Minutes – December 17, 2018

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

December 17, 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 addition of Marci Detmer at 11:00, Tim Weaver at 11:15, removing Tom Robl at 9:30 and moving Ed Feil to 9:30. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  Commissioner moved to approve the minutes of the December 10th session as prepared.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

3. There were no public comments.

4. Commissioner McCloud moved to authorize the chairman to sign a letter to SCKEDD to use Stacy Clark’s salary as in-kind match for grant purposes. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

5. Rural Fire Chief Ed Feil appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. Ed reported that the department ordered 53 sets of wildland gear, setting up a water truck that will be located in Geneseo, and 2019 Fire Outlook session in Wichita.  Ed reported on several changes effective the first of the year.  Those changes include Mike Huggans retiring from Geneseo with Chris Muse taking the chief position and Dylan Helvey as assistant; Russell Stephenson is retiring from Little River with Shawn Allen taking the chief position and Rusty Ramage as assistant; Brad Reid taking the position as Assistant Rural Fire Chief.  Commissioner McCloud moved to make the appointments as listed above effective January 1, 2019.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

6. Audree Aguilera, City of Lyons, appeared to get approval for a bill for the airport. Commissioner McCloud moved to authorize the payment of invoice #42 for Kirkham Michael in the amount of $572.70 with 90% reimbursement from the grant.  The motion carried with Commissioners McCloud and Wilson voting in favor and Commissioner Wiens voting in the negative.  This is the final bill that will be paid by Rice County until a project end date is provided.

7. Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into executive session from 10:15 to 10:30 for a non-elected personnel matter concerning disciplinary action and will reconvene in the Commissioners Room at 10:30. Greg Klein was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session at 10:30 in the Commissioners Room.

8. District Court Clerk Jane Hrabik appeared to discuss the replacement of the sink in the bathroom in her back office. Commissioners authorized her to make contact with a contractor for a bid and purchase a vanity.

9. Public Health Administrator Marci Detmer appeared to get a contract signed. Marci presented a contract with Alisha Stinemetz as a Family Planning provider.  Commissioner Wiens moved to enter into a contract with Alisha Stinemetz as Family Planning provider.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  Marci reported that the department still has some flu vaccine that is available to individuals with no insurance.

10. Detention Supervisor Tim Weaver appeared and requested an executive session. Commissioner Wilson moved to enter into executive session from 11:20 to 11:15 for a non-elected personnel matter concerning disciplinary action and returning to open session at in the Commissioners Room. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.  County Clerk Alicia Showalter and County Counselor Scott Bush were present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session at 1l:35 in the Commissioners Room.

11. Commissioner Wilson moved to approve the 2019 Membership dues for Kansas Association of Counties in the amount of $3,131.31. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

12. Commissioners discussed the valuation for the Kansas Ethanol Company.

13. Commissioners reviewed and approved indigent attorney contracts. Alicia was authorized to prepare a letter and mail along with the contracts to the various attorneys.

14. Commissioner Wilson moved to pay employees not receiving longevity pay a one-time 1% supplemental wage for 2018 hours. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

15. Commissioners will not meet next week due to the Christmas Eve holiday.

16. Commissioners agreed to start the meeting on December 31, 2018 at 8 a.m. to review and approve month-end vouchers.

17. Commissioner McCloud adjourned the meeting.

Adjourned.

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