Minutes – February 4, 2019

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

February 4, 2019
All Commissioners Present
Commissioner Wilson Presiding

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

2. Commissioner McCloud moved to approve the agenda with the deletion of Tom Robl at 9:30 and the minutes of the January 28th and 31st sessions with a change to number 14 as follows:
County Counselor Scott Bush and Appraiser Gayla Godfrey were present for the session.
The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

3. There were no public comments.

4. EMS/EM Director Greg Klein appeared to present quarterly updates to the Commissioners. He presented statistics for the department for 2018.  Greg reviewed the various duties of the medical director for the department.  Greg updated the Commissioners on the remodel of the basement of the EMS/Health building for the Communications department.  Greg reported on a grant to assist with the purchase of a new cot for an ambulance, Kids Camp, use of the Celebration Centre and discussed closing of the EMS Reserve Fund.  Commissioner Wiens moved to approve Resolution 4-2019 (Moving $25,552.01 from the EMS Reserve Funds to the EMS Fund).  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.  Greg presented an employee evaluation for approval.

5. Sheriff Bryant Evans appeared and requested an executive session. Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into executive session from 10:12 to 10:25 for a non-elected personnel matter regarding performance and will return to open session at 10:25 in the Commissioners Room of the Courthouse.  The motion carried following a second by Commissioner Wiens.    Sheriff Bryant Evans was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session at 10:25 in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse and no action was taken.

Commissioners discussed the medical staff for the department, use of the communications area once vacated, and detention population.

6. Noxious Weed Director Levi Beaver appeared to discuss a new hire and starting pay. He reviewed the pay scale and discussed the range that he would like to start the new hire.

7. Commissioner Wiens moved to enter into executive session from 11:00 to 11:15 to conduct a non-elected personnel performance appraisal and to return at 11:15 in the Commissioners Room in the Courthouse. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.  Public Works Administrator Marci Detmer was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session at 11:15 in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse and no action was taken.

8. Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into an agreement with Michael Montoya for $200 per hour with no cap for representation at the BOTA hearing. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

9. County Counselor Scott Bush appeared and presented an agreement between Rice County and Robert Challans for the rental of the round top hangar at the airport. The agreement was reviewed.  Various changes will be made and presented at a future session.  A possible resolution was presented to the Commissioners regarding the formation of an airport advisory committee.

10. Commissioner McCloud moved to approve Resolution 5-2019 (Establishing Sterling Bulletin as the official county newspaper). The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

11. Commissioners reviewed the Fixed Asset Listing and the annual Township report.

12. Commissioners reviewed the bids for glass repair work at the Health Department. Commissioner McCloud moved to accept the bid from Kansas Glass in the amount of $1,204.83 for the repair of glass at the Health department. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

13. Commissioners reviewed the bids for window replacement at the Health Department. Commissioners will do some additional research and make a decision in the near future.

14. Commissioner Wilson adjourned the meeting.

Adjourned.

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