The Adair County Assessor’s Office will be closed on Friday, Assessor Tracey Sims told the Adair County Commissioners Monday morning during an 8:30 a.m. meeting at the courthouse.

Sims explained it is a mandatory meeting.

Emergency Management Coordinator Dianna Yell reported the command trailer for First Responders is ready to use.

“I have not heard from FEMA regarding Category C, but Category B was not approved. I still don’t understand or agree, but I’ll contact the district office this week to see about Category C,” said Yell.

No action was taken again for the Christie-Proctor Fire Department add-on construction, as no bids were received. County Commissioner Sam Chandler said if no bids come in, he’ll help construct the building.

“I hope in two months or so, the cost of lumber will go down, and we can just buy the materials needed at a better cost,” Chandler said.

Jennifer Patterson, with OSU Extension, came to discuss her budget. With Penny Meridith starting later in the year than expected, an $8,200 portion was not used for her budget, and Patterson would like to put it toward a summer staff to help part time with 4-H programs.

“I didn’t want you to think the funding didn’t have a purpose. Penny is part time with us and Delaware County, and we’ll use all of her funds that are budgeted this year. I’d like to use that unused portion for a part-time summer staff or program. Summer is our busiest time,” said Patterson.

Approved were minutes, claims, purchase orders and May appropriations.

An agreement with Arvest for the purchase of a brush chipper was approved, along with surplus from the Adair County Court Clerk. A Quit Claim Deed from David and Mary Thorne for Flint Ridge Lot 121 in the Shadow Hills area was approved.