of County Commissioners met in regular session with all members and the County
made the motion to approve the minutes of the November 5, 2002 meeting and to
approve the claims against the various funds of the county. Gene Schwein seconded the motion. Following clarification of several vouchers,
the motion passed unanimously.
Cameron, EPOCH Health Insurance, presented the renewal proposal for the
county’s health insurance. Later in the
day, Gene Schwein made the motion to renew the health insurance contract with
EPOCH with the same amount of specific deductible as this year of $30,000, an
expected total cost of $699,291 and a maximum cost of $826,960. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
Brown, Dawson Geophysical Company, explained that they are doing seismographic
work for Anadarko and Mobil. He
presented maps showing the land they are going to test.
Lewis, Grant County Recreation Commission Director, and Justin Huslig, Aquatics
Facilitator, presented information on flooring for the indoor swimming pool
area. Estimated costs for replacing the
flooring will be approximately $18,000 and another $6,000 to remove the old
Anthony, Museum Director, and Historical Society Members, Marie Dowell, Sheryl
Deyoe, Robin Graber, and Jeff Trotman met with the commissioners. Mrs. Anthony reported that they are running
out of money again this year. She also
reported that the roofs on the adobe building and the first metal building are
leaking. They need an additional
$20,000 to continue operating for the remainder of the year. Later in the day, the commissioners agreed
to distribute an additional $5,000 to the museum for operations if the museum
will match it with $5,000 from their funds.
They also recommended that the museum think about closing a day or two a
week to help cut costs.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, presented
quotes for a self-propelled sheep foot roller to replace the one that was
totaled in an accident. Gene Schwein
made the motion to approve the purchase of a 1999 Hypac C852B Pad Foot Roller
from Van Keppel for an amount not to exceed $46,700. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The county’s insurance has paid the county
$19,000 for the totaled machine. Bids
on carpet for the main office and two small rooms at the road department were
opened. Carl Higgs made the motion to
approve the purchase of carpet from Shop At Home Carpets & Interiors as the
best bid submitted at a total cost not to exceed $2,060.51. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
Skeen, Clerk of the District Court, presented a request for a new copier. Since there is not enough money remaining in
her budget to cover the cost of a copier and pay remaining bills for the year,
the commissioners denied her request.
However, Gene Schwein made the motion to encumber the funds remaining in
the clerk of the court’s budget at the end of the year to help toward the
purchase of a copier in 2003. Carl
Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Babcock, Sheriff, presented quotes for two radars for county vehicles. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the
purchase of two radars from McCoy at a cost not to exceed $3,794. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously. Sheriff Babcock
asked for approval for Steve Kinsey to carry over one year of his two week
vacation or be paid for it since his first year anniversary was the middle of
October. The commissioners authorized
the sheriff to handle this matter in the best interest of his department. Sheriff Babcock reported that the Kansas
Department of Transportation has offered their old radio tower to the county at
no cost. He will check on age,
liabilities, costs of maintaining lights, etc. associated with owning a tower.
Roberts, Librarian, and Sheila Brown, Chief Deputy Clerk, discussed the Library
project with the commissioners. Since
the county has been paying all the construction costs from bond money and the
bond money is about spent, they asked about the possibility of the county
continuing to pay the expenses and the library will reimburse the county from
their funds. The commissioners agreed
that in order to maintain an accurate audit trail this would be advisable. Removal of the ceiling containing asbestos
in the old portion of the library was discussed. The commissioners said the Library Board could contract for this
since they are an operating board and not an advisory board.
was held on imaging equipment and software for the Treasurer, Register of Deeds
and Appraiser. Gene Schwein made the
motion to encumber remaining funds in the Treasurer’s Special fund at the end
of the year to apply to the purchase of imaging equipment in 2003. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
Schwein made the motion to approve Resolution 02-05 requesting the Director of
Accounts and Reports to waive the requirements of K.S.A. 75-1120a and resolving
the county’s financial statements and financial reports be prepared on the
basis of cash and disbursement as adjusted to show compliance with the cash
basis and budget laws of this State. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it
made the motion to approve Resolution 02-06 amending the by-laws of the
self-insurance pool for workers compensation coverage. Gene Schwein seconded motion and it passed
made the motion to approve a one time only, bonus pay for employees based on
employee performance. Gene Schwein
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on December 3, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison