Commission agrees to tentative deal with AgriClean

Published 3:47 pm Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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The Chilton County Commission continues to look into ways to best kills germs and in turn keep its employees and residents healthy during the current pandemic.

As a result, the Commission approved using AgriClean to install a CASPR (Continuous Air and Surface Pathogen Reduction) system in seven county buildings.

The resolution only goes into effect after the county attorney looks over and approves the makeup of the contract of terms.

Commissioner Joe Headley abstained because he was not sure about it and Commissioner Matt Mims was absent from the meeting.

AgriClean presented its plan to the Commission during its work session on Dec. 22, but did not have a contract drawn up at that time.

One of the primary points of emphasis was that the Commission made it clear to AgriClean that the system would have to be fully installed by Dec. 30, because that would allow the Commission the opportunity for reimbursement of the expense as part of the Cares Act.

The reimbursement is not guaranteed, but if the installation is not completed prior to the deadline then they would not be able to even file for reimbursement.

According to the AgriClean website, the CASPR system is designed to disinfect the air and surfaces of an area throughout the day using an all-natural product.

“This is technology that came about in hospitals,” AgriClean owner Terry Tucker said.

According to Tucker, the system produces hydrogen peroxide gas that helps clean the air.

It is designed to hook into a building’s already existing ventilation system.

“As long as you have air going through your HVAC system, the CASPR is working,” Tucker said.

Tucker assured the Commission that the system is proven to kill several forms of bacteria and germs that lead to viruses, including COVID-19.

The system has a two-year warranty and a life expectancy of eight to 10 years.

In other news from the meeting:

  • Nominations were opened to fill a seat on the Chilton County Airport Authority. Billy Singleton nominated Clanton Mayor Jeff Mims on behalf of the Clanton City Council. Nominations will be taken for three meetings.
  • Rose Landrum, Carl Ziegler, Allen Caton and Allen Payton were named to the Solid Waste Board.
  • Regina Respess was named to the Chilton Water Authority.
  • Standard Roofing was allowed to complete repairs on the Chilton County Jail’s roof for $12,800 to be paid out of the jail maintenance fund. According to Sheriff John Shearon, the jail is still having problems with leaking.
  • A 2009 Ford F-150 was reinstated from surplus for the Sheriff’s Office.
  • It was discussed during the work session that Minooka Park has run into a problem while installing the water line and will require an additional $8,000 to complete the project. An anonymous donor has offered to pay half of that cost. The Commission will discuss it further at a future meeting.
  • Commissioner Allen Williams suggested adding a second sump pump to help correct a drainage problem at the tag office. The Commission will look into it with the county’s maintenance crew before moving forward.
  • The next Commission meeting will be Jan. 12 with a work session at 5 p.m. followed by a voting session at 6 p.m. It will take place in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse.