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Page County Board of Supervisors will consider using an existing employee to manage the county’s safety practices and policies.

During the supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, July 30, chairman Alan Armstrong suggested asking county employees if they would be interested in the new position, on top of their normal duties.

“Are we missing a link,” he asked.

The county has had applicants and interviews, but no action was taken.

Supervisor Chuck Morris agreed with Armstrong’s strategy as the position, as advertised, may not have to be a full-time job.

“We can still achieve our goal of changing the culture,” Morris said.

The county has had its workers’ compensation policy threatened because of multiple claims in recent years, some which may have been prevented because of safety-related practices by employees. In 2018, the supervisors hired a safety consultant for $54,000 over three years. The consultant has assisted county departments with safety issues.

Supervisors plan to again address the issue later this month.

In other supervisor news...

Supervisors approved final plans for the proposed office building for the secondary roads department to be built on the secondary roads lot at East State and North Sixth streets. The building, measuring about 3,240 square feet, will house office space for Engineer J.D. King, other staff members, conference room, garage and lab room.

The building was bid for construction but the bid was rescinded due to legalities. Bids are due Thursday, Aug. 22. Supervisors scheduled to review bids for the building Aug. 27.

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