Before taking their seats, the Scouts continued down the line of commissioners, receiving a hearty handshake and a personal “thank you” from each county official. Greene commended them for their hard work and service.
“What these Scouts have done is supported the tornado victims in the Catoosa Keith area,” said Greene. “So we want to recognize them for their efforts in supporting and helping with the cleanup and all the efforts for the citi-zens that were affected by the storm. They worked many projects removing debris, trees and those types of things and they worked countless hours of community service in helping bring Catoosa and the Cherokee Valley back to the way it should be.”
In other business at the meeting:
· Commissioner Jim Cutler was reappointed as vice chairman of the Board of Commissioners.
· Ken Dodd was appointed to the planning commission for a three-year term.
· Ann Knight was appointed to tax assessors board.
· A proposal by the Catoosa County Fire Department to purchase new breathing air compressor, carbon monox-ide monitors, alarms for shut-downs, and other various compatible equipment necessary from Breathing Air sys-tems of Chattanooga was approved. Funds in the amount of $43,083 will come from the CCFD SPLOST fund.
· A resolution was approved to establish qualifying fees for county offices. Fees are: sheriff, $2,270.25; probate judge, clerk of superior court, tax commissioner, chief magistrate, $1,894.94; coroner, $280.01; chairman of the Board of Commissioners, $360; districts 1 and 3 commissioners, $240; Board of Education member at-large, $90; Board of Education member of Catoosa districts 1 and 3, $90.
· A letter to GEMA/FEMA requesting a time extension to re-evaluate the Mt. Vernon bridge project, which began in 2009, was approved. The new deadline is Sept 24.
· A proposal to renew the annual contract agreement and license with Munis Accounting software was approved at the same cost of $12,568.52.
· A report by Catoosa County chief financial director Carl Henson regarding the landfill gas energy project, which began in December 2011, stated there was a total of 353,465 kilowatt hours used to service 200 homes. Gross revenue was $46,752.82, which was very close to the projected $48,000.