of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Tom Kramer, Road Supervisor; Todd Hampton,
Code Enforcement Officer; John Crosby, Fire Chief; Don Button, Emergency
Management Coordinator; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; Tom Martinez, Building and
Grounds Manager; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Rita Gee, Treasurer;
Sherry Thompson, Health Department Administrator; David Ediger, EMS Director;
and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator.
made the motion to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2001 meeting. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
Babcock, Sheriff, presented quotes for a new vehicle. The commissioners asked Lance to get clarification on a bid and a
decision would be made. Later in the day, Sheriff Babcock and Undersheriff Loy
Henderson returned to the meeting. Carl
Higgs made the motion to approve the purchase of a F150 4x4 crew cab XLT pick
up from Riley Ford at a cost of $27,994.
Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Tourism Board Member, reported that there is a conference March 21 & 22 at
Salina that includes strategic planning on tourism for small communities. She recommended that at least one
commissioner attend the conference.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, presented a
road-crossing permit for BP Amoco that was reviewed and approved by the
commissioners. Mr. Kramer presented
information on moving the road department’s radio antenna to Pioneer
Communication’s tower. He said there
would be no rent charged for this.
Approval was given for Mr. Kramer to solicit bids for having this
done. Discussion was held on putting
pumps on the county’s trailers to speed up water transfer time to fire trucks
to enable the fire department to get a better rating. The cost for this would be around $3000 for each trailer. The commissioners will discuss this matter
with the fire department for more clarification. Mr. Goldsby presented information on a 1996 Bomag steel
roller. Approval was given for Mr. Kramer
to go check the roller to determine what condition it’s in.
Appraiser, presented quotes for a new printer.
The printer that will meet his needs is a Xerox that will print 22 pages
a minute. The total cost of the printer
will be divided among the counties Mr. Welch works in. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the
purchase of a printer with a two-year service agreement at a cost not to exceed
$2,000. Gene Schwein seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.
Emergency Management Coordinator, presented information on an extended warranty
for his new vehicle. Carl Higgs made
the motion to approve purchasing the extended warranty at cost of $1130. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously. Approval was given
to take sealed bids on the old 1985 Jimmy.
Mr. Button presented information on several meetings and classes.
Thompson, Health Department Administrator, updated the commissioners on her
department. Approval was given to
discontinue the car seat program currently being used by the health department
and have a “car seat day” that is sponsored by the Highway Patrol.
Martinez, Building & Grounds Manager, presented information on room rentals
for 2001. Mr. Martinez asked about
removing the larger locust tree on the east side of the civic center because
the roots are growing under the center and will start cracking the concrete
floor. The commissioners will look at
the site and make a decision on this.
Gene Schwein made the motion to tile the kitchen area, hall and storage
area at a cost of $4,623.00 from Shop at Home carpet. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
made the motion to approve the claims against the various funds of the
county. Gene Schwein seconded the
motion. After reviewing several
vouchers, the motion passed unanimously.
decision was made to renew the county’s health insurance with Standard Security
and increase the specific coverage deductible to $30,000.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on January 15, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison