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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.

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the minutes of the February 5, 2002 meeting.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to approve Resolution 2002-01 confirming that a countywide economic development organization has been established and Resolution 2002-02 supporting the qualifying countywide strategic plan and requesting that the Secretary of Commerce & Housing approve the county as a Kansas Enterprise Zone designated nonmetropolitan business region; both resolutions being contingent upon approval of the county attorney.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Carl Higgs made the motion to appoint Mark Skiles to the R C & D Board replacing June Hart who has moved.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Gene Schwein made the motion to approve a request from the American Legion to sponsor one young man to Boy’s State at a cost of $250.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to approve a request from the American Legion Auxiliary to sponsor two young ladies to Girl’s State at a cost of $175 each.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Marty Bates, Director for the Juvenile Corrections and Prevention Services of the 26th Judicial District, presented information on his organization.  He invited the commissioners to a half-day conference/planning session on April 9th.  He will provide more information on this meeting as it becomes available.

 

            Ron Radil, Great Plains Development, presented an update on various county projects in this area that Great Plains has participated in.  Mr. Radil presented the membership renewal and dues statement for 2002.  Carl Higgs made the motion to approve paying dues in the amount of $1,581.80 and to reappoint Carl Higgs and Gary Hathaway as the county’s representatives to

Great Plains Development. 

 

            Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, discussed asphalt needs for this year.  The commissioners gave their approval to solicit bids for the asphalt.  Discussion was held on a used 20’ Bushog mower that is for sale.  The decision was made not to purchase the mower.  Approval was given to purchase material for sealing cracks at a cost of $975 plus rental of some equipment.

 

            Anita Mason, RRISK, updated the commissioners on the RRISK program and looked at trends since there is enough history to do this now.  She reported that we are down to 44th in the state in teen pregnancies.

 

            Lance Babcock, Sheriff, and Loy Henderson, Undersheriff, presented floor tile bids for the board’s review.  Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the low bid from Shop at Home Carpets not to exceed $3,627.40, and that it be purchased through the county building fund.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Bids for computers were reviewed.  Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the bid not to exceed $12,409.20 from Palace Computer Center.  Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

            David Ediger, EMS Director, presented quotes for a new ambulance.  Carl Higgs made the motion to lease/purchase a 2002 Life Line ambulance at a cost of $99,461.00 from Rocky Mountain Emergency Vehicles upon verification that the chassis is the correct one.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  The commissioners recommended that Mr. Ediger start budgeting carry over money that will be transferred to his equipment fund in preparation for the next ambulance purchase.  Discussion was held on purchasing a Stryker cot for the new ambulance.  Dave will try to get two quotes for this.  Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the purchase of two Baxter AS40A Syringe Pumps for the new ambulance at a cost not to exceed $3,190.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the bid from Snyder Radio Service, Inc. for the purchase and installation of radios for the new ambulance at a cost not to exceed $1379.90.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

            Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the claims against the various funds of the county.  Gene Schwein seconded the motion.  After reviewing several claims, the motion passed.

 

            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on March 5, 2002.

 

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                      Madison Traster, Chairman