New logo for Holmes County approved

Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM.

The commissioners also approved of Goodman’s recommendation to renew their Inmate Medical Services with their current physician until the next year, when they could have a better comparison.

“We sent this bid out and got some interesting bids back,” said Goodman. “However, we won’t be able to tell if any of these companies are going to save you any money until we can get a trend we can go by. Right now we’re seeing if we can cut back on some of these expenditures first.”

Goodman explained that the price spiked from $112,000 to $210,000 in a matter of a couple of years and a nurse explained that there were inmates who were inflicting injuries on themselves just to make the county pay. She added there were also two catastrophic cases in one year, which were very rare.

Motor Grater bids had returned and the board approved to table it until the next meeting in October to decide what bid to accept.

“You’ve got the right to do so,” said Goodman. “My advice is to take your time until you feel good about it.”

The board approved of 911 Director Clint Erickson’s request to apply for grant for new system hardware at no cost of the county.

The board also approved of taking the 911 Department’s old generator and sending it to the EMS because they do not have one in case of an emergency.

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