The Board of County Commissioners met in regular
session at 9:00 a.m. with all members and the Deputy County Clerk present.
The monthly department head meeting was held
with the following in attendance: Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Anita Alvarado, Health Department Administrator; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Jerry Jo Deckert,
Emergency Medical Service Director; J.D. Neufeld, Civic Center Building and
Grounds Manager; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; Randy McCauley, Road Department Administrator; and David Graber, Transfer Station Manager.
Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the
minutes of the November 27, 2007 meeting and the claims against the various
funds of the county. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed
Rita Gee, Treasurer requested approval to
purchase two bookcase units for storage in her office. Carl Higgs made the
motion to approve the purchase of 2 bookcases from Southern Office Supply at a
cost not to exceed $1,230.00. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it
Cindy Howard-Reeves, Hospital Purchasing Agent
requested permission to dispose of a 1951 laundry press at the hospital. Madison Traster made the motion to approve the disposal of the 1951 laundry press. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
John Crosby, Fire Chief, requested approval to
purchase a trench rescue kit and 3 radio/intercom systems for fire trucks. The
items will be purchased with donated funds. The commissioners approved the
purchase of a trench rescue kit for $11,418.75 from Conrad Fire Equipment,
Inc., and 3 radio/intercom systems for $3,880.00, for a total cost of
$15,298.75 plus freight.
Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director gave a department
update and presented information on new uniform shirts for the EMS. She would like to spend $860.00 replacing uniform shirts, 2 each for full time
employees and 1 each for part time employees. Ms. Deckert requested purchasing
a software support contract for the EMS billing system costing $2,230.00.
Jerry Jo also requested hiring Julie Talbert to be the EMT class instructor/coordinator
in addition to her full time Paramedic status with the Grant County EMS. Her duties for this contract would include EMT class preparation, class
instruction time, and student counseling or tutoring time, Julie would
compensate the training officers who assist out of her contract money. This
contract would be for one year at a cost of $9,000.00. Madison Traster made
the motion to allow Jerry Jo Deckert to purchase employee shirts for $860.00
from Wear Guard; software support for the billing system at a cost of $2,230.00
from Ortivus, Inc.; and the hiring of Julie Talbert for EMT class instructor/coordinator
on a yearly contract of $9,000.00. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it
J.D. Neufeld, Civic Center Building and Grounds
Manager, presented a proposal for materials to hook up heaters in the
commercial building. Chairman Long requested Mr. Neufeld seek additional
proposals and bring them to the next meeting. Mr. Neufeld also updated the
commissioners on the shrubbery removal at the Civic Center and requested
purchasing paving brick to match existing brick to fill in the bare area. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the purchase of paving brick at a cost of $1,640.00 from
Rick’s Lumber. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Carl Higgs made motion to encumber $9,380.00
from the Clerk of District Court 2007 budget to be used in 2008 to purchase a full
court server. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Randy McCauley, Road Department Administrator,
presented information and a contract to research Road H of the North Fork
Cimarron with the possibility of putting a box culvert bridge in. The
commissioners would like more information before signing a contract on the
Penny Noyes, DOVES and Bob Forsen, Consultant
presented possible floor plans for 1400 square feet of office space at the old
Duckwall building. Mr. Forsen had an estimated cost of $55,164 for labor and
materials. Ms. Noyes updated the commissioners on staffing needs and services
provided by the DOVES. She also expressed the need to add additional services
if space was provided. The commissioners will make a final decision at their
December 18th meeting.
The commissioners adjourned to meet again in
regular session on December 18, 2007.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Marty Long, Chairman