Minutes – July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019
Commissioners Wilson & Wiens Present
Commissioner Wilson Presiding

1. Commissioner Wilson called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse.

2. Commissioner Wiens moved to approve the agenda with the deletion of Tom Robl at 9:30 and the minutes of the July 8th session as prepared. The motion carried following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

3. There were no public comments.

4. Commissioners reviewed and approved mid-month vouchers.

5. Communications Supervisor Josh Michaelis appeared to get approval on a contract for connectivity to the KDOT Master Site. The quotes were:
ATT                  850.60 per month
MTC               460.00 per month

Josh noted that the Advisory Board recommended going with MTC.  Commissioner Wiens moved to approve the quote for the radio connectivity to the KDOT Master site with MTC for $460.00 per month with a one-time charge of $500.00.  The motion carried following a second by Commissioner Wilson.  Josh provided an update on the Communications Department move.

6. County Clerk Alicia Showalter presented an employee time donation sheet for approval. The Lyons Chamber requested use of the courthouse lawn on August 6th for an ice cream social.  Commissioners granted the approval.

7. John Riggs with Riggs & Associates and Levi Beaver, Planning & Zoning Director, appeared to discuss the review of the Planning & Zoning Regulations for the County. Further discussion will be held and a plan for the review will be developed.

8. County Treasurer Amy Buckman appeared to present the quarterly report for the department. She reported on the status of the staff, cross-training, maturity of any CD’s and processing of tax additions and abatements.

9. Appraiser Gayla Godfrey appeared to present the quarterly report for the department. She reported on the budget status for the department, new employee training, review of properties, calculation of irrigated land, 260 NRP (Neighborhood Revitalization Program) properties, Ethanol Plant appeal review, and oil lease abatements.

10. Gayla requested an executive session. Commissioner Wilson moved to enter into executive session from 11:20 to 11:30 for a non-elected personnel matter and will return to open session at 12:00 in the Commissioners Room. The motion carried following a second by Commissioner Wiens.  Appraiser Gayla Godfrey and County Counselor Scott Bush were present at the session.

Commissioners returned to open session at 11:30 in the Commissioners Room.

11. Commissioner Wilson moved to enter into executive session from 11:30 to 12:00 for a non-elected personnel matter and will return to open session at 12:00 in the Commissioners Room. The motion carried following a second by Commissioner Wiens. Appraiser Gayla Godfrey, Appraiser employee Kristina Silva and County Counselor Scott Bush were present for the session.

Commissioners returned to open session at 11:50 in the Commissioners Room.

12. Commissioners conducted a short budget study session.

13. Commissioner Wilson adjourned the meeting.

Adjourned.

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Chairman

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County Clerk

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