May 18, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were present at a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. The minutes were approved as printed. The Board reviewed and approved payroll in the amount $135,829.78 and a bill in the amount of $24,789.00.
The Board reviewed and approved refunds 08R21-08R23 in the amount of $160.20.
Wayne Fowler, Clay County Park Manager, met with the Board to discuss the rules and regulations of the park and the spaces that are available to rent.
Jami Williams, Economic Development Director, met with the Board to discuss the sales tax revenue. A comparison for the first quarter of 2008 to first quarter 2009 showed a 3.6 % decrease in revenue for the County.
James Riggle, met with the Board to discuss the up keep and maintenance of the road at 26th Road and Meadowlark Road. The Board said that they would discuss this road with Steve Liby, Highway Administrator.
Pam Kemp, EMS Director, reported that several employees attended the training in Abilene on the new GIS cameras that Clay County has received. These cameras will very useful to the county. The placement of the Garmin GPS units will be three to the Clay Center City Fire Department and three to the Clay County Sheriff’s Department with the understanding that they are available to all departments that has the need to respond for mutual aid. Several issues were discussed about the need to plan for emergencies and disasters.
Gini Harold, visited with the Board about the Incentive Programs that the County has available and presented a proposal of a step Incentive Program that could possibly work for the downtown businesses. The Board will look into this and report at a later date.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, gave his weekly report and expressed his concerns for the way that articles are being written in The Clay Center Dispatch.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, met with the Board. Nathan Persinger, Union State Bank, was also present. The Board signed the Equipment Lease/Purchase Agreement on two motor graders that is being financed through Union State Bank at an interest rate of 3.93%. Mr. Liby informed the Board that he will be sending out bids for road oil and chips to seal the roads in the near future. Eleven Truss Bridges throughout the County are in need of being inspected. The cost of this would be $150 to $200 per bridge.
The Board adjourned at 12:05 p.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk