Meeting 9 April 2018
to order at 9 AM by Chairman Byrd.
and pledge led by Chairman Byrd.
members present for roll call.
agenda and previous minutes were approved as read.
There were no new hires. Sid Lambert was separated from the animal
shelter. A total of 1.5 hours overtime
was approved for the Probate Judge Office.
When a vote was called for andrews opposed
the separation of Lambert. Motion
carried by majority vote.
There were 8 claims over the $500.00 limit
requiring approval including 2 invoices from Escambia County juvenile
detention. Commissioner Millender
announced he was working with the sheriff toward finding a way to lessen or
stop these charges. Motion to approve
met with unanimous approval.
Grant writer Cara Stallman presented a
list of items the commission body must completed prior to getting a $20,000.00
remaining portion of the current grant.
Ms. Stallman also announced that she was aware of an additional
$81,000.00 in funds available for the safe room however it will require a
request for a grant extension which must be submitted through the city. The original grant was to the city who was
unable to maintain the grant due to a lack of funding. The city in turn, gave the county the grant
rights to execute the safe room. That is
the reason all paperwork has to travel a circuitous route to get completed.
The city of Repton and Castleberry had
submitted grant request for backup generators for times of power outages. There’s no way to run down or locate
paperwork showing proper justification for these request. Both Castleberry and Repton will be required
to withdraw their application request.
Ms. Kristy Eubank of Bagby Elevator came
before the commission offering the county a service agreement with Bagby to
inspect and repair the elevators the county is responsible for. The county advised they will take the review
under consideration and tabled the request until they had time to discuss it.
Mr. Foshee advised the 4 motor graders scheduled
for sale had received the highest paid amount from J. M. Woods Company. The guaranteed amount the county will receive
from them is $223,000.00 dollars for all motor graders. He also advised it will take approximately
$20,000.00 to get the motor graders in a passable condition.
The engineer also requested the county
allow him to negotiate a contract to use one company for sales of county
equipment. His recommendation was to
used Woods for this duty too. After
discussion a motion was made and passed approving both the sales of the motor
graders by Woods and to allow them a one year contract to handle county
Mr. Foshee pointed out that a work session
needed to be held to determine financing of the new motor grader which should
be received within a week or so. It was
also noted the new bush hogs should be in next week. Commissioner Millender proposed that 15% of
the oil revenues be placed in the rainy day fund. A motion was made to approve all these items
and passed by unanimous vote.
Engineer Foshee noted the following roads,
in this order, are on the resurfacing list for this year: C. R. 32; C. R. 54 and C. R. 19.
It was determined an emergency call
meeting to cover items necessary to be discussed dealing with this report would
be held on 10 April 2018 at 10 AM.
Ms. Stephanie Brown asked the commission
if they would be supporting the state wide recommended “Back to School” sales
tax abatement. A motion to this effect
passed by unanimous vote.
A request from the USDA dealing with
repairs to the David Burt Building was next.
The commission will look into the USDA’s request.
semi-annual ALATOM meeting will be held in Demopolis this year. Ms. Brown needs a list of names of the
commissioners intending to attend.
Mr. Bishop presented a follow up to the
presentation given by the solar panel company. He noted there were some document issues that
needed to be resolved and he was in receipt of paperwork from the company
correcting those problems. He also noted
the chairman needed to sign that paperwork and return it.
Mr. Bishop also noted the leased county
property by the KFC needed to have a new lease agreement tendered or possibly
sell the property. A new lease will be renegotiated.
Comments and Announcements:
Commissioner andrews noted his district
had purchased a new trailer recently and the old trailer was now surplus and
was to be placed on the Gov. Deals site.
Mr. Thad House had some questions about
the motor graders. It was deemed this
was not on the agenda.
to adjourn approved at 9:45 AM.