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 June 4, 2002 meeting and the
claims against the various funds of the county. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Ediger received approval to pay the county’s portion of the wrecked ambulance
repair bill of $11,800 out of the special equipment fund instead of the
ambulance equipment fund. Insurance money
will pay the remaining cost for repairs.
Mr. Ediger also presented his 2003 budget request. In other business he informed the
commissioners that there are three new rescue people who need bunker gear and
he needs another radio for his newest EMT.
He said it would be nice to have six radios to start updating equipment.
Brown, Chief Deputy Clerk, reported on the web site class she and three other
county employees attended in Manhattan.
The commissioners made the decision on the header that will be used for
the web page.
local citizen, requested the county pass an ordinance for a leash law in the
three-mile limit around the city. The
commissioners said they would talk to the city about this at lunch.
Henson, Extension Agent, Keri Liddeke, 4-H Agent, and six Extension Council
Members presented their 2003 budget request.
They requested an increase of $5,000 for a total request of
$153,000. The commissioners will
consider their request.
Communities in Schools, and Board Members, presented their 2003 budget request
of $10,000. The commissioners will
consider their request.
Anthony, Museum Curator, and Historical Society Board Members, Robin Graber,
Ben Oliver, Cheryl Deyoe, and Susan Britton, presented their 2003 budget
request of $132,000. This is an
increase of $20,000 but they have not been able to make final payroll at the
end of the year.
Swafford, Fair Board Secretary and Fair Board Members, Kevin Shapland, Daron
Cowan, and Gail Jorgensen presented their 2003 budget request that remains the
same as this year at $70,000. The
commissioners will consider their request.
Christian, JJA, presented information on a Youth to Youth program that is being
implemented in Grant County.
Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, met with the
commission. The decision was made to
rent 6 portable toilets during fair time at a cost of $450 with the cost to be
paid through the Fair Fund. Discussion
was held on reading the water meters at the civic center and ball fields. Mr. Goldsby will see that this is done. Discussion was held on the patio at the
civic center. Options for replacing the
patio will be presented at the next meeting.
Mr. Goldsby said preliminary plans for a carport at Park View would be
ready by the next meeting.
Babcock, Sheriff, talked to the commissioners about the 911 System. He presented quotes from 911 Inc. and
Plant. The Plant quote includes
database, phone system and other necessary equipment. 911 Inc. will sell a demonstrator system with about 15 hours on
it for $85,374. Gene Schwein made the
motion to approve the purchase of the demonstrator system from 911 Inc. at a
cost of $85,374 and a phone system from Pioneer Communications at a cost of
approximately $8,200. Carl Higgs
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Campbell, County Attorney, met with the board.
Discussion was held on a possible leash law in the county. Mr. Campbell will investigate the issue. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the
purchase of a power point projector and screen at a cost not to exceed
$4,000. Gene Schwein seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously. The
money for this will be paid by diversion money.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on July 2, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison