and Finance Committee
March 27, 2001, 6:00 p.m.
To Order – Joe McEachern, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at
of Minutes – The minutes of the February 27, 2001 Regular Session Meeting
were approved as submitted.
of Agenda – The agenda was adopted as submitted.
Commission: Voting Members – The Committee unanimously recommended that
Council approve first reading to the change in the ordinance providing two
additional, voting members of the Appearance Commission, with the new members
to be voted on by the full Council.
Commission: Voting Machine Preventative Maintenance – The Committee unanimously
recommended that Council approve the expenditure of up to $45,000.00 to have
the preventative maintenance and firmware 5.02 chip upgrade, performed by
MicroVote Corporation on the County’s inventory of 655 electronic voting machines.
Spending Resolution for the Township and Detention Center – The Committee
unanimously recommended that Council approve the resolution authorizing the
expenditure of General Fund monies in an amount not to exceed $13,030,000
to renovate the Township Auditorium and expand the Detention Center. These
funds will be reimbursed to by the proceeds of general obligation bonds or
other identified revenue sources. With this recommendation, the Committee
also implicitly recommended that Council formally approve the expansion of
the Detention Center.
Office: Military Forest Funds – The Committee unanimously decided to forward
this item to Council with no recommendation, for the full Council to decide
how to allocate new funding in the amount of $44,596.92 stemming from a portion
of the receipts from military timber sales. Funds must be allocated and expended
by June 30, 2001 "for the benefit of the public schools and public roads
of the county or counties in which the military installation or facility is
Center: Pilot Project for House Arrest – The Committee unanimously recommended
that Council give first reading approval to an ordinance authorizing the County’s
Detention Center to offer electronic monitoring, or house arrest, services
to its inmates, with participating defendants bearing all associated costs.
Department – The Committee unanimously recommended that Council approve
the following three requests for vehicles to replace aging, high-mileage vehicles,
totaling six vehicles and $129,289.76. Staff was also directed to continue
monitoring the budget.
- Two unmarked
Crown Victorias – in the amount of $45,050.00, as patrol vehicles
- Two unmarked
Chevy Impalas – in the amount of $46,822.00, for the Warrant Division
- Two Marked
Chevy Luminas – in the amount of $37,417.76, for the Civil Process Division
- Airport Commission:
Lease Agreement for Curtiss Wright Hangar – The Committee unanimously
recommended that Council give first reading approval to an ordinance authorizing
the Airport Commission to lease the Curtiss Wright hangar for one dollar a
year for twenty years in order to raise private funds for rehabilitation of
this National Historic Registry hangar.
- Police Officers’
Retirement – no report
Specialist – no report
- The Committee adjourned at 6:45 PM.
by Pam Davis