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            The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.

 

            The monthly department head meeting was held with the following in attendance:  Tom Kramer, Road Supervisor; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Kevin Barbo, Interim Emergency Medical Services Director; Pete Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director; Brad Welch, Appraiser; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Sherry Thompson, Health Department Administrator; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; and Ron Lofland, Transfer Station Manager.

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the minutes of the October 15, 2002 meeting and the claims against the various funds of the county.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, met with the board.  Mrs. Ramski presented bids for concrete work for the new patio.  H & H Construction submitted the only bid of $7,843.  Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the bid from H & H Construction not to exceed $7,843.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Discussion was held on planter and bench construction around the patio.  Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the material bid of $4,040.82 from Mead Lumber.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Bids for brick for the patio were submitted.  Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the low bid from Mead Lumber of $0.4631 per brick.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Ron Lofland, Transfer Station Manager, and Frank Goldsby met with the commissioners.  Mr. Lofland presented information on the trailer that was destroyed in the fire at the Transfer Station.  Gene Schwein made the motion to purchase a 50’ trailer from Wilkens Manufacturing at a cost of $46,490 to replace the trailer.  Carl Higgs will second the motion and it passed unanimously.  Insurance money will pay $37,000 toward the replacement of the trailer.  Discussion was held on costs to repair or replace the backhoe that was damaged.  Carl Higgs made the motion to accept the insurance company’s settlement for totaling the backhoe and to solicit bids for a new tractor.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. 

 

            Tom Kramer, Road Supervisor, and Frank Goldsby met with the commissioners.  Mr. Kramer asked if the county is going to replace the packer that was totaled when it fell off the trailer.  Approval was given to obtain quotes on a good used packer and a new one to compare the difference.

 

            Pat LeClerc, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Representative, presented proposals for a partially self-funded insurance plan and a fully insured plan.  The commissioners will review the information and make a decision at a later meeting.

 

            Craig Malone, local contractor, talked to the commissioners about the proposed carport for the assisted living complex.  Tom Kramer, Road Supervisor, attended this portion of the meeting.

 

            As requested, Douglas Campbell, County Attorney, presented Charter Resolution No. 8 to the commission.  Carl Higgs made the motion to adopt Charter Resolution No. 8 relating to the levy of a transient guest tax for the tourism and conventions.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Lance Babcock, Sheriff, requested approval to solicit bids for two radar units that will be purchased with vehicle inspection money.  The commissioners approved his request.  Sheriff Babcock also gave an update on his department.

 

            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on November 26, 2002.  The meeting will not be held on the 19th due to a conflict with a statewide meeting of all county officials.

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                        Madison Traster, Chairman