Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman
Marty Long and Commissioner Carl Higgs in attendance. Commissioner Madison
Traster was absent due to illness. Linda McHenry, County Clerk, was also
monthly department head meeting was held with the following in attendance:
Randy McCauley, Road Department Administrator; Don Button, Emergency Management
Coordinator; Loy Henderson, Undersheriff; Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director; Tom
Fuhrmann, Appraiser; Rita Gee, Treasurer; David Graber, Transfer Station
Manager; J. D. Neufeld, Civic Center Manager; and Mary K. Sullivan, Register of
Higgs made the motion to approve the minutes of the October 21, 2008 meeting
and the claims against the various funds of the county. Marty Long seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.
were opened for the 1952 Ford truck at the civic center. Kevin Ford bid
$276.00; Merl Seger bid $300.00 and Leo Romero bid $300.00. The commissioners
decided to flip a coin to determine who would get the bid. Randy McCauley, Road
Department Administrator, flipped a quarter with head’s being called for Seger
and tails being called for Romero. The quarter landed on heads so the bid was
awarded to Merle Seger.
telephone, Lana Colman, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, requested
approval to have the fees waived for use of the civic center for a Thanksgiving
Dinner on November 19, 2008. Carl Higgs made the motion to waive the fees for
use of the civic center for this dinner. Marty Long seconded the motion and it
Randy McCauley, Road Department Administrator, presented bids
for old equipment the road department is selling. Metcalf Trucking was the sole
bidder and those bids were accepted on the following: (1) truck mounted shouldering
machine at $101.00; (1) 1500 gallon tank at $151.00; (1) $1,000 gallon tank at $101.00;
(1) cattle guard at 100.00; (1) Hancock pull scraper at $275.00; and 2 sludge
pumps at $150.00 each. Bids for an 8’ three point disc were received from Shane
Sullivan and Metcalf Trucking. Shane Sullivan’s high bid of $250.00 was
accepted. Two bids in the amount of $51.00 were received for a 12 ton winch.
After flipping a coin which landed on tails, the bid was awarded to Metcalf
Trucking. Two bids were received for 4 Holland fifth wheels. The bid was
awarded to Pete Woods who was high bidder at $50.00 each for a total of $200.00.
Three bids were received for an A-frame chain hoist. Casey Carr and Metcalf
Trucking both bid $101.00. Following a flip of the coin, the bid was awarded to
Metcalf Trucking. Two bids were received for a terracer. Casey Carr’s high bid
of $1,278.00 was accepted. Three bids were received for a flat bed. Casey
Carr’s high bid of $478.00 was accepted. Pete Woods was the only bidder at
$150.00 for a 12’ hydraulic disc and was awarded the bid.
Marty Long made the motion to approve the ambulance write-offs
in the amount of $5,868.65. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed.
Carl Higgs made the motion to adopt Resolution 08-10 as
approved by the Planning Commission rezoning certain property from R-1(Single
Family Residential) to R-3 (Multi-family Residential). Marty Long seconded the
motion and it passed.
Carl Higgs made the motion to continue BlueCross BlueShield
health insurance coverage for full time county employees and their families next
year. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed.
Robin Hathaway, County Attorney, and Rita Gee, Treasurer,
discussed delinquent personal property taxes with the commissioners. Ms.
Hathaway explained that statutes provide for the county attorney to collect
delinquent personal property taxes for the county and she is going to pursue
this. Ms. Hathaway said the delinquent real property tax sale will be January
Carl Higgs made the motion to recess into executive session
for 15 minutes to discuss legal matters pertaining to the county. Marty Long
seconded the motion and it passed. After 15 minutes the meeting continued in
The commissioners recessed for lunch with the Care Home Board
at Park View Assisted Living. After lunch, the commissioners adjourned to meet
again in regular session on November 14, 2008.
McHenry, County Clerk Marty