Work Session 9 Apr 2019
session started at 9 AM chaired by Commissioner Riley in Chairman Andrew’s
Has applied for Homeland Security grant
for handheld radios for the sheriff’s department. It will require the radios be paid for first from
funds available and the grant will reimburse the money. Sheriff Brock says he has the funds on hand
to pay for the radios. These items are
on the state bid list at a cost of $14,018.00
Mr. Brock is in receipt of $5,000.00
classified as “salary supplement.”
Normally, over the course of a year, $12,000.00 will be sent the county
because of the qualifications Mr. Johnny Brock holds. This money goes into the county general fund.
Mr. Brock stated he felt the donation
drive for the tornado victims of Lee County could have gone better but he does
have at least one truck load of goods and supplies to take to them. He plans on making this delivery on either
Thursday or Friday.
On 11, 12 and 13 June the annual Governor’s
conference will be held. Mr. Brock has
programmed within his budget and request permission from the commission body to
Mr. Foshee asked the commission body to
consider action on hiring the grant writer he introduced at the last
meeting. He noted that there is a lot of
paperwork that goes with this position and everything needs to get put in motion.
Mr. Foshee acknowledged that funding to
pave one mile of road in each district was available when the commissioners
determined where they wanted to spend it.
He requested permission to continue with
the dump truck sales. He noted all our
trucks needed to be prepared for turn in.
New trucks are on schedule to come to us.
Mr. Foshee noted the impending gasoline
tax and offered some inside to it.
He noted that in 2006 total state funds
for the county that year was $156,000.00.
Current funds received from the state and including March is
$130,000.00. These figures should
continue to rise as the new tax is put into place.
Mr. Foshee encouraged the county to
advertise outside the local area for an assistant engineer. Seems there have been no responses for the
position using the current system.
Administrator was not available.
Attorney was not available.
comments and announcements:
Commissioner Riley gave a thank you to
Engineer Foshee for assistance provided.
Commissioner Millender noted he had heard
positive things about the current arena plans.