PROCEEDINGS FOR THE
TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Taylor County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 15th, 2022.
Supervisor Wilmarth called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Supervisor roll call: Wilmarth, Horton, Fitzgerald, all present. Also present: Corey Leftwich, Kim Watson, Jack Beggs, and Rob Welsch.
Horton made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 8th meeting and the agenda for the December 15th meeting, with an amendment to approve Resolution 2023-06 to fill a vacancy in the office of County Auditor, as well as discuss and potentially approve a scanner purchase for the Recorder’s office. Fitzgerald seconded the motion. MC 3-0.
Rodney Gold and Wendy Gold joined the meeting. Rob Welsch left the meeting.
There were no public comments. Fitzgerald reported on his committee report with Workforce.
Colleen Larimer joined the meeting.
The Board discussed the request to purchase a scanner for the Recorder’s office for $1,239.75. The current scanner needs to be replaced as it will not work with updated software. Horton motioned to approve the purchase of the new scanner, Fitzgerald seconded. MC 3-0.
Jim Rowe joined the meeting.
Rowe provided the Board with a utility permit for utilities near the Conway bridge. Horton motioned to approve the utility permit, Fitzgerald seconded. MC 3-0.
Jim Rowe left the meeting. Crystal Drake and Sarah Guilliatt joined the meeting.
The Board reviewed Resolution 2023-06 to appoint Corey Leftwich to Taylor County Auditor effective December 15th, 2022 to fill a vacancy in the office. Horton motioned to approve Resolution 2023-06, Fitzgerald seconded. MC 3-0.
Rodney Gold and Wendy Gold left the meeting.
The Board discussed the Taylor County FMLA policy as it is currently written in the Taylor County Handbook. Discussion occurred regarding changing the FMLA policy in the handbook to a “12 month forward” period instead of a “12 calendar month” period. Horton motioned to approve the change to the FMLA policy in the Taylor County Handbook to a “12 month forward” period, Fitzgerald seconded. MC 3-0.
Leftwich discussed with the Board, desire to purchase shelving for the Auditor’s “Election Room” to house voting equipment, voting supplies and previously voted ballots. A quote was provided for shelving, that would be purchased with HAVA Grant funds in the amount $1,064.75. Horton motioned to approve the purchase as stated, Fitzgerald seconded. MC 3-0.
Pam Calfee and Luke Ramsey joined the meeting.
The Board discussed ARPA funds, including the balance of ARPA funds remaining and previous expenditures. The Board requested updated figures regarding commitment of ARPA funds already made. The Board decided to wait for updated figures on prior commitments, as well as to open the bids received for the 203 Main Street project prior to continuing discussion, as to determine the balances left to commit.
Calfee and Ramsey, from the Bedford Golf Club provided the Board with documents to review further, in preparation for the commitment of ARPA funds to be made. Calfee and Ramsey agreed to prepare a presentation to be made at a later date, when the ARPA funds discussion is revisited.
Jerry Calvin joined the meeting.
The Board opened the sealed bid received for Public Health on 203 Main Street for the renovation. Discussion occurred over the amount of the bid, and the work being done. Questions were asked of Jerry Calvin, to obtain further clarification on the bid received. The Board advised they will continue to review the bid and provide a response as soon as feasible.
Colleen Larimer, Kim Watson, Jack Beggs, Jerry Calvin, Crystal Drake and Sarah Guilliatt left the meeting.
The Board discussed agenda items for the next meeting. Horton motioned to adjourn the meeting. Fitzgerald seconded. MC 3-0.
Pam Wilmarth, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Corey Leftwich, Acting Auditor