The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Absent: Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, due to trial matters.
Chairman Otott called the meeting to order.
Next regular meeting is Monday, January 24, 2011 at 8:30 A.M.
The board approved and Chairman Otott signed Bond and Affidavit of Sureties for Paul Fairchild, Farmington Township Clerk.
The board approved transfer of 80 hours of earned time from Beverly Finlayson to Rebecca Finlayson.
The board approved and Chairman Otott signed payroll change notices for Sherry Rogge and Kyle Applegarth as temporary corrections officers effective January 18, 2011 and Wesley M. Weber as UnderSheriff effective January 30, 2011.
Dick Powell, Kastl Powell Insurance Agent, met with the commission; Janice Kearn, R.N., County Health Director, and Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, to discuss insurance needs.
Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, presented 2010 Noxious Weed Eradication Report that the board approved and signed. Duane requested a purchase of two semi trailers to be used for storage. No decision was made.
Ed Henry, CEO, Twin Valley Developmental Services, Inc. presented 2011 contracts. Gene Helms moved to sign contracts with Twin Valley as the Washington County Service Provider CSP and the Washington County Community Development Disability Organization (CDDO). Alison Mueller seconded and motion carried.
Don Alldredge, custodian, will attend pipeline school on February 7 and a burn school on February 22.
Mike Dolan, Alberici Contractors, spoke with the board via telephone to ask if Alberici could furnish any assistance with the hospital grant application. The commission is reviewing a contact with Lawrence Group as the architects.
David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report. Gene Helms moved and Alison Mueller seconded to accept the low quote of Kramer Oil for $22,455.00 for the purchase of unleaded gasoline and 50/50 blend. Motion carried. Keystone Pipeline settlement figures were discussed.
The commission left at noon to attend KAC County Government Day in Topeka.