Lawrence County Commissioners Approve Landfill Monitoring Contract

(LAWRENCE CO.) – The Lawrence County Commissioners on Tuesday morning renewed a water and gas monitoring contract for the landfill.

The commissioners renewed the contract with AECOM at a cost of $25,864 a year to monitor gas and water levels in the area around the landfill.

The county is required by IDEM to monitor the gas and water levels for the next 20 years. They began that process on November 6, 2020.

In other business:

  • Commissioners approved a GIS Data Access agreement to access the county’s Elevate system.
  • Approved payment to HFI for compressor work on the heating and cooling system at the courthouse in the amount of $16,252.35. HFI reduced the bill from an original charge of $22,200.85, saving taxpayers money. Improper maintenance and installation have caused several issues with compressors over the last several years.
  • The commissioners signed a contract with Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. to execute the design and engineering work for Bridge 138 on Oolitic Road.
  • Emergency Management Director, Valarie Luchauer was not able to attend the meeting due to overseeing the current snow emergency situation.
  • Lawrence County Sheriff Mike Branham gave the jail report:
    • 145- Inmates
    • 122 – Males
    • 23 – Females
    • 9- Department of Corrections
    • 0 – Paroles
    • 0- Level 6 Felons

Sheriff Branham thanked the commissioners for getting the snow removed from the park areas around the jail. Jail staff worked to keep the sidewalks clear and helped answer phones.

Inmates have been doing work around the jail including painting and keeping the jail clean.