of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
made the motion to approve the minutes of the May 3, 2005 meeting and the
claims against the various funds of the county. Marty Long seconded the motion.
Following clarification of several vouchers motion passed unanimously.
Pflughoft, Economic Development Director, and Rod Kreie, Economic Development
Board, attended the public forum portion of the meeting to inform the commissioners
that the option to buy the old Duckwall Building is coming up and they wondered
if the county would consider purchasing it or if Economic Development would buy
it. No decision was made.
Babcock, Sheriff, met with the commissioners. Carl Higgs made the motion to
recess into executive session for 5 minutes for the purpose of discussing
non-elected personnel. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. After 5 minutes the meeting continued in open session.
Board Members, Harold DuPree and Tom Keaton, and Todd Hampton, City/County
Building Official, presented conceptual plans for industrial development on
county property at the airport. Mr. DuPree explained that Critical Care
Transfer is interested in one of the proposed lots. Mr. Hampton explained that
the entire platting process and zoning change has to be done before any lots
can be sold. He explained that there is city water and sewer to part of the
property; but it would have to be annexed in order for water and sewer to be
extended to the remainder. Mr. Hampton suggested having Critical Care construct
a building on county owned property nearer the terminal. They could lease the
ground like the other businesses that have buildings on the property. This
option would be less costly for the taxpayers than going through the platting,
zoning and sewer and water involved with the other area. This option will be
Myers, Grant County Conservation District Manager, Leonard Wilson and Steve
Johnson, Conservation District Board Members, presented a budget report and
their 2006 budget request. Mrs. Myers explained that Grant County contributes
significantly less than surrounding counties and other counties across the
state. They asked for an increase to $27,000.00 from the county for next year.
Their current appropriation is $23,500.00.
Deckert, Interim EMS Director, presented an update on her department. She
reported that this is EMS Week and there are several activities going on all
week. The Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be held at the ambulance station
Friday morning and there will be an open house at the station on Saturday
starting at 11:30 a.m.
Members, Dennis Deyoe and Daron Cowan, presented their 2006 budget request. It
remains the same as this year. Mr. Deyoe said consideration should be given to
repairing the rodeo bleachers and adding to them. The commissioners authorized
the Fair Board to get cost estimates for the bleacher repair. Marty Long made
the motion to appoint Terri Trotman as Fair Board Member replacing Christa
Moyer who is moving. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Traffic Control Office, discussed the courthouse parking lot. He will work with
various parking designs for the lot. Mr. Duran also discussed the possibility
of putting “no parking” signs along Patterson Avenue for a short distance and
opening a portion of a vacant area for parking during sports season.
made the motion to approve the purchase of 2 printers for the County Clerk’s
office from Nex-Tech at a cost not to exceed $1,847.00 for a HP Color LaserJet
printer and $3,663.00 for an IBM InfoPrint Laser Printer. The printers will be
purchased through the Special Equipment Fund as was planned during 2005 budget
made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Marty Long seconded the motion and it
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison Traster, Chairman