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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE APACHE COUNTY
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
April 18, 2017
St. Johns, Arizona

Present were: Chairman Joe Shirley, Jr. and Vice Chairman Doyel Shamley. Also present, County Manager/Clerk of the Board Delwin Wengert and County Attorney Michael Whiting. Supervisor Alton Joe Shepherd participated via the telephone.

Chairman Shirley called to order the Board of Supervisors meeting at 8:34 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors chambers, County Annex Building, 75 West Cleveland Street, St. Johns, Arizona, and welcomed all in attendance.

Travis Simshauser led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chris Sexton gave the invocation.

Chairman Shirley called for the Public Health Services District item.

Chris Sexton, Health Director, submitted the Clinical Services Quarterly Update for the 3rd quarter. Mr. Shepherd asked about the services provided on the Navajo reservation. Mr. Sexton stated Navajo Nation handles the health issues on reservation lands, but the Health Department does conduct immunization clinics administered at schools and fire houses and would be happy to do what they could if they had a location available for additional services such as well woman and family planning. Mr. Shepherd stated he understood; he just did not want non-Navajo individuals who may be living on Navajo lands, be overlooked and he would like to see services extended throughout all of Apache County. Mr. Shepherd stated he is aware there are funding and resource issues, but services need to be provided as much as possible. Mr. Sexton stated he would be happy to meet with Mr. Shepherd to discuss the options. No action was needed or taken.

Mr. Shamley moved to adjourn the Public Health Services District, seconded by Mr. Shepherd. Vote was unanimous.

Chairman Shirley called for the regular agenda items.

Mr. Wengert stated Milan Eaton, Arizona Department of Education who was to present on Arizona Broadband for Education Initiative was ill and requested to reschedule. Chairman Shirley move the item to the next meeting.

Mr. Wengert presented the item for discussion and possible action following a report from the Apache County Treasurer concerning the County budget reconciliations and if needed, a possible executive session for legal advice pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.03 (A) (3). Treasurer Begay addressed the Board and provided the history of the audits over the past several years. Ms. Begay stated the Auditor General emailed her confirmation of the audit submission and stated Travis Ward, a CPA with the Auditor General’s Office stated he has not encountered any issue with the 2015 audit, so she is just waiting on the close-out report. Chairman thanked Ms. Begay for the report. There was no action needed or taken.

Treasurer Marleita Begay presented the request for approval to restructure the Apache County Treasurer’s office using the following process steps:
A. Make the Part time Senior Accountant position a full time position,
B. Remove the Accountant position and replace it with an Accounting Specialist 3 position
C. Remove the Tax Lien/Bankruptcy Supervisor position and replace it with a Personal Property/Back Tax Assistant 3
D. Add an Accounting Specialist 2 position.
E. Promote Candice Davis into the Senior Accountant position at a salary of $46,432.24,
F. Promote Analese Castillo into the Accounting Specialist 3 position at a salary of $28,631.32
G. Promote Dawn Yarosh into the Personal Property/Back Tax Assistant 3 position with a salary of $25,321.00

