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During reorganization- Sanilac Commissioners added to recycling operations
Mary Drier posted by Tom Greene
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:16:02 EST
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The start of the new year had Sanilac County Administrator-Controller Tara Griffith at the helm until commissioners selected a board chair during the reorganization.
Board members are- For Commission District #1 Jon Block, Commission District #2 Gary Heberling, Commission District #3 Bill Sarkella, Commission District #4 Roger Ballard, and Commission District #5 Joel Wyatt Jr.
The board selected District #2 Commissioner Gary Heberling as board chair.
District #5 Joel Wyatt Jr. was selected as vice chair.
Heberling appointed District #1 Commissioner Jon Block as finance committee chair.
Commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, and finance and Administration will meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month following the board of commissioners' meeting.
Commissioners also made several appointments. Some of which include the following-
- Airport zoning board- Block.
- Appeals board soil erosion- Ballard.
- Board of public works- Sarkella, and Wyatt.
- Buildings and grounds maintenance committee- Block, and Sarkella.
- Central dispatch advisory board- Heberling.
- Child abuse prevention- Sarkella.
- Community collaborative- Ballard.
- Community mental health and great start Collaborative- Sarkella.
- Council on aging (advisory)- Sarkella.
- Health Board- Block.
Commissioners also appointed Jeremy Bender, Orin Campbell, Norm Blank Jr., Thomas Orton and Jerome Ford to the appeals board for construction for two-year terms.
To the Central Dispatch Board, commissioners appointed Paul Rich who is the county's Sheriff, Brian McComb with the Michigan State Police, Brenda Sanford who is with the county prosecutor's office; Mike Patterson as the township government representative, Steven Bales, who is the Croswell Fire Chief; Lea Lentz for emergency medical service representative; Bob Willis representing the Police Chief Association; Dawn Cubitt who is the emergency services director; Ad Hoc member Todd Hillman for emergency management; Ad Hoc member; and Sheryl Cribbins as the citizen at large.
John Maxey was appointed to the Drug Task Force Board for a two-year term, and Brett Lester as the police chief association representative for a one-year term.
Appointed to the information-technology planning committee for a one-year term each were-
Dawn Cubitt, Traci Franzel, who is the district court administrator; Denise McGuire who is the county clerk; Wendi Willinge, who is the equalization director; Lt., Nathan Smith, who is with the sheriff department; Nancy Rich who is the information technology director, and Tara Griffith, who is the county administrator.
In other matters, the board moved forward in awarding to Booms Construction, Inc. the contract for a cold storage outbuilding for $219,000. The funds for that will come from a recycling grant.
On the issue of recycling, the board approved purchasing the following recycling equipment from Huron County- a baler for $5,500, baler $4,250, another baler $2,500, two 7x14 trailers for $3,000, a 7x14 modified trailer for $2,000, a 7x16 for $2,000, 2010 GMC Sierra work truck for $7,000, and bailing wire for $250.
The total cost of $29,500 will come from the landfill operations contingency fund.
Also, the purchase of a Livescan fingerprinting system from ID Networks was approved at a cost not to exceed $8,190, and the purchase of two scanners at a cost not to exceed $4,500 was approved.
An agreement was reached with Mac Assessing Services, LLC for them to provide agricultural appraisals for $79,274 for the 2022 and 2023 study, and agreement with White Oak Appraisal for providing commercial and industrial appraisals for $24,385.