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January 12, 2016 – MINUTES

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January 12, 2016


The Joint Board of Control for Jackson River Technical Center met in regular monthly session on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 with the following members present:

Cindy Bennett, Chairman        Covington City

William Angle                         Alleghany County

Eddy Clemons                         Covington City

Robert Garten                          Covington City

Craig Lane                               Alleghany County

Jacob Wright                           Alleghany County

Also present were Mr. Tom Long, Administrator; Mr. Eugene Kotulka, Superintendent of Alleghany County Schools; Mr. Glenn Spangler, Director; and Ms. Christy Armentrout, Clerk.

Mrs. Bennett called the meeting to order at 12:04 p.m. and led in a moment of silence and the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Approval of Minutes:

On a motion by Mr. Clemons, seconded by Mr. Lane, the minutes of the December 8, 2015, meeting were approved as submitted unanimously by aye vote.


Administrative Reports  (16-37):

Directors Report.  Mr. Spangler reported that first semester classes were finishing up today and that the next two days would be teacher workdays in preparation for the second semester.

Office window. Mr. Spangler informed the board that the window in the office has cracked and needs to be replaced. He mentioned that the glass has been ordered and will be installed within the next week or so.

Chemical Identification. Mr. Spangler mentioned to the board that the fire marshal had visited the center recently and had asked that some drums of chemicals be identified and labeled in order for the center to be in compliance with fire code. Mr. Spangler asked if any members of the board might know of an economical service available to help in the identification of the chemicals. He mentioned that he had checked into Safe Harbors, however this service would cost $1,249.00, and he is hoping to find another more affordable service to do the job. Mr. Long told Mr. Spangler to get in touch with Wes Hambric, who is an environmental specialist for Covington City Schools. Mr. Clemons suggested that possibly someone at WestRock could help in this capacity, or that perhaps whatever service is used to recycle motor oil for the auto program could provide this service as well. Mr. Kotulka suggested that Mr. Spangler check with Mike Isbell, in maintenance at Alleghany County Public Schools, since the chemicals are most likely cleaning solutions, and he may be familiar with them.


New Business:

            Approve HOSA State Conference Field Trip (16-38): Mr. Spangler asked that the board approve the Health Occupation Students of America traveling to Williamsburg to the state conference March 11 – 13, 2016. He mentioned that there were currently 10 students interested in going on the trip. Mr. Clemons made a motion to approve travel to the conference. Mr. Angle seconded the motion, and the motion was carried unanimously by aye vote.

Permission to auction or dispose of surplus equipment (16-39): Mr. Spangler asked for the board to approve the auction or disposal of surplus equipment from the center. He mentioned that with the grant for new equipment in the welding lab there would be equipment that the center would no longer be needing. He also mentioned that there is some equipment that no longer works or is no longer useful from the culinary arts and auto departments that might possibly be auctioned or disposed of. Mr. Kotulka asked that Mr. Spangler provide a list of the items that will be considered surplus in case one of the school divisions could make use of any of the equipment. Mr. Spangler agreed to provide a list of surplus equipment. Mr. Garten made a motion to allow the auction or disposal of surplus equipment. Mr. Clemons seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously by aye vote.

Discussion. Mr. Garten started a discussion regarding the time schedule at Jackson River Technical Center, and how to make classes more accessible to Covington students. This discussion included the consideration of half-day schedules for classes at JRTC.

Pay Bills (16-40):

Mr. Lane reviewed the bills and moved that bills in the amount of $32,050.82 be approved for payment.  Mr. Garten seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously by aye vote.

Bills and salaries for the month of December in the amount of $116,327.28 were also paid in accordance with approved salary and benefit schedules.



The meeting adjourned 12:20 p.m. on motion by Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Garten.
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Date Approved                                                                        Clerk






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