November 9, 2009
Commissioner Spicer, Commissioner Mayo, and Commissioner Thurlow were present at a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. Minutes were approved as printed. Bills in the amount of $79,006.15 were reviewed and approved.
Craig Regnier, met with the Board to discuss the concerns he has for no local support being shown on the Health Care Reform Act.
Gailen Tyrell and Debbie Charest, Landfill/Noxious Weed Dept, met with the Board. A comparison chart for six different Counties on the solid waste fees and construction and demolition fees were presented to the Board. Clay County charges are a lot lower than the other Counties. The Board agreed that the fees per ton should be raised on the construction and demolition pit. Mr. Tyrell will contact the Solid Waste Committee and discuss this matter with them. The County will move the landfill free week to the fall of 2010.
Chuck Dunn, Sheriff, met with the Board to discuss the purchase of a vehicle. Bids were received from Green Team – 2010 Dodge Charger V-6LX - $22,367.57
2010 Dodge Charger V-8LX - $23,088.11
Hanson Ford – 2009 Ford Crown Victoria - $23,226.00
State of Kansas – 2010 Ford Crown Victoria - $22,971.00
State of Kansas – 2010 Dodge Charger V-8XL - $22,688.11
State of Kansas – 2010 Dodge Charger V-6XL - $21,967.57
All of the above vehicles are priced with the police package included.
Commissioner Thurlow made the motion to purchase the 2009 Ford Crown Victoria from Hanson Ford at the cost of $23,226.00. Commissioner Mayo seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Meg Perry, Travel and Tourism Committee, Susie Haver and Tammy Britt, Cloud County Tourism met with the Board. The benefits and the expenses of the Sampler Festival were discussed with the Board. Cloud County feels that the Festival is very beneficial for them and they feel that if they were going to attend one event a year it should be the Sampler Festival. The Board asked Ms. Perry to ask the Travel and Tourism Board at the next meeting for their opinions on this matter. Permission was granted to purchase an ad for Clay County in the 2010 Kansas Fishing Guide at the cost of $539.
Arnie Knoettgen, Custodian, presented an estimate in the amount of $15,750 from McGee Roofing for the County Health Building. This is to repair the roof from leakage. Commissioner Mayo made the motion to accept the estimate in the amount of $15,750 from McGee Roof for the County Health Building. Commissioner Thurlow seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Steve Liby, Highway Administrator, met with the Board. Mr. Liby reported that the Highway Department is hauling rock and grading roads and catching up on several maintenance jobs.
Joining the meeting was Mike Curry and Brian Whitwam, Murphy Tractor and Rich Folsum, John Deere. After much discussion on the problems that have been happening on the John Deere loader it was documented that oil samples will continue to be taken and if this problem occurs again in the next three years due to this issue that Murphy Tractor will support Clay County and will provide a replacement loader for the County. Also a JD Link system will be installed by Murphy Tractor and John Deere so that they can receive daily and history usage reports.
Jami Williams, Economic Development Director, met with the Board. Advertising was discussed and Ms. Williams informed the Board that Kansas Department of Commerce was going to issue a yearly Kansas Magazine and every County could purchase an ad to represent their County. The Board wanted to know how many would be printed and where the magazines would be distributed. A one-third page ad would cost $2,460. This was left for study with a deadline of November 27th.
The Board adjourned at 12:05 p.m. to attend the Conservation District luncheon at Browndale Farms and to go on the district tour. They reconvened at 1:45 p.m. to sign a letter of concern, addressed to Senator Mark Taddiken and Representative Vern Swanson about the exemption on the Keystone Pipeline and the property tax effects that it will have on the entities in Clay County.
The Board adjourned at 2:05 p.m.
Michael W. Spicer, Chairman Kayla Wang, County Clerk