Commissioners resend action from prior meeting PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    At the Wednesday, Nov. 4 meeting of the Washington County Board of Commissioners, the group unanimously agreed to resend the action due of accepting the ambulance service with the EMS due to the EMS director not sharing the proposal with the Washington County Hospital Board.  The Commissioners were under the assumption that a decision had to be made at the last meeting at this point the commissioners have made no decision.
    Technology
    Commissioner John Mischler reported to the other Commissioners that the $50,000 grant to help with the writing of a Comprehensive plan is still waiting to be processed and is at a stand still. He also wanted to let any interest persons contact Sarah Bachman, County Auditor, if interested in serving this Board.
    David Neil of Cybertek, who is in negotiation with the Commissioners, reported they are in the first phase of the analysis of the project. Neil reported to the board that there were a lot of unknowns of the County system and they have been working with Matrix to work out those problems. Neil stated that there are148 devices which include PC, printers and access sights and software installed that does not need to be installed and at least 35 computers that are not in compliance. Neil has met with department heads to figure out what problems are occurring to correct those problem areas. Cybertek did correct the voice mail problem allowing employees to access their voice mail from any phone outside the office. Neil also stated that the county can get the internet free and they are not taking advantage of it.
    Neil plans to do do more analysis and report back to the board.   
    Purchase Property
    Commissioner Dave Brown reported that he attended the Council meeting on Monday and said they signed a resolution showing interest in the purchase of property on Walnut Street to be used as a parking lot. The project is a joint project with the City, County and National City. National City has committed $20,000 and the Urban Enterprise Zone has committed to $44,000 with a chance to increase.
    The Board agreed to have E.E. Martin and Ervin Day appraise the property with Mishler abstaining due to his personal business.
    Brown also asked Bachman to draft a letter to the Workforce Board nominating Hank Jakoby as agreed by Sullivan and Mishler.
    Bridge 113
    Commissioner Sullivan reported on Bridge 113, which is a Federal Aid Bridge on Fredricksburg Road over Blue River. The County orginally anticipated paying $200,000 to $250,000 which would be 20 percent of the project. The expected number has  now doubled to $450,000 due to fact that the start of this project was 10 years ago with the cost increasing in that amount of time
    The commissioners agreed to have Sullivan apply for a Distressed Loan at zero percent interest and paying back within two years. The funding will be paid through the Cumulative Bridge Funds.
    The next regular commissioners meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. In the Government Building.
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