The Gray County Commissioners met on Thursday morning for a regularly scheduled meeting.
During the meeting, the Commissioners approved consolidating County Precincts 2,3,5 and 6 to Precinct 7 (located in Pampa) for the upcoming Nov. 2 election concerning constitutional amendments.
“This is kind of the norm, we’ve done it in the past,” Election Administrator Randa Hiett said. “We have some constitutional amendments in November. We have one location in Pampa and Lefors and McLean will each have their own polling locations. It’s not a popular election so money-wise it’s cheaper and more efficient to do that.”
The Nov. 2 election will be at MK Brown Civic Center Auditorium for Pampa.
The Commissioners also approved two-year election judges and alternates for each precinct. Precinct 1- Judy Livingston, Karen Reeves alternate; Pct. 2- Nell Bailey, Susan Tripplehorn; Pct. 3- Janyth Bowers, Lisa Acker; Pct. 4- Amanda Leathers, Pamela Crockett; Pct. 5- Sheila Winton, Rhonda Patterson; Pct. 6- Ronald Schmidt, Charlotte Livingston; Pct. 7- Laura McGrath, Carolyn Chaney.
Earlier in the meeting, the Commissioners hosted Sara Curtis of Insurica to the companies role in the County’s insurance.
“Part of the reason I’m here today is because your agent, Jeff Edmund, is on the path to retirement and it has come to our attention that you all need better attention from Insurica,” Curtis said. “With myself being local and serving a lot of the other businesses in the community, it has made the most sense for me to take on that role. I’m living here in the county and have a vested interest in the county and it’s employees.”
Insurica is paid by the County’s insurance rates in Insurance Management Services at $7/enrolled employee per month. The average enrollment is 112 employees. Curtis said the industry average is $40/employee per month.
Insurica works with all of the carriers (medical, dental, accidental death/dismemberment, etc.) throughout the year.
“We process enrollments and terminations with all of the carriers I just mentioned,” Curtis said. “We process new hires/terminations, assist HR/employees with coverage questions and we meet with employees annually for open enrollment and provide resources for compliance and HR issues.”
There was no action necessary for the County to accept Curtis as their new representative at Insurica.
The Commissioners also approved the following items:
• Pay Bills as Approved by the County Auditor
• County Treasurer’s Monthly Report
• County Treasurer’s Quarterly Report
• Accept County Clerk’s Monthly Report
• Declaring 2005 Chevy Half Ton Pickup VIN# 2GCEK13T551312189 (corrected from July 1 meeting) as surplus equipment for Precinct 2. There was also a box van container on this item, but that van has been transferred to Precinct 4.
• Declaring Used Generator at Perry Lefors Airport Surplus. The Commissioners will put this on Purple Wave, an auction site for equipment.