Written by Devon Boen
In the Oct. 12 Roosevelt County Commissioners’ meeting, the commission discussed upgrading the county’s computer virus protection software and a contract with the Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Presiding officer Gary Macdonald announced the county would be receiving a grant in the amount of $100,000 through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Infrastructure Development.
The contract described the ultimate goals of the program and how counties are expected to interact with the organization.
“The ultimate purpose of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Infrastructure Development Project is to develop or support a community-based infrastructure for a comprehensive system of early childhood services, including home visiting. The MIECHV ID Project will provide resources to communities to develop new or enhance existing community partnerships and collaborations and conduct assessment and planning activities,” the contract stated.
The commissioners unanimously approved Macdonald signing the contract. It will be in effect from Nov. 1 to Sept. 29, 2013.
The board also unanimously approved a $2,694 bid for VIPRE Business Premium virus protection for county computers for the next three years. The price covers between 100 and 249 machines. If the county only purchased the protection one year at a time, it would cost $4,254 for three years rather than the approved $2,694.
The commissioners unanimously approved hiring Jason Baker and Patrick O’Conner as full-time deputies at 87 percent of the sheriff’s wages.
It also approved a pay raise to 87 percent of the sheriff’s wages for Orin Cantrell who received his POST certification.
The commissioners approved promoting jailer Loren Weston from G3R6 to G3R7 and jailer Vince MacDonald from G3R5 to G3R6.
The report of investments and pledged securities from the treasurer was unanimously approved along with claims for Oct. 5 in the amount of $205,669.22.