December 27, 2022 Camden County Commission meeting at 10:00 a.m.

I attended the December 27, 2022 Camden County Commission meeting at 10:00 a.m.

All commissioners were present.

Outgoing Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty

This meeting was held in the Commission Building conference room. There were a few people present in addition to the normal Camden County employees who usually attend.

Before the meeting started, Presiding Commissioner Hasty mentioned that Camden County should be receiving several hundred thousand dollars per year for the next 18 years as a result of the settlement of a major opioid lawsuit. There may even be additional settlements with other pharmaceutical companies in the future. It should be interesting to see where that additional money will be spent.

The first three items on the agenda were three appointments to the SB40 Board.

Angela Sellers was up for re-appointment to the board. The Commission unanimously re-appointed her. Angela St. Joan and Roena Witt were unanimously appointed to the board as new members by the Commission.

The fourth agenda item was the Assessor Bid.

The county received two bids for the 2023 flyover imaging used by the Assessor’s GIS system. SAM bid $167,000 and Eagle View bid $107,000. The Assessor’s Office used Eagle View last year and they recommended accepting the Eagle View bid.

The Commission unanimously accepted the Eagle View bid.

The fifth agenda item was the Sewer District management and financials contract with Accurate Accounting.

The Sewer Board recommended the Commission renew the fifth year of their five year contract with Accurate Accounting. The Sewer Board also recommended raising the annual cost of the contract 5% to $21,000.

This contract was approved unanimously by the Commission.

The sixth agenda item was the Sewer District construction contract with Parker Construction.

This was also his fifth year of a five year contract. He had requested a 5% annual increase to $139,650. Having been to a few meetings and heard about what is required to maintain those sewer districts, it’s definitely money well spent.

This contract was approved unanimously by the Commission.

The final agenda item was Veregy.

While there was nobody present at the meeting from Veregy, Ike Skelton discussed some of the communication that has been ongoing between Camden County and Veregy regarding the $4.7 million renovation contract. It sounded like they may have reached a possible agreement regarding the work completed and the possible replacement of the old cast iron and galvanized pipes in the courthouse. A tentative completion date of March 20 was mentioned for the project.

Presiding Commissioner Hasty wanted the matter tabled so it could be reviewed by the County Attorney.

There was a bit more discussion about it and then the Commission voted unanimously to table the Veregy matter for review.

And that was that.

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