of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Tom Kramer,
Road Supervisor; Sean Gooding, Emergency Medical Services Director; Ron
Lofland, Transfer Station Manager; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official;
Lance Babcock, Sheriff; Pete Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director; Sherry
Thompson, Health Department Administrator; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator;
Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manger; Rita Gee, Treasurer;
and Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds.
Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2003 meeting,
and the claims against the various funds of the county with the exception of a
bill for copier maintenance for the Register of Deeds office that will be paid
from that fund instead of the general fund and a bill for heating and air
conditioning repairs that will be sent to the architect for the courthouse
project for payment. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed
Lofland, Transfer Station Manager, presented an update on his department.
Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, presented bids for installation
of 4-120 volt circuits on the west entrance patio columns. Cott Electric bid
$1125 and a bid bond accompanied the bid. Alltech bid $875 and there was no bid
bond with the bid. Gene Schwein made
the motion to accept the bid from Cott Electric for electrical work not to
exceed $1125. Madison Traster seconded
the motion and it passed unanimously. Mrs. Ramski next presented bids for
carpet for the civic center. Based on Mrs. Ramski’s recommendation, Madison Traster
made the motion to accept the best bid from Burhmann Cleaning Service not to
exceed $4,967.61. Gene Schwein seconded
the motion and it passed unanimously. Mrs. Ramski reported that they need a new
stove for the 4-H Building. Following discussion on the cost for a commercial
stove, a decision on this was tabled. Discussion was held on the Civic Center
being closed the weekend before Labor Day. It was the consensus of the
commissioners that the Civic Center would not have to be open on a paid
holiday; however, the weekend before or after a holiday would be considered
regular working days. Mrs. Ramski told the commissioners she plans to have a
local contest to name the new patio.
Schwein made the motion to accept the Pay Plan Committee recommendations for
changing some job titles and adding a new title but that no changes in rate of
pay will be made. Madison Traster
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The recommendations are as follows:
1) add Administrative Assistant position to the Health Department and
rank the position at 26 with a median rate of $12.37; 2) add Chief Deputy
Treasurer position to the Treasurer’s Office with a median rate of $14.55 and update the Deputy Treasurer job
description; 3) do away with Tag Supervisor position and Motor Vehicle
Tag/Revenue Clerk positions in the Treasurer’s Office; 4) change the title for
the Lead Maintenance Worker to Maintenance Foreman; and 5) change the title of
Bookkeeper/Secretary to Office Manager.
Thompson, Health Department Administrator, discussed the advertisement and job
description for the part time position that will be hired by the five county
coalition using grant money. Mrs.
Thompson went over her bioterrorism preparedness and response budget with the
commissioners. She explained that she was told that if Grant County doesn’t
want to spend the money for preparedness, they would reduce the county’s
contract and give the money to another county.
Madison Traster made the motion to authorize Mrs. Thompson to spend the
state bioterrorism grant funds not to exceed $27,200. Purchases will include,
but are not limited to, a file server, refrigerator, laptop and printers, cots,
a projector, miscellaneous supplies, wages and training.
Bit and Spur Rodeo, and Dennis Deyoe, Fair Board, discussed the purchase of
livestock for the rodeo. Madison Traster made the motion to approve $2500 for
the purchase of livestock to enhance the rodeo with the money to be paid
through the Fair budget. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. Mr. Phelps asked about the possibility of the county continuing to
improve the rodeo facilities each year.
Campbell, County Attorney, requested approval to purchase a file server
utilizing diversion money. The commissioners approved him getting bids for this
Schwein made the motion to appoint Loy Henderson to the Southwest Regional
Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Board. Madison Traster seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on February 18, 2003.