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Washington County Commissioners Minutes 10-15-2012



The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, October 15, 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 22, 2012 at 8:30 A.M.

The board approved bills and payroll totaling $303,374.63.

Sheila Ouellette, Communications Director, spoke with the board concerning a recent complaint.

Tony Duever, CES Group PA, brought in agreements between the owner and contractor on the B Street project.  Roger Otott moved and Gene Helms seconded to sign the agreement.  Motion carried.  The pre-construction meeting is set for 4:00 with construction to start next week.

Doyle McKimmy, Washington County Hospital CEO, visited with the board.

Gene Helms moved that part time employees shall pay their proportionate share of Blue Cross and Blue Shield rates to be re-evaluated each year and further moved that the amount shall be graduated by one-third each year over the next three years.  Motion carried.  The rates for BC/BS for 2013 are $609.13 for a single policy; $1252.55 for employee/child policy; $1308.69 for an employee/spouse policy, and $1952.08 for a family policy.

Chuck Turk, American Legion Commander, informed the board that County Government Day is set for November 13 in the District Courtroom.

Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director, reported on routine maintenance matters and fall spraying progress.

Lou Kern, County Clerk, reported that Anita Child reston has updated the county website and asked that it be reviewed for corrections and additions.

Roger Otott moved and Alison Mueller seconded to nominate Gene Helms as the voting delegate at the Kansas Association of Counties annual meeting in Topeka.  Motion carried.

Lou Kern,County Clerk, informed the board that a petition calling for a vote on the Washington County Public Building Commission revenue bond issue has been filed in her office and the required signatures have been verified.  The estimated cost of a special election is estimated at $8,000.00.

The board asked Don Alldredge to cut down the pine tree in front of the courthouse as soon as possible due to suspected disease.

Don and his son will cut the tree down Monday night.

Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, reported that the tax sale went well.  Preparations will begin in November for the next tax sale.  Phil Wolfe, Bond Counsel Attorney, spoke with Libby and the board via telephone as to the next step on the revenue bond issue.

Sheriff Bill Dickson and Undersheriff Wes Weber reported that a restraint chair has been ordered for the jail.  The jail currently houses six Sedgwick County prisoners; five Washington County prisoners, and 1 prisoner from Marshall County.

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, gave weekly work report.  David reported on various issues.

The meeting adjourned at noon.


About Kevin Rippe

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.