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; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; Todd Hampton,
Building Official; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; Ronald
Lofland, Transfer Station Manager; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; John
Crosby, Fire Chief; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; Sherry Thompson, Health Department
Administrator; Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; Sean
Gooding, EMS Director; and Rita Gee, Treasurer.
Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the March 18, 2003 and the
claims against the various funds of the county. Madison Traster seconded the
motion. Following clarification of one bill, the motion passed unanimously.
Thompson, Health Department Administrator, gave an update on her department.
She reported that her department participated in the annual Health Fair. Discussion
was held on the mobile mammogram unit returning to Grant County. Approval was
given for this.
Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager, Frank Goldsby, Public Works
Administrator, and John Crosby, Fire Chief, met with the commissioners. Mr.
Crosby reported that he inspected the civic center and it meets state and city
fire safety requirements because it is an existing facility. If it were being
built today it would have to have an alarm system installed. He also said there
are adequate fire extinguishers and exits in the facility. One bid for spraying
county property was received and opened. Gray’s Yard Service bid $2,250. Gene
Schwein made the motion to accept the bid not to exceed $2,250 from Gray’s Yard
Service. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Mrs.
Ramski requested approval for 6 additional skylights in the covered arena.
Approval was given to solicit bids for this. Approval was also given to solicit
bids for a new riding mower and a walk behind mower. Mrs. Ramski’s final
request was to add 220 electrical wiring to the rabbit building so a
refrigerated air unit can be installed in that building. It was the consensus
of the commissioners that the Fair Board should be considering that improvement
if it is really needed.
Appraiser, reported that Pioneer Natural Resources has filed an appeal on the
value of their plant. He will have Ron Cook, Petroleum Engineer analyze the
information received. The cost for this will be between three and four hundred
Road Supervisor, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, presented a
quote for asphalt inspection. Mr. Kramer will get another quote before a
decision is made. Mr. Kramer requested and received approval to look for a good
used tractor. Road crossing permits for Pioneer Natural Resources were reviewed
and approved by the commissioners.
Gooding, EMS Director, presented an update on his department.
Leffingwell, Big Brothers Big Sisters, requested support for that organization
in the amount of $500. Gene Schwein made the motion to allocate $500 to Big
Brothers Big Sisters. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed
Huslig, Grant County Recreation, and Greg Soelter, local citizen, discussed the
possibility of several entities joining in the purchase of a projector for
power point presentations. The commissioners recommended that they talk to
other entities regarding this.
Due to a conflict, the second
meeting in April was rescheduled from April 15 to April 22.
After viewing all entries for the
contest to name the new patio at the Civic Center, the commissioners chose the
name “Southwest Cedar Patio”. Eight different people submitted that name.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on April 22, 2003.