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C20101019                                                                                                       October 19, 2010


                The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.


                Madison Traster made the motion to approve the minutes of the October 5, 2010 meeting, and the claims against the various funds of the county. Marty Long seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.


                The clerk reported the airport has to repair a big overhead door. The cables are worn and hinge pins need to be replaced. The estimated cost is between $2,000 and $3,000.


                Randy McCauley, Road Department Administrator, presented 2 road-crossing permits which were reviewed and approved by the commissioners. Mr. McCauley said all the trees on the old care home lot belong to the county. Discussion was held on taking bids for a new motor grader. The commissioners were reminded that no grader was purchased last year. Approval was given to solicit bids for a grader.


                Bob Moore, Insurance Broker, asked if a decision had been made on changing the term life insurance policy for county employees. The commissioners said they will discuss this in November.


                Marty Long made the motion to sell 231 shares of Prudential Stock which the county acquired somehow when the county had employee health insurance through Prudential. Madison Traster seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.


                David Black, County Attorney, met with the commissioners. Marty Long made the motion to recess into executive session for 30 minutes to discuss contractual matters. Madison Traster seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. After 30 minutes, the meeting continued in open session. No action was taken.


                Marieta Hauser, Chamber of Commerce Director, discussed tourism with the commissioners. She explained that the Tourism Committee has not been completely following their by-laws .  She said they would have a meeting, and work toward changing the by-laws, and submit an updated list of committee members for the commissioners' approval.


                Marty Long made the motion to make the yearly appropriation to WEKANDO with this accounts payable in the amount of $349,425.00. Madison Traster seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.


                The commissioners had lunch with City of Ulysses Officials at Park View Assisted Living. Those attending from the city were: Administrator, Daron Hall; Clerk, Dana Cotherman; and Council Member, Janet Stewart. General discussion was held. No decisions were made.


                The commissioners adjourned after lunch.



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Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                                     Carl Higgs, Chairman