Minutes – April 23, 2018

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

April 23, 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 change of Dennis Wray at 9:00 and Greg Klein at 9:30 and the minutes of the April 16th & 17th sessions as prepared. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

3. There were no public comments.

4. Public Works Administrator Dennis Wray appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. He presented a quote of $1500 to $1600 from Mark Ehrlich to epoxy the lift station for Kansas Ethanol.  Commissioner Wilson moved to authorize Mark Ehrlich to epoxy the lift station for an amount not to exceed $1,500.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.  Dennis presented a letter of requirements from Kirkham Michael regarding the landfill.  Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into an agreement with Kirkham Michael to survey the landfill and meet KDHE requirements in an amount not to exceed $12,800.00.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  Dennis reported on the e-waste process that we have in Rice County.  There will be a company that will be in later to discuss e-waste disposal.

5. EMS/EM Director Greg Klein appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. He presented a printout of the call summary for the 1st quarter of 2018, budget status for EMS and Emergency Management, kids camp final preparation, and information on a remount of an ambulance.

6. Tony Salcido with Rev-E 3 appeared to present information regarding e-waste. He gave information on the company and the type of business that is offered.  Commissioners authorized Tony to work with Dennis and proceed to work with the company.

7. Danica Huddleson appeared to request permission to use the courthouse lawn for Safety Day on May 12th. Commissioner Wiens moved to allow the use of the courthouse lawn for the Safety Day.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

8. Sheriff Bryant Evans appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. He reported that they have no operational computers at the department and reported on the status of various vehicles of the department.   Bryant presented information regarding the enforcement of the county resolution for commercial vehicles and the need for proper signage.

Bryant requested an executive session for non-elected personnel.  Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into executive session from 11:05 to 11:15 for a non-elected personnel matter concerning work comp.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  County Counselor Scott Bush was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session.

Commissioner Wiens moved to enter into executive session from 11:15 to 11:30 for a non-elected personnel matter concerning work comp.  The motion carried unanimously following a second from Commissioner Wilson.  County Counselor Scott Bush and Sheriff Bryant Evans was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session.

9. Communications Supervisor Josh Michaelis appeared to report on the status of the computer system at the Law Enforcement Center.

10. Treasurer Clint Bieberle appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. He discussed his resignation as County Treasurer effective May 11th.

11. Zach Krause with KVK Inc. appeared to visit with the Commissioners about the new chiller installation and maintenance contract with the courthouse.

12. Commissioners reviewed the budget process for the 2019 budgets. Further information will be obtained prior to any action.

13. Commissioners agreed to meet at 8 a.m. on Monday April 30th to review month-end vouchers.

14. Commissioner McCloud adjourned the meeting.

Adjourned.

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