In recent years, a rare time the three commissioners didn’t vote unanimously was over health insurance for their employees. That issue was settled in October.
Under a worst-case scenario, if two commissioners are not available to perform their duties, state statutes install the county coroner, in this instance Dr. Lisa Mannix, as a temporary commissioner.
The next biggest matter needing the commissioners’ approval is the 2021 budget. Traditionally the commissioners approve the budget at the end of December and Rogers said he anticipates Dixon will be back within a couple weeks.
In this pandemic environment the commissioners asked everyone to cut 7.4% cumulatively out of their budgets for this year and next. During budget hearings several office holders asked the commissioners to reinstate some of their money, so there are still big decisions to make.