November 30, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were all present at a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. Minutes were approved as printed. Payroll in the amount of $137,337.37 was reviewed and approved.
Stephen McAnally, County Appraiser and Lori Neumayer met with the Board. Mr. McAnally presented the recommendation from the zoning board to approve the Special Use Permit for Dominick & Lori Neumayer on a parcel located in the SE ¼ SE ¼ of Section 6, Township 8, Range 3 lying South and East of the center line of Spring Creek to house animals. This permit is for a total of five (5) horses and one (1)mule until the death of the mule. This makes a total of six (6) animals. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to approve the recommendation from the zoning board with the following restrictions: for the first 30 days from the date of issuance of the permit which is November 30th to December 30th, 2009 a total of seven (7) animals may be harbored on the property with the accumulation of manure being removed at least monthly, specifically during the winter and spring months. Also no storage of items permitted beyond the property boundary lines. Then effective December 31st, 2009 a total of six (6) animals, five (5) horses and one (1) mule may be harbored on the parcel. The special permit for the mule remains in effect during the existence of said animal and upon removal of said mule. The total animals approved will be reduced to five (5) horses only. The accumulation of manure will be removed at least monthly, specifically during the winter and spring months and no storage of items permitted beyond the property boundary lines. Failure to comply with the above identified restrictions will result in the immediate termination of the special use permit and the removal of the equine from the property. Commissioner Thurlow seconded. Two votes for yes and one vote no. Motion passed by majority vote.
Meg Perry, Travel and Tourism Chairman and Wade Bauer, Clay Center B’s, met with the Board. Ms. Perry presented a Grant application requesting $1,500 for the Clay Center B’s. Mr. Bauer reported that last year 122 motel rooms were rented and 4,000 to 6,000 people were in town for the softball season. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to approve the application for $1,500 out of Travel and Tourism for the Clay Center B’s. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Debbie Charest and Gailen Tyrell, Landfill/ Noxious Weed, met with the Board. An application from the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection & Weed Control Section was signed by the Board to nominate Debbie K. Charest for County Weed Supervisor. Estimates to repaint the 1988 Kenworth Semi are as: Wilder Auto Body, Inc - $2,615.00
Perfection Auto Body, Inc - $2,760.00
Commissioner Spicer made the motion to accept the estimate from Wilder Auto Body, Inc in the amount of $2,615.00 to paint the 1988 Kenworth Semi. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Kansas Department of Health and Environment has sent out a request for review and comments on Proposed Construction & Demolition Landfill Gas Monitoring and Control Regulations. Mr. Tyrell is not in favor of these changes to the regulations and feels that it may end up costing the County substantial amount of money.
Jami Williams, Economic Development Director, and Joshua Hanson met with the Board. Mr. Hanson gave a presentation on the building located at 812 5th Str. that he would like to purchase and restore instead of the demolition that may be done by the City of Clay Center. The Board informed Mr. Hanson that the funding available through the County would be the $2,500 grant application and the Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Also available would be the revolving loan program.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, gave his weekly report and discussed the number of inmates that are being housed in the County Jail.
Gayle Link, Register of Deeds, met with the Board. Permission was granted to place an electrical outlet in the Register of Deeds vault in the basement.
The Board granted permission for the County Clerk to transfer the Shields Cemetery account balance of Clay County tax dollars from The Citizens State Bank in Cloud County to a bank located in Clay County.
The Board adjourned at 11:20 a.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk