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Stafford County Commission discusses township operations

Minutes from the latest Stafford County Commission meeting

The Stafford County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, in the Commission Room in the Annex. Chairman Wycoff called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. Present: Todd Wycoff, Bryce Garner, and Clayton Grimmett.

At the request of Vanessa Cornwell and Lisa Milton, Commissioner Garner moved, and Commissioner Grimmett seconded, to recess to executive session for 15 minutes pursuant to the attorney/client privilege exception to discuss a sensitive matter. Motion carried 3-0.

Those present: Commissioners, County Clerk, Vanessa Cornwell, Lisa Milton, and Mike Robinson.

In at 8:32 a.m. Out 8:47 a.m.

Phillip Nusser, Road & Bridge, joined the meeting to discuss operations in St. John and Rose Valley townships. Mike Christie, and Rick Hunley with Rose Valley were also present.

Discussion was held regarding the cost / benefit of the county maintaining the two townships. At this point the county is stretched for time, especially during the summer months, to get to the townships timely and is losing money at this point trying to maintain these two townships suitably. Concern for the service provided to the taxpayers was expressed. Discussion continued regarding how the townships could alleviate the issues, particularly in the summer. It was suggested that they try to find a way to cover their roads during those times possibly by reaching out to neighboring townships. Rose Valley agreed to try this as a solution for this year and look at the situation next year and see if they need to plan to go back to having their own maintainer and grader and take the township maintenance back.

Commissioner Grimmett moved, and Commissioner Garner seconded, to approve the minutes from the June 29th session. Motion carried 3-0.

Commissioner Garner moved, and Commissioner Grimmett seconded, to recess to executive session for 5 minutes pursuant to the nonelected personnel exception to discuss non-elected personnel and then adjourn with no action taken. Motion carried 3-0.

In at 10:20 a.m. Out at 10:25 a.m.

Those present: Commissioners, County Clerk, Phillip Nusser.

Following adjournment, the commissioners held a budget workshop to go over the preliminary budget for 2023.

July accounts payable vouchers and checks were approved and signed from the following funds:

General $ 31,195.00

TOTAL $ 31,195.00

The meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m.