Grant County
Discover Grant County Kansas
Click to Home

Go To Search
 

View Other Items in this Archive | View All Archives | Printable Version

            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:  Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Todd Hampton, Inspection Official; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; and Ronald Lofland, Transfer Station Manager.  The decision was made that July 1 will be the deadline for completing employee evaluations.

 

Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the minutes of April 16, and April 29 meetings and to approve the claims against the various funds of the county.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Area Mental Health Center Representatives, Dr. Rick Gray, Ric Dalke, and Rachel Applegate, presented their 2001 annual report and their 2003 budget request.  The request is for $108,768 that is an increase of about 3% over the current amount of $105,600.  This is their first request for an increase since 1994.

 

            Lance Babcock, Sheriff, presented information on 911 phone systems.  He also reported that he took bids for replacing the front door at the Law Enforcement Center.  Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the low bid of $630 from JR’s Glass.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the purchase of four chairs for the clerk’s office from Southern Office Supply at a cost of $375 per chair for a total not to exceed $1,500.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Sheila Brown, Chief Deputy Clerk, presented information on web site development.  Proposals were gathered from five website designers to develop the site.  Gene Schwein made the motion to accept the proposal from Civic Plus for $600.00 set up fee and $180.00 monthly license fee.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman received permission to look into replacing concrete instead of putting carpet back on the patio at the Civic Center and to see what it would cost for five more exhibitor RV hook ups.  Mr. Goldsby requested permission to give Ben Torres an increase from $6.50 to $7.50 and to look for another summer employee to fill a vacancy at the Road & Bridge.  The commissioners gave approval for the increase and to look for a part time summer person.  The FFA is hosting the Annual Bull Bash and needs two port-a-potty stalls at the rodeo arena for spectators.  Carl Higgs made the motion to rent two port-a-potty stalls for the Annual Bull Bash for this year.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Greg Soelter visited with the commissioners concerning the sound system at the Civic Center auditorium.

 

Tom Keaton, Keaton Glass & Metal presented quotes for replacing the rubber seals on remaining Pella windows in the courthouse and to restore eight courtroom windows.  Carl Higgs made the motion to replace the rubber seals on 75 windows at a cost not to exceed $5,579.52 and the restoration of 8 windows in the courtroom at a cost to exceed $9,958.00.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Discussion was held on the resident’s vehicles on site at Park View Assisted Living and the possibility of a covered parking area.

 

 

Changes and additions were made to the Grant County logo contest.  The contest will be open for entries until September 3, 2002.  The winner will receive $500.00 in Ulysses Bucks and the contest will be advertised on KULY, The Ulysses News and Pioneer Communications.

 

Carl Higgs made a motion to appoint Steve Dieker to the City/County Planning Commission replacing Tom Gray and to reappoint Lynda Fort to the Board of Zoning Appeals.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on May 21, 2002.

 

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                      Madison Traster, Chairman