Home care month observed

Published 10:21 am Friday, November 11, 2016

November was declared National Home Care, Hospice Palliative Care Month Thursday at the Lawrence County Commission meeting.

Sara Gore, from Holzer Post-Acute Care Services, was on hand at the meeting as the commissioners signed a proclamation declaring the month.

Also at commission, the commissioners:

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• Approved and signed the weekly invoices and certificates as presented by the auditor’s office.

• Approved three floodplain permits.

• Approved six transfer funds.

• Approved eight appropriate funds.

• Received and filed the October 2016 monthly EMS report.

• Approved the request from the sheriff to approve the contract for prisoner housing at the Middleport Jail as a standby location at a rate of $60 per day.

• Approved and signed the resolution requesting the auditor transfer funds to the county general fund for payment of allocated insurance or self-insurance for the county engineer portion.

• Approved commission president Les Boggs to sign the renewal of Ordinance No. 2016-001(A) fo AFSCME Local 890 for fringe benefit pickup plan as approved in 2014.

• Approved and signed the grant amendment for the year 2017 Youth Service Grant Agreement as requested by Judge Payne.

• Authorized the county engineer to enter into an agreement with ODOT for PID 103460 SHV Bridge Load Rating project.

• Terminated the part-time employment of paramedic Justin Burchfield and EMT Brittany Miskar effective Nov. 1, 2016, within their respective probationary periods, for failure to work during the Sept. /Oct. period.

• Approved the 2016 insurance stipend list.

Commissioner Les Boggs also invited newly elected commissioner DeAnna Holliday to learn and see how things are done for a smooth transition into the position to which she agreed.