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Commissioners journal

The Brown County Board of Commissioners met in regular session July 8 with the following members present:Daryll Gray, President; Tony Applegate, Member; Barry Woodruff, Member.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff to approve minutes of the previous regular meeting and dispense with the oral reading. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to approve the following bills for payment: A00, County, $47,292.54; C60, Certification of Title Adm. Fund, $14,754.34; B20, Probate Indigent Guardianship, $750; B01, Dog and Kennel, $4,645.75; A25, E-911 ¼ % Sales Tax, $1,424.67; J01, Real Estate Assessment, $1,225.25; A26, Enhanced 911 Surcharge, $6.96; M60, Felony Del. Custody and Care, $1,320; H01, Job and Family Services, $11,674.37; S50, Childrens Services, $18,641.70; A70, Concealed Handgun License Fund, $996; P34, Solid Waste District/HB 592, $2.80; H10, Child Support Enforcement Agency, $3,186.42; K01, Auto and Gas, $37,340.93; D30, CHIP CDBG, $44; T10, Community Development and Block Grant, $101; P36, Drug Crime Task Force, $1,500. Total: $144,906.73. Second: Barry Woodruff.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff upon the request of Todd Cluxton, Brown County Engineer, to advertise the Notice to Bidders for the 2015 Aggregate. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to purchase the following vehicle from Mt. Orab Ford, Mt. Orab, for a Board of Commissioners vehicle to be shared with Economic Development, 2014 Ford Fusion, purchase price $18,000. Second: Barry Woodruff.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff to record as matter of record Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources, Office of Budget Commissioner, Brown County, to the Taxing Authority of Brown County Commissioners for fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2015 as revised by the Budget Commission of Brown County, which shall govern the total appropriations made at any time during such year. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to approve the request of Lisa Spiller, Co-ord. Clerk, for a supplemental appropriation of unappropriated funds from A00 (County General) fund in the amount of $35,000. First, $5,000 into 1a8 (Travel) to cover costs associated with all county departments’ travel. Secondly, $30,000 into 4b13 (Contract Services) to cover costs of property repairs by independent contractors outside of routine maintenance. Second: Barry Woodruff.

The bid opening for the 2015 Aggregate was held at 10 a.m. Two bids were received and read aloud: Brown County Asphalt, Inc., $56,100; Brown County Construction Co. Inc., $63,495. The bids were given to the Brown Development for review and will be awarded at a later date. Bid opening declared over at 10:10 a.m. In attendance: Connie Sawyers and Lora Abernathy, News Democrat/Ripley Bee.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff upon the request of David Sharp, Director, BCJFS, to hire two new employees. Emily Clements as an Eligibility Referral Specialist, paid in a pay range 28 step 1 base $14.15 plus 50 cents, for for a total of $14.65 hour. Ms. Clements’ hire date will be effective July 20, 2015 and she will be a full time employee eligible for benefits. Gary Troutman as an Eligibility Referral Specialist paid in a pay range 28 step 1 base $14.15 plus $.75 for a total of $14.90 and he will be a full time employee eligible for benefits. Troutman’s hire date will be effective July 20, 2015. In attendance: David M. Sharp, JFS, Emily Clements and Gary Troutman. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to adjourn meeting with no further business before the Board July 8. Second: Barry Woodruff.

Lora Abernathy, The News Democrat/The Ripley Bee, attended the Board of Commissioners meeting, July 8.

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