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Washington County Commissioners’ Report

COMMISSION MINUTES, July 16, 2012        

 

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, July 16, 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 23, 2012 at 8:30 A.M.

 

John Wieland, Morrowville, questioned the board about the minutes last week regarding corporate swine and dairy facilities.  The new law went into effect on July 1, 2012, that allows the Board of County Commissioners to allow or deny a new swine or dairy facility within the county.  The board is waiting for advice from Libby Hiltgen, County Attorney.

 

Greg Koppes, Greenleaf, spoke with the board concerning a fencing issue in the SE/4SE/4 of Section 24, Logan Township.  Mr. Koppes gave written request for the fence viewing.  The commission set August 6 at 1:00 P.M. to view the fence.

 

David Coltrain, River Valley Extension District #4 Agent, told the commission that he has resigned his position effective July 31, 2012.  He spoke of the need for a storage building for supplies and tools for the community garden.  Roger Otott moved and Gene Helms seconded to purchase an 8×10 building with PRIDE grant funding.  Motion carried.  David told the commission that he will watch for trees on sale in the fall to be planted on the north side of the courthouse.

 

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, told the board that spraying for bindweed will need to wait until the fall season.  The board approved and Chairman Mueller signed payroll change notice for Mike Woerner due to completion of training period effective July 16, 2012.

 

Sheriff Bill Dickson and Undersheriff Wes Weber gave weekly report.  The jail currently houses 11 Sedgwick County inmates; 3 Washington County inmates; 1 Marshall County inmate and 1 Doniphan County inmate to be transferred.  The board approved and Chairman Mueller signed payroll change notice for Leroy Neal as a jailer effective July 10, 2012.      qw

 

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report.  Bridges to be included on the bridge grant application were discussed.  David has met with two engineering firms on the B Street project.

 

The board worked on the county budget during the noon hour.

 

Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, met with the board to discuss the new law regarding corporate swine and dairy facilities.

 

The board then worked on the county budget and adjourned at 2:30 P.M.

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