Commission Work Session 10 Sep 2019
be followed by Conecuh County Commission Meeting 10 Sep 2019
Chairman Riley announced the work schedule
was open at 9 AM.
County Extension Service Quarterly Report:
Cindy Knowlton gave an extensive report on the activities the extension service
was still involved in. One of the
projects they’ve kept abreast of is the bee keeping classes they have
sponsored. Also, a dog trainer from the
Lenox area has conducted some seminaries’ during this quarter. There are several other things the extension
service is looking into. Stop by and see
Cindy for a full update and let her know her efforts are appreciated.
She also announced that Alabama has started a health program to combat
obesity. There is grant money available
to get these programs started and keep them going. Currently Conecuh is one of the unhealthiest counties
in Alabama. It is grouped with 13 other
counties in contention for the $33,400.00 available in grant money to wage war
against this obesity monster.
Johnny Brock reported to the commission that the safe house rental contract has
been rewritten and submitted for commission approval. A suggestion was made that the thermostat for
the A/C be housed in a secure box and not allow the general public access to
was also discussed how the building would be cleaned up if more than one event
was scheduled over the same weekend. Ms.
Brown has this for action.
Mr. Brock acknowledged he had followed the recent hurricane and it’s
progress and he had his eye on some other storms brewing now.
Folks, remember to pay heed to our local EMA guru and DO NOT ignore
warning coming from his office. He is
our main step between calm weather and raging storms. Be informed, don’t get caught with your pants
Mr. Winston Foshee advised he has applied for the ATRIP 2 grant. This grant is a highly coveted grant and will
take every bit of political pull possible to get it. Engineer Foshee, in conjunction with the
application, submitted a letter to our local state elected officials and to
Governor Ivey. A copy of his letter will
posted with this report. I strongly
suggest everyone read it and become aware of what Conecuh (who always ranks
toward the bottom of everything) has done for the state of Alabama. Keep in mind the figures you’ll see in this
letter are for ALL 67 counties. We’ve
carried our share and now we feel it’s only fair the state gives back some of
theirs so we can keep up those roads hauling that oil for their profit.
recommended each and every commissioner should
contact our local house and state
officers and ask them for help. He will
personally contact Representative
Jackson. Also, don’t forget, Senator
Albritton also represents a portion
of Conecuh in his office.
a. Furnishing a credit
card for the Economic Development office was discussed.
b. The will be a meeting
on 17 September at 11 AM to discuss a potential hepatitis outbreak.
c. Ms. Stephanie Brown informed the commission
body the company handling the smart vision software has offered training,
including individualized training for up to 12 hours at a cost of
$2,100.00. If not used there is no
d. Euthanization school has been scheduled in
Birmingham for the Animal Shelter Chief Impounding Office.
e. DHR has submitted an email discussing the age
of and need for a new/updated security system.
f. Ms. Brown advised that it’s time for the
yearly determination for which juvenile facility Conecuh will use to hold its
Comments and Remarks:
1. A general discussion dealing with voting
houses at different voting precincts ensued.
Superintendent of Education Byrd informed the commissioner the board of
education only maintained the nutrition center for storage space. Any improvements needed to upgrade it as a
polling place would fall strictly on the county.
Commissioner Millender suggested talking with
the probate judge and brainstorm.
WONDER WHAT MR. BYRD’S RESPONSE WOULD HAVE
BEEN IF THE COUNTY WITHELD THE MONTHLY MONEY THEY ARE PAYING TOWARD THE OLD, NO
LONGER USED AS BOARD OF EDUCATION SPACES AT SOUTHSIDE AND USED IT TO FIX
POLLING PLACES.(MY OPINION).
adjourned at 9:55 AM
resume with Commission Meeting.
MR. FOSHEE’S LETTER TO GOVERNOR IVEY
Please note the amount of money Conecuh has paid into the state