The Commission approved the purchase of two Kenworth T880 dump trucks as part of the regular rotation of trucks used in the county highway department. County Engineer, Corey Chambers, told the Commission they normally would buy Mack trucks but the Company could not deliver them due to shortage in inventory. A 2003 Jeep Liberty was declared as surplus for the Sheriff’s department. It will be sold at the next available public auction. The Commission approved amending the personnel manual to allow temporary employees hired during the exptended absence of County employees to be paid the hourly rate equal to Step 1 of the Pay Grade associated with the position for which they are hired.
A resolution recognizing the accomplishments of David Early, Administrator of Floyd Cherokee Medical Center, was approved. Commission Chairman Burgess said when the Hospital Authority purchased the Hospital and entered into a management agreement with Floyd to manage it, Early was instrumental in seeing that everything was implemented on behalf of Floyd for the benefit of the County and its residents. Early has accepted a position with another company and will be leaving Atrium Floyd.
County Administrator Daniel Steele was given the approval to hire a temporary employee in the Commission Office during an extended absence of a current employee due to medical reasons.
A fence renewal contract in the amount of $8197 with National Equipment Rentals was approved.
The Commission approved the appointment of Randall “Bubba” Crabtree to fill a six year term on the Cherokee County Park Board.
Commission Chairman Burgess announced there is a vacancy on the Alabama Mountain Lakes Association Board and the Commission will be taking resumes to fill that position. Resumes should be turned into the Commission office no later than August 17th with the appointment to be made at the August 22nd meeting.
An executive session was held to discuss ongoing litigation with the County’s Attorney. After the closed door session, the Commission resumed the meeting and approved a resolution for the County to join the state and other governments in any oppoid settlements.
The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission will be on August 8th at 10 am.