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of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
Traster made the motion to approve the minutes of the October 7, 2003 meeting
and the claims against the various funds of the county.
Babcock, Sheriff, requested approval to have a defensive driving course for his
employees. He would like to hold the training at the fairgrounds. The
commissioners approved his request with the provision that he confirms his plan
with the building and grounds manager. Madison Traster made the motion to allow
the Sheriff’s department to utilize vacation time in accordance to the regular
hours they work. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
This policy will become effective January 1, 2004.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, met with the
commissioners. Gene Schwein made the motion to allow the county road department
to transport the commodities of the Mexican American Ministries for the people
of Grant County. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Mr. Goldsby requested approval to purchase a computer for use by the traffic
control officer for inventory purposes. The commissioners asked that he
research the actual memory needs for the inventory program that will be used.
After receiving the requested information, Madison Traster made the motion to
approve the purchase of a Dell Computer 4600 series for use in the sign
department not to exceed $899. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. Discussion was held on a possible shoofly for the bridge project.
Mr. Kramer reported that water resources said if the landowner benefits from
the shoofly, there would be no need for another permit. The estimated cost to
construct the shoofly is $35,000. A decision on this was tabled until a later
date. Mr. Goldsby presented a proposal from Kirkham Michael to inspect the
county’s bridges. Madison Traster made the motion to approve the bridge
inspection proposal at a cost of $56 for each pertinent bridge at a total not
to exceed $616.00. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Mr. Kramer presented his plan for snow removal on county parking lots. The
commissioners authorized Mr. Kramer to talk to the various departments
regarding the snow removal plan.
Treasurer, presented information on delinquent personal property and real
commissioners agreed to reimburse the museum for the cost of installing new
overhead electrical service. The total to be reimbursed is $1,221.92.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on November 4, 2003.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Carl Higgs, Chairman