Work Session 30 Dec 2019
to order at 9 AM by Chairman Riley.
Mr. Tim Covan came before the commission to
talk once more of building an arena. He
announced that this year’s calf show is scheduled for Saturday, 29 February,
He also spoke of getting a stage built. The city has agreed to support him in
building this stage. Cost is a little
over $10,000.00. He asked the commission
for assistance in funding this. The
stage will be a multi-purpose usage item.
The commission agreed to talk to the city and meet again on giving
Revenue Commissioner Jimmie Bell came before
the commission to respond to tasking giving him at the last meeting. Mr. Bell asked for either blinds or tint for
the windows in his office spaces that face the hall. He was told to get prices and return. The prices are: Tint….$200.00……Blinds $310.48.
To have action taken during meeting.
County Engineer Winston Foshee had nothing to
report. Mr. Foshee was asked about the
impending charge to be levied on employees using county vehicles to travel from
home to work and return.
There is a fee of $3.00 supposed to be
charged when an employee takes a county vehicle home. Mr. Foshee noted that call out crews should
not have to pay the usage fee when they are being called out. Everyone agrees. General consensus was, it’s in the handbook
and should be followed that employees using a county vehicle to travel to and
from home to work and back should/would be charged the $3.00. More to follow.
County Administrator Stephanie Brown advised
the commission body that District Judge Brock will be retiring on 14
January. She also informed the
commissioners there will be a district meeting on 7 January 2020 at 6 PM.
Ms. Brown also addressed an issue from the
previous meeting dealing with a dirt county discrepancy. Each time a load is taken from a pit it is to
be documented to ensure the pit owner gets proper pay and help the county keep
tab on usage. It was noted there was a
difference of 58 loads between the excavator driver and truck drivers. This equates to lousy bookkeeping and
inattention to detail.
It was noted that the employees involved in
loading and moving dirt need to pay more attention to detail. It was also noted that dirt sheets needed to
be turned in monthly for review. It was
established the last day of the month was turn in time for these dirt sheets.
It was also noted graffiti had been painted
on the side of the safe house. After
discussion it was determined EMA Director Brock would take care of getting the
graffiti removed and check into having cameras installed to help prevent these
instances from occurring.
Animal Shelter Chief Impounding Officer
Ms. Windham came before the commission to
explain the cost affiliated with her euthanize qualifications. She explained that the school she attended
did not issue final qualification, she was required to work with a local vet
and had some other requirements before she could be certified, plus this
certification is an on- going program.
She explained how, after completing the local training, she has to submit
an application to the board of veterinary medicine for approval. They, in turn, come and inspect the facility
and issue a permit. She will then be
issued a DEA license to be able to acquire and order the medicine needed.
In conjunction with this explanation, she
also informed the commission body that the ceiling in the front room has yet to
be repaired, it is still on the verge of falling down. Also, the front office lights are not working
properly. She was advised to see what
see could do toward getting these problems fixed.
Commissioner’s Comments and Announcements.
District 2 Commissioner Riley announced that
one of his employees was retiring and he requested that he be allowed to do an “in
house” advertising for replacement.
News Media Comments: Nothing
Adjourn: 9:40 AM