April 6, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were present at a regular meeting beginning 8:25 a.m. Minutes were approved as printed.
Sharon Brown, Mayor, met with the Board to inform them that the City of Clay Center has received a $12,500 stimulus grant to be used for Law Enforcement. Mayor Brown told the Board that Bill Robinson, Chief of Police, suggested the grant be used toward the purchase of the new server that was discussed last week. The County’s contribution will be to complete the necessary paperwork for the grant.
Bruce Wingerd, Attorney, met with the Board. David Thurlow made the motion to go into Executive Session under the Attorney-Client Privilege exception for 5 minutes beginning at 8:42 a.m. with the Commissioners and Bruce Wingerd present. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The regular meeting resumed at 8:47 a.m. with no action taken during the Executive Session. Rick James joined the meeting. Legal matters were discussed. The following press release was issued.
During the regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners today, the 2006 twelve acre land sale by the county to Enterprise Venture Corporation was discussed with Rick James, County Attorney. James told the Board that he was satisfied with the investigations of the sale, that his office would no longer pursue the matter, and he considered the matter to be closed. It was agreed by all concerned that much had been learned, and that if similar circumstances would arise in the future, the parties would be better prepared to handle such transactions. Speaking for the Board, Chairman Spicer expressed the belief that the best interests of the county would be served by finalizing the matter, and by moving forward together to serve the citizens of the county.
The Board signed an Application for Ambulance/Emergency Medical Service for the Kansas Board of Pharmacy to obtain a license as required by law to administer certain medications.
James Hedstrom, US Cellular, met with the Board to review the County’s cellular phone service. He will return next week with a proposal.
Meg Perry, Travel & Tourism Committee Chair, met with the Board. Jami Williams, Andy Contreras and Pam Spicer were also present. Jerry Mayo made the motion to adopt Resolution 2009-04. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The resolution was signed by the Board.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, met with the Board. The vehicle quotes that were received last week were discussed. The Sheriff will do more research and return next week with a recommendation. Jerry Mayo made the motion to go into Executive Session under the non-elected personnel exception for 10 minutes beginning at 10:51a.m. with the Commissioners and Chuck Dunn present. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The regular meeting resumed at 11:01a.m. with no action taken during the Executive Session.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, met with the Board to give his weekly report. Mr. Liby informed the Board that the Clifton Bridge is open as of last Friday. Also, the surfacing from the shoofly and the tubes from the site will be obtained to be used throughout the County.
Vicky Jenkins, County Treasurer, met with the Board. A printer in the County Treasurer’s Office needs to be replaced. Permission was granted to purchase an IBM 1532 printer from Central Office for $880.
The Board will conduct the Canvass for the City/School General Election at 8:00a.m. next Monday.
The Board adjourned at 11:55 a.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Christine Swaim, Deputy County Clerk