Minutes – April 17, 2017

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

April 17, 2017
All Commissioners Present
Commissioner McCloud Presiding

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

2. Commissioner Wiens moved to approve the agenda with the addition of various discussion items and the minutes of the April 10th session as prepared. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

3. There were no public comments.

4. Noxious Weed Director Levi Beaver appeared to discuss spraying of chemicals. He reported on chemicals being sprayed by various aerial spraying customers and the need to submit reports of what was sprayed on what properties.   Levi reported to the Commissioners of product that can’t be accounted for by the aerial spraying company and is looking at billing the company for the product.  Levi will keep the Commissioners updated as necessary.

Levi reported on building permits for the JaCam facility.  He reported that there are 18 buildings at the facility and he currently can account for 6 building permits having been completed.  Levi is pursuing the necessary information to get this situation up to date.

5. EMS/EM Director Greg Klein appeared to update the Commissioners on the fire at the JaCam facility. Greg reviewed the CERT team for the area and explained that it is a trained volunteer team used for natural disasters.  He reported on the sale of a trailer that was purchased by donation funds for the CERT team and has been sold to an individual.  Greg reported on a meeting with Mr. Butler in regards to the Highland Fire and a possible road vacation.  Public Health Administrator Marci Detmer appeared to discuss the communication with the Public Health Department in regards to the JaCam fire.  Greg reported that communication or information can always be obtained from the incident commander at the incident command post as a joint operations agency.

6. County Clerk Alicia Showalter presented to the Commissioners a vehicle listing for the Sheriff department, with repair invoices per vehicle.

Alicia reported that the air conditioning has been turned on in the Courthouse. She reported that the maintenance company will be scheduling a time to come in and discuss a plan for replacement or repairs to the current air conditioning unit.

7. Appraiser Gayla Godfrey appeared to discuss the rural directories. Commissioners have identified numerous errors in the directory and are questioning the data that is gotten for the directory.  Alicia will check with the company and report back.

8. Commissioners viewed the attic and instructed the County Clerk to contact the department heads and proceed with cleaning trash items from the attic.

9. Lyons City Administrator John Sweet appeared to update the Commissioners on the airport. He presented invoice #31 from Kirkham Michael in the amount of $18,643.92 for approval with 90% reimbursed by the FAA.  Commissioner Wilson moved to approve invoice #31 for engineering from Kirkham Michael in an amount not to exceed $18,643.92 with 90% being reimbursed by the FAA.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.  John reported on the airport obstruction removal.  He presented an invoice from Harlan Ebright for the tree removal.  Commissioner Wiens moved to approve the invoice from Harlan Ebright for the tree removal and compost in the amount of $4,000.   The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  John reported on the Midwest Energy support poles and the status of that portion of the project.  John reported that the airport is open for emergency purposes only.  He presented invoice #1 for payment in the amount of $1,108.84.  Commissioners informed him that the invoice is to be held until we get approval from the FAA to expense.  John reported on the AWOS system and will put together a fuel system emergency request for submission to KDOT Aviation.

10. Amy Boxberger with Central Kansas Community Corrections appeared to present the Comprehensive Plan for the agency. Amy presented and reviewed information about applying for a Behavioral Health Services Grant. Commissioner Wiens moved to approve the Comprehensive Plan for Central Kansas Community Corrections for the budget year of 2018.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  Commissioner Wiens moved to approve the application for the 2018 Behavioral Health Services Grant in the amount of $73,000.00.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

11. County Counselor Scott Bush appeared and presented updates to the Commissioners. He discussed a personnel matter, a letter for fire damages to a citizen’s property, and reported on the status of the tax sale.

12. County Clerk Alicia Showalter discussed and answered various questions concerning the purchase of new election equipment. Further information is being obtained and reported at a future session.

Alicia requested an executive session for a non-elected personnel matter.  Commissioner Wiens moved to enter into executive session from 12:32 to 12:50 for a non-elected personnel matter at the Health Department.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  County Counselor Scott Bush was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session.

13. Commissioners discussed the Payroll/Human Resources proposals briefly with a couple other companies to be contacted and further discussion at a future session.

14. Commissioner McCloud adjourned the meeting.

Adjourned.

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