November 23rd 2022 Meeting Minutes

Board of Supervisor’s Meeting – November 23rd, 2022
Wilmarth called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. Supervisor roll call: Wilmarth, Horton, Fitzgerald, all present. Also present: Corey Leftwich, Kim Watson and Justin Savage.
Horton motioned to approve the agenda and minutes for 11/17 with changes to the minutes, seconded by Fitzgerald. MC 3-0. Fitzgerald motioned to revise the minutes for 11/15 to provide more details in the minutes, seconded by Wilmarth. MC 2-0.
Fitzgerald reported on the recent Matura and Atura meetings he attended.
Savage reported on the condition of Secondary Roads, and that they are continuing countywide maintenance. He also reported on the status of the bridge construction in Jackson Township.
The Board reviewed Business Authorization Resolution #2023-05 which would authorize Leftwich to obtain a business credit card account. Horton motioned to approve the resolution with approval of the County Attorney, seconded by Fitzgerald. MC 3-0.
The Board reviewed the quote for battery backup to the Auditor’s office and tabled further discussion until more information could be gathered.
The Board reviewed and approved claims to be paid. The Board also reviewed the claims for Precinct Election Officials. Horton motioned to approve the claims to be paid, seconded by Fitzgerald, MC 3-0.
Nick Fehring joined the meeting. Fehring proposed Taylor County attempt to purchase the 3 lots across the street from the Conservation office for use by the Conservation Department. He suggested potential uses for the land such as an educational area, nature education office, archery range, outdoor playscape and storage space. Fehring also discussed the potential use of ARPA funds to expand campgrounds in Taylor County. The Board agreed Fehring should approach the owners of the lot to determine if they are willing to sell. The Board suggested waiting to discuss the expansion of the campground using ARPA funds until they know more about the response to the bid submission for 203 Main Street.
The Board discussed additional ways to advertise the Bid Notice for 203 Main Street to elicit more bid submissions. The Board also discussed the previously approved Flex Benefits for county employees and determined no action needed to be taken to revise the previously approved benefits.
The Board discussed agenda items for next meeting. Horton made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Fitzgerald seconded. MC 3-0.
Pam Wilmarth, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors
Attest: Corey Leftwich, Acting Auditor

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