March 3, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were all present for a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. The minutes were approved as printed. Monthly bills were reviewed and approved in the amount of $289,527.00.
Arnie Knoettgen, Maintenance, reported to the Board that there is a water leak on the heated handicap ramp. The Board gave permission to have this repaired. Mr. Knoettgen also informed the Board that he would be going along with the insurance adjusters to inspect the roofs of all County buildings due to damage from hail.
Tyrone Kamphaus & Robert Knitter, Clay County Fair Board, met with the Board to discuss the repairs for safety issues to the bleachers at the fairgrounds. Until these issues are repaired the insurance company will not renew the insurance policy for the fairgrounds. Also, the security fence around the race track needs to have posts replaced to secure the fence. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to spend up to $10,000, taking the $5397 out of Parks and Recreation Fund and the remaining amount out of County General Fund. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The Clay County Fair dates have been set for July 22nd through July 26th.
Gailen Tyrell, Landfill Director, reported to the Board that he has met with Caryn McAdams, Big Lakes Developmental Director, to discuss the possibility of purchasing a paper shredder with placement at the Big Lakes Center for use by more clients and to be productive. Both Mr. Tyrell and Mrs. McAdams will return next week with an estimated cost. Mr. Tyrell also informed the Board that the furnace in the south shop has quit working. The parts have been ordered to repair the problem.
James Hedstrom, US Cellular, met with the Board to discuss the Government plans that are available through US Cellular. Permission was granted to return at a later date with a quote.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, met with the Board to give his weekly report. Also, the replacement of a vehicle was discussed.
Pam Kemp, EMS Director, met with the Board to ask permission to proceed with a grant application for bad weather sirens that could be placed in different areas throughout the County. Permission was granted.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, met with the Board. The Board signed four requests for construction projects using recovery funds 2009 applications. This has to do with the stimulus money that will be distributed throughout the State. Sealing of roads throughout the County was discussed. Arnie Knoettgen, Mayor of Morganville, joined the meeting. The entry street from the North and the West into the City and the laying of asphalt and maintenance of the streets with the agreement between the County and the City of Morganville was discussed. Morganville City will also be putting in an application for 2009 Stimulus Recovery Funds for the street project. The Board of Commissioners agreed to pay the engineering fee of $10,000.
The Board adjourned for lunch at 11:45 a.m. and reconvened at 12:55 p.m.
Bruce Wingerd, Attorney, met with the Board to discuss legal matters. Russ Roe, Attorney, joined the meeting. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to go into Executive Session under the Attorney-Client Privilege exception for 20 minutes beginning at 1:08 p.m. with the Commissioners, Bruce Wingerd, and Russ Roe present. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The regular meeting resumed at 1:28 p.m. with no action being taken during the Executive Session.
Doug McKinney, Executive Director of North Central Regional Planning Commission, met with the Board. Funds that are available for winterization of homes were discussed. Mr. McKinney reported on several Community Development Block Grants that are available through the NCRPC.
The Board adjourned at 2:20 p.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk