July 13, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were present at a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. Minutes were approved as printed. Payroll in the amount of $136,542.54 was reviewed and approved. Bills in the amount of $7,984.46 were reviewed and approved. Jury checks in the amount of $627.70 were reviewed and approved.
Robert Knitter, Mike Bulk, Bill Steenbock, Carol Sump, Tyrone Kamphaus, and Mike Argo, Fair Board members, met with the Board. The 2010 proposed budget was reviewed and left for study. Several electrical projects and the need to have them done before the County Fair were discussed. Commissioner Thurlow made the motion to do the electrical upgrades not to exceed $2,000 and to be paid out of the General Fund. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to pay $400 as partial sponsor out of the Parks and Recreation Fund for the Bubble Man show that will be presented at the Clay County Fair on Sunday July 26th. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Deanna Turner, Extension Agent, met with the Board. Mrs. Turner reported on several programs that have been presented within the District. Some of the programs are as follows: Arthritis Self-Help Classes, Walk Kansas 2009, Food Nutrition, Enhance Your Memory, and Health and Safety. These programs were well attended by citizens. Also the 4-H Clubs and leaders have been busy getting ready for the County Fair. The Fair will be held July 22nd thru 26th.
Randy Gassman , Auditor, met with the Board. The 2010 proposed County budget was reviewed. Mr. Gassman will return at a later date with an updated proposed budget.
The Board signed the Annual Noxious Weed Management plan for 2009. The proposed 2010 Noxious Weed budget was received and left for review.
Virginia Link, Register of Deeds, met with the Board. Mrs. Link presented the 2010 proposed budget and left it for study.
Sharon Brown and Becky Guy, members of the School Fair Committee, met with the Board. The funding for the Back to School Fair was discussed. This program will be held on August 8th at the Clay Center Community High School and is open or available to all Clay County kids that meet the income guidelines. Commissioner Mayo made a motion to make a donation of $600 out of the Alcohol Fund. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Jami Williams, Economic Development Director, met with the Board. Advertising in the Hunting and Fishing guides were discussed. The Board approved $560 to be paid out of the Travel and Tourism Fund for an ad in the Hunting Guide to promote Clay County.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, gave his weekly report to the Board. Also the reduction of income from the housing of out of county prisoner’s was discussed.
A payment in the amount of $33,352.49 out of the General Fund will be paid to the City of Clay Center for the Special Improvement Project 2008-A. This project is for the paving, curbs, and guttering on Spellman Circle and 9th Street.
Rick James, County Attorney, met with the Board to discuss several legal matters.
The Board adjourned at 12:20 p.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk