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Conecuh County Commission Mtg. 23 Oct. 2018

Call to order by Chairman Andrews at 9 AM followed by the invocation offered by County Engineer Foshee and the pledge of allegiance.

Roll call showed District 4 Commissioner Byrd as not being on hand. All other members were present.

Approve the Agenda:

The agenda was approved by unanimous vote.

Approval of the previous minutes:

The minutes of the 9 Oct. 2018 meeting were approved as read.

Payroll/personnel report:

There is one new hire at the jail in the position of cook. There are no separations to report and no overtime to report. A motion to accept the payroll/personnel report is approved by unanimous vote.

Ms. Leigh announced that AFLAC was on hand today to answer any questions plus they are offering 1 year of free $8,000.00 accidental death policy for county employees.

There was a glitch in the July smart fusion update that increased the amount of earned leave annual hours. This affected 8 people. Ms. Leigh is going to explain to them that this time must be given back.

Mr. Aubury Padgett submitted a letter of resignation from the merit board. Resignation to be effective 15 Oct. 2018. The commission body voted to accept Mr. Padgett’s resignation.

Brief discussion on replacing Mr. Padgett showed that he had been nominated by Commissioner Campbell. Mr. Campbell did not have a replacement name at this time but said he would by next meeting.

Claims Payment:

There were no over the limit claims to bring before the commission. It was noted that Coastal Gateway has been budgeted to get $5,000.00 this year. It was determined to make this $5,000.00 payment in two increments with one being paid now and the other in 6 months. Approved by unanimous vote.

Ms. Brown asked for directions on paying a $3,000.00 bill for the Economic Development website. Based on the input of the Economic Developers the commission body opted to pay that bill now.

County Engineer:

Mr. Foshee announced his desire to commence the federal aid funded resurfacing of C. R. 43 for a distance of 4.9 miles. Motion to approve received unanimous vote.

The Bull Slough Bridge project will be addressed at the next meeting.

Bush hogging for this year has ended.

District One is having problems with their motor grader. They will be given a loaner while this one undergoes repairs.

County Administrator:

Ms. Brown requested approval of the proposal dealing with mail and addressed at the work session. It was approved for the administrator to send a memo to all department heads updating them on the procedures to be followed with mail.

Ms. Brown requested the commissioners to make a determination about the next commission meeting considering that Monday, 12 November will be an observed holiday in honor of Veterans Day. The determination was, work session will be held Tuesday, 13 November and the regular meeting will be 14 November.

County Attorney Bishop had nothing to report.

Executive Session for Commerce and Trade was called for and unanimously approved at 9:13 AM. It continued somewhere past 10 AM when I left.