of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Tom Kramer,
Road Foreman; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; David Wagner,
Transfer Station Manager; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Mary K. Sullivan, Register
of Deeds; Pete Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Todd
Hampton, City/County Building Official; and Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building
and Grounds Manager.
made the motion to approve the claims against the various funds of the county
and the minutes of the August 16, 2005 meeting. Marty Long seconded the motion
and following clarification of several vouchers, the motion passed unanimously.
Alexander presented a petition for a one-mile field road on the east edge of
the county. Following discussion, it was decided that he would talk to the
adjoining tenants in an effort to resolve the issue.
Wagner, Transfer Station Manger, presented a quote from Terracon for soil tests
to be performed during the landfill closure. Marty Long made the motion to hire
Terracon Consulting Engineers for their services for the closure of Pit One in
an amount not to exceed $12,000.00. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it
made the motion to increase Armando Minjarez compensation for the mural he
painted from $1,500.00 to the original bid amount of $2,000.00. Carl Higgs
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
made the motion to approve an ordinance amending the official zoning district
map by changing certain property from A-L (Agricultural) to R-1 (Single-Family
Residential). Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
made the motion to increase the mileage rate from 35 cents to the amount
allowed by I.R.S., which is 40.5 cents when a personal vehicle is used for
county business, with the provision that the rate could change depending on
fluctuation in fuel prices. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
made the motion to take sealed bids on the 1991 Chevy Caprice. Marty Long
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Hathaway, County Attorney, and Rita Gee, Treasurer, talked to the commissioners
about delinquent taxes. Mrs. Gee informed the commission that there are 101
parcels of real estate with delinquent taxes in the amount of $457,656.54, and
12 parcels of severed mineral with delinquent taxes of $841.83. It was
determined that most of the delinquency is for special assessments against the
property involved. Following discussion it was decided that the county attorney
would do additional research regarding this matter.
Road Foreman, presented quotes on crack sealing material. Marty Long made the
motion to accept the quote from Welborn sales not to exceed $13,005.00. Carl
Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. In other business, Mr.
Kramer talked to the commissioners about putting a gas fired radiant furnace in
the shop replacing one big gas furnace. Mr. Kramer also asked about the
possibility of building a new restroom for the shop and eliminate some other
plumbing problems, including a sink that needs to be replaced and moving the
washer and dryer. He explained that his department, during times when roadwork
can’t be done, would provide the labor for this. Approval was given to proceed
with the restroom project. Mr. Kramer also received approval to sell a Cummins
engine that can no longer be used by the road department. He will advertise to
take sealed bids with a minimum acceptable bid. Marty Long made the motion to
recess into executive session for 15 minutes for the purpose of discussing
non-elected personnel. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. After 15 minutes the meeting continued in open session.
DuPree, Airport Board, presented an update on the airport project. He said
easements from the pipeline companies that go across the property involved would
have to be obtained. He will talk to the engineers to see if they are going to
do this. If not, he will talk to the county attorney about it.
made the motion to recess into executive session for 30 minutes for the purpose
of discussing non-elected personnel. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously. After 30 minutes the meeting continued in open session.
Pflughoft, Economic Development Director, reported that Smithfield is not going
to consider Kansas as a location for their packing plant. Mr. Pflughoft
presented information to renew the county’s non-metropolitan enterprise zone
designation. Carl Higgs made the motion to reappoint Rod Kreie and David Jesse
to the Economic Development Board. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed
made the motion to adjourn at 5:15 p.m. Madison Traster seconded the motion and
it passed unanimously.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison