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Washington County Commissioners Minutes 12-17-2012

COMMISSION MINUTES, December 17, 2012

 

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, December 17, 2012 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, and Lou Kern, County Clerk and Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner Elect.  Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, was absent.

 

Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.

 

Next regular meeting will be Monday, December 31, 2012 at 8:30 A.M.  The commission will not hold a weekly meeting during Christmas week.

 

The board acted as the Board of County Canvassers to canvass the election results for the December 11 Special Election.    The final vote, after counting provisional ballots, was 1355, yes and 692, no.

 

Chairman Mueller asked for a moment of silence and then offered prayer for all families involved in the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy.

 

Roger Otott moved that all employees receive a 40 cent per hour COLA effective January 1, 2013, except the County Attorney.  Alison Mueller seconded and motion carried.  The board approved and Chairman Mueller signed payroll change notice for Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, for a pay increase to $50,000.00 per year, effective January 1, 2013.

 

The board approved and signed change order nos. 2012-26 and 2012-27.

 

The board approved and signed official minutes from December 10, 2012.

 

The board examined inventory for Health Department; Custodian; Emergency Management; Appraiser, and County Attorney.

 

The board approved and Chairman Mueller signed Official Bond and Affidavit of Sureties Ryan Wieters, Lincoln Township Treasurer; Lenis G. Weaver, Barnes Township Trustee; Calvin J. Roop, Jr., Farmington Township Treasurer; and Bradley H. Beier, Strawberry Township Trustee.

 

The board approved the cereal malt beverage license application from Cedar Hills Golf Course and Chairman Mueller signed Notice to Washington Township Board Clerk.

 

The board approved and Chairman Mueller signed 2013 Public Official Bond and Oath for Roger E. Otott, 2nd District Commissioner and Elizabeth Baskerville Hiltgen, County Attorney.

 

Janice Kearn, R.N., County Health Director, met with the board.  Roger Otott moved and Alison Mueller seconded to adopt Resolution No. 15-12 transferring $80,000.00 from County Health Fund to Multi Use Capital Improvement Fund.  Motion carried.

 

Ann Hawk, Washington County Treasurer, asked to transfer $5,000.00 from county auto fund to Multi Use Equipment Reserve Fund.  Roger Otott moved to adopt Resolution 16-12 allowing the transfer of $5,000.00 from county auto fund to Multi Use Equipment Reserve Fund.  Alison Mueller seconded and motion carried.

 

Roger Otott moved and Alison Mueller seconded to sign a contract with Lindburg, Vogel, Pierce, Faris Chtd, for auditing the 2012 budget and assistance with preparation of the 2014 budget.  Motion carried.

 

Alison Mueller moved to adopt Resolution 17-12 transferring $15,000.00 from Courthouse Fund to Multi Use Capital Improvement Fund.  Roger Otott seconded and motion carried.

 

Gloria Moore, Tourism Director, gave monthly update of events attended and upcoming events.

 

 

Don Alldredge, custodian, asked to transfer surplus budget money to equipment reserve.  Roger Otott moved and Alison Mueller seconded to adopt Resolution No. 18-12 transferring $500.00 from Janitor Fund to Multi Use Equipment Reserve Fund.

 

At 10:15 A.M. Roger Otott moved to go into executive session for 20 minutes with Duane Bruna, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste Director; Kathie Otney, NW/SW Secretary and Dusty Bonar, NW/SW employee and Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner Elect, to discuss personnel.  Alison Mueller seconded and motion carried.  At 10:35 the board returned to regular session.  No action was taken.  The board approved and signed permits for C&M Refuse; Jones Trash Service and Durflinger Disposal Service, Inc. to collect and transport to the Washington County Solid Waste Disposal area, garbage, trees and yard waste, construction & demolition, tires and salvage from commercial, residential and industrial sites.

 

Sheriff Bill Dickson and Undersheriff Wes Weber reported that the current jail is holding 10 Sedgwick inmates and 1 Washington County inmate.  Other matters were discussed.

 

David Willbrant, Public Works Director, gave weekly work report.  Kimeo Township work was discussed.  Public Works will do blade work for FEMA projects.

 

Roger Otott moved and Alison Mueller seconded to sign the 2013 contract with Pawnee Mental Health Services.  Motion carried.

 

Debbie Swoboda, Emergency Management Coordinator, asked the board to establish a fine should a land owner decide to build in a flood plain as required under the flood plain management plan that will be adopted.

 

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

 

Pat Summer of the Regional Prevention Center for Wellness requested that the board adopt a proclamation.  Roger Otott moved and Alison Mueller seconded to proclaim December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.  Motion carried.

 

The board signed a letter directed to Secretary Mike King, KDOT, opposing implementation of subscriber fees to local agencies using the KDOT system for 8Mhz radios.

 

Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, met with the board.  Information from Greg Vahrenburg, Piper Jaffray Company, bond underwriter, was reviewed.  Doyle McKimmy, Washington County Hospital Administrator, and Ted Lillie, Washington County Hospital Board President were also present.  Dr. Roger Baskerville joined the meeting at 1:30 P.M.  The next meeting of the Washington County Public Building Commission was set for January 7 at 1:00 P.M.

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:45 P.M.

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