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Washington County Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes

           COMMISSION MINUTES, March 26, 2012         


The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, March 26, 2012 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Kathy Fritz, Deputy County Clerk.   


Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.


The next regular meeting is Monday, April 2, 2012 at 8:30 A.M. 


Don Alldredge, custodian, met with the board.


Ed Henry, Twin Valley Developmental Services met with the board.  The board signed a letter of support for a grant application to reuse cardboard as packaging material.  Ed Henry shared a resolution encouraging the Governor of the State of Kansas to carefully consider any change in the Medicaid or health care provisions for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to remove long-term care services for said persons from the proposed privatized managed care plan, and to continue present state/county-appointed CDDO administration of this service delivery system.  The board expressed interest in talking with Marshall County about the resolution.


Annette Hawk, County Treasurer, informed the board that all county treasurer offices will be closed to all vehicle related and drivers’ license activities on May 1st to May 9th while the State of Kansas changes to a modern vehicle registration system that will improve customer service and efficiency.  On April 5th from 8 to 9 A.M. the state will be testing computers and printers so there will be no transactions done at that time.


Gloria Moore, Tourism Director, gave her report for March as well as a schedule of upcoming events.


Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, reported on routine maintenance matters.  Duane is working on rewriting his operations plan.


Roger Otott moved and Gene Helms seconded to give $100.00 to the Hanover After Prom Party.  Motion carried.


Sheriff Bill Dickson called to report that the jail is currently housing 14 Sedgwick County prisoners; 4 Washington County prisoners; and 1 prisoner from the Department of Corrections.  Sheriff Dickson was unable to meet with the board due to his providing traffic control for a tower that was being moved on the highway.


Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, met with the board to show them the response she had written to Keystone Pipeline for alleged road damages.


David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave his weekly work report.  At 11:00 A.M. bids were opened for the lease purchase agreement for the motor graders recently purchased.  Gene Helms moved and Roger Helms seconded to accept the low bid from Kaw Valley State Bank of Clifton at 1.95%.  The motion carried.  Gene Helms moved and Roger Otott moved to accept the low bid for signs and posts from Barco.  The motion carried.  Roger Otott moved and Gene Helms seconded to accept the following low asphalt bids:  Vance for CRS-1; Ergon for CRS-1HP; and Flint Hills Resources for MC800.  The motion carried.


The board received notification from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment that Brad Ohlde has been re-issued permits for existing facilities in SW/4 of 01-04-01 and the NW/4 of 02-04-01.


The board approved and signed change order no. 2011-52.


There being no further business the board adjourned at noon.

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