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          COMMISSION MINUTES, November 21, 2011         


The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, November 21, 2011 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Vice-Chairman; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Absent:  Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner, Chairman and Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney.


Vice-Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.


County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving.  The transfer station will be open on Saturday morning, November 26.


Next regular meeting is Monday, November 28, 2011at 8:30 A.M.


The board approved November 14 bills and payroll totaling $447,018.60.


The board approved and signed change order nos. 2011-16 through 2011-19.


The board approved and signed payroll change notice for Keith Bruna due to resignation effective November 21, 2011.


Alison Mueller moved and Gene Helms seconded to sign the contract with Lindberg Vogel Pierce Faris Chtd. for preparation of the 2011 audit and assistance with the 2012 budget preparation.  Motion carried.


Gene Helms moved and Alison Mueller seconded to adopt Resolution No. 09-11 cancelling personal property tax judgments remaining uncollected for a period of time exceeding 20 years pursuant to K.S.A. 79-10.  Motion carried.


Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, reported that letters have been sent to City Mayors regarding the solid waste advisory committee.  Public harassment and threatening behavior toward transfer station employees was discussed.  Maintenance of the shop at the transfer station was discussed. 


Gary May, Rural Lakes Region Sanitarian, reported that he has closed 4 permits and has not written any new ones.  Gary announced that he will retire at the end of November.


The commission spoke with Sheriff Bill Dickson via telephone.  Sheriff Dickson told the commission that the City of Washington may not renew the law enforcement contract for extra patrol hours but instead has offered $6,000.00 for ordinance enforcement.  The board told the Sheriff that it was his decision as to whether or not to accept the contract offered.


David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report.  Gene helms moved and Alison Mueller seconded to sign a public use permit agreement with Blue Valley TeleCommunications for fiber optic at a site on 5th Road.  Motion carried.  Marshall County Commissioners have signed a Notice to Proceed with Wildcat Concrete Services for the Cragle Bridge.  Work was to begin on November 18 and to be completed by December 28.  Gene Helms moved and Alision Mueller seconded to accept the low quote for the purchase of diesel #1 and #2 from Kramer Oil at $3.63 per gallon.  Motion carried.After discussion the board asked David to begin working up bids for a possible motorgrader purchases next year.



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