the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Medical
Aidman with Headquarters Headquarters Co 1st Battalion (Airborne), 1st Battalion (Airborne) 503d Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Republic of Vietnam on 8 November 1965; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Lawrence Joel, after treating the men wounded by the
initial burst of gunfire, bravely moved forward to assist others who were wounded while proceeding to their objective, and while moving from man to
man, he was struck in the right leg by machinegun fire and although painfully wounded, his desire to aid his fellow soldiers transcended all personal feelings so he bandaged his own wound and self-administered morphine to deaden the pain enabling him to continue his dangerous undertaking; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Lawrence Joel then, after being struck a second time and
with a bullet lodged in his thigh, dragged himself over the battlefield and succeeded in treating 13 more men before his medical supplies ran out and
displaying resourcefulness, he saved the life of one man by placing a plastic bag over a severe chest wound to congeal the blood, and as one of the platoons pursued the Viet Cong, an insurgent force in concealed positions opened fire on the platoon and wounded many more soldiers; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Lawrence Joel, throughout the long battle, never lost sight
of his mission as a medical aidman and continued to comfort and treat the wounded until his own evacuation was ordered, and his meticulous attention
to duty saved a large number of lives and his unselfish daring example under the most adverse conditions was an inspiration to all; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United Stated of America, in the name of Congress, took
pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Lawrence Joel of the United States Army and he became the first Black American to
personally receive the award from the President and the first living Black recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Spanish-American War, so we pause in remembrance of the dedicated service of Sergeant First Class Lawrence Joel and thank his family for sharing him with his fellow countrymen as he served honorably as a member of the United States Army; and
On June 15, 1998, the Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution found in the statutes allowing disposal of County personal property, worth less
than 5,000 per item or group of similar items, which have become obsolete, unusable, economically unrepairable, or otherwise surplus to the needs of the county. On October 6, 2008 the Board raised this limit to 30,000.
Please find attached a list of miscellaneous items from various County departments or agencies that met the above criteria and that have been
disposed of. All items were taken to the Ann Street Landfill for disposal as appropriate. Also included is a list of vehicles that have been declared surplus and that have already been sold or are in the process of being placed on GovDeals for auction.
There is a period of time after June 30th of fiscal year-end in which transactions of the prior year will continue to be processed (typically until
the third week in August). After that cutoff date has passed, a department may still receive a vendor invoice that is payable for services that were rendered, or goods that were received in the prior fiscal year. When that occurs, approval by the Board of Commissioners is required for payment. The following department invoices meet that criteria:
Funds in the amount of 330,000 were appropriated in the Solid Waste Department's fiscal year 2020 budget for the purchase of a track type tractor.
Formal bids were solicited, received and reviewed by the respective department. A trade-in of equipment was included with the bid. Gregory Poole Equipment Company provided the lowest overall bid, in the amount of 112,532.06.
An audit review team, made up of finance department staff, conducted a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) process for professional auditing services.
The RFP was emailed to audit firms listed on the Local Government Commission's website, the state procurement website, and was posted on the County's website through Vendor Self Service. A total of five proposals were received; four of those proposals were responsive.
The proposals were reviewed in two phases based on a requirement of the RFP for each firm to submit two separately sealed packets. The firm's
educational and technical qualifications were detailed in packet one. The firm s audit approach and proposed cost were detailed in packet two. Based on a review of packet one, the review team determined that all four proposals met the educational and technical qualifications. The review team then considered the second packet, reviewed and ranked the firms based on audit approach and cost.