By Michelle Key
The Lee County Commission met Monday night for their regularly scheduled meeting. During the meeting, the commission approved a request from County Administrator Roger Rendleman to enter into an agreement with Evergreen Solutions, LLC out of Tallahassee, Florida to review and recommend changes to the county’s Job Classification and Pay Plan. The pay plan currently in use was last reviewed and updated in 2007.
According to Rendleman, the county has consistently increased the pay scale inline with the Southern Urban Cost of Living Index during the last 12 years but the job classifications and descriptions need to be brought up-to-date. The proposal from Evergreen includes requests for the following professional services:
- provide a comprehensive review of the current Classification and Pay Plan, as well as to recommend changes to the current pay structure that will account for internal and external equity in pay with considerations for the value of benefits currently provided to employees
- provide a review and update job descriptions for every position in the County Commission’s classified system
- provide recommendations for position reassignment within the updated classification plan, which may include additions and/or deletions of classes
- provide recommendation for a maintenance program to address the creation of new job descriptions updating current job descriptions and making classification assignment recommendations. Evergreen’s proposal was for $48,000.
In other business, the commission:
• approved the minutes of commission meeting held on June 24, 2019
• approved a motion to ratify and approve claims and procurement card transactions from June
• made an announcement of three openings on the Lee County Department of Human Resources Board – The commission received citizen interest forms from Vicki Hudson, Gina Ivey and Bill White for these positions
• approved George Dyar, Lee Roy Kelley and Barbara Patton to positions on the Lee County Communications District (E911) Board
• approved a request from Rendleman to reject the single bid received for the Salem Hill Communications Tower Replacement and to negotiate fees for the work – Section 39-2-6 of the Code of Alabama, 1975 allows the county to reject a bid and to enter into negotiations for the work when only one responsible and responsive bid (or no bids) have been received. Any negotiations for the work must be for a price lower than the single bid received, however
• approved a request from the City of Opelika to waive the fee for use of the Bennie Adkins Meeting Center on July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon for a Crime and Violence public forum.
The next Lee County Commission meeting will be held on July 22 at 5 p.m. at the courthouse, which is located at 215 S. 9th St. in Opelika.