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

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the February 4, 2003 meeting. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Madison Traster made the motion 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.

 

            Rita Gee, Treasurer, met with the commissioners.  At her request, Gene Schwein made the motion to go into executive session for 15 minutes for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 15 minutes the meeting continued in open session. Later in the day, Gene Schwein made the motion to increase the Chief Deputy Treasurer pay to 95% of the median for that position with the understanding that she falls correctly into the pay plan at that time and there will be no increase in 6 months. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, presented information on high speed internet for usage by patrons of the civic center. Pioneer Communications has agreed to install a high speed DSL line into the civic center and install 3 jacks for connectivity.  The civic center will not incur any installation or monthly fees for this service. Pioneer Communications will bill the patron directly and provide them with the necessary items for interconnecting. The patron will be responsible for returning the DSL modem to Pioneer Communications. Mrs. Ramski presented information on a man who restores old appliances. He will be here in the spring to determine what it would cost to restore the old commercial stove in the 4-H Building. Discussion was held on pens bought with advertising on them. Mrs. Ramski explained that they would be given to people who rent rooms at the center. The commissioners stated that with demand transfer cuts the county has received from the state, this type of purchase should not be made in the future.

 

            Rhonda Eddie, Deputy Appraiser, presented information on the refurbished copier in their office. Mrs. Eddie presented quotes from Southern Office Supply and Stanfield Printing. Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the low bid for a Sharp Copier from Southern Office Supply at a cost of $5,365 with the cost to be paid by the Special Equipment Fund. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Discussion was held on the maintenance agreement for a printer in the appraiser’s office. It was decided to renew the maintenance agreement for one year.

 

            Pete Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director, discussed the need to replace an old spray pick-up and one of the old Polaris 4 x 4’s. Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, attended this portion of the meeting. Approval was given to solicit bids for both items.

 

            Sean Gooding, EMS Director, met with the board. Madison Traster made the motion to recess into executive session for 15 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 15 minutes, the meeting continued in open session.

 

            The commissioners adjourned for lunch.

            When the meeting reconvened, Douglas Campbell, County Attorney, and Sean Gooding, EMS Director, met with the commissioners. Gene Schwein made the motion to recess into executive session for 30 minutes or less to discuss non-elected personnel. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 30 minutes, the meeting continued in open session.

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to reappoint Jose Olivas and Madison Traster to the Cimarron Basin Community Corrections Advisory Board. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Madison Traster made the motion to appoint Christa Moyer to the Fair Board and Kent Carmichael to the Care Home Board. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to sponsor two delegates to American Legion Auxiliary Girl’s State at a cost of $175 each. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Madison Traster made the motion to disperse $250,000 to the Economic Development Fund as soon as fiscally possible. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on March 11, 2003. The meeting date was changed from the first Tuesday due to a conflict.