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Commission votes to help hospital board become healthcare authority

Published 4:44pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013

In other news, the commission:

•Awarded a bid to Newell and Bush, Inc. for $144,424.88 to replace the bridge on County Road 46.

•Voted to accept three bids for security cameras at the courthouse from Montgomery Electronics with a base bid of $19,400, Crystal Keys for $12,316.11 and Pinnacle NetworX for $25,351. Caton told commissioners he would review the bids with county administrator Connie Powell and report back to the commission regarding which bid to accept at a future commission meeting.

•Heard from Chilton County Humane Society Director Jessica Terry regarding the monthly animal intake report for June, July and August.

Terry said from the county, 576 animals were taken in to the shelter with 501 animals brought in from Clanton, 53 from Jemison, eight from Maplesville and 31 from Thorsby.

•Voted on three budget requests for the Chilton County Tag Office.

•Voted to allow Jemison Boy Scout Troop No. 74 and No. 747 to meet at Minooka Park on Monday nights.

•Voted to allow Minooka Park Manager Gerald Arrington to allow Martin Service Company to install an electronic gate system at the park for $9,900 out of the Trade School and Industrial Development Fund from the 2013-2014 budget.

•Passed a resolution to allow Board of Registrars member Donna Staggs to work with Powell in getting the mapping for the new legislative districts. Staggs told commissioners according to the code book, the county was responsible for paying the expense of purchasing maps for the new redistricting that will begin during the election of 2014.

•Met in an executive session for the discussion of good name and character. Commissioners met behind closed doors for more than 30 minutes.

•Voted to proceed forward with Network Solutions as the IT group for the county after the county IT employee Matt Taylor had requested commissioners make his position full-time. Hayes and Agee voted against the motion that would name Network Solutions the IT group and give Taylor a 30-day notice with the county.

•Voted to allow the county engineer to reclassify County Road 607 from a non-classified road to a major collector.

•Voted in favor of allowing Caton to sign the FFA agreement with the airport.

•Approved the long-term detention subsidy contract with the Department of Youth Services.

•Approved a resolution granting an additional $1,000 to be paid for work done on the Chilton County Tag Office roof. Caton, Hayes and Headley voted against the motion. Commissioners Agee, Welch, Moore and Mims voted in favor of the motion.

•Approved commission meeting dates and times for the start of the upcoming fiscal year as well as a list of 2014 holidays.

Hayes voted against the motion for the commission meeting dates and times.

•Voted to allow Powell to move all bank accounts from BB&T to Peoples Southern Bank due to BB&T charging some fees. Caton said he was in favor of the motion but had to abstain. Hayes abstained from the vote as well.

Everyone else voted in favor of the resolution.

•Passed a resolution to award a bid for gasoline to Thomas Oil for the Sheriff’s Department. Powell told commissioners Sheriff Kevin Davis requested the commission reject bids for janitorial supplies due to Davis wanting to purchase the supplies from the Department of Corrections (DOC).

Commissioners voted in favor of awarding the bid to Thomas Oil and rejected the bids for the janitorial supplies to allow Davis to purchase from the DOC.

Hayes voted against the motion.

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