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11-28-11 Washington County Commissioners Minutes

COMMISSION MINUTES, November 28, 2011         

 

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, November 28, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Vice-Chairman; 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, December 5, 2011at 8:30 A.M.

 

The board approved bills and payroll totaling $250,704.52.

 

Bonnie Miller, AFLAC representative, will be enrolling employees next Monday, December 5 and Friday, December 9.  Attendance by all employees is required at one of the sessions.

 

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, will be conducting interviews this week for one position.  He is shipping out recyclable materials before year end.  He will be receiving semi-trailers from Farmers Cooperative to store used mattresses in a joint project with Clay County.  The mattresses are then shipped to the Ellsworth prison for the inmates to recycle.

 

Christy L’Ecuyer, Business Coordinator, reported on attendance at the procurement technical assistance center meeting and the North Central Kansas Rural Development Council meeting last week.  Christy will be out of the office the rest of this week.

 

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report.  Gene Helms moved and Alison Mueller seconded to purchase a 1994 oil distributor for $65,000.00 from Victor L. Phillips Co.  Motion carried.  David gave bridge update and schedules.  David inquired as to raises for 2012.

 

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

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At 1:05 P.M. Alison Mueller moved to go into executive session with Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Dick Powell, Kastl Powell Insurance Agency, for 15 minutes under the attorney/client privilege.  Gene Helms seconded and motion carried.  At 1:20 P.M. the board returned to regular session.  No action was taken.

 

Sheriff Bill Dickson reported there are 17 prisoners in the jail.  Twelve inmates are from Sedgwick County.  Sheriff Dickson reported that four new shotguns will be purchased.  The current ones will be used as trade in.   

 

At 1:40 P.M. Gene Helms moved to go into executive session with Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk, for 20 minutes under the attorney/client privilege.  Alison Mueller seconded and motion carried.  At 2:00 P.M. the board returned to regular session.  No action was taken.

 

Meeting adjourned at 2:15 P.M.

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