C20100119 January 19, 2010
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.
Annual organization for county business was done.
Marty Long nominated Carl Higgs to be chairman of the commission for 2010. Madison Traster seconded the nomination and it passed.
Marty Long made the motion to approve items 2 - 17 of the organizational agenda for county business. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The organizational agenda follows:
Grant County Organizational Agenda - January 19, 2010
9:30 a.m. Flag Salute; Approve Minutes and Public Forum
1. Elect Chairman
2. Select Meeting Dates and Times for the Year
a. 1st Tuesday of month - 9:00 a.m.
b. 3rd Tuesday of month - 9:30 a.m.
3. Designate Official Depositories
a. Grant County Bank
b. Western State Bank
c. Bank of Ulysses
4. Designate Official Newspaper
a. Ulysses News
5. Give Treasurer the Authority to Invest County Funds to the Best Interest of the County.
6. Appoint Clerk Chief Purchasing Agent, Federal & State Withholding Tax Agent, Social Security Agent, Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Agent and Insurance Agent for the County, as well as Public Information Officer, Freedom of Information Officer, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator.
7. Appoint Randy McCauley as Road and Bridge Administrator.
8. Appoint Ramon Clinesmith as Noxious Weed Director.
9. Appoint David Graber as Transfer Station Manager.
10. Appoint J.D. Neufeld as Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager.
11. Appoint Sheila Brown as Health Department Administrator.
12. Appoint Dr. Johnson as County Health Officer.
13. Appoint Don Button as Emergency Management Coordinator.
14. Appoint Jerry Jo Deckert as Emergency Medical Services Director.
15. Appoint John Crosby as Fire Chief.
16. Resolve that mileage be paid at 50 cents per mile when using personal vehicle for county business (IRS 2010 mileage rate is 50 cents per mile).
17. Appoint the Following Administrative Heads for Approving Claims Against the Various Funds of the County:
a. Lance Babcock for Sheriff?s Department and Juvenile Justice Funds
b. Jerry Jo Deckert for Ambulance Funds
c. John Crosby for Fire Department Funds
d. Randy McCauley, Road Department Administrator, for Road & Bridge and Noxious Weed Funds
e. David Graber for Transfer Station Funds
f. Tom Fuhrmann, Appraiser, for Appraiser
g. Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds Funds
h. Rita Gee for Treasurer and Treasurer?s Special Funds
i. Robin Hathaway for Attorney Funds
j. Don Button for Emergency Management Funds
k. Sheila Brown for Health Department Funds
l. J.D. Neufeld for Park Maintenance Funds
m. Chairman of the Airport Board for Airport Funds
n. Linda McHenry for all Other Funds
Marty Long made the motion to reappoint Cindy Davis to the Board of Trustees of the Legacy @ Park View. Mrs. Davis was appointed in November 2009 to replace Julia Traster whose term expired in 2010. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Marty Long made the motion to appoint Ronnie Young to the Board on Aging, replacing Dale Cole, whose term expired. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Madison Traster made the motion to reappoint Daron Cowan, Kevin Shapland, Terri Trotman, Dennis Deyoe, Tony Cavasos, and Lorrie Munsell to the Fair Board. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Madison Traster made the motion to reappoint Steve Alford to the Board of Trustees of Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Madison Traster made the motion to appoint Ed Neidert and Kevin Moyer to the Airport Board replacing Harold DuPree and Mike Moyer, who resigned from that board. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Marty Long made the motion to approve the minutes of the January 5, 2010 meeting and the claims against the various funds of the county. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
At 10:00 a.m. the commissioners moved their meeting to the court room for the duration of the tax foreclosure sale. Following the sale, they returned to their meeting room
Robin Hathaway, County Attorney, asked the commissioners what they want to do with the property that wasn't sold at the tax sale. The decision was made to have a public sale of the property. The sale will be held February 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the commissioners' room at the courthouse. If there is property remaining after the public sale, an advertisement for sealed bids can be made.
Michael Graham, Solid Financial Solutions, Inc., presented information on investment plans for county employees. The commissioners approved him contacting the employees to determine their interest in his program. It was decided that quotes will be taken from various companies regarding the different insurances that are offered to employees later in the year for implementation at the first of next year.
J.D. Neufeld, Civic Center Manager, met with the commissioners. Marty Long made the motion to approve the purchase of tables at a cost of $20,000 to be paid through the special equipment fund. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The commissioners approved disposing of the Civic Center's old stove at the landfill. Bob Dale, KULY Radio, talked to the commissioners regarding the sound system at the Civic Center. He said he believes he can improve the quality of the sound in Walker Auditorium without purchasing more equipment. He explained that normally, when a big event comes to a community, the sponsors of the event provide their own sound equipment. He said the community could put together a good quality system and hire someone to run it at events. Mr. Dale said he would be willing to train the employees at the Civic Center. Mr. Neufeld said there are sound problems with all major events held at the center. Mr. Dale said if we are going to use the sound system solely for a PA system, there are probably enough speakers and equipment. Mr. Dale said he would be willing to assess the equipment and needs and make a recommendation to the commissioners. The commissioners asked him to do this. The commissioners told Mr. Dale they want to pay him for his work. Mr. Dale suggested a compensation amount be determined based on the outcome of his survey. Commissioner Long mentioned the county would probably want to hire Mr. Dale to take care of the system during the Home Products Dinner and maybe some other events.
Sheila Brown, Health Department Administrator, presented a quote for rewiring the health department for LAN. Marty Long made motion a to approve the quote from Pioneer Communications in the amount of $1,303.00 to be paid from the county building fund. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
John Crosby, Fire Chief; Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director; and Alan Olson, Chief of Police, presented information on an ATV for emergency use at Frazier Park. Marty Long made the motion to purchase a 2009 Polaris 6 x6 from County Feeds at a cost of $9,850.00, and a Med-lite insert for $2800, plus shipping of $350, and a trailer at a cost not to exceed $1,000. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. This equipment will be purchased through the special equipment fund.
David Graber, Transfer Station Manager, presented a quote for an overhead door opener. Marty Long made the motion to approve the purchase and installation of an overhead door opener from Malone Enterprises for a total of $731.34. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Marty Long made the motion to adjourn at 2:20 p.m. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Carl Higgs, Chairman