Board approved of finalizing for court generator

Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 05:25 PM.

Commissioner Bobby Sasnett explained the reason why his new grader had so little hours, which was brought into question by Williams at the special session held on Sept. 16.

Williams came to the special called meeting with new information based on recent findings.

“All graders are equipped with a GPS that helps us know exactly where it’s at, how long it runs and how long it’s idle at any given point 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Williams. “First I’d like to point out that the hours indicated on the GPS matches up with the hours logged by our operators, which is really good, however I’d like to point out the activity of District 1’s working grader.”

Williams presented the website of logged time through the GPS to show the commissioners.

“It operated for nine hours on Aug. 6, seven hours on three days and six hours or less the rest of the month,” said Williams. “What gets me is that on the day that I voted with you that you were in a state of emergency the one grader that worked was only operated for two hours that day. I’m just saying that if you are indeed in an emergency situation that you’d think that you’d be running the one grader that worked.”

Sasnett said that it rained for 28 consecutive days and that his grader operator had heart issues and had three doctor’s appointments.

“We also 12 springs to fix, two of which had to be fixed twice and materials are a two and a half hour trip for each load,” said Sasnett. “All the time took to get materials the grader has to wait, just sitting there. All the logged hours are accounted for.”

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