The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, February 22, 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 Monday, February 28, 2011 at 8:30 A.M.
The commission will host the Washington City Council for a noon meeting .
The board approved bills and payroll totaling $229,100.06.
The board examined and approved annual report of Coleman Township.
The board approved and signed change order no. 2010-60.
The board approved and Chairman Otott signed official bond and affidavit of sureties for Robert Allen, Grant Township Clerk.
The board approved and Chairman Otott signed payroll change notice for Sherry Rogge who declined to complete the training program effective February 15, 2011.
Janice Kearn, R.N., County Health Director, spoke with the board regarding pending legislation. Adjustments in charges for health care services through the County Health Department were discussed. The board approved the increases as Janice suggested. Accreditation of health departments with assistance of a Communicable Disease Reduction Grant was discussed. Janice is to report back next Monday.
Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, reported on maintenance issues and discussed dates for free days at the transfer station.
David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report and monthly budget report. Equipment repair issues were discussed. Keystone Pipeline representatives did not appear before the board. David is to meet with Banner Construction to review damages to asphalt roads on the asphalt roads not from film in the shop as Banner had done earlier.
The board recessed at noon for lunch and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.
The board discussed various issues with Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney. Becky Pannbacker, Director, and Jim Scheetz, board member, Washington County Senior Citizens, Inc. spoke with the board regarding usage of money given by the County to assist Washington County Senior Citizens, Inc. Becky presented 2010 audit report.
Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, presented a draft document of the grant application to Blue Valley TeleCommunications for the board to review.
Debbie Swoboda, Emergency Management Coordinator, was given permission to purchase meals and door prizes for the Weather Watchers Meeting on Tuesday, March 29. Alison Mueller moved and Gene Helms seconded to adopt Resolution No. 01-11 adopting the Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.