Garfield County commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Monday Commissioners:
LIBRARY RAMP: Discussed ramp project Learned it is difficult to find someone to work on the project. Discussed possibility of hiring temporary worker who can form concrete.
OLDER AMERICANS: Signed resolution declaring May as Older American Month. Unanimous.
SEWEDA: Heard report from Alesia Ruchert that Southeast Washington Economic Development Association has received an 18 percent budget cut for the biennium. Ruchert's hours will be reduced to 4.5 hours per day.
PLANNING TASK FORCE: Decided to permit a community wide survey to be sent to county employees' e-mail addresses, but the survey will be forwarded by one county employee. When employees return the survey the response will be anonymous. Chris Munoz and Susan Morrow of the Garfield County Community Planning Task Force requested the addresses. The survey will poll residents on the type of products they must leave the county to purchase. Surveys will go out May 5.
MENTAL HEALTH: Discussed proposed cuts in funding for mental health services with Gail Price and Bruce Baker of Quality Behavioral Health and with county mental health coordinator Gayle Fleming.