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 May 4, 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
Campbell, County Attorney, explained that there is a problem with non-payment
of personal property taxes on some mobile homes. If a person has not paid taxes
on the property and it is repossessed, they have delinquent taxes and can’t
purchase a tag for a vehicle. If a finance company repossesses the mobile home
and doesn’t pay the taxes on it, they aren’t able to obtain a clear title for resale
of the home. Mr. Campbell will check with the Attorney General to see if this
issue has been addressed, and if it hasn’t, he will take steps necessary to
solve the problem.
Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, presented three quotes for a
replacement refrigerator. Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the quote
from Superior Products refrigerator not to exceed $2,209.00. Madison Traster
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Mrs. Ramski was given approval
to solicit bids for two water coolers.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, discussed
building a temporary crossing for the duration of the bridge building project.
The decision was made to proceed with the temporary crossing. Mr. Goldsby
informed the commissioners that the county might get funding for the
intersection project at Road M and Highway 160 (cemetery road) next year or the
end of this year instead of having to wait until 2007. The decision was made to
proceed with the project by working toward obtaining the land necessary for the
project. Mr. Goldsby will contact the county attorney regarding this so he can
get the necessary paperwork completed as soon as possible.
Henson, Extension Agent, Keri Liddeke, 4-H Agent, Jason King, Chairman of the
Extension Council Executive Board, Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official,
Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, met
with the commissioners. Plans for remodeling the Commercial Building were
viewed and discussed. Madison Traster made the motion for Mr. Goldsby to
proceed with obtaining bids for the necessary components of the project. Gene
Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, met with the commissioners. Madison
Traster made the motion to recess into executive session for 15 minutes for the
purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Gene Schwein seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously. After 15 minutes the meeting continued in open
Henson, Extension Agent, and Keri Liddeke, 4-H Agent, requested that the county
help them purchase a new vehicle out of county general funds. They reported
that their capital outlay fund has been depleted over the past five years. Mr.
Henson said they have about $10,000 that could be used toward the purchase. The
commissioners made the decision to work with the Extension Council in
purchasing a vehicle.
Traster made the motion to appoint Gary Boldt to the Library Board of Trustees.
Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Traster made the motion to increase the mileage rate for use of personal
vehicles for county business to $0.35/mile from $0.31/mile. Carl Higgs seconded the motion. The motion passed
with commissioners Higgs and Traster voting in favor of the motion and
commissioner Schwein voting against it.
Huslig, Aquatics Facilitator, informed the commissioners that the circulation
pump in the indoor pool has to be replaced. He had one bid and the
commissioners asked him to get another bid, if possible and to go with the low
Schwein made the motion to approve Ordinance No. 1130 and Ordinance No. 1131
amending the official “Zoning District Map” of the Ulysses-Grant County
metropolitan area by rezoning certain property. Madison Traster seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.
Commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on June 1, 2004.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Carl Higgs, Chairman