The Board of County Commissioners
met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with Chairman Madison Traster and Members
Carl Higgs and Marty Long present. Sheila Brown, Chief Deputy Clerk, attended
in the absence of Linda McHenry, County Clerk.
Marty Long made the motion to accept
the minutes of the March 1, 2005 meeting and the claims against the various
funds of the county. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Larry Kepley requested permission to
spray his right of way this year. Mr.
Kepley also asked for the county to consider a spray program for mustard
weed. The commissioners agreed to look
at various possibilities in the future.
David Wagner, Transfer Station
Manager and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator asked permission to
replace the truck driver position at the Transfer Station. The commissioners approved the request. Mr. Wagner gave an update on the Transfer
Station building and equipment repairs.
Darl Henson, Extension Council Agent
asked about the possibility of taking down the chain link fence in front of the
new extension building. The decision
was made to get bids for a different kind of fence to replace the current one
to discourage parking on Patterson Road.
Mr. Henson also reported they will be moving into the new building next
Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building
and Grounds Manager and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator presented
bids for spraying county grounds. Carl
Higgs moved to accept the only bid from Gray’s Yard Service, Inc. for $2,792.02. Marty Long seconded the motion it passed
unanimously. Mrs. Ramski requested
approval to advertise for a seasonal worker to help with yard work from May
through October. The commissioners
approved the request. The commissioners
reviewed grounds maintenance of the courthouse lawn and shrubbery beds.
Sean Gooding, EMT Director met with
the commissioners. Marty Long moved to
recess into executive session for 30 minutes to discuss personnel. Carl Higgs seconded and it passed
unanimously. After 30 minutes the
meeting continued in open session.
John Crosby, Fire Chief requested
approval to purchase bunker gear. Carl
Higgs made the motion to accept the quote from Conrad Fire Equipment Company to
purchase 4 sets of bunker gear not to exceed $3,628.00. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. Mr. Crosby reported he
would be asking for quotes to purchase new tables and chairs for the fire
station. Discussion was held on
training ground for the firefighters.
Tom Kramer, Road Foreman and Frank
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator presented 2005 sealing sand price
bids. Marty Long made the motion to
accept the bid from Eastern Colorado Aggregates for CM-C at $8.50 per ton and
the bid from Klotz Sand & Asphalt Paving Company for CM-B at $2.50 per
ton. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and
it passed unanimously. Mr. Goldsby
presented a road-crossing permit for OXY, USA, Inc. that was reviewed and
approved. Mr. Kramer presented bids for
a roadside spraying truck. Carl Higgs
made the motion to purchase a CC5500 regular cab 2WD Chevrolet at a cost not to
exceed $33,014.00 from Riley Chevrolet.
Marty Long seconded and it passed unanimously. Frank Goldsby reviewed the Construction Engineering Proposal
Committee recommendation for the Cemetery Road Project. Marty Long made the motion to accept the
proposal recommendation from the committee for Kirkham, Michael &
Associates for a total cost of $68,967.79 with county being responsible for 20%
or $13,793.56. Carl Higgs seconded and
it passed unanimously.
Jay Tusten, Interim CEO for Bob
Wilson Memorial Hospital, Mike Brewer, Eldon Dirks, Keric Sullivan, Hospital
Board Members and Sean Gooding, EMS Director, Julie Fowler, Paramedic, Cris
Cain, Terry Crosby, David Harbour, Jason Nelson, and Jerry Jo Deckert, EMT’s
met in a joint effort to discuss the improvement and other various aspects of
Kevin and Debra Barbo owners of
Critical Care Transfer made a proposal to incorporate Grant County EMS and
Critical Care Transfer into one unit and run under the name Critical Care
Transfer. Following discussion the
commissioners declined to incorporate at this time.
Lance Babcock, Sheriff asked to
update and install additional security cameras. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the security cameras for
the jail not to exceed $4,500.00. Marty
Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Robin Hathaway, County Attorney
asked permission to use the diversion fund to purchase cameras for law
enforcement vehicles. Robin will check
with the City of Ulysses to see if they have a similar fund to assist with this
purchase. Permission was given to use
the diversion fund to buy the cameras.
Miss Hathaway also reported on various legal issues the county is
Dr. Steve Medeiros and wife Julie
met with commissioners. Carl Higgs
moved to recess into executive session for 30 minutes to discuss
personnel. Marty Long seconded and it
passed unanimously. After 30 minutes
the meeting continued in open session.
The commissioners made the decision
to appoint Jerry Jo Deckert as Interim Director of EMS effective April 5, 2005.
The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular
session on April 5, 2005.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison Traster, Chairman