of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members
and the Chief Deputy Clerk present. The Clerk was absent due to illness.
made the motion to approve the November 1, 2005 minutes and the claims against
the various funds of the county. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
Wagner, Transfer Station Manager, requested a dollar per ton increase for C-D
and metal disposal. A comparison of
rates charged by other counties showed the following: Ford County
charges$30/ton; Finney County charges $38.00/ton and Seward County charges
$27.00/ton. Carl Higgs made the motion
to increase the C-D and metal disposal rate from $10.00 to $11.00 per ton. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. The commissioners talked
to Mr. Wagner concerning the use of Resource Management Co., Inc. It was the consensus of the commissioners to
use Resource Management for the recycling of tires. Mr. Wagner presented bids for blowing fiberglass insulation in
the attic of the Transfer Station office.
Garden City Roofing & Insulation, Inc. bid $680.00 and D.V. Douglass
Roofing, Inc. bid $785.00. Marty Long
made a motion to accept the best bid from D.V. Douglass Roofing, Inc. not to
exceed $785.00. Carl Higgs seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously. Mr.
Wagner explained a phone call from Jerald Phelps and Kevin Shapland requesting
that fees at the Transfer Station be waived. They are still hauling trash from
the tornado damage earlier this year.
The commissioners agreed tornado debris could still be allowed free of
Road Foreman and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator presented bids for a
motor grader. Foley Equipment Co. bid
$179,625.91 with a trade in difference net cost of $120,625.91; Murphy Tractor
and Equipment Co. bid $159,990.00 with
a trade in difference net cost of $107,990.00, and Van Keppel Co. bid
$178,273.00 with a trade in difference net cost of $118,273.00. After reviewing bids Marty Long made the motion
to approve the 2006 John Deere Motor Grader from Murphy Tractor and Equipment
Co. at a cost not to exceed $107,990.00 with trade in of the county’s 1994 Cat
140G Motor Grader. Carl Higgs seconded
the motion and it passed unanimously.
Mr. Kramer also presented bids on a stop light for the intersection of
Road E and Road 17. Central States
Mechanical, Inc. for $6,955.91 and Dave’s Electrical, Inc. for $5,500.00. Marty Long made the motion to approve the
low bid from Dave’s Electric, Inc. not to exceed $5,500.00 installed. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. The commissioners asked
the light go in as soon as possible due to several concerned calls from local
citizens. Tom conveyed a request from
Cornerstone Sales to use the county’s vibratory compactor for a project on
their property. The commissioners
denied this request. Tom Kramer
informed the commissioners the Transfer Station C-D pit closure was not
complete, the 18” low permeability cover had passed the Kansas Department of
Health and Environment requirements but the 12” topsoil cover remains to be
completed. The commissioners asked to
see figures on the savings to the county by doing this project internally as
compared to the $125,000 bid on this project.
District Court Clerk presented information on a PC purchased for the court at a
cost of $869.00 plus $50.00 shipping and handling from Infinitec, Inc. The service contract for block time with
Infinitec, Inc. has been used up and Ms. Skeen asked permission to purchase 24
hours at a cost of $2,400.00. Carl
Higgs made a motion to approve the PC and block time through Infinitec,
Inc. Marty Long seconded the motion and
it passed unanimously.
Hathaway, County Attorney informed the commissioners of a request from Johnson
State Bank concerning holding off the tax sale for Gold In Grain, Inc.’s unpaid
taxes. The commissioners said they
would like the tax sale to continue as scheduled.
Deckert, Emergency Medical Service Director, gave an update on her department
and the EMS building remodel project.
She said the advertisement for bids for the project is being published
in the Ulysses News. Ms. Deckert
reported two EMS employees are taking the paramedic training and all of the
classroom paramedic courses are through Pioneer Communications interactive
Walker, Grant County Recreation Director and Dave Seibel, Board Member
requested funds from the county to pay for a new filter system for the outdoor
swimming pool. They explained that they
had Paddock Enterprises, in association with Lawrence Hans and Associates,
Consulting Engineers, evaluate the outdoor and indoor pools for operational
problems and design deficiencies. The study showed that the filtration systems
for both pools were not designed properly. Three options were presented to
improve the problem. The commissioners explained that they did not budget for
this expenditure and will need to look for funds to cover the cost. They asked the Recreation Board to see if they
have any funds available to help with this expense and return to a later
Nichols, Chamber Manager, proposed temporary exempting the Historic Adobe
Museum from any prohibition against consumption of alcoholic liquor. This would allow the annual silent auction
to have wine tasting. Marty Long made
the motion to adopt Resolution 05-05 exempting the Historic Adobe Museum
located at 300 E. Oklahoma Avenue, Ulysses, Kansas from any prohibition against
consumption of alcoholic liquor pursuant to K.S.A. 41-719 for a period of 365
days unless terminated earlier. Carl
Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Cameron, Senior Account Manager for EPOCH Health Insurance presented a 2006
plan renewal. A decision on his proposal was tabled.
Babcock, Sheriff and Loy Henderson, Undersheriff, discussed additional cameras
at the Law Enforcement Center. The
commissioners asked Sheriff Babcock to get bids and look into several options
made the motion to adjourn at 6:05 p.m.
Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison Traster, Chairman