Meeting 12 June 2017
to order at 9 AM by Chairman Millender.
Campbell offered the invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
members were present for roll call. The
agenda and previous minutes were approved by unanimous vote.
There have been 3 new hires by the Sheriff’s
Department, 1 cook and 2 C. O.’s. There
were 3 separations during this period.
17.5 hours of overtime was reported as
follows: Sheriff’s Department 5.5 hours,
Animal Shelter 4 hours and District 2 had 8 hours.
It was reported the Auburn group will be
here on 2 June to cover the work done to date on the county handbook and job
descriptions. This will be scheduled for
a 10:30 AM work session open to the public.
The merit board situation came up
again. After questions of
misunderstanding, miscues and missed whatever’s it finally came to a vote for
merit board membership. The Courthouse
and Road Department representatives were chose first. They were Willie B. Crutchfield from the
courthouse elected by a vote of 3-2; Homer Lyons for the Road Department
elected by a vote of 4 ayes, 1 abstains.
There were 4 names forwarded by the
commission body for consideration, Alisha Salter, Mary Moncrease, Nell Scott
and Aubrey Padgett. andrews forwarded a
motion that Salter, Moncrease and Padgett be elected to the board. After being seconded the motion carried by a
vote of 4 ayes, 1 abstain.
To stop the confusion, the merit board
will be: Willie B. Crutchfield, Homer
Lyons, Mary Moncrease, Alisha Salter and Aubrey Padgett.
The general fund had one expenditure in
excess of the $500.00 limit. Approved by
County Safe Room:
Reported by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood
representative. The safe room is 2 weeks
behind schedule due to excessive rain, anticipated completion date is now
mid-August. A change order was submitted
dealing with louvers. In the original
bid it seems the FEMA approved and required louvers were left off. Cost to rectify, $5,125.17. Some discussion to deal with who will pay.
A work session was asked for next Monday
to discuss names on the floor plan; i.e., men’s room, etc. Also, confirm appliances recommended and
needed. It was determined that Ms. Brown
and Mr. Brock met with the rep. for these discussions.
Tom McClendon from Evergreen Medical
Center was next on the agenda but was another no show. This deals with the loan guarantee the
Medical Center wants to the county to cosign, MAYBE IF THEY CAN’T SHOW UP THEY
DON’T NEED THE MONEY THAT BAD!!!!
Bids on jail lighting were scheduled to be
opened at 9:30. As the bids were being
opened an additional bidder showed up and was informed he was late.
The bids deal with all interior lighting
at the jail. American was the low bid
for the job at $35,292.50. The other 2
bids were $14,000-20,000 more. Sheriff
Brock to review the bids and ensure everything is covered. Vote will be taken next meeting.
There was a bid to replace the exterior
wheelchair lift, cost $28,318.00. This
was the only bid entered and acceptance was unanimous. This will change the now front open lift to
an enclosed lift.
Winston Foshee is currently on leave but
his assistant engineer reported that a motor grader school was starting
tomorrow (Tuesday 13 June). A few of the
county employees will be taking this 2 day class.
It was also stated that Hwy 85 paving will
commence at the end of this month or the 1 of next month.
Ms. Stephanie Brown reported that a lease
agreement from the Community Action Center was forwarded. The lease will be for $3,600.00 per year and
maybe cancelled by either party with 30 day notice. The C. A. C. group is aware the building is
also used as a voting poll and have agreed to clear out for voting days. Motion to agree passed.
The old Veterans Affairs Office has had an
a/c leak that has done damage to the carpet and floors. Smith’s Cleaners has submitted a cost price
of $500.00 to clean the area. Approved
by unanimous vote.
A review of bank statements shows the
county is in an over spending situation.
Some departments appear to be O.K. to make it through the budget year
but some will obviously overrun. Ms.
Brown was directed to send a memo to all department heads to cut back. A budget review is scheduled for a 1 P.M.
work session on 26 June.
Mr. True called and an annual safety
review is scheduled for 8:30 AM Wednesday.
No remarks from the county attorney.
Comments and Announcements:
andrews noted cameras can be placed.
Chairman Millender noted there is a
special call meeting on 19 June to deal with 1 item under Trade and Commerce
I asked if the special call meeting would
be conducted in executive session. It
was noted a great portion of the meeting will be in executive session AND there
may be a vote taken upon completion.
Chairman Millender asked for an executive
session to discuss Good Name and Character.
All commissioners voted yes to the
Started at 10 A.M. with Sheriff Brock in
Ended 10:50 A.M.
to adjourn approved at 10:50 AM