Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – March 13, 2017

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday March 13, 2017 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Tim Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, David Willbrant 2nd District Commissioner, Gary Ouellette 3rd District Commissioner, and Diana Svanda, County Clerk to record minutes.

Consent Agenda Approval
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David Willbrant made the motion to approve the consent agenda Gary Ouellette seconded the motion, motion carried.

Tim Mueller reported that the flag pole pulleys are stuck and once it gets warmer they will be fixed. Until that time, there will not be a flag on the flag pole.

Diana Svanda, County Clerk informed the Board that the Clerk’s office would be closed from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on March 16, 2017 due to the County Clerks meeting that Washington County is hosting.

David Willbrant made the motion to go into Executive Session under non-elected personnel to include Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney for 30 minutes, Gary Ouellette seconded the motion, motion carried. Upon returning to regular session no action was taken.

Justin Novak, Road & Bridge Supervisor – Two bids for Diesel fuel were received, Gary Ouellette made the motion to accept the bid from Kramer Oil at $1.881 per 7500 Gallons for $14107.50 David Willbrant seconded, motion carried. Commissioners reported to Justin Novak that they received several compliments on the Township meeting.

Justin reported that he received a phone call from Mark Oelschlager about putting up a stop sign, David ask if he had done a site study first and that he would need to do that, Justin agreed to do the study before making a decision.

David Willbrant reported he received a complaint from Todd Hughes about a Township Road in Farmington Twp., It was agreed the matter should be referred to the Township.

Sheila Ouellette, communications Director reported that Theresa Herrs, Deputy Communications Director will be going to Interpol training. She also reported that 911 will be going to the Next Generation in the last quarter of this year. Tim requested that on March 27, 2017 that Sheila come to the meeting with Justin Cordry.

Justin Cordry, County Sheriff discussed inmate housing and the cost associated with it. Tim Mueller inquired about the number of employees needed per shift in the Jail, to which Cordry informed the Board that two were needed.

Don Alldredge, Custodian gave an update on his status. Don also asked about the possibility of being transferred to another department. It was suggested that he apply with other departments and the possibility would be discussed later.

Randy Hubbard Emergency Management Director, Reported there were 5 control burns that various Fire Departments were called out for, and discussed burn bands. Randy also reported that the Morrowville Sirens were not working. and also ask about possible funding for Fire and EMS. It was suggested that a formal request be made prior to any decision being made.

David White with Worldnet discussed phone service with the Commissioners. David was asked to come to next week’s meeting with more information.

Gary Ouellette made motion to adjourn at 12:30 David Willbrant seconded the motion, motion carried.

Next regular meeting is March 20, 2017