The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, February 14, 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; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk
Chairman Otott called the meeting to order.
Next regular meeting is Tuesday, February 22 at 8:30 A.M. County offices will be closed on Monday, February 21, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
The board examined and approved annual report of Brantford Township.
The board approved and signed change order no. 2010-59.
The commission received a letter from the City of Washington voicing concerns over the closing of the transfer station on Saturday mornings.
Alison Mueller moved to give $100.00 to Clifton-Clyde High School After Prom Party from alcohol and drug fund. Gene Helms seconded and motion carried.
The board approved and Chairman Otott signed official bond and affidavit of sureties for Greg Diederich, Kimeo Township Clerk.
Don Alldredge, custodian was given permission to order paper hand towels from Sage. In return for ordering paper hand towels from Sage the dispensers will be given at no charge. Don reported on other maintenance issues.
Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, discussed various issues with the board.
Gary May, Rural Lakes Region Sanitarian, reported that he closed one permit and opened one new permit in Washington County.
Airport board members Dean Lovgren, Brad Portenier and Sharon Pierce met with the commission and David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, to discussed airport issues. Alison Mueller moved and Gene Helms seconded to allow signage for commercial sprayers advertisement. Motion carried. It was decided that sealed bids will be accepted for the purchase of aviation fuel tank and the fuel within it. Gene Helms moved to lease the haying at the airport to Travis Lehman for $501.00 for 2011 with bids to be procured in 2012. Alison Mueller seconded and motion carried. After discussion of the costs involved with the KDOT Aviation grant Alison Mueller moved to refuse the KDOT Aviation grant for placement of an AWOS system at the airport. Gene Helms seconded and motion carried. A hangar lease was signed for 2011 with Dean Lovgren.
David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report. The board approved and Chairman Otott signed payroll change notice for Justin A. Meyer as Equipment Operator I effective February 14, 2011. County Township meeting suggestions were reviewed. Keystone Pipeline settlement figures were discussed. Pipeline representatives are to meet with the commission and David on Tuesday, February 22 at 11:30 A.M. to further discuss the settlement.
The board recessed at 12:30 P.M. for lunch and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.
The board discussed several issues with Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney. The commission requested that Lou Kern, County Clerk, call Denise Powell, Washington City Clerk, to schedule a noon meeting between County and City Officials to discuss ambulance year end report and the agreement for disposal of yard waste, trees and brush on February 28. The commission will furnish pizza for the noon meeting.
Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, introduced Jada Ackerman, Economic Development and Public Relations representative for Blue Valley TeleCommunications to the commission; Ted Lillie and Jennifer Dague, Washington County Hospital Board members and Pete Sherlock, Fundraising Chairman. Ms. Ackerman explained the process for applying for a zero percent interest loan with a maximum amount of $740,000.00. The process is made possible through the USDA to Rural Utility Services. The board decided to make application for the maximum amount.
The board approved and Chairman Otott signed payroll change notice for Kyle Applegarth as permanent Coorections Officer I effective February 13, 2011.
The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.