March 7, 2006
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: Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds
Manager; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; Todd Hampton,
City/County Building Official; David Wagner, Transfer Station Manager; Mary K.
Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS
Director; and Tom Kramer, Road Department Administrator.
Marty Long made the motion to approve the
minutes of the February 21, 2006 regular meeting and the February 23, 2006
special meeting. Carl Higgs seconded his motion. Following clarification of
several vouchers the motion passed unanimously.
Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator,
and Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director, talked about moving a trailer from a bay in
the old county shop garage so the museum can use the bay for storage. Ms.
Deckert said there is a stall available at the ambulance station. Mr. Button
agreed to move the trailer as soon as possible.
Lance Babcock, Sheriff, reported
that he is getting quotes for floor covering for his
department. Discussion was held on radios and pagers. Sheriff
Babcock received approval to research replacing the old windows in the jail.
Approval was given to sell the black jeep to the city at a cost of $5,000.00.
Bob Forsen presented a quote for repairing the
courthouse roof. Marty Long made the motion to approve the quote from D. V. Douglass
Roofing, Inc. in the amount of $950.00 to repair the roof of the courthouse.
Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director, gave an update
on her department. Carl Higgs made the motion to purchase an ice machine from
Ross of Ulysses at a cost not to exceed $1,200.00. Marty Long seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.
Tom Kramer, Road Department Administrator,
presented a contract with Kirkham Michael for the road project that is being
funded by a grant. Following discussion it was decided that Mr. Kramer would
talk to Pete Earles to determine if he would be able to bid on the project. Mr.
Kramer asked about charging some departments and not others for work performed
in the shop, such as servicing vehicles, etc. The commissioners made the
decision that all departments should be charged for work performed on their
vehicles, etc. Mr. Kramer was given permission to take bids for sealing sand.
Marty Long made the motion to recess into executive session for 10 minutes to
discuss non-elected personnel. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. After 10 minutes the meeting continued in open session. The
decision was made to increase the wages of Randy Grubbs to the same amount as the
Noxious Weed Director if he gets all the necessary certifications for a noxious
Robin Hathaway, County Attorney, met with the
commissioners. Discussion was held on enforcement of ordinances that involve
the three-mile area around the city. Ms. Hathaway reported that the title work is
done as regards the tax sale but there is no sale date yet because there are a
couple of issues that need to be settled.
Carl Higgs made the motion to contribute $200
each for two girls to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls’ State. Marty Long
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Marty Long made the motion to adjourn at 3:45
p.m. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison