Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Commissioners announce asbestos cleaning almost complete

By Jessica Wettig

The Johnson County Commissioners held their regularly semimonthly meeting on Mon., Sept. 24. The meeting is regularly on Tuesdays, but the meeting was moved due to scheduling issues.

Chairman Ernie Henshaw announced that the asbestos cleaning on the old building is nearly complete. The next stage is to gather demolition bids.

The commissioners also discussed the possibility of a contract with Spyglass, a company that seeks to find money that people are losing on their energy bills.

The commissioners were unsure of some details, regarding how much they will have to pay, and postponed the item for review.

The representative from the company was not present, as he was informed the commissioners had no more questions.

Pat Kalicki, Senior Center, said the senior center’s lights have been out for a few months.

Henshaw said he had discussed the issue with people from the center, but he had not heard anything. He said he would look further into the issue.

The commissioners also paid the Highway Department bills in the amount of $57,681.88. The county bills were also paid, in the amount of $27,837.40.

Henshaw mentioned the Johnson County Revitalization project to beautify the courtyard. County Clerk Robin Harper-Whitehead said the representatives would be at the next commissioners meeting.

Johnson County Treasurer Brent Williams announced that “budget time” is coming for the county, and preparations will be made shortly.

Harper-Whitehead announced that she is getting ready for the April and November elections. Absentee and early voting will take place Thursday.

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