On March 7 during the Mineral County Board of County Commissioner’s meeting, the annual performance evaluation of Public Works Director Eric Hamrey was discussed.

Hamrey gave himself an acceptable mark regarding safety. Commissioner Chris Hegg pointed out that some of his employees are still not wearing their seatbelts.

He was directed again to get training for his grader operators as Commissioner Garth Price continues to get calls regarding road conditions and the level of experience of those hired. Hegg explained that possibly the road maintenance can be contracted out.

“We need to concentrate more on the roads that we are using,” Hamrey told the commissioners.

“Now that we have a foreman in place, I can leave and go out and inspect and work with these guys.”

Hegg asked what time does Hamrey show up for work. He replied he gets to the office between 5:30-5:40 a.m. and leaves at 5 p.m.

When discussion regarding the communication skills of Hamrey was brought up, Price gave Hamrey an acceptable score whereas Hamrey had marked commendable.

Price questioned his past communication with department heads and Hegg questioned the “picking and choosing” of projects.

Price advised Hamrey to only take on what jobs that he can complete. “Finish before you start another,” he directed Hamrey.

Discussion about the swimming pool contractor issues as well as electrical work at the convention center. Tipton told Hegg, “We are going to tend to that with our procurement plan.”

The commissioners did not announce the scoring of Hamrey’s evaluation but he did sign it in their presence.