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Washington County Board meeting minutes



The Board of Washington County Commissioners met as the Board of County Canvassers on Friday, August 6, to canvass the 2010 Primary Election results.  Present were Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner and Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner.  Absent was Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner.  Alison Mueller moved to appoint Kathy Fritz to the Board of County Canvassers to fill the vacancy.  Roger Otott seconded and motion carried.  The Board canvassed the election results as presented by Lou Kern, County Clerk.  After determining the validity of the provisional ballots and counting those ballots allowed the Board certified the results of the Primary Election.





The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 9, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Lou Kern, County Clerk and Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney.  Absent: Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Chairman.   

Vice-Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, August 16, 2010 at 8:30 AM.

The board approved bills and payroll totaling $353,580.37.

The board approved and signed change order no. 2009-18.

The board approved and Vice Chairman Mueller signed transfer of earned time of 40 hours from Sheila Ouellette and 80 hours from Corey Riggs to Judy Pfiester.

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report and monthly budget report.  The board approved and Vice Chairman Mueller signed payroll change notice for Todd Hughes due to completion of training period effective July 19, 2010.  The board approved and signed Certification by the County to the Kansas Department of Transportation of Real Property Acquisition Procedures and Utility Arrangements for Project 101-C-4377-01.  Culvert work at Trinity Church was discussed.  David reported there may be grants available to upgrade 911 signs. 

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, joined David Willbrant and the board to discuss grading work at the airport prior to planting buffalo grass.  The board discussed noxious weed budget with Duane.

Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, gave an update on the USDA pre application for the hospital project and additional documentation that the commission will need to provide.  Christy will research the requirements for renewal of the Enterprise Zone.

Sheriff Bill Dickson gave an update on jail and sheriff budgets.

Gary May, Rural Lakes Region Sanitarian, reported that he had written two new permits in June.

The board recessed at 12:10 P.M. for lunch and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.

The board met with Janice Kearn, R.N., County Health Director, and Quentin Ellis and John Freeman, Hutton Construction, to review drawings for a proposed county health facility.  The board and Janice will meet with Hutton Construction on September 13 at 1:00 P.M.

Janice Kearn, R.N., County Health Director, has requested additional money through the H1N1 grant that must be spent before August 31 if awarded. The board approved and Vice Chairman Mueller signed the grant application.

The board discussed various issues with Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney.

Debbie Swoboda, Emergency Management Coordinator, and Tom Morey, Kansas Department of Agriculture National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator, met with the board.  Mr. Morey told the board that FEMA will be doing mapping of Washington County for the Little Blue Watershed and the maps are available to the county at no cost.  In order for the county to participate in the National Flood Insurance program the board would have to adopt certain required regulations so persons in the unincorporated areas of the county could purchase the flood insurance.  The board made no decision and will discuss the matter further next week.

The board adjourned at 3:00 P.M.

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