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Washington County Commissioners’ Minutes


The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, August 1, 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.

The board will meet on Friday, August 5 at 8:30 A.M. to work on the 2012 budget.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, August 8, 2011 at 8:30 A.M.

The board will meet on Wednesday August 10 at 10:00 A.M. with John Denney, County Auditor, to finalize the 2012 budget.

Gloria Moore, Tourism Director, gave updates on events and tours and upcoming meetings.

Robin Slattery and David Coltrain, River Valley Extension District #4 agents for Washington County, presented the quarterly newsletter. Robin spoke of fair issues and David told the board that the PRIDE committee will hold a public meeting on Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at First National Bank, Washington.

Becky Pannbacker, Director, Washington County Senior Citizens Inc., spoke with the board.

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, spoke with the commission regarding disposal of 4 cubic yards of dirt contaminated with transformer oil. The oil will be hauled to Hamm Quarries as specified by KDHE. The board approved and Chairman Otott signed payroll change notice Stephen Espinoza as solid waste laborer effective August 1, 2011.

Bill Keesecker, Washington County Fair Board President, spoke with the board regarding a project exemption certificate for a metal roof for housing animals at the fair ground. The county will apply for the project exemption certificate.

Debbie Swoboda, Emergency Management Coordinator and the board discussed hail damage to the emergency management truck.

Tom Parker, Washington County News reporter, spoke with the board as to the July 25 minutes. The commission stated that their intent was for BKD to resubmit the report with the proper and clarified information changes to the USDA.

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, reported on routine budget and work matters. David gave an update on CDBG bridge grant paperwork.

The board recessed at 12:10 P.M. and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.

The board spoke with Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, on various matters.

Sheriff Bill Dickson and UnderSheriff Wes Weber reported on jail matters and wages.

Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, spoke about the KDOT Revolving Loan Program. The commission will wait until the City of Washington is ready and able to begin the project. The commission placed a call to Doyle McKimmy, Washington County Hospital Administrator and asked that BKD re-write the whole report and resend it to USDA.

The board approved and signed change order no. 2010-68.

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.

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