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COMMISSION MINUTES, August 23, 2010, 2010         

The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 23, 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, and Kathy Fritz, Deputy County Clerk.

Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with prayer.

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

The board approved and paid bills and payroll totaling $279,306.00.

The board signed change order 2009-109 for a refund of $149.86.

The board discussed a county unit road system.

Sheila Ouellette, Communications Director, met with the board.  The commissioners signed a letter of support for Washington County’s 2011 Application for Wireless 911 Grant Funding for continuous operation of Enhanced and Wireless 911 in Washington County.  At 9:00 A.M. Alison Mueller moved to go into executive session with Sheila for 5 minutes under nonelected personnel.  Roger Otott seconded and motion carried.  At 9:05 the board returned to regular session with no decisions being made.

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, presented the 2010 Washington County Noxious Weed Management Plan for the commissioners signature.  The only change made from last year was a name change.  Alison Mueller moved to sign the plan and Roger Otott seconded.  The motion carried.  Duane reported that the County Weed Directors of Kansas will be presenting two $250 scholarships.  The winners are Michael Welch, Haddam and Casey Droddy, Princeton.

Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator updated the board on her activities for the past week.  She informed the board that the Washington County Hospital Board has decided to not sell their land and will rent it out.

Janice Kearn, R.N., County Health Administrator reported that she had received word that the county had received additional Public Health Emergency Response/H1N1 funding.

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, attended the funeral of retired employee Roger Parrack, so Sharon Pierce, Road and Bridge secretary met with the board.  Roger Otott reported that he had received several complaints about the size of the rock that has been used for pot holes and on the gravel roads.  Roger Otott moved to accept the low bid of Kramer Oil for 5,000 gallons of #2 diesel and 2,500 gallons of unleaded fuel for $17,947.50.  Alison Mueller seconded and the motion carried.  Gene Helms, chairman signed payroll change notices effective August 13th for the following seasonal laborers who have returned to school:  Jacob Beikman, Nathan Edgar, Kent Kruse, Eric Savage and Nathan Schuessler.

The board received notice that Daniel & Jennifer Gerety Farm-Caldwell of Seneca have modified the description of their swine facility to a one double wide enclosed swine building in place of the two previously proposed buildings at the SW4 of 14-05-01.

There being no further business the board adjourned at noon.

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