March 17th 2022 Meeting Minutes

March 17, 2022
Supervisor Wilmarth called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.
The Board stood and said the pledge of allegiance
Roll call Supervisors: Horton, Fitzgerald, and Wilmarth and Auditor Bethany Murphy.
Fitzgerald made a motion seconded by Horton to approve the agenda for today’s meeting and the minutes to the last meeting. Motion carried 3-0
There were no public comments.
There were no committee reports.
Sandy Boswell and Sarah Guilliatt joined the meeting to update the Board on Bird Flu that has been found in the county.
Guilliatt gave an update on the renovation at the new building. Guilliatt has been checking into grants to help fund this project. Public Health is checking into getting a CBDG Covid Grant for the building update. There are no matching funds to this grant. They are also applying for a USDA Grant for all the furniture and fixtures in the building. The grant is a $50,000.00 grant with a 55% match.
Jack Reed joined the meeting.
Stan Mattas and Sue Cox joined the meeting.
Horton made a motion seconded by Fitzgerald to open the public hearing on the Reprecincting Ordinance. Motion carried 3-0.
Stan Mattes would like to have a clear map. The GIS company is now currently drawing them now.
Horton made a motion seconded by Fitzgerald to close the public hearing on the Redistricting Ordinance. Moton carried 3-0.
Horton made a motion seconded by Fitzgerald to approve the Redistricting Ordinance. Motion carried 3-0.
Joel Lawrence, Daniel Ricks, Doug Thompson, Dusty Rowan, Kellen Sperry, Tyler Sheffield, Jason Minor, Jason McMillin, Todd Brown, Mike Bowman, Justin Savage, Jeff Price and Chris Stewart came to address the Board on concerns from the Secondary Roads Department. HR Consultant Jack Reed addressed the group prior to speaking to the Board that the group could not address the Board on wages or anything that was in the union contract. Due to the law changes in the collective bargaining unit, nonpublic safety unions lost a great deal of their bargaining, it also prevented the group from speaking freely. Mike Bowman addressed the Board on behalf of the group. Bowman invited the Board to speak with any member of the crew on the issues at the department, just to name a few issues is the loss of the 5 week of vacation and the loss of the sick leave buyout. Savage stated that actions speak louder than words. Savage also stated the group feels unappreciated and would like to know why they are always getting the short end of the stick.
Savage presented the public notice of the Weed Commissioner. Savage was also asking for clarification on when the Board would like to be involved in weed commissioner issues.
Savage was contacted by the group that has purchased a new sign for Bedford. The former engineer has approved the sign for the road right of way near RK Fuels. Savage would like the sign to be installed north of the driveway of Peve’s. Savage would like the group to submit a new placement plan as well as how the sign would be supported.
Savage let the Board know that no bids were received for the rock contract due to the uncertainty in the fuel costs. Savage will relet the project now the fuel has calmed down a bit.
Justin Savage, Julie Robinson, Sharon Dalton, Dana Davis, and Nick Fehring joined the meeting for the new Employee Handbook. There were a few additional changes that need to be made. At this time the handbook was not ready to be passed.
Jeff Soulsby and Nick Fehring joined the meeting for final approval of the 3 full time Conservation Tech Employees. Fitzgerald made a motion seconded by Horton to approve the third full time Conservation Tech for $16.00 per hour in the new budget starting July 1. Motion carried 3-0.
Horton made the motion seconded by Fitzgerald to approve the 2022 Sheriff’s Office Union Contract. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board approved the claims to be paid.
The Board approved the insurance buy outs for Jordan Jenkins, Sue Cox, and Dani Gray.
Fitzgerald made a motion seconded by Wilmarth to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0.
Pam Wilmarth, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors
Attest: Bethany Murphy, Auditor

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