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Washington County Commissioners Minutes 1-22-2013

COMMISSION MINUTES, January 22, 2013


The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner; Denae Dimler, County Clerk; and Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney.


Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.


Next regular meeting will be Monday, January 28, 2013 at 8:30 A.M.


Janice Kearn, County Health Administrator, was given permission to proceed on acquiring a commercial grade refrigerator and freezer to store vaccines.


Denae Dimler, County Clerk, presented payroll and bills totaling $251,137.73.  The Board indicated that all bills for Highland Township should be approved through the Board prior to being paid.  Denae informed the Board that EMC will be conducting safety reviews with departments on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.


Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, submitted the annual noxious weed report and the noxious weed management plan.  The Board signed both documents.


Ron Ohlde, Sherman Township Clerk, asked the Board to appoint a Treasurer due to the resignation of the Treasurer.  Roger Otott moved, Gary Ouellette 2nd, and motion carried to approve Marlon Walter as Treasurer.  Robbie Oelschlager is Sherman Towship Trustee.


Justin Cordry, County Sheriff, reported that the jail currently houses 7 Sedgwick County inmates and 2 Washington County inmates.  Justin reported a new key pad entry was installed to the evidence room.  Justin requested permission to proceed on a new computer server and software.  The Sheriff’s office will be advertising for open deputy positions.


Shirley Marrs, Clerk of the District Court, asked permission to purchase a digital recording system for the court room.  The Board approved the purchase.


Don Alldredge, Custodian, submitted log for signatures of those with keys to the court house.


David Willbrant, Public Works Adminstrator, reported on routine matters.  He reported that Washington County received a 2013 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Community Improvement grant in the amount of $296,000.  The grant will help replace 6 structures in the county.  David reported that he attended a K-9 Coon Creek Bridge replacement and detour meeting in Waterville last week.


The Board broke for lunch at 11:30.


At 12:15, Mark Lawlor, Clean Line Energy, presented information on the meeting that will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Mayberry’s from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.  Mark also showed prospects for transmission lines in Washington County.


Roger Otott moved, Gary Ouellette 2nd, motion carried to give 5 promotions to Road and Bridge employees.


The Board received notice that the Wayland House located at 317 E. 6th St., Washington, is being considered by the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review for nomination to the National Register of Historic Place and the Register of Historic Kansas Places.


Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, discussed the need for a PBC meeting with architects and construction managers.  A PBC meeting will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1:30 in the Commission Room.


At 1:15, Roger Otott moved, Gary Ouellette 2nd, motion carried to go into executive session on non-elected personnel.  No action was taken.


At 2:00, Roger Otott moved, Gary Ouellette 2nd, motion carried to go into executive session on non-elected personnel.  No action was taken.


The meeting adjourned at 2:45 P.M.

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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.