Commission Meeting Minutes — January 14, 2013 Certified January 15, 2013
Crawford County Commission met pursuant to adjournment with these members present: Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner; Lloyd Watson, Commissioner District 1; Kenny Killeen, Commissioner District 2; Mardy Leathers, County Clerk; and the following proceedings were had to viz;
Attendees were Catie Ringeisen, Amy England, Bill Harlan, Jim Huddleston, Don Gummershiemer, Donna Lott, Idelle Peterson, Carol Krasinger, Kim Cook, Kerry Summers, Pat Schwent, Karen Harlan, Jenny Farr.
Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM
9:08 AM Kenny Killeen made a motion to approve the January 8, 2013 and January 10, 2013 Crawford County Commission Meetings as presented. Paul Watson provided a second. Motion carried.
9:10 AM Don Gummershiemer addressed the Commission with an update regarding the Senior Tax Commission. Don Gummershiemer read a letter aloud to the Commission and meeting attendees regarding the need to call a special meeting and appoint a treasurer and approve a FY 2013 Budget. Idelle Peterson stated she is in attendance at the Commission meeting today; however she does not agree to holding a meeting that was not called by the Board Chairman. Idelle Peterson stated the newspaper implied that someone from the Senior Citizens Tax Commission had done something wrong and did not accurately reflect the character of John Taylor or Kathy Jaycox. Paul Watson asked Idelle Peterson is she would be willing to hold a special meeting to complete the needed business of the Board. Idelle Peterson stated a recent newspaper article did not make serving on the board a positive thing. Jim Huddleston stated the Board needs leadership. Mardy Leathers discussed the budget process with the Commission and the members of the Senior Citizens Tax Commission in attendance. Idelle Peterson questioned releasing the funds that have been accumulated by the Senior Citizens Tax Commission and asked to discuss the validity of reserving funds for emergency purposes. A discussion was held among the Senior Citizens Tax Commission about disbursement of funds. Idelle Peterson stated that, in her opinion, all service providers should be open to the SCTC and submit information to them. Don Gummershiemer stated review of sources of income for service providers was a recommendation of a prior audit of the SCTC. The SCTC agreed to meet at 10 AM on January 15, 2013 and elect a treasurer and approve a budget. Kenny Killeen also stated he would like the SCTC to resolve their disagreements with the newspaper. Leo Sanders stated he would like the Commission to be informed and updated on the business of SCTC.
9:50 AM The Commission took a 10 minute recess.
10:00 AM The Commission reconvened. The Commission began a budget workshop. The Commission spoke with Kim Cook, Kim Wood, Pat Snodgrass, Franky Todd.
11:23 AM Paul Watson made a motion to allocate $47,655.80 to the UM Extension Office within the FY 2013 Crawford County Budget. Kenny Killeen seconded. Motion carried. Full Commission was in agreement with the motion.
12:30 PM Kenny Killeen made a motion to recess until 1:30 PM for lunch. Paul Watson seconded. Motion carried.
1:30 PM Commission reconvened. The Commission continued review of General Revenue Fund Budget Requests. The Commission reviewed and discussed County Clerk, Treasurer, Facilities Management, Commission, Collector, Assessor, Prosecuting Attorney, County Coroner, Sheriff’s Department, Circuit Court and Associate Court Budget Requests for FY2013.
3:10 PM The Commission took a 10 minute recess.
3:22 PM The Commission reconvened. The Commission continued review and discuss of County General Revenue Funds.
5:09 PM Kenny Killeen made a motion to adjourn the January 14, 2013 Commission Meeting. Paul Watson provided a second. Motion carried.
The Commission adjourned to meet January 15, 2013.
Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner