Minutes – August 12, 2019

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

August 12, 2019
Commissioners Wilson and McCloud
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 and the minutes of the August 5th session with the following change to Paragraph 9 Line 5 to read as follows:
a. The Commissioners requested an executive session.

3. The motion carried following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

4. There were no public comments.

5. Commissioners conducted a discussion session including updates on staffing issues and budget questions.

6. Public Works Administrator Tom Robl appeared to present updates to the Commissioners. Tom reported on the Kansas Local Bridge Improvement Program and informed the Commissioners that there are 2 bridges (#106 & #116) that qualify for the program.  He will pursue with the application process.  Tom reported that he has hired 3 new employees that will be starting in the next week.

7. Commissioner Wilson opened the 2020 Budget Hearing for Rice County and Rice County Rural Fire District #1 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse. There were no public comments.  Commissioner Wilson closed the 2020 Budget hearing at 10:05.

8. Commissioner McCloud moved to approve the 2020 budget for Rice County as presented. The motion carried following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

9. Commissioner McCloud moved to approve the 2020 budget for Rice County Rural Fire District #1. The motion carried following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

10. Register of Deeds Rhonda Hunt appeared to present quarterly updates to the Commissioners. She reported on the filings in the office, purchase of two new scanners, and the State Conference. She requested an executive session.  Commissioner McCloud moved to enter into executive session from 10:37 to 10:47 for a non-elected personnel matter regarding policy and will return to open session at 10:47 in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse.   The motion carried following a second by Commissioner Wilson.

Commissioners returned to open session at 10:47 in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse.

11. Commissioner Wilson adjourned the meeting.

Adjourned.

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