The Board of County Commissioners met in regular
session at 9:30 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.
Marty Long made the motion to approve the
minutes of the February 7, 2006 minutes and the claims against the various
funds of the county. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Robin Hathaway, County Attorney, and Tom Kramer,
Road Department Administrator, met with the commissioners. Carl Higgs made the
motion to recess into executive session for 30 minutes for the purpose of
discussing non-elected personnel. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. After 30 minutes the meeting continued in open session. In other
business, Ms. Hathaway, said she researched the dog resolution issue and has
determined that the resolution could be passed for the three-mile zoning area
around the city. She said an inter-local agreement would need to be worked out
between the city and county, and that she and the city attorney would draft the
agreement based on whatever the commissioners and council decide.
David Wagner, Transfer Station Manager, Tom
Kramer, Road Department Administrator, and Luie Diaz, Shop Foreman, presented
information on new and used dump trucks. Based on the recommendations of the
department heads, Marty Long made the motion to put a rebuilt engine in the
county’s old dump truck at a cost of approximately $6,000.00 instead of
purchasing a different truck. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. Mr. Wagner was given approval to advertise to sell his old pickup.
Tom Kramer, Road Department Administrator,
talked to the commissioners about asphalt needs for this year. He mentioned
that sealing sand bids would also be taken later. Mr. Kramer reported that he
budgeted for a new dozer for this year. This meeting was for informational
purposes and no decisions were made.
Due to the increased duties and responsibilities
of the Emergency Management Coordinator, Carl Higgs made the motion to increase
Don Button’s rate of pay by $1.00 per hour. Marty Long seconded the motion and
it passed unanimously.
Jerry Jo Deckert, Emergency Medical Service
Director, gave an update on her department. She reported that work has started
on their remodeling project. After reviewing quotes for carpet and tile for the
project, Marty Long made the motion to accept the quote from Shop at Home
Carpet in the amount of $11,039.56. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it
Keri Liddeke, County Extension Agent 4-H,
explained to the commissioners that the Extension Council is working toward
compliance with IRS and sales tax regulations. She has talked to Jim Grimes
regarding the matter. She said they would educate the 4-H kids and their
parents regarding this.
Tom Fuhrmann, Appraiser, gave an update on his
department. He said real estate valuation notices would be sent out next week.
The commissioners approved the disposal of the
old computers in the clerk’s office.
Marty Long made the motion to adjourn at 3:50
p.m. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison