January 26, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were present at a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. The minutes were approved as printed and payroll was reviewed and approved in the amount of $141,890.65.
Arnie Knoettgen, Maintenance, reported to the Board the estimated cost of $372 for placing a small hot water heater on the second floor of the Courthouse. The cost of the electrical work would range from $100-$400 depending on where they were to place the hot water heater. The Board granted permission to go ahead with this project.
Pam Kemp, EMS Director, and Stephen McAnally, County Appraiser met with the Board to discuss the procedure of assigning 911 addresses within the County. Mrs. Kemp expressed her concerns for her Department on finding addresses with the new additions, roads and streets that are being named within the County. Mr. McAnally informed the Board that he would inform EMS, Sheriff’s Dept, Highway Dept, and the County Clerk’s Office of any new address that is assigned outside of the city limits. Mrs. Kemp will need to discuss her concerns with Clay Center City for the addresses that are within the city limits. Mrs. Kemp also informed the Board the she had one computer that is no longer working. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to purchase a new computer from Central Office Service and Supply at the cost of $968.
Gayle Link, Register of Deeds, met with the Board to discuss the need of an additional telephone in the Register of Deeds office. The estimated cost would be around $500-$600. Permission was granted to purchase the phone out of the Register of Deeds Technology Fund and to purchase a two drawer filing cabinet and a chair mat out of the Register of Deeds Budget.
Kurt Haberer, EDG Board Chairman, met with the Board to express his concerns with the Economic Development procedures within the County. The updating of the County web page was discussed.
Jared Hopper, Citizens National Bank, and Jami Williams, Economic Development Director, met with the Board to see if a decision had been made on the proposal of the County’s participation in the Clay County Building Improvement Project. No decision was made at this time.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, gave his weekly report to the Board.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, met with the Board. Mr. Liby informed the Board that his employees were doing the annual inspection on all equipment within the Department. It was discovered that the pivot on the excavator was very weak. The Board granted permission to have this repaired at an estimated cost of $8000. Permission was also granted for Mr. Liby to attend the Kansas Association of Counties Highway Administrators State Conference in May held in Wichita. County roads, bridges and right-of-ways were reported on.
The Board adjourned at 11:45 a.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk