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Washington County Complete Minutes


The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, September 20, 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,  Lou Kern, County Clerk and Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney.

 Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with prayer.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, September 27, 2010 at 8:30 AM.

Jim Mueller, Greenleaf Township Treasurer, reported on damages to township roads from Keystone Pipeline.

The Board of Commissioners placed a call to Jared Meier who was requesting a waiver to place a larger lagoon incorporating the St. John’s Church facilities and Royce Ohlde.

Charles Turk was in to say that County Government Day will be Nov. 8, 2010

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, discussed routine business.  He will look into the cost of grinding and recycling shingles through the Swift Recycling Company.

Francine Reagan, Appraiser discussed the email that came out from KCAA.  The State is short of funds for the Orion Appraisal System’s enhancements and wants the county to pay $.10 a parcel to make up the shortfall.  The commission decided not to fund the state’s shortfall of $871.00.

Sheriff Dickson was in to discuss the easement with Harold Jones for proper placement of the fence around the jail.  There are currently 32 prisoners in jail.

Craig Dankenbring was in to complain about lack of grading of Kimeo Township roads.  He expressed that all townships should be taken over by the county, and wanted to know the procedure for township road maintenance to be taken over by the county.

Dan Thalmann requested a trash dumping waiver for the dumping of the trash accumulated during the Treasure Hunt weekend.  The commission agreed to provide a waiver.

The board received a copy of a letter from Robert Jones, Silver Haired Legislator, to Representative Carl Holmes concerning the

safety of pipelines.

Harold Jones came in to discuss the easement request.  An agreement will be written up by the county attorney.

Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, was in to discuss easement with Mr. Jones; pipeline payment for road damages and contract; and county unit and township liabilities.

The board called Everett concerning placement of the hospital North and South instead of askew and also placing a driveway that goes behind the hospital for better ingress-egress.

Sharon Pierce, Public Works Secretary presented the work report for the week.  Also discussed were settlement issues with Keystone pipeline and working on getting the airport PCS compliant.

The meeting adjourned at Noon.

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