Unusual item on display at Commission meeting
Business as usual can mean unusual business for Butler County Commissioners.
All in A Day’s Work
A Butler County resident requested an audience with the Commissioners near the end of Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting and brought “Mr. Bones” with him. ‘Mr. Bones” was the head of a carcass, possibly a cat, that the resident brought to illustrate his need for their assistance. He appeared before the board to ask for a County Health Inspector of County Fire Marshal to inspect the property where he currently resides, Hank Trailer Park.
He claimed the property is a haven for drug users and that he had been robbed on more than one occasion. But his plea to the commissioners was to have someone come out and inspect the property, which he rents. It was noted that there had never been such a request of the Commissioners before and there is not a County officer to whose job it is to do the inspection, the gentleman’s frustrations were evident.
The City of El Dorado has inspectors, however the property in question is out of city limits and falls within the county’s jurisdiction.
Chairman Woydziak assured him they would look into the matter and determine who could help him with the concerns he brought to the Commissioners.
Less exciting, but equally important, were the actions taken during the meeting. The commissioners approved the Begley Ranch Final Plat.
The Older Americans Act Contract for fiscal year 2019 was approved for the Butler County Department on Aging as was a letter of support for a transportation grant.
Undersheriff Wilhite presented to the board on the purchase of tasers which would be purchased with commissary funds and not require any taxpayer money. The purchase was approved.
A contract with Kelly Law Offices, L.L.P., for real property tax foreclosure was approved. The Quarterly Investment of Idle Funds Report was received and accepted.
Director of Computer Services, Chad Lee reported to the Commissioners on the renewal of the annual maintenance and support for Butler County’s data storage system. It was approved at an annual cost of $17,110.83.
Approval for the purchase of a 2017 Dodge Caravan for community corrections was given.
“No action at this time,” was the recommendation of Public Works Director Darryl Lutz regarding the FHWA Competitive Highway Bridge Program
Vouchers were approved.