Commission Meeting 26
Prior to calling the meeting to order
Chairman Andrews asked Ms. Hawsey (in the audience) for an update on
Commissioner Campbell and his family currently in Nebraska with his
granddaughter undergoing medical treatment.
Ms. Hawsey informed the group that the
child had undergone a heart operation yesterday (Monday, 25 March). She did well with the operation but has
numerous more medical treatments to undergo before being cleared of these
Hopes, thoughts and prayers to the
Campbell family as they continue this journey.
to order by Chairman Andrews at 10 AM.
Opening benediction offered by Commissioner Riley followed by the Pledge
call showed all members present with the exception of Commissioner Campbell.
Agenda was approved as printed. Minutes
from the previous 2 meetings were approved as read.
No new hires listed. One separation. No overtime.
Report approved as presented.
Ms. Lee announced some problems dealing
with an employee. Seems this employee
was involved in an accident and, to this point, failed to take the required
drug test IAW published policy. In fact,
the way I understand it, this accident went unreported for 8 days. It was indicated the department head knew of
this problem. She asked the
commissioners what direction should she take.
Commissioner Riley noted that when
anything happened in his district he complied with the items listed in the
handbook, to include a drug testing afterwards.
To further complicate matters, the Meadowbrook insurance company has
also been in contact with the county over a non-payment of a medical co-pay.
A motion was made that any employee being
paid by county money will follow the handbook.
This issue has not been put to bed yet and I, for one, am sure we will
Ms. Lee requested permission to send all
Department Heads a letter advising them to put time sheets in on Monday, prior
to noon. It was noted that if those time
sheets were being put in on Friday, they were being filled out ahead of time.
over the limit claims. Approved by
Judge Steve Flemming, also IDB treasurer, and other members of the IDB were on
hand to present the county with a $175,000.00 check as a loan payback from a
2012 loan dealing with money for the “Gerber Building.”
Authorized to purchase 1 herbicide tank
at a cost of $6,200.00.
Permission was granted for the extension
department to be allowed to put a shed up in the back of the David Burt
Attorney: Not available.
was agreed that Ms. Fortis along with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood be allowed to
present proposals on the pending arena project.
Comments and Announcements:
Commissioner Andrews noted District 3 was
currently without a backhoe. The one
currently assigned to the district is broken beyond reasonable repair.
Commissioner Riley brought up the fact that
District 3’s backhoe had been used to load dump trucks from an alternate pit
that the commission group had agreed to use and that extra stress and strain
probably did a lot toward contributing to the failure of the backhoe. He went on to say that he was of the
understanding that once a pit was selected the excavator was moved there and
all commissioners should use that pit to pull dirt from it.
Mr. Andrews agreed he had used the backhoe
strictly as his own to load his trucks.
He did promise to follow the standing rules of the commission and use
the designated pit in the future.
Commissioner Riley made a motion that
Engineer Foshee be allowed to look and see what type of deal he could find in
an attempt to replace Mr. Andrews backhoe.
Mr. Riley’s motion did not get the required second and died on the
The recommendation by the Economic
Director dealing with incentives and recognition of impending new businesses is
adapted. Motion met with unanimous
further comments forthcoming:
Adjourned: 10:27 AM