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Commission Meeting 22 January 2019

Call to order at 11 AM by acting Chairman Riley.

Prayer offered by Commissioner Byrd followed by the pledge.

Roll Call showed Chairman Andrews absent from the meeting, all others were present.

The agenda and previous minutes were approved by unanimous vote.

Payroll/Personnel Report:

There were 2 new hires for the county and one separation. ¾ hour of overtime from the probate office was reported. Motion to approve met with unanimous approval.

Claims Approval:

There were no claims in either the gasoline or general fund over the limits. Motion to approve received a unanimous vote.

County Engineer:

Mr. Foshee came before the commission requesting they approve the starting of repairs on the County Road 63 Bridge at a cost of approximately $400,000.00. It was determined to take $200,000.00 from the newly established account and pull $200,000.00 from the rainy day fund to continue forward with the project. Motion made and passed by unanimous vote.

County Administrator:

Ms. Brown reminded the commissioners of the Lyeffion Water Board request for the reelection of Mr.’s Crandall and Woods. Motion to approve received unanimous support.

The request for new carpet in the Probate Office was approved.

Ms. Brown asked the commissioners to make a determination on meetings and times. It was determined the work session would be scheduled for 1 hour to begin at 9 AM and the regular commission meeting to follow at 10 AM. Meetings to be held on 2 and 4 Tuesday. Approved by unanimous vote.

County Attorney:

Mr. Bishop asked if the commissioners had received the email he had sent out earlier. He noted this would be a topic for discussion at the next meeting.

He noted that polling place agreements needed to be completed.

There are still some questions about what employees are to be considered merit employees and who is not. Primary area of concern is with the employees of the sheriff’s department. Mr. Bishop will address this situation again.

Commissioners Comments and Announcements:

Commissioner Campbell asked if, during the swap out of lights in the court house, they could replace the old lights with LEDs. Motion made and passed by unanimous vote.

Commissioner Riley noted the Robinson Mill voting house had 2 pieces of tin in need of repair. He will take action.

Commissioner Millender stated the animal shelter would reopen on 1 February.

County Engineer Foshee announced that the city of Evergreen was conducting a chainsaw safety course on Monday and Tuesday in the event anyone wanted to send any of their workers to it. All 5 commissioners expressed a desire to send some of their workers to the course.

Executive Session:

Motion to enter into executive session met with unanimous approval. 11:20 AM

Return to regular session at 11:35 AM.

Motion to adjourn made at 11:38 AM and approved.