The Washington County Board of Commissioners convened on Tuesday, April 26 for its regular meeting. Pastor Linda Hoover of the Howard United Methodist Church opened the meeting with a prayer, followed by the “oath of allegiance.”
The meeting with the Department of Social Services then took place. The March 29 meeting minutes, vouchers and payroll were approved.
Pam McKay of Child Welfare presented her report first. The department had six dismissals in April. The department has 12 court cases with children involved, but things have calmed down. They had no new cases in March, but they still have ten cases to deal with. The department also has a new foster home.
Teresa Traxler presents the financial report and explains certain points to the commissioners. They may have to go to the commissioners for extra budget and will come once they start getting funds. Department director Grant Smith said requests doubled in March. The ministry had to start revising some policies to adapt to new state requirements. The policies were presented with revisions to be signed by the President and approved by the Board.
County Administrator Misty Peterson presented her demands to the commissioners. The first was the BP22-11 building permit for Brad Light. He wants to install a 12’x10’x10.3′ steel greenhouse on his property on County Road 41.5 and the commissioners have approved the permit. The 22-14 planning permission for Eric Jones was then presented. He wishes to install a 42’x60′ wood shed on his property on County Road 55 in Hillrose. Council approved this permit.
The last order of business was to approve a letter of credit for the Bank of Colorado in the amount of $348,522 to refinance the retirement home. It was approved that the President sign the letter.
The meeting was then adjourned and the Commissioners entered a working session at 9:15 a.m.