of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with Commissioners
Madison Traster and Marty Long and the County Clerk present. Commissioner Carl
Higgs was absent due to illness.
department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Sherry
Thompson, Health Department Administrator; Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director;
Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; Rita Gee, Treasurer;
Pete Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director; David Wagner, Transfer Station Manager;
Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; John
Crosby, Fire Chief, and Robin Hathaway, County Attorney. During the department
head meeting the county attorney recommended that the county have KCAMP, the
county’s insurance provider, do a sexual harassment workshop for county
made the motion to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2005 meeting and
the claims against the various funds of the county. Madison Traster seconded
the motion and it passed.
and J.D. Rice, Impact Productions, presented information on Sports World Pros.
They explained that it is a program that brings former professional athletes in
to talk to students. The athletes share personal life experiences with students,
helping them to recognize the consequences of their choices while challenging
them with the message of hope. Programs will be presented at all school levels
in Kearny County and Grant County. They reported that the Kearny County
Commissioners committed to paying two-thirds of the cost since they have
schools in Lakin and Deerfield. The total cost for the program is $8,000.00,
with the counties paying $4,000.00 of the cost. Commissioners Traster and Long
committed to paying Grant County’s portion of the cost, which is approximately
opened for the sale of the county’s 1991 Chevy Caprice. Marty Long made the
motion to accept the high bid of $800.00 submitted by Alberto Machado. Madison
Traster seconded the motion and it passed.
made the motion to appoint Commissioners Carl Higgs as voting delegate to KAC,
KWORCC and KCAMP for their annual meetings in November. Madison Traster
seconded the motion and it passed. Madison Traster made the motion to name
Marty Long as alternate voting delegate to KAC, KWORCC and KCAMP for the annual
meetings. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed.
Nichols, Tourism, presented an update on tourism. Marty Long made the motion to
appoint Cindy Henderson to the tourism board, replacing Mr. Patel. Madison
Traster seconded the motion and it passed. Mr. Nichols reported that there is
going to be a program on biosciences October 27 at Pioneer Communications, if
he can get a minimum of 20 people to attend. The cost will be $95.00 per person.
The commissioners said the county would pay the enrollment fee for county
employees who attend the session. The clerk will notify the Health Department
Administrator, the EMS Director and the Care Home Administrator regarding the
program as soon as she receives the information from Mr. Nichols.
Babcock, Sheriff, presented information on bulletproof vests he is ordering.
Marty Long made the motion to allow the Sheriff to order 11 bulletproof vests
and gear not to exceed $4,717.32. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it
passed. Sheriff Babcock will have contractors look at the roof of the Law
Enforcement Center and make proposals for repairs.
made the motion to adjourn at 2:25 p.m. Madison Traster seconded the motion.
There being no further business, the motion passed.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison Traster, Chairman