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 October 4, 2005 minutes and the
claims against the various funds of the county. Marty Long seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
commissioners talked via telephone to David Wagner, Transfer Station Manager,
regarding a 1982 dump truck that needs a new motor. It was decided to wait
until the first of the year to repair or replace the truck.
Road Foreman, presented 3 quotes for radiant heaters. Webber Refrigeration and
Heating bid $13,040; Bart Baker Services bid $8,250.00; and Tatro Plumbing of
Ulysses bid $7,775.00. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the low bid for
the purchase of 3 radiant heaters from Tatro Plumbing not to exceed $7,775.00.
Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Mr. Kramer presented
a contract with Kirkham Michael for the biannual bridge inspection. Marty Long
made the motion to contract with Kirkham Michael to inspect the county bridges
at a total cost of $560.00. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. Mr. Kramer reported that he and Commissioner Traster met with some
members of the committee that will make the decision on economic development
grant funding for roadwork that will be done in conjunction with the ethanol
plant. He said if we received the money, it would probably not be available
until 2007. Approval was given to have Kirkham Michael present a proposal for
engineering for the road project. Mr. Kramer asked about bidding the motor
grader with a 5-year buy back option. Approval was given to take bids on a
motor grader and to ask for bids with and without a trade in.
Button, Emergency Management Assistant, presented information on an oil spill.
Doug Doubek, an official with KDHE, Todd Hampton, City/County Building
Official, and Mrs. Button viewed the spill site on October 14. It was
determined that a truck dumped about 14 gallons of oil in the back lot on Frank
Hernandez’s property. It rained after the oil was dumped causing it to spread
to properties nearby. To remedy the problem, Mr. Hernandez agreed to clean up
the areas that were polluted and to put a barrier between his property and
adjacent properties to stop all storm water drain off, which may be by berm,
trench or other method as approved by the city.
Deckert, Emergency Medical Service Director, and Bob Forsen, local designer
presented plans for remodeling part of the EMS station. The commissioners
approved soliciting bids for the remodeling project.
Traster made the motion to approve participating in the “Experience Grant
County Book” published by the Ulysses News at a cost not to exceed $429.00.
Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
made the motion to adopt Resolution 05-04 stating that the financial statements
and reports of the county to be prepared on the basis of cash receipts and
disbursements as adjusted to show compliance with the cash basis and budget
laws of the state. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
made the motion to approve renewal of the Nex-Tech computer support contract,
which increased 5% over the current agreement, for a total of $12,361.00 for
2006 and the upgrade installation fee of the IBM/AS400 operation system at the
rate of $995.00. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on November 1, 2005 at
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison