December 8th 2022 Meeting Minutes



The Taylor County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 8th, 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, Rob Welsch, Josh Good, and Kim Watson.

Horton made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 1st meeting and the agenda for the December 8th meeting.  Fitzgerald seconded the motion.  MC 3-0.

There were no public comments.  The Board reviewed the minutes of the Veterans Affairs Board meeting that occurred on December 6th, 2022.  Fitzgerald reported on his meeting with Crossroads. 

Savage postponed due to a scheduling conflict.

Good presented the option for a Facebook page for the Taylor County Courthouse.  The advantages and disadvantages were discussed as well as the monitoring requirements of a Facebook page.  No action was taken at this time.

Crystal Drake and Sandy Boswell joined the meeting.

Drake provided an update on Public Health to the Board.  Public Health was given an HHCAHPS award based on satisfaction surveys received from patients.  They also received official HeartCorps program status through the American Heart Association. This program is through the American Heart Association and AmeriCorps.  These entities are looking to hire someone to further serve that program in Taylor and Adams counties. Public Health will also receive grant funds through this program for future heart health education and equipment.  

Drake then reported that Public Health received a grant from the state to upgrade their vaccine storage which allows them to expand the services they offer.  Drake also mentioned that they continue to offer CPR training for the general public and training can be scheduled directly with their office.

Drake and Boswell left the meeting.  Clinton Spurrier joined the meeting.

Spurrier inquired about obtaining a credit card for the County Attorney’s office to handle daily expenses incurred through regular office duties for County business.  The Board advised they will research what is required for a department of the County to obtain a credit card.  No action was taken pending further research.  Spurrier left the meeting.

The Board decided to postpone the review of ARPA Fund balances until next week.

Leftwich requested the Board approve the hiring of a Temporary Part Time Auditor’s Clerk at a rate of $17.00 per hour due to the reduction of staff in the Auditor’s office.  Leftwich also requested the Board approve hiring a contractor to assist with clearing the backlog in the office. Fitzgerald motioned to approve the hiring of a Temporary Part Time Auditor’s Clerk, as well as the hiring of a contractor, where the expense incurred by a contractor cannot exceed $500 in 2022 and $500 in 2023.  Horton seconded.  MC 3-0.

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

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