August 10, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were all present for a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. The minutes were approved as printed. Payroll in the amount of $132,257.35 was reviewed and approved. Bills in the amount of $21,641.08 were reviewed and approved.
Commissioner Thurlow made the motion to donate $350 to Longford Fun Day out of the Alcohol Fund. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Pam Kemp, EMS Director, gave a report on the H1N1 Influenza Flu, and how the local agencies are preparing for the months ahead. Permission was granted to join the MARCER purchasing group at a pro-rated membership of $145.80 for the remainder of 2009. Several items such as budget, salaries and the hiring freeze were discussed. The PRN staff will not be included in the hiring freeze.
Jami Williams, Economic Development Director, and Keith Gilmore, Intertech Industries, met with the Board. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to go into Executive Session under the Confidential Data Exception for 15 minutes beginning at 9:10 a.m. with the Commissioners, Jami Williams, Keith Gilmore, and Kayla Wang, County Clerk present. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The regular meeting resumed at 9:25 a.m. with no action taken during the Executive Session. The Board instructed Ms. Williams to work on the project and report to them next week.
The Board adjourned at 9:30 a.m. to tour the old Swift Building also known as the GT, Inc. and reconvened at 10:15 a.m. to discuss the demolition of the building. Those attending the tour were the Board of Commissioners, Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, Gailen Tyrell and Debbie Charest, Landfill, Cheryl Beatty, City Administrator, and Jami Williams, Economic Development Director. It has been verified that the owner of the building is the City of Clay Center.
Gailen Tyrell, Landfill/Noxious Weed Director, met with the Board to discuss the bid specs for a new building that will be used for recycling. The Board granted permission to take bids and the bids will be opened on August 31, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, met with the Board. Verification on the $100 spending limit, budget cuts, and vehicles were discussed. The day to day expenses are not included in the spending limit. It is the above normal spending and anything new that will need to be approved by the Board. Permission was granted to run an employment ad to fill a Deputy position.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, reported on the proposals for the Annual Bridge Inspections of 12 bridges. They are as follows:
Schwab-Eaton, P.A. - $100 per bridge for a total of $1,200
Cook, Flatt & Strobel - $160 per bridge for a total of $1,920
BG Consultants, Inc. - $600 per bridge for a total of $7,200
The Board signed an agreement with Schwab- Eaton, P.A. to provide the engineering services at a cost of $1,200. The cost of sealing and painting the center lines on 45 miles of blacktop roads in the County was discussed. A decision will be made at a later date for this project.
The Board adjourned at 11:55 a.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk