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            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:  Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; Todd Hampton, Building Official; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; and Kevin Barbo, Interim Emergency Medical Service Director.


            Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the July 16, 23 and 24, 2002 meetings and the claims against the various funds of the county.


            Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator, presented an update on his department.  The commissioners reviewed and approved two grant agreements. Carl Higgs made the motion to allow Mr. Button to attend ICS training. Costs for the training will be reimbursed by the state. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.


            Tom Job, KCAMP Insurance Administrator, reported that the annual KCAMP/KWORCC meeting will be held on Sunday evening the first night of the Kansas Association of Counties meeting.


            Kevin Barbo, Interim EMS Director, updated the commissioners on his department.  He said Dr. Plumlee has agreed to serve as medical director and protocols are being updated.


            Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, Nancy Ramski, Building and Grounds Manager, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, met with the commissioners.  Mrs. Ramski presented information on six proposed RV electrical hook-ups at the fairgrounds.  Approval was given to solicit bids for this project.  Mr. Goldsby requested approval to purchase a one-ton truck for the sign department and transfer that department’s truck to the shop.  Approval was given to solicit bids for the truck.  Discussion was held on the Moscow bridge replacement project.  Mr. Kramer explained that the road would be closed during construction because the cost to build a bypass at state specifications would be $250,000 to $300,000, and the state does not want to do this.


            Gene Schwein made the motion to adjust Kevin Barbo’s rate of pay to $15.00 per hour while he is interim EMS Director.  His pay will be adjusted accordingly when a new director is hired.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.


            Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the low bid not to exceed $1,523 for an IBM Netvista A22p computer from Next-Tech for the Register of Deeds office.  The Register of Deeds technology funds that are available shall be used to pay as much of this cost as possible.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.


            The commissioners adjourned to meet again on August 9 as a board of canvassers to canvass the ballots cast at the primary election today.



Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                      Madison Traster, Chairman