January 27th 2022 Meeting Minutes

January 27, 2022
Supervisor Horton called the meeting to order at 9:20 a.m.
The Board stood and said the pledge of allegiance
Roll call Supervisors: Fitzgerald and Horton, and Deputy Auditor Sue Cox. Wilmarth absent.
Horton made a motion seconded Fitzgerald approve the agenda for today with the addition of approving liquor license for Dollar General in Lenox. Motion carried 2-0.
Horton made a motion seconded by Fitzgerald to approve the minutes from the last meeting. Motion carried 2-0.
There were no public comments.
Doug Horton said he attended an ambulance and landfill meeting. The ambulance has hit a deer. Pheasants Forever would like to kill weeds and grass and plant cover crop on it for the pheasants.
Ronald Fitzgerald attended MATURA and Crossroads.
9:10 a.m. meeting with department heads. Dana Davis, Rick Sheley, Julie Robinson, Josh Weed, Sharon Dalton, Crystal Drake, Jan Beach-Sickels, Belinda Ogle, and Shellia Culp attended.
The department heads had several changes they would like done to the policy manual. Deputy Cox will send the changes to Jack Reed and let him know that they would like to meet with him before prior approval. They would also like to meet with the Board on a day that is not a regular board meeting so there are no time constraints.
10:06 a.m. Danna Buls, MATURA director, met with the Board to present her budget request. Horton motioned to approve and Fitzgerald seconded to give MATURA $18,000 for services to our county and $6,000 for general assistance contracted fee. The Board stated they felt Lydia does a great job and her services are much needed in Taylor County.
Northland Securities met with the Board reference financing the elevator project and the Urban Renewal Project approval. The Board discussed lowering the levy to $2.00 for every 1000 of value that the citizens have to pay to finance this bond with 65% of wind turbine revenue. The other plan was keep $2.27 per 1000 of value with 70% of wind turbine revenue. There will be a meeting February 10 at 11:00 a.m. in the Board room of the Courthouse. It was brought to their attention that they meeting was stated to be at 10:00 a.m. But since the public hearing notice states 11:00 a.m. the meeting must be at 11:00 a.m. Horton and Fitzgerald agreed.
Horton Motioned to approve Fitzgerald seconded to approve Resolution #2022-08 for Construction Evaluation Resolution.
Jan Beach-Sickels from the ambulance presented her budget. The Board had no questions.
David Dukes met with the Board to ask for a continued contribution to the Museum for $5,000.00. Horton motion Fitzgerald seconded to approve to give the museum $5,000.00.
Horton motion and Fitzgerald approved the liquor license for Dollar General in Lenox.
Horton motioned to adjourn the meeting. Fitzgerald seconded.
Pam Wilmarth, Board Chairman
Sue Cox, Deputy Auditor

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