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Washington County Commissioners Minutes 4-23-2012

COMMISSION MINUTES,April 23, 2012        


The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, April 23, 2012in 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, and Lou Kern,CountyClerk.   Absent:  Elizabeth Hiltgen,CountyAttorney due to training.


Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.


The next regular meeting isMonday, April 30, 2012at8:30 A.M. 


Ellen Anderson, Director, Adult Community Corrections and Juvenile Justice Authority, presented DOC 2013 grant application.  Gene Helms moved and Roger Otott seconded that Chairman Mueller sign the grant application.  Motion carried.


Lou Kern,CountyClerk, reported that Lisa Zabokrtsky will bring her Careers Class to visit next Monday at11:30 A.M.


The board received a letter from Ronald Sutter, President, Pinnacle Trust Services as Trustee for the Ed Wienke Trust, requesting the commission to serve as fence viewers on property described as the NW/4 and NE/4 of Section 28, Township 1 South, Range 3. 


Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, and David Coltrain, River Valley Extension District #4 Agent, spoke with the commission regarding theCommunityGardengrant award for $5,000.00 that has been received.  One-fourth acre is needed to begin the community garden.  Plots will be rented for $20.00.  After discussion the commission and Duane agreed to participate in the program.  Duane spoke of other maintenance matters.


Becky Pannbacker, Director, Washington County Senior Citizens, Inc., presented year end accounting for the organization. 


Undersheriff Wes Weber reported that the jail is housing 13SedgwickCountyprisoners and 5WashingtonCountyprisoners.


David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report.  The board approved the fuel quote of Kramer Oil as the low bidder at $3.516 for #2 diesel.  David spoke of equipment repairs and the need for a covered trailer to house the new mower that public works and solid waste departments share.  The board and David discussed whether or not to re-apply for a bridge grant and decided to go ahead with the application.  Low to moderate income surveys will be mailed to landowners in the bridge grant areas.  David reported that the 6th P.M. survey marker location needs to be sprayed for weeds.  The commission asked if a hydro-seeder had been located for use by public works and solid waste departments.  David is to get with Duane Bruna to see what might be available as to the hydro-seeder and to get prices for a covered trailer.


Jim Stark, Pastor, Washington Christian Church, was given permission to hold a prayer service around the flag on the courthouse square for the National Day of Prayer on May 3.


Meeting adjourned at12:15 P.M.

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Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.