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            The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.

           

            Marty Long made the motion to approve the minutes of the April 5, 2005 meeting and the claims against the various funds of the county. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            The commissioners reviewed and approved the comprehensive plan for Cimarron Basin Community Corrections.

 

            David Wagner, Transfer Station Manager, presented an update on his department. He reported that the compactor needs to be replaced and he will have more information at the next meeting.

 

            Robin Hathaway, County Attorney, gave an update on her department.

 

            Darl Henson and Keri Liddeke, County Extension Agents, met with the commissioners.  They presented bids for fencing at the new extension building. Marty Long made the motion to approve the purchase of a 120’, 3-rail, four-foot vinyl fence for the new extension site from Teeter Irrigation at a cost not to exceed $1,525 for materials and installation. Discussion was held on the need for parking bumpers. The commissioners said to have Frank Goldsby order what they need and the extension service will pay for the bumpers. Discussion was held on renovation of tree rows at the parking lot around the new extension facility. Approval was given to get some trees as long as they are not too substantial due to the cost.

 

            Jerry Jo Deckert, Interim EMS Director, met with the commissioners. Carl Higgs made the motion to recess into executive session for 20 minutes for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 20 minutes the meeting continued in open session. Ms. Deckert gave an update on her department. She requested approval to purchase an inverter for their first out 911 ambulance. The commissioners recommended that she try to get another quote for the inverter.

 

            Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, presented the new gravel policy for Grant County. Marty Long made the motion to adopt the new gravel policy for road and bridge as of April 19, 2005 and to publish the new policy in the newspaper. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Mr. Kramer presented quotes for used 1999 trucks. Due to the price of $42,000.00, the commissioners asked him to continue looking, and to consider looking at trucks that are a year or two older.

 

            Loyetta Skeen, Clerk of the District Court, reported that her printer just quit working. The commissioners advised her to get the required number of bids before purchasing a printer.

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to give all county employees who have worked a year for the county a 3% cost of living increase effective with the current pay period. The increase excludes the county commissioners. Employees who started working for the county in 2004 will receive the COLA at their anniversary date. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

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

 

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                      Madison Traster, Chairman