January 19th, 2021
Meeting held at the County Community Center Building
January 19, 2021
John Bertram, David White, Bert Lowery, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Kerri Ulrich, Jay Schmidt, Ron Freeman, Susan Page, Morgan Allison, Grant Neuhold, Cody Sherer, Kendal Lothman and Clay Parkin attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 01/06/21.
After prayer given by Tony Factor, John opened the meeting at 9:00. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and David seconded, motion carried 3-0.
John adjourned the regular meeting at 9:02 and the called the Board of Health(BOH) meeting to order. Kerri Ulrich, County Health officer came to give updates which included; B.1.7 variant strain, vaccine rollout plan, phase 2 to rollout at the end of January/beginning of February, continuing the mask mandate to stay in place till the end of May, $5000 grant received from Sunflower for salary support for staff and contract trace, 2020 account write off accounts, CPR training scheduled on January 28th. John adjourned the BOH and called the regular meeting to order. John moved to discontinue the mask madidate, motion died to no second.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for the public works departments which included; road maintenance updates, shoulder work on Brenham blacktop and payroll change for R Hohl (new hire). After review of the payroll change Bert moved to accept the change and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Susan Page and Morgan Allison came to introduce themselves and start an open line of communication with the hospital and board of Commissioners. They will come on a monthly basis as they move forward with the transition.
Grant Neuhold came to discuss a board appointment for the Economic Development board. He asked them to appoint Kristy Zenger to the board. David moved to approve the appointment and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Cody Sherer came to discuss fitting truck #542 with a new bed. He explained he received 2 quotes from Emergency Fire Equipment in the amount of $49,109.77 and Weis Fire & Safety Equipment in the amount of $58,000, tire quote from War Time Finds for 4 tires in the amount of $5900. Bert moved to approve the purchase from Emergency Fire Equipment and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, he asked for approval of the tires and explained he was only able to get one quote due to the type of vehicle it goes on. Bert moved to approve the purchase of the tires and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kerri Ulrich came back to present a payroll change for J Swart(wage change) for approval. John moved to approve the payroll change as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
After break John called the meeting back to order at 10:00.
Kristi Cooper presented payroll changes for S McVey(merit) and C Erickson(separation) for approval. After review of the payroll changes Bert moved to approve them as presented and David seconded motion carried 3-0.
Bert Lowery moved to go into executive session for non-elected personnel to discuss employee relations for 15 minutes at 10:06 to include Kristi and Ron Freeman and David seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 10:21 with no action taken. David moved to go back into executive session for 10 more minutes at 10:22 to discuss non-elected employee personnel and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 10:32 with no action taken.
Kendal Lothman came to give updates for the Sheriff office which included vehicles and employees. Also gave an update on the situation regarding Deputy Jeremy Rodriguez and informed them that he has been put on unpaid administrative leave.
Meeting adjourned at 10:54.
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