of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present. Commissioner Elect, Marty Long, also attended the
department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Nancy
Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; Frank Goldsby, Public Works
Administrator; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; Sean Gooding, EMS
Director; Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Sherry
Thompson, Health Department Administrator; Rita Gee, Treasurer; and Lance
Schwein made the motion to disallow the following purchase orders until the
appropriateness of them can be determined. (Purchase Order No. 3985, 3991 and
3995; all within the Park Fund.) Madison Traster seconded the motion and it
Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the November 16, 2004 meeting
with the correction of changing Mary Long to Marty Long and the claims against
the various funds of the county with the exception of the three claims already
addressed. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Hampton, City/County Building Official, presented a resolution to establish
urban area boundary lines, which was reviewed and approved by the
Traster made motion to approve the purchase of right-of-way from Leo Romero for
the cemetery corner project at a cost of $2,206. Gene Schwein seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.
Woods, Local Citizen, met with the commissioners. Madison Traster made the
motion to recess into executive session for 15 minutes for the purpose of
discussing non-elected personnel. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
Grant County Recreation Commission, introduced their new director, Brent
Walker. The commissioners mentioned differences in fiscal years and budgeting
times between the county and recreation. The commissioners asked that budget
requests be submitted to them by the end of June for the next year
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, met with the
commissioners. Approval was given to advertise for the position of Transfer
Station Manager. Mr. Goldsby reported that documentation on all refrigerated
appliances is now required and the refrigerant will have to be removed. The
cost for equipment for this is about $1,300.00. All employees, except office
staff, at the Transfer Station will need to be trained to use the equipment.
Disposal of the material will be an additional cost. Madison Traster made the
motion to purchase the equipment necessary for the evacuation of refrigerant at
a cost of approximately $1,300.00. Discussion was held about closing at noon on
Saturday from November 1 through March 1. It was decided that this could be
done with public notification being done before it is implemented. Mr. Goldsby
requested approval to look for a different pick-up for the Transfer Station. It
was the consensus of the commissioners to wait until a pick-up can be rotated
from another department. A used seat can be purchased to replace the worn one
in the current pick-up. Gene Schwein made the motion to recess into executive
session for 15 minutes for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel.
Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Thompson, Health Department Administrator, presented an update on her
department. She reported that her Bioterrorism and Preparedness Budget was
approved by the state.
Babcock, Sheriff, requested approval to purchase a machine that makes
identification cards. He explained that Douglas Campbell, County Attorney, has
agreed to use diversion fund money for the purchase if the commissioners
approve the request. The commissioners approved Sheriff Babcock’s request.
was held on the county’s health insurance plan. Due to an error in records
submitted by EPOCH to reinsurance companies, the reinsurance companies
submitted new proposals. Madison Traster made the motion to use reinsurance
carrier American United Life with the self funded portion to remain at
$30,000.00 and to maintain the cost of $5.00 for the employees’ co-pay for
generic prescriptions and to increase the employees’ co-pay for brand name
prescription drugs from $10.00 to $25.00.
Traster made the motion to make an adjustment of $2500 in the Sheriff,
Treasurer, Clerk and Register of Deeds wages to bring them more in line with
other department head wages and to give a one-time bonus of $100 to all other
full time county employees. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on December 21, 2004.
Linda McHenry, Clerk Carl Higgs, Chairman