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Washington County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes



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

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.


Next regular meeting will be Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:30 A.M.


The board will meet on November 15 to canvass the November 6 General Election results.


The board approved bills and payroll totaling $296,488.21.


The board approved and signed change nos. 2011-91 and 2011-92.


The board approved and Chairman Mueller signed payroll change notice for Kyle Applegarth due to completion of training period effective September 23, 2012.


Roger Otott moved and Gene Helms moved to renew health insurance for 2013 with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.  Motion carried.


Gene Helms moved and Roger Otott seconded to approve the low quote for fuel from Kramer Oil at $27,292.50 for #2 clear low sulphur.  Motion carried.


Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, reported that the hydro seeder has been used by his department and Public Works department.  Duane reported on routine maintenance matters.


Gloria Moore, Tourism Director, gave monthly update.  Gloria will attend the TIAK conference in Dodge City of October 15 through 17 and stay over to attend the regional meeting on October 18.  Washington County hosts the North Central Kansas Tourism Council on November 15 and the Flint Hills Tourism Council on November 16.


At 10:30 A.M. Chairman Mueller opened the floor for comments on bridges to be submitted on the CDBG bridge grant application.  Present were Debra Carlson Ohlde, North Central Kansas Regional Planning Commission and David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator.  Debra reviewed the documents that the board will need to adopt and discussed issues with the figures.  Bids for the B Street project were reviewed.


The board recessed at 12:15 P.M. and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.


Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney; Ryan Kern, Washington City Councilmember and David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, met with the commission to discuss the B Street project.  Roger Otott moved to accept the low bid of Goodman Construction, Sabetha, for the low base bid of $150,457.00.  Gene Helms seconded and motion carried.  The Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the County was discussed.  Washington County has maintained the middle 24 feet of all connecting links within the county pursuant to KSA 68-506(f).  Gene Helms moved to go with part time inspection services rather than full time inspection services by CES Group.  Roger Otott seconded and motion carried.  It was agreed that the City of Washington would pay for 61% of the base bid and Washington County will pay for 39% of the base bid.  Ryan Kern will take all information to the Washington City Council meeting tonight for approval by the City.  Elizabeth Hiltgen is to prepare the Memorandum of Understanding for adoption by both entities.


Roger Otott moved to enter into an agreement with North Central Kansas Environmental LLC for sanitation services within Washington County.  Alison Mueller seconded and motion carried.


The meeting adjourned at 2:45 P.M.

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