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                                                              MEETING MINUTES

                                                                 January 11, 2013               


MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman Darrin Figgins, Members Ronald Craft, and Cecil Simpson.


MEMBERS ABSENT: Members Kathy Olson and David Schell.


STAFF PRESENT: Secretary Paula Shapland, Sexton Robert Brown.            


PUBLIC PRESENT: Ashley Fiss, Fiss Architecture.                


Chairman Darrin Figgins called the meeting to order in the Commissioner?s Room of the Grant County Court House at 12:00 p.m.


The minutes of October 12, 2012 were approved unanimously upon motion by Cecil Simpson, second by Ronald Craft. 


Financial reports for 2012 including the 4th quarter check register and budget report were reviewed and approved following motion by Ronald Craft and second by Cecil Simpson.  The secretary advised that the trash fee has been increased to $44.80 for weekly pickups and the next Verizon bill should reflect the broadband charge being removed.  Bernard LaFever explained the expense on the backhoe.


Building Project:  Chairman Figgins asked Ashley Fiss to address the board.  She indicated that in order to obtain bids for the building project there would be engineering fees and additional fees from her office and wanted to get clarify what the board wants.  She discussed several ways to proceed.  Chairman Figgins thanked her and advised that the board would consider the project and get back in touch.  The board discussed the project and after further review decided that the long term goals could be achieved better by building a new maintenance shop and remodeling the existing structure for restrooms.  Cecil Simpson moved, Ronald Craft seconded, that plans for a 40? x 60? maintenance shed be sent out to contractors with the intention to remodel existing structures for restrooms.  Carried unanimously.  The Board discussed needs with Sexton LaFever and asked him to draw a building proposal and work with Darrin to send it to contractors.  A meeting will be called as needed. 

Sexton Report:  Sexton LaFever said most of his issues would be addresses if the maintenance building is completed.  He reported that the central street needs to be repaired.  A check is being issued to the Lattimores to compensate them for the damage to their monument.  The new windshield is in the pickup.  He stills needs to talk to Gray?s about Section 2 irrigation. 


Mower Bid:  A bid from American Implement for a replacement mower for $12,856.50 was reviewed.  Motion by Ronald Craft, second by Cecil Simpson to purchase a new mower as bid.


Chairman Darrin Figgins called an executive session for 20 minutes, upon motion by Cecil Simpson, second by Ronald Craft, for the purpose of discussion of non-elected personnel. The regular meeting was reconvened at 12:40 p.m. The board decided by general consensus to increase the sexton and secretary wages by 3% and to increase seasonal wages to $12.00 per hour.


There being no further business, Cecil Simpson moved, Ronald Craft seconded, that the meeting be adjourned at 12:55 p.m. 


The next scheduled meeting will be March 29, 2013.

                                                                                                                        Paula Shapland