COMMISSION MINUTES, December 27, 2011
The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. . Absent: Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, due to the birth of Emma Diane Hiltgen.
Chairman Otott called the meeting to order.
Gene Helms left the meeting at 9:15 A.M. due to a medical appointment.
County offices will also be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012 for the New Year’s holiday.
The next regular meeting is Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:30 A.M.
The board approved bills and payroll totaling $625,364.77.
Janice Kearn, R.N., County Health Director, presented payroll change notice for Monica Speakman due to completion of home health aide certification effective November 16, 2011, that the board approved and Chairman Otott signed. Alison Mueller moved and Roger Otott seconded to adopt Resolution No. 14-11 transferring $30,000.00 from County Health Department to Multi Use Capital Improvement Fund. Motion carried.
Lou Kern, County Clerk, presented payroll change notice for Mary Leck due to completion of training period effective January 1, 2011 that was approved and Chairman Otott signed.
The board approved and signed change orders 2011-22 through 2011-24.
Chairman Otott signed 2012 cereal malt beverage licenses for Pony Express Service Center, John Diederich, owner, and Cedar Hills Golf Course.
Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, reported that he is working on the facility plot plan for the transfer station. The board approved and signed 2012 permit agreements with Jones Trash Service and C & M Refuse for access to the transfer station. Duane asked the board to consider matching funds to encourage townships to participate in control of bindweed. Alison Mueller moved to adopt Resolution No. 15-11 transferring $5,000.00 from Noxious Weed fund to Multi Use Capital Improvement Fund (Noxious Weed Spray Improvement line). Roger Otott seconded and motion carried.
Gloria Moore, Tourism Director, gave monthly update on events attended and upcoming events.
The board will give all full and part time county employees a cost of living raise of 40 cents per hour effective January 1, 2012. This is the first raise given since 2009. Temporary and seasonal employees are not included in the COLA raise.
David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report. The Cragle bridge was opened before Christmas. David was given permission to get quotes for the purchase of a post hole auger for the skid steer. The commission will review draft bids for the purchase of motor graders.
Alison Mueller moved to adopt Resolution No. 16-11 transferring $3,000.00 from Communications budget to Multi Use Equipment Reserve Fund. Roger Otott seconded and motion carried.
Sheriff Dickson reported on various needs for his department. Roger Otott moved to adopt Resolution No. 17-11 transferring $23,000.00 from Sheriff’s budget to Multi Use Equipment Reserve Fund. Alison Mueller seconded and motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 12:15 P.M.