March 16, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were present for a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. Minutes were approved as printed. Bills in the amount of $57,544.11 were reviewed and approved.
Gailen Tyrell, Landfill/Noxious Weed Director, met with the Board. Chemical mowing in the southern part of the County was discussed. Mr. Tyrell reported that Riley County and Dickinson County currently participate in this and that he would like to try it in Clay County. The Board gave permission to try this application on the black top County roads in the Southern part of the County. The cost of these chemicals will be paid out of the mowing fund. The Board also granted Mr. Tyrell permission to hire two part time employees. The quantity of recycling throughout the County was discussed.
Gary May, County Sanitarian, met with the Board to give his monthly report. Mr. May informed the Board that he closed one and has three open permits in Clay County.
Dana Rickley, Health Administrator, informed the Board that the storm shelter is in place and looks nice. The Board gave permission to purchase a lock for the entry door, as long as all employees had access to the key in case of a storm. Mrs. Rickley also requested that if a County department is purchasing a different vehicle, that the Health Department would be interested in receiving the trade in vehicle.
At 10:20 the Commissioner’s left with Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, to view roads and bridges in the Northern part of the County. The Board returned at 11:55 a.m.
The Board adjourned at 12:05 p.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk