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Wood County Commissioners Court

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Wood County Commissioners Court
New Pct.-3 RV Park operator;
Inmate medical provider selected
By JOHN SPARKS
Meeting in regular session Friday, October 29, Wood County Commissioners approved a change in the management of the Lake Hawkins RV Park and selected a medical provider for inmates at the Wood County Jail.
Wood County Judge Bryan Jeanes was absent. Senior Commissioner
Roger Pace, Precinct-3 chaired the meeting.
Commissioners voted unanimously to accept the proposal of Lee and Marilyn Jenison to operate the county-owned Recreational Vehicle Park on Lake Hawkins. The Jenisons replace John and Estelene Warren who have had the contract for the past eight years. There were four bidders for the contract. The Warrens were the low bidder at $59,400 while the Jenison bid $64,800. There was a brief discussion concerning the failure of all of the bidders except the Warrens to submit questionnaires as required. Pace, who made the motion to select the Jenisons proposal, said the matter had been reviewed by the Wood County District Attorney's office and was not a problem.
Commissioners also approved a proposal from Southern Health Partners of Chattanooga, Tennessee to provide health care to inmates housed at the Wood County Jail. Southern's bid was $88,200 for a year of service. Two other bids were submitted. Med One LLC of Richardson, Texas bid $103,000 while Correctional Healthcare Management of Greenwood Village, Colorado bid $94,405.32.
Five firms submitted bids to provide Energy Efficiency and Conservation services to the county. This item was tabled.
In other action the court approved:
- a two-week County payroll of $292,736.91.
- employee and family health claims of $94,378.97.
- claims and payments totaling $193,212.78.
- Proclamation establishing November 2010 as "Home Care and Hospice Month.
- a request by Wood County Treasurer-elect for $865 to cover costs related to a continuing education course November 18-19.
Personnel actions include:
- Shirley Hirt and Carol Denson, temporary new hire, early voting clerk, Elections Administration, $9.00/hour.
- Paula Bailey and Dee Tackett, temporary new hire, tax clerk, Tax Assessor/Collector $9.00/hour.
- James Alton Turner, service retirement, probation officer, Juvenile Probation, $34,621 annually.
- Robert Benjamin Mayberry, new hire, temporary lake laborer, Pct-4, $9.00//hour.
The next regular meeting of the Wood County Commissioners Court will be Friday, November 12, 2010 at 10 a.m. A special meeting of the court can be called with 72-hour public notice.