Commission accepts new hires, approves sheriff’s department bids
Two new hires were accepted during a Saline County Commission meeting Tuesday, June 12. Casey Dean, of Miami, will fill a full-time position in the Communication Division at the Saline County Sheriff’s Department, effective Monday, June 18.
“This position was open due to a recent resignation of Laura Bolling,” Presiding Commissioner Kile Guthrey said.
The second new hire was for a part-time position in Reassessment Field Personnel. Nina Foster started that position Tuesday, June 12.
In other news, the phone number for household hazardous waste drop-off appointments has been changed, according to Guthrey.
“It’s on the fourth Wednesday of each month,” he said. “It will be from 8 a.m. to noon, and you must have an appointment. The new number to schedule an appointment will be 660-886-3945.”
Items that are accepted include: oil-based paints only, solvents, pesticides, pet sprays, dips, rat/mouse poison, varnishes, swimming pool chemicals, drain openers, insecticides, bleach and glue. Latex paint and gasoline will not be accepted.
Commissioners approved 36 liquor licenses for Saline County during the meeting Tuesday morning.
“The goal amount collected was $4,893,” Northern Commissioner Richard Clemens said. “These are collected by the county clerk, and they go into the county revenue.”
Flag Day is Thursday, June 14. The American Legion in Marshall will be putting flags on Arrow Street and on the outside of the square. Building and Grounds Supervisor Bill Sleeper will be putting flags up on the inside of the square.
“We in this country have been blessed with a wonderful country, lots of freedoms and lots of gifts, as far as resources,” Clemens said. “We need to remember that, and I encourage everyone to put their flags out and celebrate Flag Day.”
According to County Clerk Debbie Russell, the government shake-up situation has affected absentee voting for the August election.
“We, have absentee voting that was supposed to start Tuesday, June 26, but because of the restructuring and some appointments that have been made, it’s affecting some of those that were going to be on the ballot,” Russell said. “So, we are waiting ... until the end of this week to see what some of that restructuring is, before we print our ballots and it not be correct. It’s going to be a real tight stretch to get our ballots printed and to the office by June 26. Hopefully, we will work it out.”
Saline County Sheriff Cindi Mullins was present during the meeting on Tuesday, where she updated commissioners on bids for services at the Saline County Sheriff’s Department.
Mullins requested commissioners approve bids from Thurman’s Automotive for automotive services, from Graves Menu Maker Foods for food services at the sheriff’s department, and Advanced Correctional Healthcare for healthcare services.
Commissioners approved all three bids.
“The only other thing we have, is we did not get a bid on (an) automobile,” said Clemens. “We will probably end up going to a state bid since we didn't get any local bids.”
Commissioners decided to proceed with opening the bid statewide.
“That will be great, because if we are purchasing it through state vendors, there is a June 30 deadline to get those ordered,” said Mullins.
The Saline County Commission will not meet Tuesday, June 19, due to a conflicting meeting with the director of MoDOT, according to Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner.
All commissioners were present Tuesday morning. The Saline County Commission will meet again Thursday, June 14.