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            The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with Commissioners Carl Higgs and Gene Schwein and the County Clerk present.

           

            Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the September 3, 2002 meeting and the claims against the various funds of the county.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed.

 

            Brad Welch, Appraiser, presented his annual appraisal plan that was reviewed and approved by the commissioners.  Discussion was held on Civic Plus using Grant County as a pilot program for appraisals on line through the web site.

 

            Mark Skiles, Economic Development Director, presented a draft of the Grant County Economic Incentive Fund Policy for the commissioners’ review.  Commissioner Schwein stated that the draft doesn’t specifically say the funds will not be used for operation of the economic development agency.  Mr. Skiles said that would be added.

 

            Justin Huslig, Grant County Recreation Aquatics Facilitator, presented bids on aluminum doors and jambs for the indoor pool building for the commissioners’ information.

 

            Scott Nichols, Mark Skiles, Charles Hacker, Ginger Anthony, Lynda Fort, Archie DeBruce, Stan Rice, and Yogi Patel, presented a proposed allocation of a 4% transient guest tax.  Mr. Patel expressed his concerns regarding an increase in the “bed tax”.  It was explained that the group made the decision to ask for a 2% increase instead of 3% due to the concerns of Mr. Patel.  The total of 4% is the same as Garden City and Liberal.  The commissioners authorized the county clerk to contact the county attorney and start the process for a charter resolution for the increase.

 

            Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Supervisor, presented bids for crushing concrete.  JAWS Recycling, Inc. bid $8.50 per ton with a start date of October 10 and no mobilization amount; Lee Construction bid $7.45 per ton with a start date of October 1 and mobilization cost of $1,400; JAG Construction, Inc. bid $8.50 per ton with a start date of December 1 and mobilization cost of $2,600; and CC Recycle bid $7.95 per ton with a start date of November 15 through December 1 and mobilization cost of $3,975.  Carl Higgs made the motion to accept the low bid from Lee Construction at a cost of $7.45 per ton and a mobilization cost of $1,400.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed.  Mr. Kramer requested approval to purchase more millings from APAC if he can get it for a reasonable price.  The commissioners approved his request.  Mr. Kramer gave an update on his department.  The commissioners reviewed and approved a road-crossing permit for Wayne Akagi.

 

            Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Linda McHenry, Clerk, discussed the recommendations made by the county’s workmen’s compensation carrier.  Gene Schwein made the motion to appoint Don Button as Safety Coordinator for the county and to appoint the following to one or two year terms on the safety committee:  Linda McHenry, Martin Hernandez, and Orville Rodgers to a 1 year term; and Tom Kramer, Kevin Barbo and Sherill Thompson to a 2 year term.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed.

 

            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on October 1, 2002.

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                        Madison Traster, Chairman