The Washington County Commissioners met Tuesday, Could 4. Pastor James Glisan of the First Presbyterian Church of Akron opened with a prayer.
Commissioner Lea Ann Laybourn introduced the free dump day on the landfill shall be held Could 15 as an alternative of Could 8. There was additionally a dialogue about having some dump vans round city that residents may use. This shall be mentioned extra sooner or later, as they felt there wasn’t sufficient time to do it this yr earlier than the free dump day.
County Administrator Misty Peterson gave her report. Decision 73-2021 which offers with the Hazard Mitigation Plan was mentioned and the commissioners authorised the decision. The sick financial institution coverage, Decision 74-2021, was additionally authorised. There was a letter that she needed the board to signal for Impartial Roofing Specialists and this was authorised. The contract with Simon Development to place an overlay on County Highway 44 for $379,744 was authorised.
Upkeep Director Matt Inexperienced had three objects to current to the commissioners. He requested for permission to promote some previous rock face within the horse barn, because it has been there since 2015 leftover from constructing the nursing residence. He has it offered and the commissioners authorised that he may promote them. He additionally requested for a capital buy of a end mower for $3,821.20 and the commissioners authorised this. He then mentioned he desires to fill within the gap by the Annex within the concrete for security causes. Despite the fact that the outlet has tape round it, he nonetheless felt it was a security hazard. The board authorised getting the outlet repaired.
District 2 requested to buy a Kenworth truck for $56,400. This capital buy was authorised. The board then authorised a capital buy for the Sheriff’s Division of a brand new patrol car for $34,172. This was already of their finances.
Don Nadow, director of W-Y Communications, got here to present an replace to the commissioners. He promoted two interim dispatchers. Staff are receiving coaching on clocking out and in with a brand new system. Two staff are nonetheless on sick depart and he’s hoping that with their subsequent physician go to they’ll come again, not less than part-time. Everyone seems to be working 12-hour shifts proper now. Otis and Lone Star Colleges utilized for a SAFER grant and in the event that they get the grant, they may work with the middle. They’re going to begin month-to-month conferences on the calls and the way they’re dealt with. Their score has gone up during the last two months.
The assessor’s workplace is considering of making use of for a grant to assist with the GIS work and so they must determine if they’re going to apply for it.
Emergency Supervisor Bryant McCall mentioned there are 12 lively and 5 new circumstances of COVID. The Sheriff’s workplace is testing staff as soon as a month and the nursing residence dropped testing down to each two weeks.
David Frisbee then spoke to the commissioners on some roping occasions and it was determined to carry an occasion the start of October, in addition to the one scheduled for April 30, 2022. There was a crew roping occasion this previous weekend that had 738 groups take part. He additionally gave an replace on a number of the roofing that’s being achieved on county buildings. Schedules for roofing are wanting good. Work on the nursing residence roofs will start quickly. They’ll do shingles first and metallic will begin June 7.
Vickie Sandlin, writer of the Julesburg Advocate and the Akron Information-Reporter requested if the county needed to go in with the City of Akron to pay for an advert within the Discover journal. After some dialogue, the county determined to go in with the city to get a three-quarter web page advert.
Alan Basler, president of Washington County Honest Board, spoke to the commissioners concerning the contract for the headliner on the honest this yr. There was some dialogue and there must be some modifications made earlier than it may be signed. They’ll talk about the contract once more at subsequent week’s assembly. The contract for the opening act continues to be being mentioned.
With no additional enterprise, the assembly was adjourned.