of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
Traster made the motion to approve the minutes of the April 6, 2004 meeting and
the claims against the various funds of the county. Gene Schwein seconded the
motion. Following clarification of several vouchers, the motion passed
Velasquez and Jose Olivas, GI Forum, asked the commissioners to waive the fees
at the Civic Center for Cinco de Mayo activities. The commissioners approved
Roberts, Librarian, and Library Board Members, Galen Pelton, Archie DeBruce,
Eddi Porter, and Dee Longoria, presented a check to the county for $220,000.
The money is the remaining funds for the Library Building Project. They
explained that this amount includes their funds for improving the parking lot.
Traster made the motion to approve Ordinance No. 1128 amending the official
zoning district map of the Ulysses-Grant County metropolitan area and the Redetzke
Plat. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Pflughoft, Economic Development Director, met with the commissioners. Darl
Henson, Keri Liddeke, and Jason King, Extension Council also met with the
commissioners. Discussion was held on relocation of their offices.
Lofland, Transfer Station Manager, presented quotes for a computer for his
office. Madison Traster made the motion to approve the low quote from Dell at a
cost of $1,164.00. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Members, Dennis Deyoe, Kevin Shapland, Daron Cowan, Katrina Benyshek, Antonio
Cavasos, and Christa Moyer, met with the commissioners. Nancy Ramski, Civic
Center Building and Grounds Manager, Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator,
Darl Henson and Keri Liddeke, Extension Council, also met with the board.
Discussion was held on relocating the Extension Council. Two buildings at the
fairgrounds are being considered, 4-H Building and the Commercial Building.
Mrs. Ramski said if they had to use one of the current buildings, she would
prefer they use the Commercial Building since the public uses the 4-H Building
more. The commissioners asked Mr. Henson to get cost estimates for remodeling
both buildings and to get an estimate of cost for a new metal building. As soon
as he obtains the estimates the clerk will notify the commissioners so they can
hold a special meeting on the matter.
presented a request from Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds, for a new IBM
computer. Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the quote from Nex-Tech at a
cost not to exceed $1,428.00. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. There are sufficient funds to pay for this out of the Register of
Deeds Technology Fund.
In order to
comply with requirements for the Community Development Block Grant Micro-loan
Program, the commissioners adopted a code of conduct, and a civil rights/fair
McHenry, County Clerk, was appointed as the contact person to handle any fair
housing/civil rights complaints.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on May 4, 2004.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Carl