of County Commissioner met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members and
the Chief Deputy Clerk present
department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Frank
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; Don Button,
Emergency Management Coordinator; David Wagner, Transfer Station Manager; John
Crosby, Fire Chief; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; Pete
Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director; Sherry Thompson, Health Department Administrator;
Rita Gee, Treasurer; Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager;
Jerry Jo Deckert, Interim Emergency Medical Services Director; and Mary K.
Sullivan, Register of Deeds.
made the motion to approve the minutes of the April 8, April 12 and April 19,
2005 meetings and the claims against the various funds of the county. Carl
Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
and Ray Velasquez, GI Forum, asked the commissioners to waive the fees at the
Civic Center for Cinco de Mayo activities.
The commissioners approved their request to waive the fees with the
exception of the $350 damage deposit.
Lance Babcock, Sheriff presented
quotes on a floor burnisher to be used on the floors at the Law Enforcement
Center. Carl Higgs made the motion to
purchase a floor burnisher at a cost not to exceed $1,327.85 from Service
Janitorial Supply. Sheriff Babcock
received a request from the county surveyor to use prisoners on occasion to
help him survey. The county will check with
the insurance on this request to see if it is permissible.
Ric Dalke and Maggie Myers, Area
Mental Health Center, gave a report on their programs and presented their 2006
budget request. Their request remains
the same as the past three years at $108,768.
The commissioners will consider the request.
Wagner, Transfer Station Manager, Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator and
Gene Schwarz, Foley Equipment Company presented bids for a 2006 caterpillar
816F compactor and a used 1998 caterpillar 816F compactor to be used at the
Transfer Station. Due to the cost of
the compactors the commissioners will consider these bids when preparing the
2006 budget. Discussion was held on
repairing a 950 loader and the need for metering the diesel tank at the
Transfer Station. The commissioners
approved the repair of the loader and encouraged Mr. Wagner to put a meter on
the diesel tank. Todd Hampton, Solid
Waste Management Committee Member joined this part of the meeting. Mr. Hampton asked the commissioners to
consider approving a Household Hazardous Waste Program for Grant County. The waste program would be an outpost from
Seward County and would be an estimated $3,000 yearly. Marty Long made the motion to cooperate with
Seward County on a satellite program for household hazardous waste with
incidental costs of approximately $3,000 yearly. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.
Susie McBride, Santa Fe Trail
RC&D Coordinator presented their 2004 annual report.
Harold Hooten and Grant Florence
with Chaosland Services, LLC, presented information on an oil reclamation
facility they are interested in. The commissioners reviewed the information and
gave their approval that it meets the county’s solid waste management plan and
Chaosland could proceed with the project.
Deckert, Interim EMS Director, requested permission to purchase an inverter for
the first out ambulance. Carl Higgs
made the motion to purchase an inverter from Life Star Rescue, Inc. at a cost
not to exceed $1,103.80. Marty Long
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Ms. Deckert reported another paramedic has been hired and will start
next week. Also, the EMS and Dr.
Plumlee will now be having monthly meetings to discuss emergency care. Carl Higgs made the motion to recess into
executive session for 20 minutes for the purpose of discussing personnel
matters. After 15 minutes the meeting continued in open session.
Sherry Thompson, Health Department
Administrator reported the influenza vaccines for next year have been
ordered. The Health Department has
scheduled three dates for kindergarten physicals and the new employee for the
child-care licensing program is working out well.
Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, and Frank
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, presented several quotes for used
trucks. The commissioners agreed to pay
$35,000 for a used truck. The
commissioners reviewed and approved road-crossing permits for Garry Spencer,
Carroll W. King and Robert and Lorine Myers.
The commissioners signed a resolution for the Cemetery Road Project from
the Kansas Department of Transportation to accept project number 34 C-3896-01
STP at 80/20 cost sharing with the total to the county being $159,240.
Seibel, Grant County Recreation Board Member and Brent Walker, Grant County
Recreation Director met with commissioners to discuss the heater/filter system
at the pool. Mr. Seibel submitted a bid
to replace the heater/filter system for $291,000. Due to the cost of replacing the heater/filter system the commissioners
asked for several bids. The recreation
is looking into improving the t-ball and coach pitch fields located at the Dick
Kreie Complex. The commissioners
suggested the fair board be contacted on this matter since the field is used
for other purposes during fair time.
The commissioners adjourned to meet again in
regular session on May 17, 2005.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison