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April 19, 2014

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County Will Consider Extending 'Operation Round Up'

Originally published: 2012-10-12 10:28:16
Last modified: 2012-10-12 10:31:46
 


BY KRISTEN BUCKLES

STAFF WRITER

The Greene County Commission will consider a request to extend the Operation Round Up program during their meeting at 10 a.m., Monday in the Criminal Courtroom of the Greene County Courthouse.

A caucus meeting will be held at 9 a.m. and a meeting of the Purchasing Committee will immediately follow the County Commission meeting.

In addition to Operation Roundup, the commission will also consider a number of resolutions recommended for approval by the Budget & Finance Committee and an amendment to the rules of procedure for the County Commission.

OPERATION ROUNDUP

Operation Roundup was a five-year program of both the Greeneville Light & Power System and the Greeneville Parks & Recreation Department, in which participating GL&PS customers decide to have their monthly electric bills rounded up to the nearest dollar.

The program expired in September, prompting Parks & Recreation Director Butch Patterson to request its continuation.

"Over the past five years this program has been a great asset to our Recreation Department, as well as to our local schools, in the re-lighting of numerous athletic fields that otherwise may have not been done," Patterson wrote in an open letter to the County Commission.

Patterson also included a list of nearly $715,000 in projects completed through the program and indicated that preliminary work for lighting of fields at South Greene and Chuckey-Doak high schools has already begun.

The resolution does not indicate an expiration date should the commission approve the program's continuation.

PROCEDURES

The commission updated its rules of procedure policy in September 2011 at the prompting and recommendation of Commissioner Nathan Holt.

On Monday, the commission will consider an amendment to those rules that Holt has sponsored.

This amendment clarifies that, in regard to the commission's committees:

* the chairman has all the same rights as other committee members, including the right to vote, but may not count his/her vote twice to break a tie;

* a candidate for a committee leadership position shall abstain from voting in the election in which he or she is a candidate; and,

* a majority of committee members must be present to pass motions or elect officers, and those members abstaining shall not be counted toward a majority vote.

BUDGETING ITEMS

The commission will also consider the following resolutions recommended by the Budget & Finance Committee:

* allocation of $1,383 from the county's Capital Projects Fund to cover the cost of twice having had to rent lifts to survey extensive water damage to the Greene County Courthouse and present the situation to bidders;

* allocation of $145,873 in carryover funds from a 2010 Federal Homeland Security Grant to the Greene County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) for equipment, supplies and training;

* allocation of $48,436 in carryover funds from the 2011 Federal Homeland Security Grant to EMA for equipment;

* acceptance of a $9,371 Appalachian High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Subrecipient Grant for overtime payments for undercover and other drug investigations;

* allocation of $16,480 for the Sexual Offender Registration reserve, which comes from fees to recover the costs associated with updating the sexual offenders' fingerprints, palm prints, photograph, and TBI registration form; and,

* reapproval of $5,500 for the pouring of two concrete slabs for new compactors at what will be the new site of the Hal Henard Road Convenience Center.

The money had been appropriated in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, but the project was delayed when the County Commissioners approved moving the center for safety reasons.

The funds moved back into the Solid Waste Fund Balance when they were not used in the prior fiscal year.

SALARY ERROR

Finally, the commission will consider a resolution to correct two spreadsheet calculation errors related to the costs of increasing county employee salaries by 2 percent, as approved by the commission as part of the recent property tax increase.

County Budget Director Mary Shelton explained to the Budget & Finance committee that the error did not increase the salary of a part-time employee in the Agriculture Extension Service Department -- as should have been done -- but did increase the salary of a paraprofessional in the Inspections and Regulations budget by 4 percent -- as should not have been done.

The resolution would deduct the extra $180 from the paraprofessional and transfer it to the part-time employee to correct the problem.

 
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