The Board of County Commissioners met in
regular session with Commissioners Marty Long and Madison Traster and the
County Clerk present. Chairman Carl Higgs was absent.
The monthly department head meeting was held
with the following in attendance: Randy McCauley, Road Department
Administrator; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Anita Quimby, Health Department
Administrator; Jerry Jo Deckert, Emergency Medical Service Director; John
Crosby, Fire Chief; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; J.D. Neufeld,
Civic Center Manager; David Graber, Transfer Station Manager; and Mary K.
Sullivan, Register of Deeds.
Madison Traster made the motion to approve
the minutes of the January 20, 2009 meeting and the claims against the various
funds of the county. Marty Long seconded the motion. Following clarification of
several vouchers the motion passed.
Randy McCauley, Road Department
Administrator, talked to the commissioners about striping the seven mile road.
He explained the traffic count on that road does not require that striping be
done. In addition to the cost of striping, signs would have to be added to the
road. The commissioners made the decision not to add striping to the road. Duane
Alexander, local farmer, stopped in to discuss this matter with the
commissioners. Mr. McCauley said he would put a counter on the road to see if
traffic is heavy enough to require striping the road. In other business,
Madison Traster made the motion to commit matching funds in the amount of $273,000
for Road Project Number: 34 KA-0493-01. Marty Long seconded the motion and it
Rita Gee, Treasurer, met with the
commissioners. Marty Long made the motion to recess into executive session for
10 minutes to discuss financial matters involving the county. Madison Traster
seconded the motion and it passed. After 10 minutes the meeting continued in
open session. At the Treasurer’s advice, after she researched available
options, the decision was made to leave bond money in the municipal pool at this
time. She will continue to closely monitor investment opportunities.
Discussion was held on city/county
unification. The Clerk will invite city officials to the next regular
commissioner meeting to discuss this.
At Randy McCauley’s request Madison Traster
made the motion to recess into executive session for 10 minutes for
the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Marty Long seconded the motion
and it passed. After 10 minutes the meeting continued in open session.
Marty Long made the motion to approve the
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for Federal Aviation Administration
Funding Projects. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed.
The commissioners recessed for lunch with
the Western Prairie Care Home Board at Park View Assisted Living. General
discussion was held.
The commissioners adjourned to meet again in
regular session on February 17, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Carl