Carper said county policy is to make sure all work is bid out, that the contractor has valid insurance and is up to date on workers' compensation and tax payments. He said none of that happened.
"The biggest problem is that none of this is in writing," Carper said.
Commissioner Dave Hardy questioned what would have occurred if an injury or accident occurred while the work was taking place, as the county could then be liable.
Russell Trucking also has agreed to repair a portion of the road near the picnic shelters that suffered damage during the work, Hutchinson has said.
He said he suggested Charleston-based Roy Young and Sons Paving for the job last week. He said the company had done work for the parks system in the past.
However, Carper said Roy Young and Sons hadn't been contacted until Monday about the work.
Commissioners decided to have Coonskin Park examined for freshly cut stumps to determine the extent of any damage.
In other business, the commissioners:
* Discussed timbering on county-owned property near Camp Virgil Tate. Leaders at the camp have proposed timbering the area to help raise money for a new pool. Part of the land is county-owned.
Commissioners will wait to make a decision until a written agreement is in place. A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the courthouse.
* Transferred $50,000 in coal severance funds to the DEE Scholarship Fund, which helps Riverside High School seniors attend college. Hardy said the transfer is a good use of the funds because some of the money comes from coal mines in that area.
* Approved $1,000 for a new fence around the Shawnee Park pool. The current fence has fallen into disrepair and is weak enough that trespassers can break into the pool area. Commissioners also decided to spend up to $5,000 for a video surveillance system, similar to the one at the pool in East Bank.
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