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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.


            Madison Traster made the motion to approve the minutes of the April 6, 2004 meeting and the claims against the various funds of the county. Gene Schwein seconded the motion. Following clarification of several vouchers, the motion passed unanimously.


            Ray Velasquez and Jose Olivas, GI Forum, asked the commissioners to waive the fees at the Civic Center for Cinco de Mayo activities. The commissioners approved their request.


            Francis Roberts, Librarian, and Library Board Members, Galen Pelton, Archie DeBruce, Eddi Porter, and Dee Longoria, presented a check to the county for $220,000. The money is the remaining funds for the Library Building Project. They explained that this amount includes their funds for improving the parking lot.


            Madison Traster made the motion to approve Ordinance No. 1128 amending the official zoning district map of the Ulysses-Grant County metropolitan area and the Redetzke Plat. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.


            Gene Pflughoft, Economic Development Director, met with the commissioners. Darl Henson, Keri Liddeke, and Jason King, Extension Council also met with the commissioners. Discussion was held on relocation of their offices.


            Ron Lofland, Transfer Station Manager, presented quotes for a computer for his office. Madison Traster made the motion to approve the low quote from Dell at a cost of $1,164.00. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.


            Fair Board Members, Dennis Deyoe, Kevin Shapland, Daron Cowan, Katrina Benyshek, Antonio Cavasos, and Christa Moyer, met with the commissioners. Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, Darl Henson and Keri Liddeke, Extension Council, also met with the board. Discussion was held on relocating the Extension Council. Two buildings at the fairgrounds are being considered, 4-H Building and the Commercial Building. Mrs. Ramski said if they had to use one of the current buildings, she would prefer they use the Commercial Building since the public uses the 4-H Building more. The commissioners asked Mr. Henson to get cost estimates for remodeling both buildings and to get an estimate of cost for a new metal building. As soon as he obtains the estimates the clerk will notify the commissioners so they can hold a special meeting on the matter.


            The clerk presented a request from Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds, for a new IBM computer. Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the quote from Nex-Tech at a cost not to exceed $1,428.00. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. There are sufficient funds to pay for this out of the Register of Deeds Technology Fund.


            In order to comply with requirements for the Community Development Block Grant Micro-loan Program, the commissioners adopted a code of conduct, and a civil rights/fair housing policy.


            Linda McHenry, County Clerk, was appointed as the contact person to handle any fair housing/civil rights complaints.


            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on May 4, 2004.


Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                      Carl Higgs, Chairman