February 2, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were present at a regular meeting beginning 8:30 a.m. The minutes were reviewed and approved as printed. The monthly bills in the amount of $ 352,749.71 were reviewed and approved by the Board.
Jerry Mayo made the motion to re-appoint Cathy Hafner to the Board of Directors of the Pawnee Mental Health Service. This is a three year appointment. David Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
PBA Architects, Wichita, held a conference call with the Board to discuss the future Courthouse renovation projects. The Board will work on a plan and will prioritize these projects.
Abatements 08A28-29 in the amount of $27.76, and Refund/Abatement 08RA13 in the amount of $153.43 were review and approved by the Board.
Keith Blake and Jim Gierhan, After Prom Committee, met with Board to request funds for the After Prom Party. Commissioner Thurlow made the motion to donate $1650 between CCCHS, Wakefield High School and Clifton/Clyde High School students. The dollar amount per school is figured on the Clay County students that are enrolled in these schools. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Gailen Tyrell, Landfill/Noxious Weed Director, met with the Board to discuss the use of students that are involved in the USD 379 work program for the sorting of recycling products. The students would be supervised by a USD 379 Para. The Board granted Mr. Tyrell permission to enter into an agreement with USD 379 to participate in this program. Mr. Tyrell informed the Board that KDHE performed a full inspection of the Landfill last week and found no violations.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, gave his weekly report to the Board. Also, wages for the Deputies were discussed.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, informed the Board that he has drafted a letter of interest to be sent to Kansas Department of Transportation in reference to the Economic Stimulus Money that could potentially be available for bridge projects that are ready to start. Quotes on two new PC’s and monitors were reviewed by the Board. Commissioner Thurlow made the motion to purchase two PC’s and Monitors from Central Office Service and Supply in the amount of $2176. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Tire Bids were received and opened from Bud’s Tire and Allied Oil & Supply, Inc. The Board left the bids for Mr. Liby to review and to return at a later date with a recommendation. Mayor Sharon Brown, Daton Hess and Steve Fox, Clay Center City Councilmen and Jami Williams, Economic Development Director joined the meeting. The demolition of the old GT, Mtg. building was discussed. The City was asking if the County Highway Department could assist in the hauling of debris from the site to the approved burial location. Mr. Liby said he would be more willing to assist if it was before May 1st for after that it would be entering into department’s busy season of asphalting and sealing roads. The City will contact the County at a later date with a confirmed timeline for this demolition.
The Board adjourned at 11:45 a.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk