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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.

 

            Madison Traster made the motion to approve the minutes of the March 11, 2003 meeting and to approve the claims against the various funds of the county. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, and Nancy Ramski, Building and Grounds Manager, met with the commissioners. Mr. Kramer presented a preliminary drawing for the cemetery intersection project. The public hearing for the road department five-year plan was held. No one from the public attended the meeting. Discussion on prioritizing road projects was done at this time. The decision was made to prioritize the projects in the following order:  The Moscow Road bridge is 1st, the cemetery intersection is 2nd, the intersection five miles south is 3rd, the Moscow Road is 4th and the Hickok Road is 5th.

 

            Lance Babcock, Sheriff, reported that he is not replacing the showers in the jail due to cost. Instead, he is going to have them refinished. The cost for this will be about $300 each. He said he is still considering putting extra bunks in the jail. The cost for this will be about $950. Sheriff Babcock said he had to utilize a city officer as jailer over the weekend due to vacation and illness in his department. The commissioners said they have no problem with that. Sheriff Babcock said he would like to move the outdoor prisoner area to the north side of the Law Enforcement Center. The commissioners authorized him to see how much area he would need.

 

            Sean Gooding, Emergency Medical Service Director, gave an update on his department.

 

            Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, attended the bid opening for asphalt work. The bids were as follows: J & R Sand Company bid $857,872.80; Venture Corporation bid $932,739.00; Smith Sand Company bid $1,032,050.00; and Central Paving bid $1,046,572.50. Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the low bid of $857,872.80 submitted by J & R Sand Company. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The commissioners reviewed and approved a road-crossing permit for Atmos Energy.

 

            Pete Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, attended the bid opening for a pick-up for the Noxious Weed Department. Bids submitted were with the trade in of a 1993 pick up. The bids were as follows: Riley Ford bid $24,426.00; Riley Chevrolet bid $25,500; Burtis Motor Company bid $22,459 for a Ford pick-up and $25,362 for a Dodge; and Western Motors bid $25,395. Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the low bid from Burtis Motor Company not to exceed $22,459 with trade. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, met with the commissioners. Discussion was held on fees and deposits for the use of rooms and buildings at the civic center complex. Madison Traster made the motion to adjust the fees and deposits on facilities at the civic center as presented by the facility manager. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Gene Schwein made the motion to proclaim April as Fair Housing Month in Grant County. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Gene Schwein made the motion to approve Resolution 03-02 supporting a resident judge in each county of the state of Kansas. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Gene Schwein made the motion to allow the National Day of Prayer to be held on the courthouse yard May 1st t 7:00 a.m. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on April 1, 2003.