JAY — Delaware County Commissioners discussed a burn ban, the personnel handbook and contracts at a regular Monday morning meeting.
Representatives from the Tia Juana Fire Department were present to discuss the requested burn ban for Delaware County, but with the current weather, decided the ban was not warranted.
They discussed procedures with regard to obtaining a ban and asked if a consensus from the majority of the county fire chiefs requesting the ban would that be sufficient for the commissioners to approve it.
Commissioners Ken Crowder and Billy Cornell both advised the men that they are in contact with the Forestry Department, which advises them regarding burn ban conditions.
“When the wind is down, the Forestry Department actually encourages burning,” said Commissioner Crowder.
“Their tower is located next to District #2’s county barn and I am in constant contact with them. I call them about three times a week, but we’ll also rely on the fire departments as well. Right now it’s not needed with rain in the forecast,” said Cornell.
The board voted to enter into a service contract agreement between Red River Web Design and the Delaware County Treasurer’s office. The design company will provide license and support for the treasurer’s website at a cost of $167 a month or a $2,000 annual fee.
Other items included:
• A motion to discuss and review the Delaware County personnel handbook. Officers met at 1 p.m. to discuss any changes or concerns.
• The approval of a borrow permit agreement between Tony Anderson and District #2 for road materials.
• Sealed bids will be submitted on a used pumper truck for the Tiff City Fire Department.
The next meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held on Mon., March 23 starting at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Office of the Delaware County Courthouse.