h.) Emergency Management—Kelley Deal, Interim Emergency Management Director, stated there is a possible chance of severe thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow. Discussion was held whether OTEMS was going bankrupt and Mr. Deal stated they are not.
i.) Human Resources – Jenny Bentley, HR Director, stated employee handbooks are in; Mr. Iski has reviewed them; and interviews will begin for the Emergency Management Director. j.) Information Technology— Cox will finish their portion for the new courthouse in mid-February, then Presidio will finish in mid-March.
k.) Inspections/Planning Commission – Larry Curtis, Director, will be short- handed on employees this week and he passed the Certified Floodplain Management course.
l.) Judicial – Judge Erin Oquin stated all the judges are willing to help in any way they can with the move. They can do some of their business over the phone if the courthouse closes for one week. They will work with the Court Clerk’s office during the transition. m.) OSU Extension – n.) Sheriff o.) Treasurer
ITEM 21: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT RECEIPT OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
1. Grand Gateway Economic Development Association – E-911 Service Fees for November 2012 - $24,427.42 Warrant #1592 –Acknowledgement only.
ITEM 22: PUBLIC COMMENTS AND RESPONSES FROM BOARD MEMBERS: Limited to specific items on the Agenda that are listed and discussed at this meeting and limited in duration at the discretion of the Chairman – Saleesha Wilken, Claremore Progress, asked questions of Commissioner Helm regarding the details of the presentation of P&K Equipment. He explained the benefits of leasing the equipment. Chief Puckett asked the board if there would be a committee formed to select the new Emergency Management Director. Discussion was held. Commissioner Helm stated we have a Human Resources Director to handle this.
ITEM 23: NEW BUSINESS:
1. Consideration and possible action with respect to any other matters not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to posting the agenda - Chairman Thacker asked if a commissioner could represent him at the CED meeting on Thursday, January 31, 2013. He will not be able to attend. Commissioner Helm agreed to represent him.