of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with Commissioners
Carl Higgs and Gene Schwein and the County Clerk present.
Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the September 3, 2002 meeting
and the claims against the various funds of the county. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it
Appraiser, presented his annual appraisal plan that was reviewed and approved
by the commissioners. Discussion was
held on Civic Plus using Grant County as a pilot program for appraisals on line
through the web site.
Skiles, Economic Development Director, presented a draft of the Grant County
Economic Incentive Fund Policy for the commissioners’ review. Commissioner Schwein stated that the draft
doesn’t specifically say the funds will not be used for operation of the
economic development agency. Mr. Skiles
said that would be added.
Huslig, Grant County Recreation Aquatics Facilitator, presented bids on
aluminum doors and jambs for the indoor pool building for the commissioners’
Nichols, Mark Skiles, Charles Hacker, Ginger Anthony, Lynda Fort, Archie
DeBruce, Stan Rice, and Yogi Patel, presented a proposed allocation of a 4%
transient guest tax. Mr. Patel
expressed his concerns regarding an increase in the “bed tax”. It was explained that the group made the
decision to ask for a 2% increase instead of 3% due to the concerns of Mr.
Patel. The total of 4% is the same as
Garden City and Liberal. The
commissioners authorized the county clerk to contact the county attorney and
start the process for a charter resolution for the increase.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Supervisor, presented
bids for crushing concrete. JAWS
Recycling, Inc. bid $8.50 per ton with a start date of October 10 and no
mobilization amount; Lee Construction bid $7.45 per ton with a start date of
October 1 and mobilization cost of $1,400; JAG Construction, Inc. bid $8.50 per
ton with a start date of December 1 and mobilization cost of $2,600; and CC
Recycle bid $7.95 per ton with a start date of November 15 through December 1
and mobilization cost of $3,975. Carl
Higgs made the motion to accept the low bid from Lee Construction at a cost of
$7.45 per ton and a mobilization cost of $1,400. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed. Mr. Kramer requested approval to purchase
more millings from APAC if he can get it for a reasonable price. The commissioners approved his request. Mr. Kramer gave an update on his department. The commissioners reviewed and approved a
road-crossing permit for Wayne Akagi.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Linda McHenry, Clerk, discussed the
recommendations made by the county’s workmen’s compensation carrier. Gene Schwein made the motion to appoint Don
Button as Safety Coordinator for the county and to appoint the following to one
or two year terms on the safety committee:
Linda McHenry, Martin Hernandez, and Orville Rodgers to a 1 year term;
and Tom Kramer, Kevin Barbo and Sherill Thompson to a 2 year term. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on October 1, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison Traster, Chairman