10 Dec. 2019
to order at 9 AM by Chairman Riley.
Mr. Jimmy Bell, Revenue Commissioner.
Mr. Bell spoke of the open window scheme to
his office anyone traveling through the hall can see directly into his spaces
to see what’s going on. Even more
troubling is his workers being distracted by people waving or knocking on the
Mr. Bell believes if mirror tint or blinds
are put up it would solve this problem for him.
Mr. Bell was told blinds should fit into the décor
better than tint. He is to investigate,
get a price and bring it back.
Judge Fleming is busy covering other duties.
Brock, EMA director:
Mr. Brock reported that to get phone and
internet services to the Safe Room will cost approximately $192.00 per
month. He noted Media Com TV service
will be furnished at no cost.
Key control for the Safe Room was discussed
briefly until it was determined with key control being in the hands of the crew
designated to prepare and make the safe room ready.
Mr. Brock also reported the estimates for the
E911/EMA building are in.
Winston Foshee, County Engineer: Not available.
County Administrator, Stephanie Brown:
Ms. Brown has 2 invoices to brief the
commission on. The first is for the
juvenile holding cell in Escambia County.
The other is an invoice from Evergreen Veterinary Service, Dr. Hal Noble,
reflecting charges for continuing training for Ms. Windham.
The commission body thought that upon
completion of euthanasia school Ms. Windham would be completely qualified to conduct
that portion of the job. Ms. Windham
attended the school in Birmingham, AL. and returned knowing she had further
training to do. The administrator’s
problem with the invoice, as she said, this continued training had not been
After discussion it was determined to have
Ms. Windham attend the next meeting and see what needs to be worked out.
There was some discussion that it may well be
cheaper to return to the method of allowing the Vet to euthanize the animals.
This will be something worked out at the next
Ms. Brown noted one employee has not worked
enough time to qualify for the county to pay for their insurance. To qualify, an employee must work at least 15
Ms. Brown also noted a payment for the
Sheriff’s Department Silverado was due now and another would be due in
April. These are $11,836.71
payments. Ms. Brown advised there is a
shortage of money to pay this bill right now.
Comments and Announcements:
Commissioner Andrews noted that both the
sheriff and the engineer were absent and there were questions the commissioners
needed answering by both these individuals.
He suggested taking an extra effort to ensure both of these “players”
would be available for meetings.
Commissioner Riley noted that using dirt
tally sheets he and the engineer had determined that between the pit and the
trucks there was a 58 load difference.
(Unaccounted for dirt).
clarification, this is a difference in loads that have been documented. If, for whatever reason, a driver in need of
dirt went to the pit, loaded their truck and did not write it down, there would
be no way to know that would be a missing load.
to Adjourn: 9:35 AM
COMMISSION MEETING 10
to order at 1000 AM by Chairman Riley:
by Commissioner Campbell followed by the pledge of Allegiance and roll
call. All members present.
the agenda: Chairman Riley attempted to
amend the executive session on the agenda to include a “Good Name and Character”
along with the matters of commerce already on the schedule. Agenda approved by unanimous vote with no
Approve previous minutes: The previous minutes were approved by unanimous
report: There was 1 new hire for the
Sheriff’s Department, 1 new hire for corrections officer. There was on separation from the jail, and
one adjustment from full time to part time with the jail nurse.
The jail had 30.5 hours overtime, 24 hours
overtime to the engineering department and 8 hours overtime to district 4 for a
total of 62.5 hours
Approve the claims: There were 2 claims over the $500.00 and no
over the limit for the $3,000.00.
A. Ms. Brown has paperwork needing the chairman’s
signature for procession.
Payment. To come out of the General Fund. Will be discussed further at the next work
session with the sheriff in attendance.
C. It was noted the County Engineer’s contract
needed renewing. It is a self-contained
contract that renews with no additional items for discussion.
Commissioners Comments and Announcements:
Commissioners Campbell asked about the
standing of getting the cat ceiling repaired along with fixing the front room
lighting in the Animal Shelter.
Commissioner Andrews reiterated his request
the sheriff and engineer attend work sessions.
A question arose about the cost of using
county vehicles. Under the handbook
there should be an equipment supervisor assigned. Who is it?
Commissioner Andrews indicated he thought it should be the engineer.
I ask Commissioner Campbell what the status
of the ongoing investigation of the illegal dirt transfer by one of his
employees. He stated he had hoped to be
ready with answers today but it would be the next meeting before he could
I told Mr. Campbell it was becoming an embarrassment
to me to have to continue asking what is going on and it should certainly be an
embarrassment to him. I stated that if
the county handbook was being utilized, as it should be the proper instrument
for any action in this situation there should be no need to continue drawing it
out. Just follow the handbook.
Executive Session: Matters of Commerce: All Districts voted yes to enter into
Executive session ended at 10:50 AM.
Regular session resumed at 10:50 AM.
Commissioner Millender announced the
county has entered into a contract with Louisiana Pacific to purchase a large
partial of land on Hwy. 29 for business development. For any further information it was encouraged
to contact Economic Director Taylor.
to adjourn: 10:55 AM