September 21, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were present at a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. Minutes were approved as printed. Payroll in the amount of $148,265.92 was reviewed and approved. Bills in the amount of $129,381.93 were reviewed and approved.
Gailen Tyrell, Landfill and Noxious Weed Director, met with the Board. Personnel matters were discussed. Mr. Tyrell discussed the possibility of purchasing signs for the doors of all vehicles in his departments. Permission granted to purchase signs from Leaving Signs Behind at a cost of $50 for a set of two signs per vehicle.
Virgil Lloyd, Jr. and Harlan Riechers met with Board to discuss the growth of weeds and grass on the roadsides of 15th Street and the blowing of rock dust with the amount of traffic that travels this road. The Board said that they would visit with Mr. Liby about maybe using a different type of rock.
Gary May, County Sanitarian, met with the Board. This month there are five new permits, two for new construction and three for repairs. He also closed out two permits this month.
Cathy Haney, Museum Curator, and Jeff Gaiser, met with the Board to discuss the need to upgrade equipment at the museum. The project that is currently being worked on is re-cataloging all items that are located in the museum. Each item is given an identification number, cataloged, detailed description and then the location of storage for each item. This is all being done on the computer and if possible the item will be scanned and attached to the I.D. number. Also special supplies are needed to preserve items that have been donated to the museum. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to give $5,000 out of the General Fund for the supplies that are needed. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The Museum would gladly accept monetary donations that could be used for this project.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, gave his weekly report to the Board.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, met with the Board. Letters of interest were opened for a Bridge Inspection on project #14C 4131. This bridge is located on 15th Road between Ottawa and Quail. The Board of Commissioners ranked the Consultants in the following order.
1. Schwab-Eaton, PA
2. Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers, PA
3. BG Consultant’s, Inc.
Mr. Liby also reported that there was flash flooding in the Longford area due to the rain that was received this early morning.
The Board adjourned at 12:20 p.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk