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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:  Tom Kramer, Road Supervisor; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Kevin Barbo, EMS Director; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Sherry Thompson, Health Department Administrator; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; Nancy Ramski, Building and Grounds Manager; and Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds.

 

            Gene Schwein made motion to approve the minutes of the August 20, 2002 commissioner meeting and the claims against the various funds of the county.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion.  Following clarification of three vouchers, the motion passed unanimously.

 

            Rita Gee, Treasurer, explained that she would like to utilize the special auto fund for the purchase of imaging equipment for her office.  She will have more information at the next meeting.  Mrs. Gee reported that she has fifty-two parcels that qualify for a tax foreclosure sale.  The county attorney will send courtesy letters to those property owners regarding this.

 

            Mark Skiles, Economic Development Director, and Rod Kreie, Economic Development Board Member, discussed economic incentive funds with the commissioners.

 

            Sherry Thompson, Health Department Administrator, presented a bio-terrorism grant agreement that was reviewed and approved by the commission.

 

      Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Supervisor, met with the commissioners.  Mr. Kramer requested approval to purchase an auto crane for the shop truck.  Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the purchase of an auto crane from American Equipment Trailer Company in Amarillo at a cost not to exceed $6,470 if a good used one can’t be located.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Discussion was held on covered parking for the assisted living facility.

 

      Nancy Ramski, Building and Grounds Manager, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, attended the bid opening for civic center electrical work.  Cott Electric bid $3,400 to install 3- phase to the Commercial Building; Dave’s Electric bid $2,325, and Alltech bid $2,600.  Don’s Electric bid $3,200 for six 30 amp recreational vehicle hook-ups at the fair grounds; Cott Electric bid $2,955; All-Tech bid $3,395; and Dave’s Electric bid $2,582.  Carl Higgs made the motion to accept the low bid on 3-phase electrical for the Commercial Building from Dave’s Electric not to exceed $2,325 and the low bid not to exceed $2,582 from Dave’s Electric for six 30 amp recreational vehicle hook-ups.

 

      Gene Schwein made the motion to appoint Carl Higgs as voting delegate to the Kansas Association of Counties annual meeting.  Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Madison Traster made the motion to appoint Gene Schwein as 1st alternate voting delegate.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Carl Higgs made the motion to appoint Madison Traster as 2nd alternate voting delegate.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Gene Schwein made motion to contribute $200 to the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Carl Higgs made the motion to change the county personnel policy to allow employee sick leave to accumulate to 90 days and to compensate an employee who terminates employment in good standing for 20 days of sick leave if he/she has 60 or more days of accumulated sick leave.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Performance evaluations were done on two department heads.

 

            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on September 17, 2002.

 

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                        Madison Traster, Chairman