Commissioners set 2022 holidays, meetings

Monday, December 6, 2021

Commissioners meeting dates and county holidays will remain largely unchanged in Putnam County in 2022.

On Monday, the Putnam County Commissioners approved both calendars for the coming year during their first regular meeting of December.

The Commissioners will continue to meet at 9 a.m. on the first and third Monday of each month.

The four exceptions to this are when the meeting would fall on a holiday or the county observance of a holiday. In each case, the meeting will be moved to the following Tuesday at 9 a.m.

These exceptions include Tuesday, Jan. 4 (New Year’s Day); Tuesday, Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); Tuesday, July 5 (Independence Day); and Tuesday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day).

The 2022 observances of various holidays by Putnam County offices will be: New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 3; Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17; Good Friday, Friday, April 15; Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 3; Memorial Day, Monday, May 30; Independence Day, Monday, July 4; Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5; Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10; General Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8; Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11; Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25; Christmas; Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26; and New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 30.

In addition to the days taken off for Christmas, county offices will close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 for the county’s Christmas luncheon.

In other business, the Commissioners:

• Approved a one-time $18,750 expenditure to purchase new panic buttons from Secure Tech Systems for Putnam County Courthouse offices.

The current buttons have been in place since the 1990s and, while they are still functional, have become obsolete.

The new system will include a new control panel, 60 buttons, three repeaters, onsite training and setup.

There will be an additional $950 charge for a warranty that may be renewed every two years.

• Also approved a $450 contract with Smithville clock service for one year of maintenance on the Putnam County Courthouse clocks.

• Signed off on a $166,256.73 lease for three 2021 Chevrolet Tahoes for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

The lease comes with a 1.5 percent interest rate and will be paid in three annual payments.

The next Putnam County Commissioners meeting is set for 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 20.

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  • 2002 will be a great year! 🤣

    -- Posted by savethebabies on Mon, Dec 6, 2021, at 11:08 PM
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    Look at all of those "holidays"! The government job - its good work if you can get it. (Connected only need apply.)

    And once again we see the disingenuous "Primary Election Day" shenanigans.

    Hey county officials!! Primaries are PARTY (private organization) elections...why are you spending TAXPAYER money on them?!?!?!

    Liars and cheats, the lot of 'em. A pox upon their houses!

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Sat, Dec 11, 2021, at 12:16 PM
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