April 20, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow, were present at a regular meeting beginning at 8:35 a.m. Minutes were approved as printed.
The Board reviewed and approved payroll in the amount of $133,718.30 and monthly bills in the amount of $15, 845.62.
Arnie Knoettgen, County Maintenance and Vernon McGee, and Jason Liby, McGee Roofing, reviewed papers for an insurance claim that was caused by wind and hail. Mr. McGee will return with estimates on several roofs at a later date.
The Board reviewed and approved a refund abatement 08RA36 in the amount of $359.27
Gailen Tyrell, Landfill/Nox Weed, met with the Board. Mower bids were received from Kan Eqiup, Inc and Bruna Implement, Inc. for a 2009 Rhino FR10. These bids were left for Mr. Tyrell to study and to return next week with a decision. The Board signed the spraying contract for the State of Kansas Department of Transportation. Different ways of disposing of tires was discussed.
Starla Borg, Attorney, met with the Board to discuss the Indigent Attorney Contract. Commissioner Thurlow made the motion to retain Mrs. Borg as an Indigent Attorney. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Gary May, County Sanitarian, met with the Board to discuss a complaint that he has received. The Board referred Mr. May to turn this complaint over to the County Attorney. Mr. May also reported that he had closed out two permits and has opened five new permits.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, met with the Board. A pay difference for the permanent Dispatcher’s midnight shift was discussed. Commissioner Thurlow made the motion to pay $0.15 an hour difference for the permanent midnight shift. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Steve McAnally, County Appraiser, met with the Board. The two year contract with Kimble Mapping for 2009 & 2010 was signed by the Board. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to also sign a two year contract for Kimble Mapping to do GIS Ownership and Agues Mapping Maintenance and updating the published Arc/Reader project in the amount of $4300. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, met with the Board. A Highway Use Permit was signed by the Board for Oneok Field Services, Co. to do repair work to the pipeline in the Northwest part of Clay County on 25th Road between Meridian and Buffalo Roads. Several bridges and roads throughout the County were discussed. An invitation for a meeting with KDOT to discuss the Viaduct project will be held on Tuesday, April 21st at City Hall at 2:30 p.m. The two used motor graders that were purchased last week have been delivered. Casey Fraser, Martin Caterpillar, presented two proposals on used motor graders and Chadd Blackwood, Murphy Tractor, presented a proposal on a used motor grader. All proposals were left for study. Keith Blake, Union State Bank, was also present.
The Board of Commissioners, County Clerk, Mike Folks, USD 379 Superintendent, and Mayor Sharon Brown, met for a luncheon meeting. Many issues such as budgets, economy issues, housing, military families and the use of drugs and alcohol within Clay County was discussed.
The Board Adjourned at 1:10 p.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk