REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, May 11, 2009

MINUTES

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners held their REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, May 11, 2009 at 6:00 PM in the Grand Jury Room.

Vice Chairman Jack Foskey gave the invocation.

Chairman James L. McAfee, Jr., representing the Board of Commissioners gave a special tribute to Mr. John Pullen’s family. A plaque was presented to the family in memory of his service to the Johnson County Residents.

The Chairman announced that this is the last meeting that Green and Green will be representing us as our County Attorneys. Leon and Jud Green was each presented with a County Coin from the Historical Society.

Commissioner Darrisaw made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Monthly Meeting of April 13, 2009 as presented. Vice Chairman Jack Foskey seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

County Administrator, Danny Palmer gave the financial report. The General Fund has a balance of $1,344,505.58. The bills for April are $120,819.81. The Roads, Streets and Bridges Fund have a balance of $463,780.56. The Jail Construction Fund has $608,274.61.

Commissioner Foskey made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Foskey made a motion to continue with the contract with the State Prison. Commissioner McAfee seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. The cost of this contract will be $19,750.00 this year.

Road Superintendent, Homer Garnto, talked to the Board about a Volvo-Road Grader. The cost is $170,000.00. This piece of equipment could be brought to the County and used for a month at a cost of $1,000.00.

Commissioner Darrisaw made a motion to try this Volvo-Road Grader for one month. Commissioner Foskey seconded this motion. The vote was unanimous.

Three bids were received for the repairs to the Road Grader. The vote was 2 yes and 1 abstained to go with Warnock’s Equipment Repair. Jerronney Darrisaw abstained from the vote. The open bid was $2,560.00

The Chairman suggested that in the future, appointments to any Board should be made known to the board at the previous monthly meeting before the appointment is approved.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to appoint Van Parker Kitchens to the Board of Elections. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. FOR THE RECORD: ONE BOARD MEMBER IS NEEDED TO HAVE A COMPLETE BOARD.

Chief Deputy Registrar and Coordinator or 911, Debbie Killingsworth requested that she be made Chairman of the Board of Elections. Commissioner Foskey made a motion that this request be tabled. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Danny Palmer, County Administrator, informed the Board that the Sheriff’s Department has received a grant from Edward Byrne Justice Assistance for $12,700.00. They will use this for equipment.

County Administrator, presented the Commissioners a copy of the Budget Calendar with proposed tentative dates.

Mr. Palmer brought information to the Commisisoners on cost savings that had been done recently in the Commisisoners Office. A COPY OF THIS IS FILED WITH THESE MINUTES.

Commissioner Darrisaw made a motion to continue the Graduation Ads. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

The Commissioners were notified that the HB 233 Assessment Cap is now in place.

There was a request for a donation to Melvin Weinstein Parkinson’s Foundation. Commisisoners agreed to table this request.

Citizen’s Comments:

Roger Wimbley
Sheryl Mitchell
Richard Deitrich
Grady McCoy

Commissioner Foskey made a motion to close this Regular Session. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Foskey made a motion to go into Executive Session. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Darrisaw made a motion to come out of Executive Session. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to go back into Regular Session. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Foskey made a motion, when the Sheriff gives the Commisisoners three reports within a year, on an establishment that has a Beer and Wine License, the Commissioners has the authority to revoke their license. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner McAfee, Jr. made a motion to issue a Beer and Wine License to Sebrina Cuyler. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was 3 yes and 1 no. The no vote was Vice Chairman Jack Foskey.

Commissioner McAfee, Jr. made a motion to nominated Matthew Waters as the County Attorney. His first official day will be the Regular Monthly Meeting in June 2009. Commissioner Foskey and Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner James l. McAfee, Jr. made a motion to adjourn this Regular Monthly Meeting. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

All of the Commissioners were present for this Regular Monthly Meeting: Chairman James L McAfee, Jr., Vice Chairman Jack Foskey, Jerronney Darrisaw and Donald Smith. They have not appointed a replacement for Mr. John Pullen.

THE JOHNSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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James L. McAfee, Jr., Chairman Jack Foskey, Vice Chairman

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