, Mr. Foshee noted they too were
unsuccessful. Must wait until next year
When asked about the cleanup at the Louisiana
Pacific area he responded that the work was completed except for the debris
cleanup which should be completed soon.
The county is set to move forward on cutting and
selling the timber on the new site. Some
discussion on how to get pay for it, either by lump sum or tonnage sale. Discussion on what to do with the proceeds
from this timber sale leaned in favor of putting the money back into the area
for further improvement and potential salability. The recommendation was for Mr. Foshee to head
up the “timber project.”
Brown, County Administrator:
Ms. Brown noted she had a bid for ceiling
repair in the animal shelter. $875.54
submitted by Salter’s Construction.
Commissioners instructed her to send out other bid packages.
Ms. Brown advised the Commissioners they were
invited to Courtroom A at 11 AM Friday for the swearing in ceremony of new
District Judge Clinton Hyde.
Comments and Announcements:
Mr. Matt Salter with Salter’s A/C noted
maintenance on the cooling tower has not been accomplished. Mr. Salter noted that problems within the
system with the boilers used for warmth are not working. The product used to clean these items are
feeding directly into them vice circulating.
It gets more complicated. If you
want more info, talk to the A/C man.
Commissioner Millender noted that current
Economic Developer, Jeff Taylor, plans on staying through the completion of the
LA-PAC project however, how does the county propose to compensate him?
Coupled with this, Mr. Millender stated his
belief that the county needs to increase efforts to find someone to take Mr.
Taylor’s place and allow them to become involved in this project too.
Conecuh seems to finally see a light at the end of the tunnel that might
not be an oncoming train only to lose the talents of Mr. Taylor. You know he must have some redeemable
features of the Governor of Kentucky, Mr. Taylor’s home state, has contacted
him and asked him to come to work for the state. What a gain for Kentucky, what a loss for
Commissioner Campbell questioned Mr. Foshee if
there would be any problem with putting county signs on the sides of trucks and
assigning a truck number to them.
Mr. Campbell also asked about possible GPS
for trucks. Mr. Foshee said he could
check into the GPS situation but felt certain it was available.
Mr. Campbell also asked about random drug
screening for employees. After discussion
it was determined the County Employee Handbook had a section dealing with this
and should be followed.
Media: No comments.