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Washington County Commissioners’ minutes.

COMMISSION MINUTES, OCTOBER 18, 2010

The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, October 18, 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 Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Absent:  Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, due to trial matters.

Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with prayer.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, October 25, 2010 at 8:30 AM.   The commission will meet with ambulance and city officials October 25 at 7:00 P.M. in the commission room of the Courthouse.

The board approved bill and payroll totaling $192,034.76.

The board approved and signed official county minutes from September 7 to October 11, 2010.

The board approved and Chairman Helms signed payroll change notice for Allison Villasenor due to completion of KLETC effective October 10, 2010.

Arlene Dague and Arlene Hiesterman representing the Washington County Historical Society, met with the board and Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, to discuss information received at a grant fund training offered by the Kansas State Historical Society.

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, reported on routine matters and meetings and seminars attended and upcoming.

Janice Kearn, R.N., County Health Director, asked that the commission and Lou Kern, County Clerk, attend the point of dispensing (POD) exercise set for Thursday, October 21, from 5 to 9 P.M. at the west elementary school.

Tom Parker, Washington County News reporter stopped by.

Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, gave weekly update and reported on various grant funding research.

Rob Pieschel, CES Group Inc., met with David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, and the board to discuss the cost of locating section corners for the county when doing a survey.  David then gave weekly work report and monthly budget report.  The board approved and Chairman Helms signed payroll change notice for David L’Ecuyer effective October 24, 2010.  Keystone Pipeline issues were again discussed.  David gave an update on federal aid projects; Norfolk Contracting and Husker Steel quotes.

Alison Mueller relayed information with issues on township roads that she has received.

The board recessed at 12:20 for lunch.  After lunch the board attended a demonstration of a landfill covering system and then adjourned at 2:00 P.M.

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