Minutes – June 24, 2019

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

June 24, 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 moving Josh Michaelis to 10:00 a.m. and the minutes of the June 17th session as prepared. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

3. There were no public comments.

4. The City of Lyons has paid the final delinquent PILOT (Payment In Lieu of Taxes) payment to the County.

5. Commissioner Wiens moved to enter into executive session from 9:02 to 9:12 for a non-elected personnel matter concerning hiring and will return at 9:12 in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.  Appraiser Gayla Godfrey was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session at 9:12 in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse.

Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into executive session from 9:12 to 9:22 for a non-elected personnel matter concerning hiring and will return at 9:22 in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.  Appraiser Gayla Godfrey was present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session at 9:22 in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse.

6. Commissioners discussed flooding issues in several townships and possible road repairs. A quote for electrical repairs to the Courthouse clock tower was discussed and Commissioners approved the quote from Sutton Electric to make the repairs.

7. Public Works Administrator Tom Robl appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. He reported on the inspection of the bridge on Avenue N and that the bridge now has to have weight limit sign postings.  Tom will pursue the postings.  He reported on applying for grant (80/20) funds through the Off System Bridge Program for the replacement of this bridge (#77).  Tom reported on the disposal of downed tree limbs and the loads coming into the landfill.

8. Stacy Clark, Economic Development Director, appeared to discuss the ROZ program. She presented a resolution for the program to be adopted.  Commissioner McCloud moved to adopt Resolution 13-2019 (Authorizing Participation in the ROZ Student Loan Repayment Program) with the County contributing zero funds.  The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.

9. Rob Challans appeared and reported a Fly In Pancake Feed at the airport in July and an open house on Labor Day weekend.

10. Communications Supervisor Josh Michaelis appeared to report and get approval on network service. He presented quotes from Gilmore Solutions and Huber & Associates for equipment set up and service. The recommendation was to go with Huber & Associates.  The Commissioners requested that he get a quote for an outright purchase and we would fund it through the Equipment Reserve fund.  Josh discussed internet service at the new department facility and Commissioners authorized Josh to enter into a contract with Cox Communications for the backup internet service.

11. Sheriff Bryant Evans and Detention Supervisor Tim Weaver appeared to discuss shift differential. Commissioner McCloud moved to increase shift differential for 3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. to .50 cents per hour and the shift differential for 11:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. to $1.00 per hour. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner Wiens.  This will be effective with the pay period beginning June 28th.

12. Commissioner Wiens moved to appoint Bryant Evans to the board for The Center of Counseling and Consultation. The motion carried unanimously following a second by Commissioner McCloud.

13. Audree Aguilera appeared to report on the repairs to the windows at the airport. The amount of the repairs is $874.00 with Kansas Glass.

14. Commissioners discussed compensation for the Web Content Editor position. An employment status form will be completed and presented at the next session.

15. County Clerk Alicia Showalter presented an invoice for a coroner call. Commissioners will conduct further research and report back at the next session.

16. Commissioners agreed to meet Thursday, June 27th at 4 p.m. to review and approve month-end vouchers.

17. Commissioners will meet next Monday, July 1st at 8 a.m. due to wheat harvest.

18. Commissioner Wilson adjourned the meeting.

Adjourned.

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