MEETING 9 JULY 2019
Call to order by Chairman Riley at 9 10
AM. Commission Millender gave the
opening invocation which was followed by the pledge of allegiance.
All members were present for roll
call. Questions about the reason for the
executive session listed on the agenda were asked by Commissioner Millender. Both the agenda and previous minutes were
There were 2 new hires at the jail, both
in the position of C. O.’s. One separation
from the jail, again a C. O. One
promotion in District 4. Kevin Henderson
was promoted to lead man for the district.
There were no claims over the $3,000.00
limit however; there were 6 claims over the $500.00 general fund limit. Motion to approve received a unanimous vote.
Mr. Jimmy Bell came before the commission
body asking they approve the programs update discussed during the work
session. Motion to approve received unanimous
Mr. Jerome Boykin, President of the NAACP
came before the board to discuss hiring practices/procedures. He told the commission body the black
community has come too far and through too much struggle to allowing hiring
practices to deteriorate to what they were in the past and his organization was
putting them on notice they would take action should the commission attempt to
do this. Mr. Boykin noted the NAACP
desired a meeting with them.
Engineer Foshee asked the commission body
to approve a resolution prepared to go in hand with the CDBG grant whereby the
county would receive $114,229.00 for road paving. This money is to be split as evenly as
possible between all 5 districts.
Ms. Stephanie Brown, County Administrator,
informed the commission body that she was in receipt of request from both
Sparta and Hillcrest schools asking for their typical ad purchase. Commission body approved this purchase by
Comments and Announcements:
Chairman Riley pointed out the air
conditioning in the front portion of the Animal Shelter was completely
out. This item had been approved at a
meeting in May but had not been completed because of a funds shortage. All commissioners were in agreement to pull
the money from the general building fund and fix the A/C.
Same story for the Community Action Center
which has broken A/C too. Get low bid, pull
money as needed to repair the Action Center’s A/C also. Unanimous vote.
It was determined that EMA Director Brock
would conduct a check of the safe room before and after private events were to
be held there. The courthouse cleaning
crew will check the safe room on Thursday of each week.
A Back to School Bash program is being
discussed. Current plans are to hold it
at the park. There is a need for a stage
which can be rented for a high rate or, if the powers to be, city, county and
school board, put up the money ($35,000.00) and have one built. To do so would ensure we would have one available
for future events. Commissioner
Millender suggested getting with the city and school board and see what could
be worked out. In other words, come to
some type of agreement.
It was noticed there will be a wellness check
held on Thursday, 11 July from 7-11 at the court house. All hands participation is requested. There is a sign in sheet at the engineering
A motion to go into executive session was
determined on a split vote. Districts 1,
2 and 3 voted yes while districts 4 and 5 voted no. The session was to discuss good name and
character and convened at 10:05 AM.
session ends, regular session resumes 11:12.
Adjourn: 11:15 AM