Missaukee BOC honors Palmer

April 13, 2018

By John Raffel

The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners recognized Carol Palmer at its finance committee meeting on April 5.

It was noted Palmer, who is retiring, stared her employment with the county on March 22 as district court secretary. And later became deputy clerk of the District Court, District Court office manager and district court administrator and later became district court magistrate, which allowed her to perform 18 marriage ceremonies.

She told the committee since April 13 is her last day, she would need board action to allow the District Court bank account card to be changed to remove her name and add the new court administrator Cathy Gouge.

County treasurer Lori Cox presented a resolution to the committee imposing the 2018 property tax levy, which she said needed to be passed each year before tax collection.

Linda Hartshorne-Shafer of the planning/EMD committee, reviewed a grant application for an Emergency Operations Center EOC grant, which would be applied for in the amount of up to $10,000 requiring matching funds from the county. The grant would be used to purchase new laptops and a 8000 all band portable radio for the EOC,

She also presented a resolution for severe weather awareness week and tornado drill day. It’s a resolution similar to the one passed last year and gives recognition to statewide severe weather awareness week and tornado drill day.

County undersheriff Will Yancer requested buying a new patrol vehicle to replace a current vehicle which was removed due to high mileage and end of life. A bid was received for $27,581 for a 2018 Ford police interceptor utility AWD.

Yancer also presented a request for an emergency purchase of a new server. He said that the current server went down on April 2, 2018. The Sheriff Department’s Information Technology vendor Empiric Solutions was able to get the server back up, but Yancer said the server is end of life and catastrophic failure would be eminent. Two bids were received, and it was requested to award the low bid of $14,412.61 from Dell Inc.

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