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Washington County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 6, 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, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk.   

Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with prayer.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, July 12, 2010 at 8:30 AM.

Becky Pannbacker, Washington County Senior Citizens Inc. Director, discussed budget issues with the board.

The board approved and Chairman Helms signed payroll change notice for John Kosal, jailer, due to termination effective June 30, 2010.

The board reviewed an application for a cereal malt beverage license from Kenneth Johnson for a tract in the NE/4 of Section 3, Township 3 South, Range 3 East and the board gave notice to the Washington Township board clerk.

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, will host the District Weed Directors meeting on August 12.  The board approved and signed amendment to KDHE grant to extend time for grant work completion.

The commission spoke with Janice Kearn, R.N., County Health Director, via telephone regarding building drawings for a proposed county health building.  Janice was given permission to hire an “as needed” home health aide.  The board placed a call to Quentin Ellis, HMN Architects, to confirm the meeting set for July 12 at 1:00 P.M.

Don Alldredge, custodian, spoke with the board about various lawn issues.

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report.  Road maintenance issues were discussed.  Alison asked if the Mahaska road problem has been resolved.  It has not at this time.  David reported that TransCanada has requested several open cuts through township roads.  Magnesium Chloride and water are to be used as dust control measures on roads being used by the pipeline construction crews.

Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, spoke with the board on details for an AWOS grant application for the airport.

The board recessed at noon for lunch and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.

Keyna Steinbrock, Three Rivers Inc. representative presented 2011 budget request.  Three Rivers services nine counties with services for the disabled.

Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, spoke with the board on several issues.

The meeting adjourned at 1:55 P.M.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.