of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the March 5, 2002
meeting. Carl Higgs seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Campbell, County Attorney, talked briefly to the board about the Juvenile
Justice Authority. He invited them to
attend a work session in Hugoton on April 9.
KCAMP Insurance, stopped in to visit with the commissioners since he was in the
Schwein made the motion to approve the low bid of $1500 from Marcellus House
Moving to relocate the old building from one block west of Highway 25 and
Patterson intersection to the Fire Department. Carl Higgs seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, Bill Powers,
City Administrator, Wayne Russett, Superintendent of Streets and Sanitation,
and several contractors were present for opening asphalt bids. Five bids were received. J & R Sand of Liberal, Kansas bid a unit
price of $23.49 for 19,000 tons for a total of $446,310; Klotz Sand Company,
Inc. of Holcomb, Kansas bid a unit price of $21.95 for a total of $417,050; Broce
Construction Company, Inc. of Dodge City, Kansas bid a unit price of $31.45 for
a total of $597,550; Ritchie Paving, Inc. of Wichita, Kansas bid a unit price
of $20.78 for a total of $395,010; and Smith Sand Company, Inc. of Garden City,
Kansas bid a unit price of $22.95 for a total of $436,050. Gene Schwein made the motion to accept the
low bid from Richie Paving of $395,010.
Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Mr. Kramer requested permission to purchase another type of
crack sealer to compare types. The
commissioners approved his request.
The commissioners reviewed and approved road-crossing
permits for Carl Johnson, Anadarko Petroleum and Greeley Gas.
Mr. Goldsby and Mr. Kramer presented quotes for work at the
ambulance station. Gene Schwein made
the motion to accept the bid of $3,427 for a heater and air conditioner from
Ross of Ulysses and cabinets at a cost not to exceed $2,152 plus $352.95 for
countertop from Ulysses Lumber. Carl
Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Approval was given for the road department to put a seal on
the parking lot at the civic center after they have make sure the area is as
level as possible.
Soelter, Grant County Implement, and Keri Liddeke, 4-H Agent, presented
specifications for the proposed covered arena at the Civic Center. Mr. Soelter said the architect’s cost for
drawings and bid documents is about $300.
The commissioners authorized them to proceed with getting drawings for
Gina Cavasos, and Natasha Morris, Recreation Commission, met with the
commissioners to discuss the former trailer park property by the airport. Commissioner Schwein asked if the recreation
commission would survey the property to determine if there is a drainage
problem. After viewing a topographical
map, it was decided that there probably wouldn’t be too much of drainage
problem. Discussion was held on
insuring that the FAA has no problem if a soccer field is built on the
property. Chairman Traster will talk to
the airport board to determine what FAA requirements have to be met regarding
use of the property. No decision was
made on the use of the property at this time.
Mr. Wilson told the commissioners they are planning on replacing the
concrete for the tennis court at the swimming pool park and putting in a
skateboard park. It was the consensus
of the commission that they had no problem with this being done.
Sullivan, Register of Deeds, talked to the commissioners about scraping and
painting the walls in her office that were damaged by moisture and mold. She will contact the painters and tell them
the walls are ready to be repaired.
made the motion to approve the claims against the various funds of the county
with the exception of the $2500 voucher to Nex-Tech for web site development. This will not be paid until we are satisfied
with the template and training. Gene
Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
In order to
insure a secure site, Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the quote from
Pioneer Communications for a firewall for the ambulance department at a cost of
$650. The total cost for equipment for
cable modem installation will be $1,655.94 plus labor. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
made the motion to approve the bid from Southern Office Supply for a Sharp
AR-337 copier for the courthouse at a cost of $9860 and an annual maintenance
agreement, including toner at a cost of $0.012 per copy. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
made the motion to approve participation in the Ulysses News Grant County Pride
edition at a cost not to exceed $630.
Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on April 2, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison