of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Ron Lofland,
Transfer Station Manager; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; Todd
Hampton, City/County Building Official; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Ramon
Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director; Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and
Grounds Manager; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Sherry Thompson, Health Department Administrator;
Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; Mary K.
Sullivan, Register of Dees; and Lance Babcock, Sheriff.
Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2004 meeting
and the claims against the various funds of the county. Madison Traster
seconded the motion. Following clarification of several vouchers, the motion
Mason, RRISK, presented an update on that program. She explained that they no
longer have funding for the teen years issues. She invited the commissioners to
the annual meeting.
Treasurer, presented an update on the county’s investments. Discussion was held
on the proposed law that would require the treasurer’s office to collect all
sales tax from motor vehicle sales in Kansas.
Thompson, Health Department Administrator, gave an update on her department.
Road Foreman, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, discussed road
work for 2004. Mr. Kramer requested permission to take bids on road material in
all three grades for sealing 26 to 33 miles of road. The commissioners approved
his request. Mr. Kramer was also authorized to solicit bids for a road
crack-filler. Seven road-crossing permits were reviewed and approved for OXY
Ramski, Civic Center Building & Grounds Manager, and Frank Goldsby, Public
Works Administrator, met with the board. Mrs. Ramski said they are planning to
fix up the Tot Lot this year. She said she would like her staff to paint the rodeo
facilities and replace some of the seating and fix up the concession stand. She
would like to utilize the rodeo grounds and facilities for horse and other
Babcock, Sheriff, gave an update on his department.
Committee Members, Sherry Thompson, Mary K. Sullivan, Loy Henderson, Tom Kramer
and Randy Grubbs met to discuss responsibilities of the safety committee. Carl
Eyman, KWORCC, visited via telephone conference. The commissioners will discuss
some of the information and decide what type of policy to implement regarding
Nichols, Chamber of Commerce Manager, telephoned and asked about the
possibility of having a circus at the fairgrounds in September. Mr. Nichols
said he is going to get with Ron Lofland at the transfer station to make sure
the waste removal is handled correctly. The commissioners saw no problem with
the circus as long as Bit & Spur agrees to the location. Mr. Nichols
informed the commissioners that on March 29 there is going to be a Western Kansas
Congressional Reception in Washington, D. C. He asked if a commissioner would
like to attend the reception. The commissioners declined his invitation.
Campbell, County Attorney/Counselor, met with the commissioners. Gene Schwein
made the motion to recess into executive session for 15 minutes to discuss
legal issues that are covered by attorney client privilege. Madison Traster
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 15 minutes the meeting
continued in open session.
made the motion to approve a 1.9% COLA increase to part time employees who work
on a regular basis. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed. A copy of the
increases is attached as part of this record.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on February 17, 2004.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Carl