June 1, 2009
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 $124,500.66 and monthly bills in the amount of $550,905.01 were reviewed and approved by the Board.
Wade Bauer provided the Board with the Certificate of Insurance from the Softball Association and invited the Commissioners to come to the softball tournament at the fairgrounds this coming weekend.
Neighborhood Revitalization Program refunds 08NRP137 to 08NRP463 in the amount of $291,699.89 was reviewed and approved by the Board.
Dana Rickley, Health Administrator, informed the Board that the Kansas Health Institute did a study on health throughout the 105 counties within the State of Kansas. Clay County placed in the top 25 percent of the Counties. Mrs. Rickley reported that there has been another confirmed case of a rabid animal within the county and stressed how important it is to have all pets and livestock immunized with the rabies vaccination.
Becky Topliff, Court Administrator, presented the 2010 proposed budget to the Board and left it for study. Ms. Topliff informed the Board that an office position in the Clay County District Court would not be filled because of the budget shortfall and the decrease in funding from the State of Kansas. All funding for temporary help has also been cut. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to temporarily fund 20 flexible hours per week for the District Court Office. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The Board felt that this is necessary for the citizens of Clay County to keep this office open. This funding will cease when funding is available from the State.
Lisa Davies, Rural Lakes Region, met with the Board to present the 2010 proposed budget. The amount of $2000 is the same amount that was requested for the 2009 budget. This will be left for study by the Board. An agreement for all wastewater contractors/pumpers to be licensed through Rural Lakes Region LEPP as of March 1, 2009 was signed by the Board.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, gave his weekly report to the Board.
Sharon Brown, Clay Center Mayor, met with the Board and introduced Cheryl Beatty as the Clay Center City Administrator. Mrs. Brown reported on the Community Partnership Conference that she attended at Ft. Riley, and expressed how important this relationship with Ft. Riley is to Clay County.
Jennifer Holmes, District Court Clerk, met with the Board to personally thank the Board for the support and the funding of temporary help in the District Court Office.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, and Kenny Blair, Cook Flatt & Strobel, met with the Board. Asphalt Bids were opened as followed:
Ergon A & E
(Delivered) CMS-1 2009 requirements - $2.08 per gallon
(Delivered) CRS-1HM 2009 requirements - $1.86 per gallon
(Delivered) SS-1H 2009 requirements - $1.93 per gallon
Vance Bros. Inc.
(Delivered) CMS-1 2009 requirements - $2.21 per gallon
(Delivered) CRS-1HM 2009 requirements - $2.01 per gallon
(Delivered) SS-1H 2009 requirements - $1.71 per gallon
The bids were left with Mr. Liby for study and to make a recommendation to the Board at next week’s meeting. Commissioner Thurlow made the motion to accept the contract in the amount of $29,650 with Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers, P.A. for the design plans on the bridge that will be added to the Clay County Five Year Bridge Plan. This Bridge is located 4 miles north and ½ mile west of Morganville. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Mr. Liby discussed with the Board the possible need to hire an inspector to look after the interest of Clay County for the damages that may occur with the Keystone Pipeline that will be crossing through the County.
The Board adjourned at 12:10 p.m.
Jerry F. Mayo, Vice Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk