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            The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.

 

            The monthly department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Sean Gooding, EMS Director; Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Sherry Thompson, Health Department Administrator; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Ron Lofland, Transfer Station Manager; Pete Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman.

 

            Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, discussed the possibility of cost sharing the purchase of a trailer to use for hauling commodities for the Mexican/American Ministries. Mexican/American Ministries has agreed to pay half the cost for the trailer. The decision was made that this would be permitted if ownership of the trailer remains with the county. The trailer can be used for other purposes too. The commissioners reviewed and approved a road-crossing permit for Pioneer Communications.

 

            Gene Pflughoft, Economic Development Coordinator, discussed the possibility of the health department moving to the old Duckwall building. He will research the feasibility of this.

 

            Douglas Campbell, County Attorney presented a letter from Mr. Moran Tomson requesting that Grant County allow Pioneer Electric to use Grant County right-of-way for one mile of line, which will be approximately 11 poles. It was agreed that the electric company would have to deal with the landowner in regards to placement of poles on the property.

 

            Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator presented quotes on a projector. Gene Schwein made the motion to accept the bid from CDW-G for an InFocus Projector not to exceed $1,988.99. Madison Traster seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Mr. Button gave the commissioners an update on the Emergency Management activities. The National Weather Service would like to present Grant County with a Storm Ready Award and Don scheduled a time to do it at the next City/County Luncheon.

 

            Madison Traster made the motion to reappoint Marieta Hauser to the Economic Development Board. Gene Schwein seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

            Margaret Alford, Magistrate Judge brought the commissioners up to date on the legislative issue concerning one judge per county.

 

            Madison Traster made the motion to approve the minutes of the October 21 and 24, 2003 meetings and to approve the claims against the various funds of the county. Gene Schwein seconded the motion. Following clarification of several vouchers, the motion passed unanimously.

 

            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session November 18, 2003.

 

Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                        Carl Higgs, Chairman