The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, May 23, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Absent: Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner.
Chairman Otott called the meeting to order.
The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:30 A.M.
County offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.
Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, reported that the shooting range has been sprayed for weeds.
Don Alldredge, custodian, asked about painting the flag pole on the Courthouse lawn. Planting trees on the north side of the Courthouse was discussed and it was decided to transplant native trees.
The board signed a letter of support for the Clifton application for Phase I funding for the Safe Routes to School Grant Program.
The board approved and signed official minutes from January 10 through May 16, 2011.
The board approved and Chairman Otott signed Emergency Vehicle Permits for Alex Alldredge; Jeff Welch, and Casey Stallbaumer as volunteer firemen.
The board approved and Chairman Otott signed payroll change notice for Jim Kern due to resignation effective June 4; Allison Villasenor due to completion of training period effective May 24, 2011; Rachaell O’Donnell as a jailer effective May 24, 2011, and Keith Bruna as a jailer effective June 6, 2011.
Bill Hynek thanked the commission and the public works department for work done on the Haddam slide.
Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, gave weekly work report. Alison Mueller moved and Roger Otott seconded to sign the operating budget for the Washington County Hospital USDA grant application. Motion carried and Chairman Otott signed the operating budget. The next step in the process is to create a request for proposal to procure the services of a construction company. Christy will speak with Neal Pfister, AIA with the Lawrence Group so that he may begin writing the request for proposal. A sample resolution was viewed for the Rural Opportunity Zone. Christy reported on attendance at the rural economic development summit last week.
David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report. Alison Mueller moved and Roger Otott seconded to accept the low bid from MRJ Engineering for $2900.00 for bridge X-1.2 ¼ mile South of the State line on Wagon Train Road. Motion carried. David reviewed a list of equipment to be sold on Purplewave.com. Alison Mueller moved to sell the property described as 1989 Case 1085B Cruz Air rubber tire excavator with 60”1 ½ cy ditch bucket (SN 6293702) 30” trenching bucket for Case 1085 (SN 4N270); wrist-o-twist knuckle for 1085; 1990Case 1088LT Excavator (SN 20147); Wag Way 503200 thumb attachment for 1990 CASE excavator (SN 5029); Gallion Steel Roller (8-12 ton) roll-o-static hydrostat trans (SN TH8-12G-53568); John Deer GX 75 9hp riding lawn mower (SN MOGX75X014937); 1981 Bishman 931-A tire changer (SE 11385); 1983 Goodall starting unit (SN 11-716), and generator set 350 NG 40 KW, on Purplewave.com due to the fact that the equipment is a wasting asset the retention of which is detrimental to the county. Roger Otott seconded and motion carried. A public notice will be published for two weeks. David will present quotes for sealing oil next week. Alison Mueller moved to sign an airport hangar lease with Roth Air. Roger Otott seconded and motion carried. Travis Lehman presented necessary paperwork for haying the brome at the airport that the board approved.
Gloria Moore, Tourism Director, submitted 2012 budget request.
The board adjourned at 11:45 A.M. and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.
Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and the board discussed the upcoming tax sale. Ms. Hiltgen will submit the proper resolution for adoption and signature next week.
Sheriff Bill Dickson and Undersheriff Wes Weber updated the board on various matters. A 2007 car has been purchased from Kansas Highway Patrol for $12,500.00 and two more cars are needed. Sedgwick County is still bringing inmates for housing but the Sheriff continues to look for more contracts.
Elizabeth Patton, representative for Senator Jerry Moran, introduced herself and asked for input on legislative issues for the Senator.
The meeting adjourned at 2:50 P.M.