of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
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.
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.
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.
Skiles, Economic Development Director, and Rod Kreie, Economic Development
Board Member, discussed economic incentive funds with the commissioners.
Thompson, Health Department Administrator, presented a bio-terrorism grant
agreement that was reviewed and approved by the commission.
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.
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.
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
Gene Schwein made motion to
contribute $200 to the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
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.
evaluations were done on two department heads.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on September 17, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison Traster, Chairman