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Washington County Board Minutes

           COMMISSION MINUTES, July 9, 2012         


The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, July 9, 2012 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman;

Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk. 


Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.


The next regular meeting is Monday, July 16, 2012 at 8:30 A.M.


The board approved bills and payroll totaling $270,185.43.


The board spoke by telephone with Ryan Kern, Washington City Council President, regarding the 6th and B Street project.  Washington City is in the bid process for engineering services.  Bid opening is set for July 23 at 9:00 A.M. and the commission plans to attend.


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


Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, reported on routine matters.  Duane reported that he had looked at a trailer to haul the mower but decided against the purchase.


Roger Otott moved and Gene Helms seconded to accept the low quote of Kramer Oil for $24,372.50 for 2,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline.  Motion carried.


Phil Osborne and Ken Lamoreaux, RSVP volunteers, presented statistics of the various services that RSVP provides in Washington County.  RSVP provides insurance that covers volunteers during their service hours.  RSVP receives federal funding for their program as well as private donations. 


David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report and monthly budget report.  The board approved and Chairman Mueller signed payroll change notice for Nathan Schuessler due to resignation effective July 13, 2012.  Doors for the shop will need to be re-bid.  The 6th and B Street project was discussed.    Norfolk Contracting will be back in the county to work at 26-Y.1 northwest of St. Peter’s Church.  Public Works department will be placing a corrugated metal pipe on 3rd Road in Kimeo Township weather permitting.  David hopes to present tabulation results from NCK Regional Planning for the bridge grant next week.


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


The board spoke with Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, about adopting a resolution that would prohibit corporate swine and dairy facilities within the county. 


The board then worked on the county budget requests.  John Denney, county auditor, will meet with the board on Tuesday, July 31, for the county budget.


The meeting adjourned at 2:45 P.M.

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