Mr. Shepherd asked how this affects the treasurer’s budget; he had researched other treasurer’s offices in other counties budgets and their staffing. Ms. Begay stated she has adequate funding for the remainder of this year but would need an increase in her budget next year, but she did return $14,000 last year. A discussion was held regarding possible options that are available. Mr. Wengert stated he and Human Resources have looked at the proposal and by addition Item D. to her budget, it would increase from $489,000 to $511,000 which is a larger budget than any other Arizona small county treasurer budget. Mr. Shepherd asked if this could wait and be built into next year’s budget, based on the projections of next year’s finances. Treasurer Begay stated the reason she is asking for another employee is for that person to tackle the state deeded land auction; the last time it was done was six years ago, and that is revenue that can be brought into the county, and she is hesitant to start a project with limited staff. Mr. Wengert stated at the work session held yesterday, comparisons of staff in Apache as well as other treasurer’s offices in the other small counties was shared, and Ms. Begay is asking to increase her staff to a total of 7, and looking at the other small counties, Gila has 7, Navajo County has 6 employees, Greenlee has 3.5 and Graham has 4 so if we go to 7, we will be on the higher end of the small counties. Mr. Wengert stated a comparison of the budgets of the small counties was done, and asked Finance Director Patterson to provide an overview of the budgets of other small counties. Mr. Patterson stated he compared Gila, Graham, Navajo, Santa Cruz, Greenlee and LaPaz and it was noted that given the additional $22,000 needed to fill the position, our treasurer’s budget would be about $93,000 above the average of those six counties, and about $107,000 above the actual spending for each of those counties. Mr. Patterson stated since 2013 the treasurer’s budget has gone up 45% to provide necessary services, which is double to any other department over those past five years. Mr. Patterson stated Mr. Shepherd had asked where the additional money would come from, and it would be similar to what has been done over the past five years for that department; it would come from the money that goes to raises for employees, additional services, etc. Mr. Shirley asked Mr. Patterson if he was aware of the deed sale revenue Treasurer Begay referenced. Mr. Patterson stated he was aware it has been several years since it was looked at, but as to why it has not been done, he is not sure why Ms. Begay or her predecessor have not done the deed sale. Mr. Shamley stated he would like more information before he can make a decision. Ms. Begay asked if A. B, C. E. F. and G. could be approved immediately, and in regard to her budget going up in the past, that was for postage of tax bills. A discussion was held regarding the restructure of the positions. Mr. Wengert stated the big cost to the restructure is item D, the addition of a full time position and would stay within her budget. Chief Deputy David Romeo addressed the Board, and explained the restructure is a huge priority in their office, and the temporary employment of a worker in their office ends next week and asked to approve everything except Item D, and will result in a savings of approximately $10,000. Mr. Shamley made the motion to approve with Item D being removed, and have the Treasurer work within her current budget, seconded by Mr. Shepherd. Mr. Shirley stated the motion is to approve A,B,C,E,F & G, with the elimination of Item D. Mr. Shirley stated along with the approval of those items, the restructure needs to be done to stay within the treasurer’s current budget and asked if there was sufficient funds to increase the Senior Accountant position from part time (32 hours) to full time. Treasurer Begay stated the hourly rate is going down, so that savings will cover the position. Mr. Wengert stated with the elimination of item D, there will be a savings of about $11,550 in savings. Vote was unanimous.

Treasurer Marleita Begay, requested approval of an “Addendum to Certificate of Bank Accounts/Addendum to Certificate of Authority” and a resolution to open two new bank accounts with National Bank of Arizona and add authorized signors to the accounts for the Sheriff’s Office and this request is a conjuncture of the banking services RFP that was approved by the Board on April 7, 2015. Mr. Shamley moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shepherd. Ms. Begay thanked the sheriff for working with her to move these accounts under National Bank and stated there were still some accounts that need to be moved under the treasurer’s umbrella. Vote was unanimous.

Treasurer Marleita Begay, requested approval of a “Certificate of Abatement of Taxes” pursuant to ARS 42- 18351, 42-18352, and 42-18353. This certificate impacts parcels and mobile home account numbers 204-18-002, M0400010, M1100338, M9900265, 201-70-112, 201-08-007, 211-26-009E. Total taxes to be abated; one thousand, seven hundred ninety one dollars and fifty five cents ($1791.55). The total interest to be abated; six hundred eighty five dollars and sixty five cents ($685.65). The total fees to be abated; one hundred three dollars and eighty five cents ($103.85) for a total of two thousand, five hundred eighty one dollars and five cents ($2,581.05). Mr. Shamley moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shirley. Motion passed.

The phone connection to Mr. Shepherd was temporarily lost. Chairman Shirley continued the meeting while reconnecting the call.

Mr. Wengert presented the Consent Items A-F. Mr. Shamley moved approval of items A-F, seconded by Mr. Shirley. County Manager/Clerk of the Board: A. Request approval of demands as distributed to the Apache County Board of Supervisors between April 4, 2017 and April 18, 2017. Payee Amount Shirley, Joe Junior 2,087.12 Rogers, Kent 1,134.07 Stradling, Reed 1,437.76 King, Walter Scott 1,188.66 Burbank, Lorenzo 1,077.92 AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE 1,173.41 APACHE COUNTY HSA 2,319.58 APACHE COUNTY MEDICAL 154,315.45 APACHE COUNTY TAX WITHHOLDING 131,399.97 ASRS LEGACY EORP1,089.96 AZ STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM 91,396.97 COLONIAL LIFE AND ACCIDENT INS 1,302.33 CORRECTIONS OFFICER RET PLAN 6,299.92 CORRECTIONS OFFICER RETIREMENT PLAN 520 4,589.66 EORP LEGACY 1,288.26 NATIONWIDE 1,730.00 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOL EODCRS 1,030.62 PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL 401 8,801.84 PUBLIC SAFETY SHERIFF RET 41,070.33 SUPPORT PAYMENT CLEARINGHOUSE 2,384.63 A TO Z TIRE & BATTERY INC 3,049.26 AMIGO CHEVROLET 1,113.42 AZ SUPREME COURT 2,671.00 AZLGEBT 305,898.14 BENDER, JUDITH A 6,200.00 BILLS DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS (NAPA) 1,190.40 BOOT BARN 1,330.33 BRADCO 23,395.63 CDW GOVERNMENT LLC 3,125.24 COULTER CADILLAC INC 5,015.76 COURTESY CHEVROLET 35,037.50 DELL COMPUTER CORPORATION 1,933.66 DENNISON, ANDREW 3,892.00 EMPIRE MACHINERY 4,558.23 FRONTIER 1,755.40 GRAVES PROPANE CO INC 1,663.36 HILLYARD/FLAGSTAFF 1,396.57 HOME DEPOT 1,351.09 HUMAN SERVICES CONSULTANTS 5,056.16 LESUEUR ADVANCE AUTOMOTIVE LLC 1,301.71 MASS TRANSCRIPTIONS 2,295.50 MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP 1,900.80 NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA 1389 3,039.16 NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA 0085 3,918.32 NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA 0285 3,207.96 NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA 0301 3,737.30 OPTICS PLANET INC 1,088.00 PACIFIC PONDEROSA CO INC 13,028.64 PFIZER INC 1,657.38 PRO PETROLEUM 15,693.60 PROFORCE LAW ENFORCEMENT 1.3,280.07 QUILL CORP 3,943.87 RUSH TRUCK CENTER 3,634.17 SANDOVAL, PATRICK J 1,092.59 SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES INC 3,020.84 STRADLING, CHERYL 1,097.36 SUMMIT HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION INC 27,225.36 SW ECOLOGY LLC 1,626.70 THE AARONS COMPANY LLC 3,000.00 TJP COMMUNICATIONS 4,120.36 TRINITY SERVICES GROUP INC16,201.38 TYLER TECHNOLOGIES INC 71,631.70 ULINE INC 1,147.84 VALLEY AUTO PARTS 1,420.21 WRIGHT EXPRESS FSC 1,572.69 YAVAPAI COUNTY GOVERNMENT 3,350.00 AZ DEPT OF RISK MANAGEMENT 1,237.44DENNISON, ANDREW 1,946.00 DENNISON, ANDREW 1,946.00 J&W SURVEYING 4,830.00 ALLEGRA 1,022.92 ALLY FINANCIAL 102,030.20 AMIGO CHEVROLET 2,556.90 AZLGEBT 310,884.26 BENALLY, CAROLYN 1,006.67 BILLS DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS (NAPA) 1,610.08 BLUE HILLS ENVIRONMENTAL 2,178.36 BRADCO 16,817.69 BREWER LAW OFFICE PLLC 8,500.00 BURNHAM MORTUARY 1,400.00 BURNHAM MORTUARY 1,400.00 BURNHAM MORTUARY 1,400.00 C2G ENTERPRISES 1,700.00 CANNON CONSULTANTS LLC 4,850.00 CDW GOVERNMENT LLC 1,859.91 CHAPMAN FORD LLC 38,126.46 CONSOLIDATED ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTORS 6,524.75 COORDINATED CONSULTING SERVICES 2,755.00 COPPERSTATE DRILLING & SUPPLY INC 34,308.45 CRAFCO INC 29,465.83 ELECTRONIC CENTER INC 3,816.38 EMPIRE MACHINERY 1,615.80 GUINN, ADA C 1,185.03 HAMBLIN LAW OFFICE PLC 8,500.00 HUMAN SERVICES CONSULTANTS 5,509.32 ITSECUREONE 4,224.54 J&B TRAILER WORLD 7,170.00 KATHLEEN M MCGUIRE PSY D LLC 2,610.00 L R INVESTIGATIONS LLC 1,374.04 LARRY TRAVIS HEAP 1,312.20 LAW OFFICE OF DIRK LEGATE PLLC 8,500.00 MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP 1,127.58 NAVOPACHE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 7,266.69 ORACLE ENGINEERING GROUP INC 2,520.00 PATTERSON, DANA BRYCE 8,500.00 PENA, KERRY 1,564.06 PITNEY BOWES RESERVE ACCOUNT 5,000.00 QUILL CORP 5,368.63 SCHIFF, LAURENCE 1,800.00 SHOW LOW FORD INC 55,746.74 SIERRA PROPANE 1,448.58 ST JOHNS CITY1,523.68 ST JOHNS CITY 6,850.59 SW ECOLOGY LLC 1,410.41 SWEETLANDS COMPLETE AUTO 1,076.25 SYMBOL ARTS 4,075.00 THE LAW OFFICE OF ELIZABETH M HALE 1,498.75 THE LIBRARY STORE INC 1,553.70 TIME MASTERS 2,640.00 US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 5,600.00 VERIZON WIRELESS 1,565.81 WILKINS, TAMMI JO 1,138.04 WILTBANK, WILLIAM WADE 1,205.72 Demands are payments made, or to be made, by the County. Specific details of the demands may be requested through the County public record request process. B. Request approval of minutes dated March 28, 2017 and April 4, 2017. C. Request approval of a Special Event Liquor License application for Terry Fillipi, Alpine Business Association, for the Alpine Blues Music Festival on June 16 & 17, 2017, located at 42665 Highway 180, in Alpine, Arizona. Community Development: D. Notification to the public of multiple community meetings to be held in May, June and July regarding the Apache County Comprehensive Plan. The meetings are for gathering ideas and concerns from community members to help in the development of the Comprehensive Plan. The meeting schedule will be posted on the county website, social media, the newspaper, and locations around the county. E. Request approval to waive the permit fee for a Temporary Use Permit for the Greer Civic Association, a non-profit organization to hold Greer Days, an annual community event in Greer, June 9th, 10th & 11th, 2017. A temporary Use Permit fee is $300. F. Sheriff’s Office: Notification of the retirement of Deputy Sheriff III, Chris Oakes and request approval to payout his sick leave balance. This request is made in accordance with Apache County Human Resources policy 3.25. Motion passed.

