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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: Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; David Wagner, Transfer Station Manager; Pete Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; Sherry Thompson, Health Department Administrator; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Sean Gooding, EMS Director; Rita Gee, Treasurer; and Tom Fuhrmann, Appraiser.

 

            Marty Long made the motion to accept the minutes of the February 22, 2005 meeting and the claims against the various funds of the county. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Richard Banes, David Rodriguez, Craig Coulter, Glenn Lubbers, and Enrique Sandoval, 2003 Grant County Leadership Class Members, gave an update on their swimming pool park project. Discussion was held on putting a concrete pad under the dumpsters on the north side of the park. Discussion was held on the possibility of moving the dumpster on the east side of the park and placing smaller containers with plastic bags for use at the picnic area. It was reported that the city had said they would empty the containers on Fridays when they are taking care of the trash containers on Main Street. Mr. Rodriguez reported that David Jesse, Pioneer Electric, said they would furnish the poles and fixtures for additional lighting at the park. Future plans for the park were discussed. These include sprinkler system and playground equipment. Discussion was held on the possibility of restroom facilities at the park. Due to constant vandalism, restrooms were removed from the park several years ago. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve putting a concrete pad under the dumpsters at the park. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The commissioners requested a cost estimate for the county’s portion of lighting at the park.

 

            Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, presented information on coffee pots at the Civic Center. The decision was made to contract with Prestige Coffee for machines and coffee for the Civic Center complex.

 

            Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, met with the commissioners. Discussion was held on the vacant position at the road department. Marty Long made the motion to allow the road department to advertise for the position of Operator 1. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Rita Gee, Treasurer, presented information on a 1998 printer that has been having problems. She presented a quote for a replacement printer costing $2,533.00 and a 3-year maintenance agreement for $427.00. She said the cost for this would be paid out of the Treasurer’s Special Motor Vehicle Fund. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the purchase of the printer from Nex-Tech at a cost of $2,533.00 printer and $427.00 for maintenance. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

 

 

            Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, reported that the water line behind the courthouse broke. It has to be repaired and the recommendation made was that it be replaced with copper line. The commissioners asked Mr. Kramer to ask about the possibility of using plastic pipe. The decision was made to replace the line with schedule 40 PVC. The decision was made to proceed with the concrete as bid for the parking lot instead of adding any steel.

 

            Lance Babcock, Sheriff, talked to the commissioners about an E911 Wireless Phase II Upgrade of the 911 System and about an integrated mapping application for the system. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the quote from Nine-One-One, Inc. of Denver for the upgrade at a cost of $14,650 and the mapping application at a cost of $15,500. The money for both items will be paid through the 911 Fund. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

In order to comply with requirements of the Community Development Block Grant Micro Loan Program, Marty Long made the motion to proclaim April as Fair Housing Month in Grant County. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Marty Long made the motion to adjourn. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                      Madison Traster, Chairman