Commission Chair Jayson Farmer began by saying there were several well-qualified individuals and the commissioners had come to a decision. He then made a motion naming Joe Miller as the new ESDA director.
According to Farmer the appointment would be for a period of one year, and at that time the commissioners would review Miller’s performance to make certain he is fulfilling all the requirements of the position.
Farmer’s motion received a second and when the roll was called, commissioners Jeff Weber and Jerel Childers voted in favor of the motion.
Massac County Treasurer Dana Jones brought the board the updated total of the general fund, which after payroll is $42,000. Jones also mentioned to the commissioners the list of delinquent mobile home and real estate property owners would be published in the Metropolis Planet on Wednesday.
Jones left the board with a maintenance contract with Joss, Inc. Later in the meeting, she returned to the meeting and the commissioners asked how much the contract is.
According to Jones, the contract is $2000 per quarter, or a total of $8000 per year. Commissioner Childers said his concern is the contract is “too high,” and questioned that if the company is going to charge when come to the treasurer’s office to address problems, then why does the county need a maintenance contract.
Farmer asked Jones if she could contact the company and see if a representative could come to next week’s meeting to explain the maintenance contract to the board and she said she would.
Massac County Sheriff Ted Holder brought the board his list of outstanding bills for the sheriff’s department, which totaled about $28,000.
In looking at some of the bills, Farmer asked about bills for N&N Plumbing and J.M. Walters. Holder said the detention center’s sprinkler system had to be recertified and that was the reason for the N&N Plumbing claim. He also noted J.M. Walters did some work on the interior jail cells, replacing light fixtures.
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