The County will hold a workshop and two committee meetings on Monday, August 7th. Discussion items will include a grant, board appointments for waterworks and library, possibility of JPs assisting with broadband and other issues, professional development payments, and amending the county budget.
At 5:30 p.m., Metroplan will hold an informational workshop for the Quorum Court. The Public Works & Safety meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Finance meeting will be immediately afterward.
The meetings are open to the public and located inside the Saline County Courthouse in Courtroom #3. Doors will open at 5:15 P.M. Patrons may enter the Courthouse via the Main St. and/or Market St. Entrance.
AGENDA 1 – PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING:
-Approval of Minutes
-Exhibit A: Resolution in Support of Fiscal Year 2023 JAG Program
-Discussion Item: Appointment to Saline County, Arkansas Waterworks & Sanitary Sewer Public Facilities Board (Woodland Hills)
-Discussion Item: Appointment to the Saline County Library Board to Replace Vacancy Expiring June 30, 2023 due to Resignation of Current Board Member
-Discussion Item: Potential Justice of the Peace Assistance in Saline County Broadband Committee and Participation on Other Boards/Commissions
AGENDA 2 – FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING:
-Approval of Minutes
-Exhibit B: Ordinance Appropriating Funds for Professional Development Recognition Payments for Qualifying County Assessors & Full-Time Employees of the County Assessor’s Office
-Exhibit C: Ordinance Amending 2023 Saline County Budget Ordinance 2022-36
MINUTES FROM JULY 2023 MEETINGS
PUBLIC WORKS & SAFETY
Pat Bisbee called the meeting to order. Motion made by Rick Bellinger, second by Carlton Billingsley to approve the minutes from the Public Works & Safety Committee Meeting held on June 5, 2023. Vote was unanimous, motion carried
Exhibit “A”: Ordinance Adopting Certain Rules and Regulations Concerning External Noise Attenuation of Data Centers and to Prevent Noise Disturbance. Motion to approve made by Keith Keck, second by Ed Albares. Mr. Keck was recognized by the chair and spoke by about the Ordinance and where it originated from. After discussion Mr. Bisbee called for a vote Vote was unanimous, motion carried.
Exhibit “B”: Ordinance Amended Ordinance No. 2004-34, the Litter Control Ordinance Motion to approve made by by Rick Bellinger,’second by Ed Albares. After being recognized by the chair, Mr. Bellinger explained more about the ordinance, there was discussion among the Committee, after which the chair called for a vote. Vote was unanimous, motion carried
Exhibit “C”: Resolution Expressing Willingness of Saline County to ta Utilize Federal-Aid Funds for Highway 5 & Desoto Boulevard Roundabout. Motion to approve made by Keith Keck, second by J. W Walters. Mr. Keck was recognized by the chair and explained the need for the resolution. Chair called for a vote, which was unanimous, motion carried. Motion to Adjourn made by J. R. Walters, second by Rick Bellinger, meeting adjourned.
Josh Curtis called the Finance Committee Meeting to Order. Motion to approve the Minutes for the Finance Committee Meeting held on June 5, 2023 made by J. R. Walters, second by Barbara Howell. Vote was unanimous, motion carried
Exhibit “D”: Ordinance Appropriating Funds from District Court Automation Fund for District Court Related Technology Purposes. Motion to approve made by Carlton Billingsley, second by Barbara Howell. Vote was unanimous, motion carried. Action Item: Request to Increase New Hire at Saline County Detention Center from $16.00 to $17.28 Due to Experience, Retroactive to to Initial Hire Date of May 15, 2023. Motion to approve made by C. J. Engel, second by Cariton Billingsley. Vote was unanimous, motion carried
Discussion ltem: Ordinance Amending 1978-1. Mr. Curtis stated that they could not discuss his item because it is not in this Committee. It will be discussed at the Quorum Court meeting to be held on July 17, 2023
ADD-ON: Pat Bisbee made a motion to suspend the rules to allow the add-on – Exhibit E a Second by Rick Bellinger. Vote was unanimous, motion carried.
Exhibit “E”: Resolution Authorization Marriage Solemnization. Motion to approve made by J. R. Walters, second by Pat Bisbee. Vote was unanimous, motion carried COMMENTS: No comments from the Committee Members
PUBLIC COMMENT: Tim Allmond, Angela Gray, Bob Vidt, Kim Bourgeois, Scott Gray, Rena’ Allmond.
After public comments, Judge Brumley spoke to the Commitee about the resignation of County Civil Attorney, Will Gruber. The job has been posted on [www.salinecounty.org] and other appropriate social media outlets.
Motion to adjourn made by J.R. Walters, second by C. J. Engel. Vote was unanimous, meeting adjourned.