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March 7, 2006

 

            The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.

 

            The monthly department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; David Wagner, Transfer Station Manager; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director; and Tom Kramer, Road Department Administrator.

 

            Marty Long made the motion to approve the minutes of the February 21, 2006 regular meeting and the February 23, 2006 special meeting. Carl Higgs seconded his motion. Following clarification of several vouchers the motion passed unanimously.

 

            Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator, and Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director, talked about moving a trailer from a bay in the old county shop garage so the museum can use the bay for storage. Ms. Deckert said there is a stall available at the ambulance station. Mr. Button agreed to move the trailer as soon as possible.

 

Lance Babcock, Sheriff, reported that he is getting quotes for floor covering for his

department. Discussion was held on radios and pagers. Sheriff Babcock received approval to research replacing the old windows in the jail. Approval was given to sell the black jeep to the city at a cost of $5,000.00.

 

            Bob Forsen presented a quote for repairing the courthouse roof. Marty Long made the motion to approve the quote from D. V. Douglass Roofing, Inc. in the amount of $950.00 to repair the roof of the courthouse. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director, gave an update on her department. Carl Higgs made the motion to purchase an ice machine from Ross of Ulysses at a cost not to exceed $1,200.00. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Tom Kramer, Road Department Administrator, presented a contract with Kirkham Michael for the road project that is being funded by a grant. Following discussion it was decided that Mr. Kramer would talk to Pete Earles to determine if he would be able to bid on the project. Mr. Kramer asked about charging some departments and not others for work performed in the shop, such as servicing vehicles, etc. The commissioners made the decision that all departments should be charged for work performed on their vehicles, etc. Mr. Kramer was given permission to take bids for sealing sand. Marty Long made the motion to recess into executive session for 10 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 10 minutes the meeting continued in open session. The decision was made to increase the wages of Randy Grubbs to the same amount as the Noxious Weed Director if he gets all the necessary certifications for a noxious weed applicator.

 

            Robin Hathaway, County Attorney, met with the commissioners. Discussion was held on enforcement of ordinances that involve the three-mile area around the city. Ms. Hathaway reported that the title work is done as regards the tax sale but there is no sale date yet because there are a couple of issues that need to be settled.

 

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to contribute $200 each for two girls to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls’ State. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Marty Long made the motion to adjourn at 3:45 p.m. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                          Madison Traster, Chairman