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Commissioners schedule joint meeting


Commissioners asked that a joint meeting of council and commissioners be set for 9 a.m. on Monday, May 13, or immediately following the county council meeting on that date. The joint meeting will be to discuss financing for the proposed shell industrial building.

“We have kicked this around long enough. We need to get this building up,” Commissioner Garry Heller commented.

Information Technology Director Robert Murphy brought commissioners a proposal to update the county website. He noted that original cost of $1,500 for the website nine years ago has done well, “But it is time to upgrade and make this site more user-friendly,” he noted.

At a cost of $6,650, the new site, which was approved, will allow the county sheriff to directly upload and post items such as “most wanted” and sheriff’s sales. Other office holders will also be able to upload materials as well.

Murphy noted that the county website is receiving about 5,000 hits a month. Funds for the upgrade will come from the Riverboat Gambling account.

Murphy was also given permission to purchase two licenses for Acrobat Pro at a cost of $729 and 10 licenses for WinZip at $18 each. The Acrobat programs allow for changes in items sent as portable documents and the WinZip program is used to compress large files of information or to open files that have been sent with that program.

Gary Mast, maintenance director for the county office building and courthouse, reported that the roof leak at the county building has been attended to by the contractor which installed the roof some eight years ago. Mast reported that the work was done under the warranty supplied by the original agreement.

Mast also asked for permission to replace gutter drops on the courthouse. He explained that at least three of the drops have split, which allows water to run down the side of the building, which is less than desirable. He brought an estimate of $1,882 from Rainguard Seamless Guttering for downspouts and $650 from D and S Builders for repair of structural damage, both of which were approved.