of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
made the motion to approve the minutes of the April 5, 2005 meeting and the
claims against the various funds of the county. Carl Higgs seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
commissioners reviewed and approved the comprehensive plan for Cimarron Basin
Wagner, Transfer Station Manager, presented an update on his department. He
reported that the compactor needs to be replaced and he will have more
information at the next meeting.
Hathaway, County Attorney, gave an update on her department.
and Keri Liddeke, County Extension Agents, met with the commissioners. They presented bids for fencing at the new
extension building. Marty Long made the motion to approve the purchase of a
120’, 3-rail, four-foot vinyl fence for the new extension site from Teeter
Irrigation at a cost not to exceed $1,525 for materials and installation.
Discussion was held on the need for parking bumpers. The commissioners said to
have Frank Goldsby order what they need and the extension service will pay for
the bumpers. Discussion was held on renovation of tree rows at the parking lot
around the new extension facility. Approval was given to get some trees as long
as they are not too substantial due to the cost.
Deckert, Interim EMS Director, met with the commissioners. Carl Higgs made the
motion to recess into executive session for 20 minutes for the purpose of
discussing non-elected personnel. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. After 20 minutes the meeting continued in open session. Ms.
Deckert gave an update on her department. She requested approval to purchase an
inverter for their first out 911 ambulance. The commissioners recommended that
she try to get another quote for the inverter.
Road Foreman, presented the new gravel policy for Grant County. Marty Long made
the motion to adopt the new gravel policy for road and bridge as of April 19,
2005 and to publish the new policy in the newspaper. Carl Higgs seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously. Mr. Kramer presented quotes for used 1999
trucks. Due to the price of $42,000.00, the commissioners asked him to continue
looking, and to consider looking at trucks that are a year or two older.
Skeen, Clerk of the District Court, reported that her printer just quit
working. The commissioners advised her to get the required number of bids
before purchasing a printer.
made the motion to give all county employees who have worked a year for the
county a 3% cost of living increase effective with the current pay period. The
increase excludes the county commissioners. Employees who started working for
the county in 2004 will receive the COLA at their anniversary date. Marty Long
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Marty Long seconded the motion and it
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison