Commission Meeting 23 April 2018
Call to order at 9 AM by Chairman
Byrd. Commissioner Riley gave the
invocation followed by the pledge of allegiance.
Roll call showed all members present.
The agenda was approved as printed. The previous 3 sets of minutes (including 2
Emergency Called Meetings) were approved after corrections.
No new hires, no separations. .50 minutes of overtime was split between
workers in the Probate Judge office.
Motion to approve received unanimous vote.
There were no claims over the $500.00 or
$3,000.00 limits. There are regular,
under the limit claims to be paid. Motion
to approve received unanimous vote.
County Safe Room:
EMA Director Johnny Brock noted the “knockbox”
was in hand and needed installing.
Mr. Brock noted there was a $19,500.00
grant available for cameras. He
requested permission to pursue this grant with the general idea of getting 7
indoor and 6 outdoor cameras. Permission
granted to pursue the grant.
Commissioner Millender suggested getting with Sheriff Brock on where to
place these cameras considering the sheriff’s department is responsible for
Mr. Foshee advised the new motor graders
are in. He asked that all motor grader
crews bring equipment and motor graders to engineer office tomorrow (Tuesday 24
April) where a swap out of gear can be conducted. He estimates 1.5 hours to complete the swap out. Mr. Faulkenberry of Warrior Tractor was on
hand also. He thanked the commission for
giving his company the opportunity to serve Conecuh and noted he would also
have person on hand tomorrow morning at the engineer office to address some of
the changes with the new equipment. One
item in particular, the new motor graders will have a password code that must
be input before the equipment can be used. There is also a master password code to be
given to the commissioners in the event something happens and their grader
person cannot be on hand.
Ms. Brown advised the commission body of
the financing for 2 bush hogs was completed.
She noted the motor grader cost was
$237,733.00 each. Financing is completed
for them; however she noted the commissioners wanted on grader put on a lease
program. She noted the lease grader is a
$20,000.00 cost payable in 2 equal annual payments.
Ms. Brown had a sample of a county map
from map solutions for the commissioner’s approval. Commissioner Millender asked if these maps
were currently given out free of charge or if there was a cost. Ms. Brown noted that in the past there had
been a $1.00 charge for the maps but that had gone by the wayside and the maps
were given out for no cost now. The
commissioners OK’ed ordering 150 maps.
She noted the total cost for the 3 motor
graders was $713,159.00.
Mr. Bishop noted lease renewal negations
with Mr. Pattel dealing with the KFC property at exit 96 were in progress.
Comments and Announcements:
Meeting with the Merit Board and
completing the handbook was stressed by
It was determined they would hold a work
session 30 April at 10 AM.
It was also determined that
recommendations for the Probate Judge’s salary is basically in a hold
status. It will take an act by state
legislature/house to change the Probate Judge salary.
Discussion of the animal shelter
renovation took place. It was questioned
whether or not to attempt to do the work with current county employees or
possibly use a contractor. It was
determined the first course of action was to make a list of and acquire
material for needed repairs. Discussion
showed there were several areas of concern that would require an outside
contractor to cover the situation.
Please note that just prior to the animal
shelter renovation conversation 3 people entered the commission chambers wearing
a Support Sid “T” shirt. They sat down
on the back row and never spoke.
I asked the commission body that, considering
it’s almost time for a chairmanship change based on their set schedule and
District 3 Commissioner Andrews is next in line to be chairman, if they had
made any contingency plans considering Andrews legal status, the fact he should
be going to trial soon and the probability of his conviction was very high. I was informed they had not made any plans as
of this time.
to Adjourn: 9:30 AM