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                                                                                                      March 21, 2006

 

            The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with Chairman Madison Traster and Commissioner Carl Higgs present. Linda McHenry, County Clerk was also present. Commissioner Marty Long was absent due to a death in the family.

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the minutes of the March 7, 2006 meeting and the claims against the various funds of the county. Madison Traster seconded the motion. Following clarification of several vouchers, the motion passed.

 

            David Wagner, Transfer Station Manager, presented bids for selling the 1985 Ford pickup. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the high bid of $250.00 received from Armando Sandoval. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed.

 

            The commissioners reviewed a list of names submitted by the Library Board as possible candidates for that board. Dee Longoria has served her 8 years on the board and will have to be replaced. The commissioners approved of all the names on the list.

 

            Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, met with the commissioners. She presented bids for application of herbicides and fertilizer to county property. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the low bid from K & K Lawn Care in the amount not to exceed $3,274.00. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed.

 

            Tom Kramer, Road Department Administrator, met with the commissioners. Mr. Kramer reported the air compressor on the shop truck is worn out and was budgeted for replacement this year. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the purchase of a compressor from NAPA at a cost of $2,090.00. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed. Madison Traster made the motion to approve the contract with Kirkham Michael for engineering services for 4.1 miles of grading, surfacing, and intersection improvements on Road K (Stubbs Road) and Road 9 for a lump sum fee of $170,000. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed. Mr. Kramer informed the commissioners that he sometimes has difficulty getting bids for fuel from local dealers.

 

            Cindy Howard-Reeves and Mari Honstead, Hospital Employees, requested approval to sell certain equipment including the old mammography machine. The commissioners approved their request.

 

            The commissioners and clerk had a lunch meeting with Mayor Ed Wiltse and City Council Members, Pete Woods, Thadd Kistler, Scott Malone and Ann Papay. General discussion was held and no decisions were made.

 

            Lance Babcock, Sheriff, and Linda McHenry, County Clerk, talked to the commissioners about changing the rate at which employees can use their vacation and personal leave time.  Carl Higgs made the motion that vacation and personal leave may be used in one hour increments instead of whole and half day increments. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed.

 

            In other business, Sheriff Babcock presented a quote for roof repair at the Law Enforcement Center. Madison Traster made the motion to approve the quote from Skylite Construction to repair the roof at a cost of $9,500.00. As part of the agreement, the existing roof will be cleaned with high pressure wash and low sections will be prepped as needed in a manner to facilitate positive water drainage. Upon completion of the work an 8 year leak free warranty will be issued. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed. Sheriff Babcock presented flooring estimates for the Law Enforcement Center. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the bid from Shop at Home Carpets for laminate flooring at a cost not to exceed $11,955.  Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed. Cost for the above repairs and maintenance will be paid by the county building fund.

 

            The commissioners authorized the clerk to contact the care home regarding vehicles they might have for sale.

 

            Robin Hathaway, County Attorney, reported that one of the issues slowing progress of the tax sale has been resolved. She discussed the problem with the junk cars on property north of town. She will contact the state regarding this problem. Ms. Hathaway presented a draft of a dog leash resolution. Pros and cons of such a resolution were discussed. The county attorney recommended that a public hearing be held regarding the dog leash resolution. No final decisions were made on this issue.

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to reappoint Madison Traster and Jose Olivas to the Community Corrections Advisory Board. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed.

 

            The commissioners adjourned at 2:45 p.m. to meet again in regular session on April 4, 2006.

 

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                          Madison Traster, Chairman