Minutes – February 5, 2018

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

February 5, 2018
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 deletion of Marci Detmer at 10:00 a.m. and the addition of Gayla Godfrey at 11:15. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  Commissioner Wiens moved to approve the minutes of the January 29th session with the addition of the following to paragraph #5:
The City of Lyons will reimburse the County for the 11 bridges in the amount of $913.00 and the City of Sterling will reimburse for the 1 bridge in the amount of $83.00.
The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

3. There were no public comments.

4. Economic Development Director Stacy Clark appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. She reported on the loan program, tourism, continuing education, celebrations, public relations and strategic planning.

5. Public Works Administrator Dennis Wray appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. Commissioner Wilson moved to adopt Resolution 6-2018 (Establishing CD Waste Fees at the Landfill).  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

Commissioner Wiens moved to enter into executive session from 9:45 to 9:55 for a non-elected employee performance appraisal.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  Public Works Administrator Dennis Wray was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session.

6. County Clerk Alicia Showalter presented updates to the Commissioners. She reported on the status of the replacement/updating of pc’s.

7. Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into executive session from 10:05 to 10:25 for a contract negotiation. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.  Communications Supervisor Josh Michaelis was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session.

8. Commissioner McCloud moved enter into executive session from 10:25 to 10:30 for a contract negotiation. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

Commissioners returned to open session.

9. Jeremy Elliott, My Lawn Turf & Tree, appeared to present information regarding the courthouse lawn and trees. Elliott will prepare a quote and send as soon as possible.

10. Noxious Weed Director Levi Beaver appeared and presented the Annual Weed Management Plan and the Annual Weed Report for signature. Commissioners will review the plan and report and will take action at the next session. Levi reported on the status of repairs to the department vehicles.

11. Appraiser Gayla Godfrey appeared and requested an executive session. Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into executive session from11:15 to 11:30 for private company matters. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner.

Commissioners returned to open session.

12. Commissioner Wiens moved to pay the 2018 Kansas County Commissioners Assn. membership dues in the amount of $325.00. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

13. Commissioners reviewed a bid for the replacement of the lights and fixtures for the Courthouse clock tower. The bid was from Temp-Aire in the amount of $1,295.45. Levi Beaver and James Smith appeared to answer various questions regarding the lights.  Commissioners requested some additional information and will take action at the next session.

14. Commissioners discussed various areas of the employee handbook.

15. Commissioner McCloud adjourned the meeting.

Adjourned.

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