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Washington County Board Meeting Minutes


The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 24, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Chairman, Brian Carroll, legal counsel, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Absent: Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney due to maternity leave.

Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with prayer.

County offices will be closed on Monday, May 31 to observe Memorial Day.

The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 8:30 AM.

The commission approved and signed official minutes for May 3, 10, and 17, 2010.

The board approved and Chairman Helms signed Neighborhood Revitalization Plan refunds totaling $23,542.67 and Restated and Amended Revitalization Plan refunds totaling $57,349.55.

Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, gave weekly work report.

At 8:50 A.M. Janice Kearn, R.N., County Health Director, requested an executive session to discuss non elected personnel. Alison Mueller moved to go into executive session with Janice for 25 minutes to discuss non elected personnel. Roger Otott seconded and motion carried. At 9:15 A.M. the board returned to regular session. No action was taken.

Don Alldredge, custodian, reported on routine maintenance matters and presented 2011 budget request.

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, discussed with the board a letter from John Cashett, Engineer with Schwab Eaton Engineering as to a KDHE requirement for a full survey of the transfer station. It was decided that there is no extra money for that project this year. Duane reported on a demonstration of a hydro-seeder that could be used as a means for ground cover at the transfer station. Duane also reported on routine maintenance matters.

Ann Hawk, County Treasurer, has transferred $24,682.94 from County Auto to County General and submitted payment of $5,160.90 to herself for 2009. Ann will take the extra pay in quarterly payments for 2010. Total taxes to be collected for 2009 were $10,148,537.76 and $9,718,113.40 have been collected. A balance of $430,424.36 is still uncollected. Ann reported that work on the tax sale continues.

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report. The board approved and Chairman Helms signed payroll change notice for Nathan Edgar and Eric Savage as summer help effective May 24, 2010. Alison Mueller moved and Roger Otott seconded to sign a proposal from Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers P.A. to do fracture critical and annual bridge inspection for $125.00 per bridge. Motion carried. Project 4573, Hanover re-surfacing project-should be done this week, weather permitting. David asked to purchase a flat bed trailer from Husker Steel that was approved.

The board and David met with Billy Shaffer to discuss progress of pipeline inspection. Billy was asked to submit preliminary photographs and written evidence of road and bridge inspection by next week.

The board recessed at 12:05 P.M. and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.

The board met with Brian Carroll, Attorney, legal counsel for Washington County in the absence of Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney who is on maternity leave. At 1:30 P.M. Roger Otott moved to go into executive session with Brian Carroll under the attorney client privilege for 15 minutes. Alison Mueller seconded and motion carried. At 1:45 P.M. the board returned to regular session. No action was taken.

Meeting adjourned at 2:00 P.M.

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