County Commission Meeting 11 September 2017
Call to order at 9 AM by Chairman
Byrd. Invocation offered by Commissioner
Campbell followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
All members present for roll call.
The agenda and previous minutes were
approved as printed.
There were 2 new hires both within the
sheriff’s department. One separation
from the sheriff’s department. 36.75
hours of overtime submitted. Sheriff’s
department had 24, District 1 had 4 hours and 8.75 hours from the probate
Discussion on the 8.75 hours from the
probate office resulted in a change in current policy. It was moved that payment for overtime would
not be approved until it came before the commission body. This does not pertain to the sheriff’s
department or engineering. This motion
passed by majority vote, District 3 Commissioner Andrews voted no on this
There were no over the limit claims in
County Safe Room:
No one on hand to represent the safe room
Tech Tax Abatement Request:
Mr. Joo Kim came before the commission to
request a continuance of the tax abatement approved by the IDB. The IDB had approved a one year tax abatement
the process is still a work in progress and Guyoung Tech asked that it be
approved for one more year.
This move resulted in a unanimous vote of
approval however, by law, the abatement itself continues for a period of 10
McLendon- Continuing loan for EMC.
Mr. Gill McKenzie’s recent passing changed
the leadership stature of the hospital.
A loan guarantee was already in place prior to Mr. McKenzie’s untimely
passing. Mr. McLendon explained the new management
structure and assured the commission that nothing has really changed from the
previous approval of this measure.
Motion to continue with loan guarantee approved by unanimous vote.
EMA Director Johnny Brock informed the
commission body he had 2 grant documents that required the signature of the
chairman. These grants are in the amount
of $25,583.00 and $7,000.00. These will
be paid upon receipt of the chairs signature.
Mr. Foshee reminded the commission of the
J. M. Woods proposal on the dumptruck bid guarantee.
Mr. Foshee noted that he is still working
toward the resurfacing project on C. R. 43.
This resurfacing will be from the intersection of C. R. 42 to Simmons
Ms. Brown requested permission to have the
security X-Ray machine repaired. She
told the commission the last time repairs had to be made it required a company
coming here from California to do the work.
Commissioner Andrews noted he had a friend that was a retired X-Ray tech
and asked if the commission body could hold off until he checked with his
Ms. Brown noted that the time was running
out on approving a one-time bonus for retirees.
Duly noted by the commission body who stated they would take action
before the ending date.
Ms. Brown asked about the resolution
dealing with courthouse closure. It was
determined (via motion and unanimous vote) to allow the administrator and
chairman to make the determination on closing the courthouse.
Mr. Bishop recommended a work session to
go over the impending personnel handbook.
Special call meeting for this effort scheduled for 19 September at 1
PM. Mr. Bishop stated that in his
opinion this needed to be an executive session.
When given the opportunity, I asked Mr.
Bishop what heading he planned to apply to this discussing. His response was to do it under the heading
of legal. I told Mr. Bishop that I did
not think this personnel handbook discussion was not a candidate for executive
Comments and Announcements:
It was noted the chairmanship had changed
and ALATOM needed to be updated that District 4 Commissioner Wendell Byrd was
the new chairman and also a new member to the ALATOM group.
An emergency call meeting for budget
hearings and planning is on schedule for 10 AM 14 September 2017.
Adjourn: 10:02 AM