June 7, 2010, the Madison County Commission met pursuant to adjournment with the following officers present: Presiding Commissioner John Rauls, First District Commissioner Dennis Bradford, and Second District Commissioner Larry Mungle. County Clerk Don Firebaugh was present to record the proceedings.
Sheldon Combs attended the meeting.
Steve Perkins, E-911 director submitted a report. He said in May 2010, Madison County Joint Communication Dispatchers answered 381 calls on emergency 911 lines. There were 58 emergency medical calls, 24 fire calls, 128 law calls, 89 hang-up calls, 47 non-emergency calls, 8 transfer calls, and 27 test calls. 262 of the 381 calls were from cell phones.
Gregg Pruett, Road and Bridge Supervisor reported the status of personnel and equipment in the department. A list of all work accomplished last week was presented to the Commissioners.
Discussion followed on the need to hire another full-time employee for the Road and Bridge Department. Both District Commissioners said they need another full-time worker at this time and said they had budgeted for the position. Commissioner Bradford made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Mungle to approve hiring another full-time Road and Bridge employee. The motion carried.
Charla Royer, County Collector appeared and said the current contractor that provides computer software maintenance is retiring and his business will be sold to Villages, Inc. The same software provides network programming to the Assessor, Collector and County Clerk that supports the assessment, collections, and abatements for the county and two cities in Madison County. She said her cost will be approximately $1250.00 a year.
One merchant’s license was given to Zip and Dip, L.L.C. in Mine La Motte. The new owners will sell T-shirts, soda and snacks at the location. The owners said they will provide family oriented entertainment and have installed a zip line to the attraction.
The Madison County Commission said they want to (acknowledge the work of) Tina Bales, owner of Country Lane Florist for maintaining the flower arrangement at the Madison County War Memorial.
They also (recognize) the local VFW, American Legion, City Police Department, Sheriff’s Department and Carl Myers for supporting the annual Memorial Day ceremony.
Rauls attended a Solid Waste Management meeting in Perryville, MO and a Southeast Regional Planning and Development meeting in Cape Girardeau, MO last week. Grant applications from the region were awarded to successful applicants.
Mungle and Bradford checked on the blacktop patching operations on several roads that the Road and Bridge department worked on last week. The operation is working well with minor operational problems that are being resolved.
June 14, 2010, the Madison County Commission met pursuant to adjournment with the following officers present: Presiding Commissioner John Rauls, First District Commissioner Dennis Bradford, and Second District Commissioner Larry Mungle. County Clerk Don Firebaugh was present to record the proceedings.
Sheldon Combs attended the meeting.
Steve Perkins, E-911 director appeared and submitted a dispatcher scheduling work report. He said a test of the new 911 system now shows the names and the phone number of cell phone callers. He said the GPS readings are also showing on the system.
Gregg Pruett, Road and Bridge Supervisor reported the status of personnel and equipment in the department. A list of all work accomplished last week was presented to the Commissioners and discussed work scheduled to accomplish this week. Discussion followed on work planned for the remaining month of June and July with emphasis on blacktopping operations. Mungle said he had received a complaint about the box blade use in District Two. Bradford and Pruett reported on a paving machine they looked at in St. Louis last week. They are waiting on prices from the vendor.
Assessor Barbara Martin presented a request to amend her 2010 budget to add $21,000.00 in appropriations to pay for the new required, state approved Assessment Program. The current vendor is retiring this year. Mungle made a motion, seconded by Bradford to approve amending the 2010 Assessor budget to spend $21,000.00 for the new Assessment Program.. The motion carried.
Further discussion followed on new qualified vendors. Martin said she has placed bid ads in a local newspaper for two weeks and VillaGIS, Inc. is the only qualified vendor that has submitted a bid. Rauls told Martin to bring an updated contract to the meeting on June 21, 2010 for signatures.
Mungle said he checked on CR 212 and CR 209 for progress being made on blacktopping and ditching operations.
Bradford said he and Gregg Pruett went to Roland Equipment Company in St. Louis last week to look at paving machines.