Minutes – September 19, 2016

These minutes are unofficial until reviewed and approved by the Board of County Commissioners as official.

September 19, 2016
All Commissioners Present
Commissioner Oswalt Presiding

1.    Commissioner Oswalt called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse.

2.    Commissioner Bray moved to approve the agenda and the minutes of the September 12th session as prepared.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.

3.    There were no public comments.

4.    Economic Development Director Jill Nichols appeared and requested an executive session.  Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into executive session from 9:10 to 9:25 to discuss the salary for a non-elected person. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Bray.  The executive session is required to protect the privacy interest of an identifiable individual or individuals.

Commissioners returned to open session.

5.    Commissioner Bray moved to hire Stacy Clark as the new full-time Economic Development Director contingent upon completing her pre-employment physical.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.  Commissioner Bray moved to contract with Jill Nichols for two weeks of training of the new director.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.  Commissioners discussed a contract for maintenance of the county website and additional consultation through March 2017.  Commissioner Bray moved to approve the contract.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Oswalt.  Commissioners Oswalt and Bray voted in favor and Commissioner McCloud voted in the negative.  Commissioner Bray moved to appoint Stacy Clark as the representative to the SCKEDD and Housing Opportunities Inc. boards.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.

6.    Public Works Administrator Dennis Wray appeared and requested an executive session.  Commissioner Oswalt moved to enter into executive session from 9:40 to 10:00 for a non-elected personnel matter concerning county policy.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Bray.  County Clerk Alicia Showalter was present for the session.  The executive session is required to protect the privacy interest of an identifiable individual or individuals.

Commissioners returned to open session.

7.    Lyons City Administrator John Sweet appeared to present updates to the Commissioners.  He presented information for approval of a grant application for the 2017 FEMA Mitigation Project on Century Road.  Commissioner Bray moved to approve applying for the 2017 FEMA Mitigation Project for the Century Road Project.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.  John presented information for approval of a KDOT application for adding a new Jet A fuel and General Aviation fuel system in an amount of $195,000.  Commissioner McCloud moved to apply for the KDOT Grant to add the new fuel system at the airport.  The motion carried following a second by Commissioner Bray.  John presented an invoice for the AWOS System.  Commissioner McCloud moved to approve payment of Invoice #1 to Kirkham Michael in the amount of $800.00.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Bray.  John reported on the status of the Midwest Energy project for the airport.

8.    Communications Supervisor Josh Michaelis appeared to present updates to the Commissioners.  He presented a Memorandum of Agreement between the 911 Coordinating Council and the Rice County Communications for the upgrading to the Next Generation 911 system.  The cost to Rice County is $36,600 annually and he proposes to make quarterly payments.  Commissioner Bray moved to approve the Memorandum of Agreement between Rice County and the 911 Coordinating Council.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.  Josh reported on the timeline for the Next Generation 911 system and the audit for the 911 Fund.

9.    County Clerk Alicia Showalter presented updates to the Commissioners.  She presented a form for the appointment of a KWORCC Voting Delegate.  Commissioners approved having Commissioner Oswalt as the voting delegate and Alicia Showalter as the alternate.  Alicia will complete the form and submit it by the deadline.  The contract with Rice County Builders was discussed concerning the start and completion date.  Commissioners signed the contract letter with a start date of January 3, 2017 and will mail it for approval by Rice County Builders.  Alicia presented a quote for a new laptop PC for her office.  Commissioners requested more information and Alicia will report back at a future session.

10. Sanitation Director Levi Beaver and Scott Walton with Walton Plumbing appeared to discuss the sanitation and water well code for Rice County.  Commissioners requested that a committee be formed and begin working on updating the code for Rice County.  Levi will work on forming the committee and report back at a future session.

11. Levi reported that he had employee Chad Johanning resigned this morning and was given permission to begin the hiring process.

12. Commissioner McCloud moved to adjourn.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Bray.

Adjourned.

 

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