Rowan commissioners to discuss body cameras for bailiffs, arrowhead donation and lead mirror fixation – Salisbury Post
SALISBURY – The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6:00 p.m. Monday in the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Room on the second floor of the Rowan County Administration Building.
The meeting can be attended virtually at bit.ly/rowanboc1018 with password 101821 or by phone at 602-753-0140, 720-928-9299 or 213-338-8477.
On the agenda for Monday:
• Commissioners are informed of the Ministry of Social Services’ plan to enter into a contract with Binti to provide a cloud-based software solution for the provision of a cloud-based software solution to promote home licensing applications. Binti provides software for over 170 nursing home agencies in 24 states. After the briefing, commissioners will consider approving Binti as the department’s sole source for a specific software module designed to help agencies recruit and approve more foster families. In a memo to the commissioners, Micah Ennis, director of the Department of Social Services, and Douglas Smith, chairman of the board of the Department of Social Services stated that the department has been exploring a partnership with Binti since 2019 and is convinced of the company’s product.
• Commissioners will consider approving a request to purchase body cameras for bailiffs at the Rowan County Courthouse. The cameras would be bought by Axon and would cost the county $ 89,442 for hardware and video storage over the next four years. In a memo to the commissioners, Sheriff Kevin Auten said, “Tthere have been several occasions when camera footage would have benefited the staff (Rowan County Sheriff’s Office) complained about. “
• The board of directors will consider approving a $ 27,500 contract with ADW Architects for floor space analysis, programming, and “high level” master planning related to the Department of Health’s move. The health department, which is mainly located at E. Innes St. 1811, needs space that was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
• The board of directors will consider giving the district permission to apply for qualification for engineering services for residential installations. Due to increased lead and copper levels in the drinking water of several customers of the Northeast Rowan Water System, the county plans to replace the pipelines in about 10 houses. The county plans to use funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to fund pipeline replacement projects whenever possible. The project will proceed regardless of whether ARPA funds can be used.
• Commissioners will consider approving a motion by the Rowan Nature Center in Dan Nicholas Park to donate a collection of Native American rocks, minerals and arrowheads to the Rowan Museum. The exact origin of the collection is relatively unknown and there is currently no space for the exhibition in the nature center. Rowan Museum has expressed interest in the items and intends to use them.
• The board of directors will consider an application from Emergency Services Supervisor Allen Cress to end NuCare’s ambulance franchise. The franchise was in place until the end of the year, but NuCare temporarily stopped providing services in Rowan County. Commissioners approved a new ambulance franchise for Providence Transportation last month.
• Commissioners will consider approving a grant agreement between Rowan County and the North Carolina Department of Transportation for US $ 265,000 to be used for the Enhanced Mobility Program for the Elderly and People with Disabilities.
• The board of directors will schedule a public hearing on November 1st to designate four streets in the district. The four suggested names are Farmstead Lane, Hobby Farm Lane, Summers Dale Lane, and Old Woodleaf Road.
• Commissioners will consider approving a four-year contract with HDR Engineering valued at $ 50,000 per year to provide general service and planning support for the Rowan County landfill.
• The commissioners will enter into a closed session for privileged communication between attorney and client to discuss issues related to “insurance coverage, risk liability and cost sharing with the state for health problems”.