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Washington County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes

COMMISSION MINUTES, March 14, 2011

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, March 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 Monday, March 21, 2011 at 8:30 A.M.

The board approved and signed change order no. 2010-62.

Ann Hawk, County Treasurer, reported that she transferred $22,845.31 from County Auto to County General.

The board received notice from Livingston Enterprises for a proposed new construction swine facility in the SW/4 of Section 3, Township 1 South, Range 1 East, Washington County, Kansas.

Don Alldredge, custodian, and the board discussed purchase of a new and/or used mower. Don has ordered specialty chemicals for crabgrass and clover control through Van Diest.

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, and the board discussed items to be discussed at the solid waste committee meeting on March 28 at 3:00 P.M.

Mary Oelschlager, R.N., Deputy County Health Director, presented application for state formula grant funding that also includes a request for Chronic Disease Reduction for $19,060.00. Alison Mueller moved and Gene Helms seconded to sign the grant application. Motion carried.

Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, gave weekly work report.

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, and Bob Chambers, P.E., Cook, Flatt and Strobel Engineering, discussed Keystone Pipeline damages and Mill Creek repair issues near Haddam. David met two times last week with

Tommy Darnell, Keystone Pipeline representative; Hall Brothers representatives and Banner Enterprises. Leo Schwartz brought in pictures of issues on the Emmons Road. At 11:30 A.M. the board opened five bids for the sale of the fuel tank at the airport. Alison Mueller moved that all things being in order to award the bid to Dean Lovgren the highest bidder for $5551.00. Gene Helms seconded and motion carried. Gene Helms moved to accept two contracts with Husker Steel for bridges 29-G.8 and X-16.1 for $47,085.00 each. Alison Mueller seconded and motion carried. The cost for each structure would be reduced by $3,190.00 if Public Works furnishes the wing piling per structure. The board approved and Chairman Otott signed payroll change notice for Tim Duis as Equipment Operator I effective March 14, 2011. Purchase of a semi tractor was discussed.

The board recessed at 12:15 for lunch and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.

The board visited with Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, about the usage of the juvenile detention facility in Junction City and other matters.

UnderSheriff Wes Weber reported on roofing repair and fencing at the jail facility. The board approved usage of earned time for a jailer who has not been employed 6 months. There are currently 20 Sedgwick County prisoners being housed. UnderSheriff Weber will meet with the commission every Monday at 1:30 P.M.

Tommy Darnell, Keystone Pipeline representative, called to advise the board that a new and revised damage report is to be sent to David Willbrant by Wednesday. It was agreed that the board, David, Banner Enterprises and Tommy Darnell will meet next Monday shortly after the 11:00 A.M. bid opening for an end dump trailer.

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.

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