Cook begins duties as Marion County appraiser

Raymond Cook took a few minutes from his first day on the job Monday to be officially appointed as Marion County appraiser on a 3-0 vote by the Marion County Commission.

Emergency Management Director Randy Frank, also a new appointee, had new Local Emergency Planning Committee bylaws developed with a newly appointed committee approved by commissioners.

The commissioners also approved Frank?s purchase of a Lenovo Think Pad Edge with attachments for $1,557.19 over several bid packages. His purchase of a Canon digital camera with attachments and additional lenses for $1,545.40 also was approved.

Rollin Schmidt, transfer station, recycling, household hazardous waste and noxious weed director, said recyclable collections in waste trailers in smaller Marion County communities from the end of October to the first part of December appeared to have been at levels suitable for program continuation.

Total tonnage collected was 6.84 tons at Goessel, 1.09 tons at Tampa, 1.18 tons at Durham, .94 ton in Florence, .69 ton in Burns, and 1.15 tons at Centre school.

The commissioners decided to try to sell an additional used waste trailer parked at the road and bridge south shop in the state Purple Wave Program.

Schmidt reported collecting 395.06 tons of solid waste at the transfer station in November plus 11.52 tons of recyclables.

He said the waste included 337.29 tons of municipal solid waste, 57.66 tons of commercial and demolition waste and .11 ton of tires.

Emergency Medical Services Director Steve Smith reported 77 ambulance runs in the county for November compared to 84 runs for the month in 2012.

The runs included 18 from Peabody, two from Florence, one back-up, 25 from Marion, 28 from Hillsboro and three from Tampa.

There also was one first response run from Goessel, and one from Lincolnville.

The ambulance runs included 16 transfers, five cardiac, 21 medical emergency, five standby, four motor vehicle accidents, 14 falls, 10 no transports and two 10-22.

The commissioners met in 10-minute executive sessions with County Clerk Tina Spencer for personnel, and to make final consideration of Cook?s contract.

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