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            The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with all members and the County Clerk present.

 

            The monthly department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Tom Kramer, Road Supervisor; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; Rita Gee, Treasurer; and Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds.

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the December 17, 2002 meeting. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Mark Skiles, Economic Development Director, reported that he has resigned his position.  He thanked the commissioners for their support and the actions they have taken in support of economic development. He commended other county officials for their professionalism and friendliness. The commissioners thanked Mr. Skiles for his efforts while he has been here.

 

            Leland Shapland, Pheasants Forever, asked the commissioners to waive the fees at the Civic Center for their annual banquet. The commissioners explained that the organization would have to adhere to the contract regarding security, etc. Gene Schwein made the motion to waive the fees at the Civic Center for the Pheasants Forever banquet. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to approve Resolution 03-01 approving the amended Kansas County Association Multiline Pool By-laws. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Lance Babcock, Sheriff, requested approval to solicit bids for another vehicle. He plans to take bids for a rear wheel drive because the front wheel drive cars they have had have not held up. The commissioners approved his request.

 

            Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, requested approval to solicit bids for installing four electrical outlets on each column of the west patio at the civic center. The commissioners approved her request. Ms. Ramski asked the commissioners to think about putting a locking gate at the entrance to the parking lot due to damage to the parking lot caused by misuse of vehicles when there are no activities at the civic center.

 

            Bill Powers, City Administrator, reported that Steve Dieker, owner of Bedrock Trailer Park, is concerned about stray animals at the park. Mr. Powers suggested using population density as a factor in developing a resolution that the city animal control officer could enforce within the three-mile area around the city. The commissioners will discuss this with the county attorney.

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the claims against the various funds of the county.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on January 21, 2003.

 

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                        Madison Traster, Chairman