November 16, 2009
Commissioner Spicer and Commissioner Mayo were present at a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. Commissioner Thurlow was absent, for he was attending the Kansas Association of Counties Annual Meeting. Minutes were reviewed and approved as printed. Payroll in the amount of $138,399.78 was reviewed and approved. A bill in the amount of $23,226 was approved.
Gailen Tyrell, Landfill/Noxious Weed Director, met with the Board. Permission was granted to place an employment ad to fill a position of a general laborer for Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste.
Mechanic issues at the landfill were discussed.
Gary May, County Sanitarian, met with the Board to give the monthly report. There were no new permits and no permits that were closed in the County this last month. Mr. May is working on resolving two complaints within the County.
Mike Slingsby, Crime Stoppers, gave a report on Clay County Crime Stoppers. A donation will be made out of the alcohol fund to support this organization. The Board will wait till next week when all three Board members are present to decide on a dollar amount. There is a new website available for Crime Stoppers, www.claycountycs.org .
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, met with the Board. Sheriff Dunn gave his weekly report and informed the Board that the roof is still leaking on the Law Enforcement Center. Arnie Knoettgen joined the meeting and reported that it maybe the guttering causing the roof to leak. The Board gave permission to fix the problem.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, met with the Board. Mr. Liby gave a report of the snow accumulation within the County. More snow was reported in the northern part of the County. Rick James, County Attorney, joined the meeting. TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP was discussed. After much discussion the Board directed Mr. James to draw up an agreement for approximately 30 road crossings at a cost of $1,500 for unforeseen long term damage cost to present to the pipeline. Also a haul route will have to be agreed upon by both parties.
Pam Kemp, EMS Director, met with the Board. Mrs. Kemp expressed concerns for the EMS 2009 budget. There have been some unexpected expenses this year and it may be difficult to stay within budget.
An alert receiver at the EMS Building had to be replaced at a cost of $350.
The Board adjourned at 12:10 a.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk