C20100518 May 18, 2010
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.
Marty Long made a motion to accept the minutes of the May 4, 2010 meeting, and approve the claims against the various funds of the county. Madison Traster seconded the motion, and following clarification of several vouchers, it passed unanimously.
Randy McCauley, Road Department Administrator, presented road crossing permits, which were reviewed and approved by the commissioners. Mr. McCauley presented a proposal from Hall Brothers to process asphalt for the county. Marty Long made a motion to accept the price of $41,250.00 from Hall Brothers to process the asphalt. Madison Traster seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Marty Long made a motion to recess into executive session for 15 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel. Madison Traster seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. After 15 minutes, the meeting continued in open session.
Mark Hinde, President of Southwest Developmental Services, Inc., presented his 2011 budget request of $44,288.00.
Wendell and Wanda Lambert gave a testimonial on their involvement with Russell Child Development Center (RCDC). Lucie Crotts and Amy Eakin, RCDC, presented their 2011 budget request of $32,115.00.
Ric Dalke and Marshall Lewis, Area Mental Health Center, presented their 2011 budget request of $114,206.00.
Scott Nichols, Grant County Recreation Director, presented his board's prioritized list of things they believe need to be done. He explained that the board plans to replace the big swimming pool slide by next summer. In order to do this, they will need some assistance from the county. Mr. Nichols will present a formal request with a needed amount at a later meeting. The commissioners explained that a decrease in valuation is expected. Commissioner Long asked that Mr. Nichols take back to his board that they might want to prioritize what they will do if funding is cut.
The commissioners recessed for lunch with City of Ulysses officials. Those attending from the city were: Daron Hall, City Administrator; Dana Cotherman, City Clerk; Thadd Kistler, Mayor; and Council Members, Ann Papay, Larry Velasquez, and Janet Stewart. General discussion was held.
David Black, County Attorney, and Jessica Akers, Assistant Co. Atty., met with the commissioners. Discussion was held on the expense of care and custody of juveniles from Grant County. The commissioners authorized Mr. Black to ask Judge Alford to order the assessment of charges for this service to the parents or guardians of the children. Rita Gee, Treasurer, asked some questions regarding property being sold at tax sale. Mr. Black will research the statutes and review the former county attorney's files regarding this matter.
Craig Wheeler, Commerce Bank, presented information on purchase cards through his bank. Randy McCauley, Peg Gillen and Rita Gee attended this portion of the meeting. Mr. Wheeler presented a contract for the commissioners' consideration. Mr. Black will review the contract and other forms before the next commissioners' meeting.
J.D. Neufeld and Mari Honstead, Civic Center, gave a power point presentation on repairs done to the women's restroom at the Civic Center.
Marty Long made a motion to approve City Ordinance No. 1197. The ordinance amends the official Zoning District Map, to change the zoning of certain property from A-L (Agricultural) to R-S (Residential Suburban District). Madison seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Madison Traster made the motion to approve the plat for the Smith Addition. Marty Long seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Marty Long made a motion to adjourn at 3:50 p.m. Madison Traster seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Carl Higgs, Chairman