Minutes – July 17, 2017

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

July 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 Greg Klein at 10:15 and the minutes of the July 10th session as prepared. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

3. There were no public comments.

4. Chris Schneider with Gilmore Solutions appeared to update the Commissioners on the security provided for the computer system for the County. He reviewed the various levels of security and answered questions.

5. Public Works Administrator Dennis Wray appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. He presented a Supplemental Agreement to the Master Agreement from KDOT explaining that KDOT pays 80% of pin and hanger bridge inspections and we pay for 100% of fracture critical bridge inspections.  Commissioners signed the agreement.  Dennis presented an article written about roads in the State of Kansas.

6. Donna Gurney with We Are Lyons appeared to update the Commissioners on the Heritage Festival Parade. She invited the Commissioners to walk in the parade and present a welcome.

7. Treasurer Clint Bieberle appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. He reported on the financial status of the County as of the end of June.  Clint requested an executive session.  Commissioner Wiens moved to enter into executive session from 9:45 to 9:50 for non-elected personnel concerning an employee status.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

Commissioners returned to open session.

8. Lyons City Administrator John Sweet appeared to present updates to the Commissioners and presented an invoice for approval. Commissioner Wilson moved to authorize payment to Kirkham Michael for Invoice #33 in the amount of $3,149.98 for construction.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.  John requested approval of an invoice for the Air Obstruction.  Commissioner Wiens moved to approve payment of Invoice #1 to Kirkham Michael in the amount of $1,108.84 for the Air Obstruction Project to be reimbursed 90% by FAA.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  Commissioners discussed a flood monitoring station and will pursue further information.

9. EMS/EM Director Greg Klein appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. A title for a trailer was discussed and the need to apply for a duplicate title.  County Counselor Scott Bush make further contact with the owner and report back in the near future.

10. Noxious Weed Director Levi Beaver appeared to discuss the vacancy at the department. Further discussion will be conducted and a report back in the near future.

11. Commissioners discussed the indigent attorney contracts and further information will be obtained for presentation at the next session.

12. Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into executive session from 11:50 to 12:30 for a non-elected personnel matter concerning policy. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens. County Counselor Scott Bush was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session.

13. Commissioner Wiens moved to enter into executive session from 12:55 to 1:05 for a non-elected personnel matter concerning policy. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson. County Counselor Scott Bush and Appraiser Gayla Godfrey were present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session.

14. Commissioner McCloud adjourned the meeting.

Adjourned.

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