Delaware County Commissioners approved contracts involving the Delaware County Sheriff's office as well several fund transfers during their weekly meeting on Monday, Dec. 19.
Here are four things to know from this week's meeting:
Commissioners approved the selection of the Morphotrak Livescan Station bid for the sheriff's offices. Bids for the station were opened during the previous commissioner's meeting.
The station, which collects fingerprints and mugshots, was the highest bid at $17,912. The board approved the purchase of the station from Morphotrak on the recommendation of Sheriff Harlan Moore.
Moore said in a letter read during the meeting by Commission Chairman Doug Smith (District 1) that the current system that the sheriff's office uses for the jail is a Morphotrak system and that his officers would be familiar with the system.
"It is my duty to ensure that any and all information submitted to OSBI from this jail is truly correct," Moore said. "I have and will continue to accomplish this with the Morphotrak Livescan station."
The board also approved an American Fidelity Asurance Health Reimbursement Arrangement, or HRA, for a sheriff's department employee. The HRA provides insurance for a county official over the age of 65, as the county's insurance would not cover them otherwise, according to Smith.
Solid Waste Resignation
Smith revealed to the rest of the board as well as those in attendance that the general manager of the Solid Waste Authority, Kent Vice, had tendered his resignation the previous week after two new board members were sworn in.
"The general manager had resigned sometime [last week] and didn't let us know about it," Smith said.
According to Smith, David Morris will be the interim general manager for the authority until another general manager can be hired.
The board approved a detention services agreement between the commissioners and Osage County Juvenile Detention Center during their meeting Monday. Smith said the contract is a yearly agreement to house Delaware County Juveniles who cannot serve their sentences in the county jail.
Fire station transfers
Commissioners approved two transfers of monies for the Cleora Fire Department.
The transfers included approval for a blanket purchase order as well as a transfer of the funds to pay for the purchase.
The transfer allows Cleora Fire Department to make repairs to a Ford 550 Grass Truck.
The commission’s next meeting will take place at 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16, at the Delaware County Courthouse in Jay. The meetings are open to the public.