Meeting 26 March 2018
Call to order at 9 AM by Chairman Byrd,
invocation by Commissioner Campbell followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call showed all members present, the
agenda was approved as written and the previous minutes were approved as read.
There were 2 new hires and one
rehire. The 2 new hires were for jail C.
O.’s and the rehire was for a County Deputy position.
A total of 6 hours of overtime was
submitted by the motor vehicle division and was approved.
There were no over the limit claims in
either gasoline or general fund.
Again there was no one present to give a
Tech-Tax Abatement Request:
Mr. Joo Kim from Guyoung Tech was on hand
with a report that Guyoung Tech started a new hire program today whereby they
will hire an additional 25 people. They
are also installing new equipment. This
expansion is to place Guyoung Tech in the position to handle the “Santa Fe”. The abatement is for a 10 year period at the
end of that time Commissioner Millender noted Guyoung Tech could re-approach
the commission body and request an additional 10 years. Tax abatement approved by unanimous vote.
Mayor Kirksey of Castleberry approached
the commission asking for help in getting some Castleberry roads patched. He noted the Strawberry Festival is scheduled
for 21 April. Board member andrews
stated the county would help them in these patching jobs. County engineer Foshee noted that the patch
jobs were the responsibility of his department and he had a schedule he was
attempting to follow and would get to Castleberry when the opportunity offered
itself. He also noted the weather as of
late had not been favorable to patching or paving.
Tensions were felt in the meeting chambers
as Andrews attempted to explain to Mr. Foshee that the Castleberry streets were
also considered county roads and the Castleberry citizens paid their
taxes. Mr. Foshee’s reply was those
roads were considered city streets. He noted
he worked for the body of 5 commissioners and they gave him direction, until he
was told otherwise he would be following his schedule. He noted any patching in Castleberry in the
past has always been done by the county and he would handle it this time too.
Mr. Foshee informed the commission the 4
motor-graders were being prepared for selling and is working on a guarantee
system. There are 3 companies in the
bidding war for our used equipment with the following results;
is guaranteeing $180,420.00; J. M. Woods
guarantees $223,200.00 and Richie Brothers comes in with a guarantee of
$221,325.00. Take these figures, divide
them by four for the units we’re are getting rid of and you’ll find out what we’re
getting from each grader. These graders
were originally bought in May of 2008.
Mr. Foshee noted he had been contacted
asking for the county to overtake upkeep on a dirt road approximately 2/10 mile
in distance. This road is an offshoot
from Brushy Creek Road. A motion was
made to accept the proposal and, when voted on, passed by unanimous vote.
Ms. Brown announced a meeting for
administrators was to be held on 4 April 2018 in Mobile and she planned to
Nothing to report
Nothing to report
for Executive Session to discuss Matters of Commerce and/or trade:
All Districts voted in favor of the
executive session which began at 9:20 AM.
to Regular Session:
Returned to regular session at 9:45. It was announced the county had discussed
entering into a business agreement with “Next Move Group” represented by Mr.
Chad Chancellor. Mr. Chancellor spoke
briefly about what his company would provide over the next year which included
contacting 5 different organizations every normal work day with designs of
expansion that would fit with Conecuh’s look to the future. The cost of the contract with this group is
$24,000.00 annually to be paid in 1/3 installments. If, at any time the county fills Next Move
Group is not fulfilling their obligations they may stop payment and drop the
The floor was opened for questions and I
asked Mr. Chancellor if the City of Evergreen had been in contact with his
company as part of a possible joint effort.
Mr. Chancellor informed me Evergreen had not been in contact with them.
A motion to enter into this contract was
made, seconded and passed by unanimous vote.
Another request to enter into executive
session was made and honored at 10:55 AM.
This one was to discuss good name and character.
After waiting for 20 additional minutes I
discovered I’d had all the fun I could for a meeting day and left. I was later told no action followed the
executive session; in fact, the first matter of business out of executive
session was a motion to adjourn.