After jail attack, county commissioners to tour facilityDavison panel meets today in regular session.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
Today’s county commission meeting will begin with a 9 a.m. tour of the Davison County Jail, conducted by Jail Administrator Don Radel.
The commission will reconvene at 10 a.m. at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell, following the jail tour and for the remainder of its regular weekly meeting.
Built in the mid-1990s, the jail has been showing some age.
The county has had ongoing expenses from repairs to its inmate shower facilities and flooding problems caused by inmates who have purposely clogged sewer systems.
Today, the commissioners will also hear more about upgrades to the jail’s camera system, designed to increase security at the jail.
The improvements have taken on an added importance following an inmate attack on corrections officer James Dietz earlier this month. Dietz required hospitalization and facial surgery after the attack. Today’s full meeting agenda follows. 9 a.m.
• Convene at jail for a facility walk-through; return to courthouse building for the remainder of commission meeting. 10 a.m.
• Radel, regarding upgrades to the jail camera system. 10:30 a.m.
• A Puetz Corp. representative will present asbestos abatement proposals as part of renovations to the county’s North Main Street building. 10:45 a.m.
• Welfare Director Dawn Grissom with the quarterly welfare report. 11a.m.
• Veterans Service Officer Steve McClure, and a discussion about the use and scheduling of drivers for the veterans’ van. 11:15 a.m.
• Appoint coroner. 11:20 a.m.
• Treasurer Christie Gunkel, regarding property tax collection, the passport budget, the use of credit cards and possible changes to her office’s countertop. 11:35 a.m.
• Community Family Planning Nurse Natalie Van Drongelen, regarding a probationary wage increase. 11:45 a.m.
• Emergency Management Director Jim Montgomery, with a quarterly report, and a request for a signature on an unspecified state and local agreement. 11:55 a.m.
• State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins, regarding the purchase of a replacement copy machine. 12 p.m.
• Miscellaneous items, including the approval of past meeting minutes, summary of auditor’s account, and the consideration of tax abatements.