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: Dan Bynum, Road Foreman; J.D. Neufeld, Civic
Center Manager; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; John Crosby, Fire
Chief; David Graber, Transfer Station Manager; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of
Deeds; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director; Tom Fuhrmann,
Appraiser; and Lynette Metcalf, County Health Nurse.
Marty Long made the motion to approve the
minutes of the April 21 and April 30, 2009 meetings and the claims against the
various funds of the county. Madison Traster seconded the motion and following
clarification of one voucher the motion passed unanimously.
Madison Traster made the motion to waive
fees at the Civic Center for a benefit to be held by law enforcement in June.
Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Dan Bynum, Road Foreman, requested approval
to sell a 1994 GMC pick-up at the care home auction. He also asked to put old
computer equipment in the auction. The commissioners approved these requests.
Kelly Funk, Kelly Funk Agency, Inc.,
presented information on a fixed account through ING. It allows people to
transfer their money from the security side to the insurance side of ING. Mr.
Funk said there is no surrender fee paid to make a transfer to the new account.
Mr. Funk said you can go back to the security side at any time, with no waiting
through a contract date. Commissioner Higgs said he thought we should see if
there is enough interest to participate. Commissioner Long stated we would like
to have the plan reviewed by our auditor to make sure it is legal for the
Marty Long made the motion to recess into
executive session for 5 minutes for the purpose of discussing non-elected
personnel. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After
5 minutes the meeting continued in open session.
Tom Fuhrmann, County Appraiser, met with the
commissioners. Madison Traster made the motion to recess into executive session
for 15 minutes for the purpose of discussing tax litigation. Marty Long
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 15 minutes the meeting
continued in open session.
John Crosby, Fire Chief, reported the fire
radio repeater is not working. He said the repeater has worked for 20 years
with no repairs necessary. The cost to install new coax and an antenna is
$5,970.85. Marty Long made the motion to purchase antennae and coax at a cost
not to exceed $5,970.85 with the money to come from the Fire Equipment Fund.
Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Madison Traster made the motion to recess
into executive session for 30 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel. Marty
Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 30 minutes the
meeting continued in open session.
David Graber, Transfer Station Manager,
presented Supplemental Proposal No. 5 for the construction and demolition pit
at the landfill. Marty Long made the motion to approve the proposal from
Terracon in the amount of $6,200.00 to be paid from the general fund. Madison
Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Long will represent the county
at a special session with the city council to discuss appointing a fact finding
committee concerning city/county unification at 6:00 p.m. today.
The commissioners adjourned to meet again in
regular session on May 19, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. in the commissioners? room at the
At 6:00 pm Marty Long met with Thadd
Kistler, Mayor, City Council Members, Ann Papay, John Battin, Ed Wiltse, Larry
Velasquez, Tim McCauley, City Administrator, Daron Hall, City Attorney, David
Black, and Sheila Brown, Clerk?s Deputy, also attending was Rita Gee, County
It was the consensus of all in
attendance to ask the following nine individuals to serve on the unification
board: Jerry Borthwick, Dennis Leighty, Kelly Gindlesberger, Jason King, Ginger
Anthony, Steve Alford, Kent Carmichael, Dee Longoria, and Debbie Bell. Daron
Hall will call these citizens and whoever agrees to serve will make up this
board. Marty Long and Thadd Kistler will serve in an advisory capacity to the
board. Daron Hall agreed to be facilitator and Sheila Brown agreed to serve as
recorder for the monthly meetings.
It was agreed to pay the unification board
members $100 a month for serving. Also agreed was to reimburse all individuals
involved for any expenses incurred; mileage would be at the present county rate
of 50 cents per mile. The county and city will split all wages and expenses
equally. The county will pay all expenses and bill the city for half.
All attending would like to hear
the presentation from the Greeley County Unification Group and see the final
plan. David Black will contact them after the first meeting is set so the new
board members can also learn from the Greeley County Group. Daron Hall was
asked to set the first meeting and then the unification group will discuss and
set future meeting dates.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Carl