January 5, 2009
Commissioner Thurlow, Commissioner Spicer and Commissioner Mayo were present at a regular meeting beginning at 8:15 a.m. The minutes were approved as printed.
Pam Kemp, EMS Director, met with the Board. Prices on a COS camera were reviewed. Insurance coverage for the ESA building and contents were discussed. Mr. Heilman was contacted to increase the coverage on contents at the ESA building. An AED has been placed in the Courthouse. Purchasing additional AED’s for the other County facilities at a cost of $1,390 per unit was discussed.
Commissioner Mayo made the motion to purchase three AED’s and one wall case for County Health building, Highway building and the Landfill/Noxious Weed building. Commissioner Spicer seconded and the motion passed unanimously. EMS Volunteers and the minimum wage increase that will be occurring in July was discussed. The volunteers were omitted from the wage increase that was given for 2009. The Board signed an amended wage scale reflecting this change.
Carl Eyman with KWORCC met with the Board to present the KWORCC Award for exceptional Loss Ratio’s for 2007. Mr. Eyman also reviewed the last three years of Workers Compensation claims.
Commissioner Mayo made the motion to go into Executive Session at 9:35 a.m. for 15 minutes with the three Commissioners and Bruce Wingerd, Attorney under the Attorney-client privilege exception. The public session resumed at 9:50 a.m. with no decision being made during the Executive Session.
Sheriff Dunn met with the Board to give his weekly report. AED units were discussed. Commissioner Spicer made the motion to purchase an additional AED unit for the Law Enforcement Center. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Refunds 08R04 and 05 in the amount of $95.33, Abatement 08A27 in the amount of $12.84 and Abatement/Refund 08RA07 in the amount of $43.28 were reviewed and approved by the Board.
Roy Rau met with the Board. Personal matters were discussed. The Board referred Mr. Rau to a private attorney.
Andy Contreras, Chamber of Commerce Director, met with the Board. Mr. Contreras invited the Board to attend the Chamber coffee on January 21st to give a State of the County presentation. They are planning on holding these three times a year, with the State, County and City making presentations along with their weekly coffees.
Commissioner Spicer made the motion to adopt Resolution 2009-01 setting the salaries for the Election Officials for 2009 as follows: Register of Deeds-$31,930; County Clerk-$31,930 and Election $6,695; County Treasurer-$31,930 and Special Motor Vehicle $6,695; County Attorney-$49,582.50; Sheriff-$45,384.50 and County Commissioners $13,000.
PBA Architects and Richard Kraybill, Architect both of Wichita, met with the Board. Future plans for continuing with the renovation of the Courthouse were discussed. Those present toured the Courthouse to review the projects that have been completed and to review the suggested observations by Kimberly Smith, Kansas State Historical Society. The need for an overall master plan was also discussed.
The Board adjourned at 11:50 a.m. for lunch and reconvened at 12:55 p.m.
Brad Johnson with Sound Innovations, met with the Board. Becky Topliff, District Court Administrator, Judge Malcolm, Rick James, County Attorney and Monte Green were also present. The Courtroom sound system and proposed changes that could improve the system was discussed. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to accept the proposal from Sound Innovations in the amount of $7,992 and to add the option for a Wireless Hearing Assistance System for an additional amount of $729 for a total cost of $8,721. Commissioner Spicer seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
On Monday, January 12th at 9:00 a.m. all newly elected officers will be sworn in. At 10:00 a.m. the Board will hold the annual Reorganization of the Board.
The Board adjourned at 1:55 p.m.
David Thurlow, Chairman Mary Brown, County Clerk