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: Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator;
Tom Kramer, Road Supervisor; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; John
Crosby, Fire Chief, Kevin Barbo, Interim EMS Director; Mary K. Sullivan,
Register of Deeds; Brad Welch, Appraiser; Sherry Thompson, Health Department
Administrator; Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; and
Rita Gee, Treasurer.
made the motion to approve the minutes of the September 17, 2002 meeting and
the claims against the various funds of the county. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Following clarification of several vouchers,
the motion passed unanimously.
Mason, RRISK, presented the Kansas Children Report Card for last year. The commissioners once again endorsed the
Report Card. Discussion was held on the
Youth to Youth program. Ms. Mason said
the program is going great.
Road Supervisor, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, discussed
problems with the assisted living carport.
The commissioners will view the carport site after lunch. A road-crossing permit for Mike Moyer was
reviewed and approved by the commissioners.
Mr. Goldsby received approval to take bids for two belly dump
presented bids on computers. Gene
Schwein made the motion to accept a bid from Dell computer not to exceed
$4,257.00 for 3 computers, a printer and a 3-year second day service
warranty. Carl Higgs seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously. Mr.
Barbo presented information on transferring babies at risk from Dodge City to
Wichita. He explained that this would
only be done if Grant County were covered adequately. The commissioners said they don’t have a problem with this as
long as Grant County residents are not jeopardized.
Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, explained that part of the
electrical problems at the fair grounds is that there are 20 amp boxes that are
being over rode with 30 amp fuses. Ms.
Ramski requested approval to get quotes on 5 adequate electrical boxes for fair
time and special event usage. Ms.
Ramski requested approval to transfer two of the used computers at the
ambulance station to the Civic Center for the office. She also requested permission to provide space and an old
computer for use by the Chief Maintenance Worker. The commissioners approved her requests. Approval was also given to have the two
office computers networked.
Emergency Management Coordinator, discussed his new position as safety
coordinator for the county. Mr. Button
was asked to go through each department’s policy regarding safety matters to
see what we already have in place and incorporate all the policies into the
county’s policies. The commissioners
assured Mr. Button that the county would have to absorb any extra cost to his
Schwein made the motion to have the county attorney proceed with a charter
resolution to increase the transient guest tax. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
was held on setting up interviews for the EMS Director position. The county clerk will contact several people
to see if they will be on the interview committee, and then she will contact
the applicants to schedule interview times.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on October 15, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison