December 14, 2009
Commissioner Spicer and Commissioner Mayo were present at a regular meeting beginning at 8:00 a.m. Minutes were approved as printed. Payroll in the amount of $127,978.76 was reviewed and approved. Bills in the amount of $41,316.95 were reviewed and approved.
Arnie Knoettgen, County Maintenance, met with the Board. The snow removal from the storm last week was discussed.
Commissioner Thurlow joined the meeting.
The Board of Commissioner’s would like to thank KanEquip, Inc of Clay Center for allowing the use of a skid loader for the maintenance department to remove snow.
Dana Rickley and JoDee Haas, County Health Department, met with the Board to discuss the need to replace 5 of the computers at the Health Department. The Board granted permission to purchase 6 computer towers from Central Office Service and Supply at the cost of $499 each. Five will be taken out of the County General Fund and one will be paid for out of the WIC funds. Also discussed were the 10% decrease reimbursement funds from the Area Agency on Aging. This will affect approximately 105 clients in the In Home Services. The Board granted permission to raise the prices of services to cover the cost for the In Home Services.
Bob Heilman, Heilman Insurance Agency, met with the Board to discuss the renewal on liability and property insurance policies. Over all the insurance premiums raised 3.6%. Chairman Commissioner Spicer signed the acceptance proposal on the property and liability policies.
Pam Kemp, EMS Director, met with the Board. Permission was granted to get quotes to purchase a laptop with graphics for Emergency Management. This is to be paid for out of the Emergency Management Performance Grant money. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to go into Executive Session under the Personnel Exception of non-elected personnel for 10 minutes beginning at 10:21 a.m. with the Commissioners, Pam Kemp, and the County Clerk present. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The regular meeting resumed at 10:31 a.m. with no action taken during the Executive Session.
The Board reviewed and approved Refunds 09R01-02 in the amount of $49.60, Abatements 09A01-12 in the amount of #1001.44 and Refund/Abatements 09RA01-04 $126.40.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, met with the Board to report on the snow storm and the snow removal last week. The Board of Commissioners would like to thank the Highway Department on the nice job that they did with the snow removal. Mr. Liby reported that it took about 14 hours to open up the roads. Fifty tons of salt will be hauled this week to replace the salt that was used. Preliminary plans for project 14C-4131was received. This project is located on 19th Road between Quail and Ottawa Roads.
The Chairman signed an application for a License to sell retail Cereal Malt Beverages at the Clifton American Legion Post #227.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, met with the Board to discuss the replacement of a Dispatcher that resigned. Permission was granted to place an employment ad to fill this position. A contract is being worked on between Clay County and Sedgwick County to house prisoners.
The Board left to tour the Clay County Museum that has been decorated for Christmas.
The Board adjourned at 12:25 p.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk