The council approved the following:
* $1,000 for the Prosecutor's Office for training and other expenses,
* $9,480 for the Sheriff's Department for radio repair expenses,
* $10,000 for the county state-wide 911 for a network charge,
* $9,750 for road materials to continue filling potholes on county roads, and
* $1,000 for Prosecutor's referral fee for training and expenses.
The council also approved the following transfers:
* County General Circuit Court from 14500 Pet Jury to 33100 Law Books -- $945,
* Prosecutor's Deferral Fee from 46300 Law Enforcement Support to 36003 Law Enforcement Services -- $200,
* From 46003 Law Enforcement Support to 39110 Membership Dues -- $500,
* From 47200 Courthouse Support to 39110 Membership Dues -- $165, and
* Health Department from 22103 Cleaning Supplies to 11204 Custodian -- $250.
The council looked over Ordinance No. 22-2012, a salary ordinance to pay certain wages for 2013. Because of the absence of Councilwoman Dolores Johnson, the council will have to have a special meeting to approve the ordinance. The special meeting is scheduled for Dec. 21, at 9 a.m.
Next, Clay County Assessor Mark Barnhart introduced Regional Technical Manager Trent Pell of Pictometry who attended October's meeting. Barnhart also presented the council with a proposed contract for the aerial imagery services at a price of $53,600 for the first flight and $66,208 for the second flight three years later.
Pell said they would fly in the fall or spring due to the lack of leaves on the trees. They also provide on-site training for their software program. Pictometry's services can be used for public safety, property assessments, planning and zoning. The software allows for distance measurements and zoom in and zoom out features, among other things.
The council discussed which funds the money could come out of including the Reassessment Fund and LOIT/Public Safety. Council President Mike McCullough suggested 75 percent of the money come from the Reassessment Fund and 25 percent come from the LOIT/Public Safety fund. Auditor Mary Jo Alumbaugh plans to prepare documents, and the council will make a decision next month.
Meanwhile, Deputy Election Clerk Jason Jacobs told the council he wants to update voting figures by distributing a countywide mailing to clear up voter-rolls and control purging.
Jacobs plans to send a postcard to all registered voters in Clay County. If the postcard comes back undeliverable, a second postcard will be sent and should be forwarded to a new address. If the second comes back, the voter will be marked as inactive. The voter can still vote as inactive; however, if the inactive voter doesn't vote in the next federal election, they will be purged. If they do vote, they will be marked as an active voter.
Jacobs said he wants to do this every eight years. He said $9,600 was saved this year by not using voting sheriffs at the voting centers. He proposed the money saved could be used for the mailing. Jacobs will give an appropriation request at the January meeting.
The council also approved:
* A grant request from Clay County Community Corrections Executive Director Mary Brown, and
* Clay County closings and the meeting schedule for 2013.