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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: Rita Gee, Treasurer; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Sean Gooding, EMS Director; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman.


            Madison Traster made the motion to approve the minutes of the September 21, 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.


            Lynda Fort, Tourism Committee, presented information on informational signs for the city. She said there are a total of 97 signs that will direct people to various locations in town. She asked if the county would cost-share with the city and school district on this project. Mrs. Fort explained that there are 55 signs that have to do with the county. Gene Schwein made the motion to approve Mrs. Fort’s request for $5,000.00 for informational signage within the city. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.


            Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, presented information on the new County Five-Year Plan “Federal-Aid Agreement”. Madison Traster made the motion to approve the County Five-Year “Federal-Aid Agreement” with the Kansas Department of Transportation. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.


            Darl Henson, Extension Council Agent, asked the commissioners about the possibility of upgrading the exterior doors for the new building from residential quality to commercial quality. There would be an additional $400 cost for each of two doors. It was the opinion of the commissioners that the exterior doors are probably sufficient if they are steel doors. Mr. Henson also reported that the brick veneer is only on the front and asked about putting it on the east side too. The extra cost for this would be $1,500.00 or $3,000 for both the east and west side. The commissioners asked him to get a cost on putting the brick veneer on all sides of the building. Mr. Henson asked about adding two double doors on the interior of the building at an additional cost of about $400.00. The commissioners asked Mr. Henson to try to keep the costs down but if he really needs the interior doors, he can get them.


            The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on October 19, 2004.


Linda McHenry, County Clerk                                      Carl Higgs, Chairman