Supervisor Shepherd was reconnected to the meeting.

Devon Brown, Community Development Director, requested approval of an Amended Plat Map by applicants Joshua and Jessica McGinnis. The Applicants want to combine Lots 51 & 52 of the Ojo Bonito Estates Subdivision, parcel numbers 106-58-51/52, located near Vernon, AZ. Mr. Brown stated the applicants are requesting the waiver of procedural requirements, and approval of the Amended Plat Map under the appeals process of Section 11 of the Subdivision Ordinance. Mr. Brown provided an overview of the issue and stated the ordinance allows the applicant to come before the Board of Supervisors to request a waiver, if the ordinance process will cause a hardship. Mr. Brown stated the applicants have notified their neighbors and their HOA siting no objections and based on that, he recommended an approval by the Board which would be to waive the unnecessary requirement of the ordinance. Mr. Shamley moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shepherd. Vote was unanimous.

Devon Brown, Community Development Director, requested renewal of a contract between Apache County and the Arizona Department of Housing, the Office of Manufactured Housing. The contract would grant Apache County the authority to continue to inspect the installation of manufactured houses within the county. Mr. Shamley moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shepherd. Vote was unanimous.

Ferrin Crosby, County Engineer, requested the item award Bid #201703 for a firewood processor be removed from the agenda. Chairman Shirley removed the item.

Malena Bazurto, Grants Manager, requested adoption of the annual fair housing proclamation and resolution, which recognizes April as Fair Housing Month in Apache County. Mr. Shepherd moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Vote was unanimous.

FAIR HOUSING PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, The National Fair Housing Law of 1986, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 prohibits discrimination in housing and declares it a national policy to provide within constitutional limits, for fair housing in the United States; and

WHEREAS, the principle of Fair Housing is not only national law and national policy but a fundamental human concept and entitlement for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, April has traditionally been designated as Fair Housing Month in the United States;

NOW, THEREFORE, I Joe Shirley, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Apache County, do proclaim April as Fair Housing Month in Apache County and do hereby urge all citizens of this community to comply with the letter and spirit of the Fair Housing Law.

/s/ Joe Shirley, Jr. Chairman of the Board
Signature Title
Signed this 18th day of April, 2017.

FAIR HOUSING RESOLUTION 2017-06
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF APACHE COUNTY ADOPTING
A FAIR HOUSING POLICY, MAKING KNOWN ITS COMMITMENT TO THE PRINCIPLE
OF FAIR HOUSING, AND DESCRIBING ACTIONS IT SHALL UNDERTAKE TO AFFIRMATIVELY
FURTHER FAIR HOUSING.

WHEREAS, the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended requires that all applicants for Community Development Block Grant funds certify that they shall affirmatively further fair housing; and

WHEREAS, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (commonly known as the Federal Fair Housing Act) and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 declare a national policy to prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing and financing of housing or land to be used for the construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage services, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; and

WHEREAS, fairness is the foundation of the American system and reflects traditional American values; and

WHEREAS, discriminatory housing practices undermine the strength and vitality of America and its people;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Apache County Board of Supervisors hereby wish all persons living, working, doing business in or traveling through this County to know that:

discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing and financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing, or in the provision of brokerage services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin is prohibited by Title VIII of the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988; and that it is the policy of Apache County to implement programs, within the constraints of its resources, to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin;

and within available resources Apache County will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against in housing issues on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap familial status or national origin to seek equity under existing federal and state laws to file a compliant with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and

that Apache County shall publicize this Resolution and thereby encourage owners of rental properties, developers, builders and others involved with housing to become aware of their respective responsibilities and rights under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and any applicable state or local laws or ordinances; and that Apache County shall undertake the following actions to additionally “affirmatively further fair housing:”

Post this Resolution in County Buildings.

Make fair housing and housing discrimination information available to the citizens of Apache County.

PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE APACHE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON THIS 18th DAY OF APRIL 2017.

/s/ Joe Shirley, Jr.
Chair of the Board of Supervisors
ATTEST: APPROVED AS TO FORM:

Delwin Wengert Michael Whiting
County Clerk County Attorney

Malena Bazurto, Grants Manager, requested approval for Apache County to act as the fiscal agent for the White Mountain Regional Medical Center application, for the Ft. McDowell Proposition 202 Grant. Ms. Bazurto stated it would consist of basic administrative and financial reporting for the hospital, if they were awarded the grant, Mr. Shamley moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shepherd. Vote was unanimous.

Commander Lance Spivey was present and represented the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Dedman was called and placed on the line.

Sheriff Dedman requested approval to re-instate the Apache County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Program, which requires authorization payment by the Board, one thousand nine hundred fifty five dollars and fifty two cents ($1,955.52) per year, per individual, on workman’s compensation insurance or four hundred eighty eight dollars and eighty eight cents ($488.88), per quarter, utilizing the sheriff’s office budget. Sheriff Dedman stated the program was done away with years ago, but there seems to be a renewed interest in starting the program back. District I Road Manager, Patrick Sandoval asked if the reserves would be available in District I or District II as well. Sheriff stated the reserves would be countywide. Mr. Shepherd moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Mr. Shamley asked if this action only covered the workman’s compensation. Sheriff stated yes. Vote was unanimous.

Commander Lance Spivey requested authorization for Apache County to enter into a Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement (17-LE11030121-008), with the U.S. Forest Service for reimbursement by the Forest Service of up to $5,000. The Agreement will allow a cooperative effort between Apache County and the Forest Service in connection with activities on National Forest Service (NFS) lands within Apache County, and to provide reimbursement to the Apache County Sheriff’s Office for uniformed deputies with marked vehicles, to perform coverage on NFS lands, during busy summer weekends and holidays. Mr. Shepherd moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Vote was unanimous.

Ryan Patterson, Finance Director, requested approval to convert the currently vacant Internal Auditor (range 48) position to an Administrative Coordinator (Range 38) position and fill the vacancy, at a cost savings of about $9,000. Mr. Shamley moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shepherd. Vote was unanimous.

Annell Hounshell, Clerk of the Court, requested approval of the following:

A. Convert the vacant Judicial Information System Manager position (range 28) to
an Accounting Specialist III (range 28). This action will align the position with
the actual duties.
B. Convert a Courtroom III position (range 29), to an Office Manager (range 32).
This action will align the position with the actual duties.
Mrs. Hounshell stated this will be a cost savings to her budget. Mr. Shepherd moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Vote was unanimous.

Mr. Wengert presented the item following a possible executive session for legal advice pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.03 (A)(3), possible discussion and/or action regarding the county limestone pit. County Attorney Whiting stated a brief executive session was needed. Mr. Shepherd moved to go into executive session, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Vote was unanimous.

Executive session was held.
Chairman Shirley reconvened the meeting and Supervisor Shepherd was reconnected to the meeting.

Mr. Shepherd made the motion to come out of executive session, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Vote was unanimous.

Chairman Shirley stated there are some challenges that have come up regarding the limestone pit and directed staff to set an appointment with Fisher Industries this week in Phoenix, to speak with their representatives regarding the issues that have been presented (in executive session), to see if we can come to a resolution. No action was needed or taken.

Mr. Wengert presented notification of a meeting with Tucson Electric Power at 1:30 p.m. on April 19, 2017 at the County Supervisors Association (CSA) complex, 1905 W. Washington Street in Phoenix; the Eastern Arizona Counties Organization meeting at 3:00 p.m. on April 19, 2017 at the (CSA) complex, 1905 W. Washington Street, in Phoenix; a meeting with CSA Executive Director, Craig Sullivan on April 19, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the CSA complex, 1905 W. Washington Street, in Phoenix; the Small Counties Forum meeting at 5:30 p.m. on April 19, 2017 at the CSA complex, 1905 W. Washington Street, in Phoenix; and on April 20, 2017, the County Supervisors Association meeting at the CSA complex, 1905 W. Washington Street at 10:00 a.m., where two or more members of the Apache County Board of Supervisors may be in attendance. No action was needed or taken.

Chairman Shirley opened the floor for call to the public.

Sondra Crabtree addressed the Board regarding her problems with Frontier Communications internet and she heard they had plans to put in fiber optic lines, and that is great as long as Frontier updates their infrastructure, because she is concerned with having fast and reliable internet. Ms. Crabtree stated this issue affects every business in Apache County and asked the Board to put pressure on the Attorney General to conduct an investigation and possibly file a lawsuit against Frontier. Chairman Shirley asked Mr. Wengert to look into the issue.

Mr. Shepherd moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Vote was unanimous.
Approved this 2nd day of May, 2017.
/s/ Joe Shirley, Jr.                                                                 /s/ Delwin Wengert
Chairman of the Board                                                         Clerk of the Board