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