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            The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.

 

            The monthly department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Sean Gooding, Emergency Medical Service Director; Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; Sherry Thompson, Health Department Administrator; Rita Gee, Treasurer; and Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Manager.

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the October 19, 2004 meeting and the claims against the various funds of the county. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Loyetta Skeen, Clerk of the District Court, requested approval to have a hole in her office repaired by a professional person. Approval was given to have the hole repaired.

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to adopt Resolution 04-03, adopting the Grant County All Hazards Mitigation Plan as an official plan. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Madison Traster made the motion to adopt Resolution 04-04, resolving that financial statements and reports shall be prepared on the basis of cash receipts and disbursements as adjusted to show compliance with the cash basis and budget laws of this State. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, presented bids for a new motor grader. Murphy Tractor bid $95,331 for a John Deere 205, Van Kepple Co. bid $78,995 for a Volvo G27B, and Foley Equipment Company bid $108,581.33 for a Caterpillar. Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the low bid from Van Kepple Company of $78,995 for a Volvo motor grader. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the purchase of a fireproof storage cabinet not to exceed $1,706.25 for storing valuable papers regarding CDBG micro loans. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the renewal computer support agreement with Nex-Tech at a cost of $11,772.00. This is an increase of 4% over the current contract. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Madison Traster made motion to approve the renewal agreement with The Consortium for drug testing and the employee assistant program. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to appoint Julia Traster to the Care Home Board to fill Jim Myers unexpired term. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed.

 

            Tom Fuhrmann, Appraiser, reported the cost to have the three gas plant values updated will be $12,000. The commissioners approved having the values updated. John Cooper and Ron Cook will do the updates.

 

            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on November 16,2004.

 

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                      Carl Higgs, Chairman