June 29, 2023
June 29, 2023
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioners discussed dust control application and changing process for next year, to either put in a hard cut-off date or to increase the cost after a certain date.
Election Administrator Crystal Roascio met to inform Commissioners that there will be no municipal primary elections.
Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator Cyrina Allen met with Commissioners regarding debris removal and the hold placed on FWP’s permits.
9:00 Sheriff Josh McQuillan met for DUI Task Force Plan Approval. Bullock moved to approve; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Commissioners discussed the bridge that is out on Crooked Creek. Also discussed the possibility of making an Emergency Declaration for recent flooding which would help the municipal water supplies that have had damage from recent flooding. Commissioners discussed a declaration without a 2-mill levy.
McQuillan requested increasing Michelle Derennaux’s wage to 85% of the Elected Base wage. Blain moved to approve increasing the Sheriff’s Administrator to 85% of the Elected Base wage; Bullock seconded; motion carried.
Newell and Derennaux requested a variance to FMLA policy to have IT access while on maternity leave. Bullock moved to approve FMLA variance; Blain seconded; motion carried.
McQuillan and Commissioners discussed junk complaints on the north shore of Cooney and abandoned vehicles on the streets in Belfry.
9:30 Election Administrator Crystal Roascio met regarding the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Grant Agreement. Blain moved to approve the HAVA Grant Agreement; Bullock seconded; Commissioners discussed the required 20% match for purchasing cages to secure voting machines; Roascio confirmed the cages meet the security requirements of the Secretary of State; motion carried.
9:45 Bullock left to meet with Bridger Senior’s.
10:00 County Attorney Alex Nixon met for his regular meeting. Discussed the purchase request to enroll current legal staff in a paralegal certification program. Nixon noted the training would help with document drafting. Commissioners noted the County does not have a history of providing training for certifications that are not required in the job description.
Blain moved to approve advertising for the Extension 4H position; Miller seconded; motion carried.
11:00 Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator Cyrina Allen met to discuss the Public Information Officer Job Description. Newell reviewed changes. Blain moved to approve the job description as presented; Miller seconded; motion carried. Commissioners approved advertising the position internally.
Allen submitted Purchase Request for Gateway to patch the County’s radio system into the State’s trunking system.
11:40 Human Resource Specialist Kate Asbury met with Commissioners to discuss an accident involving a County vehicle. Blain moved to close the meeting; Miller seconded; motion carried.
12:00 Meeting re-opened.
Bullock rejoined the meeting.
1:00 Justice of the Peace Kevin Nichols met to request changing Sara Elton’s Clerk Position to full-time so both Clerks are at 1 FTE. Blain moved to approve Full-Time Status of Elton effective July 1, 2023; Bullock seconded; motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer