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Washington County Commissioners Minutes 2-11-2013

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, February 11, 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; and Denae Dimler, County Clerk.


Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.


Next regular meeting will be Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 8:30 A.M.


Janice Kearn, County Health Administrator, received approval to purchase a commercial grade refrigerator and freezer to store vaccines from D.A.I. Scientific Equipment.


Denae Dimler, County Clerk, presented information gathered in a technical assistant workshop on the 6th in Great Bend, KS for the Community Development Block Grant that Washington County received for bridge repairs.  Denae also attended New Clerk’s School in Topeka, KS on the 7th and 8th and reported on the classes that were presented during the school.


The Board approved the donation of $100 toward Linn High School Post Prom activities.


The Board approved and signed official minutes from February 4, 2013.


The Board approved and Chairman Mueller signed Official Bond and Affidavit of Sureties for Mickey Walter, Clerk of Farmington Township; Timothy Brad Gilliam, Treasurer of Coleman Township; John A. Durst, Trustee of Coleman Township; Harold G. Schwartz, Trustee of Franklin Township; John Peterson, Trustee of Grant Township; Jack E. Allen, Treasurer of Grant Township; James M. Burton, Trustee of Haddam Township; Kevin W. Cromwell, Treasurer of Haddam Township.


Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, reported on townships that the Noxious Weed Department sprayed last year.


Elizabeth Baskerville-Hiltgen, County Attorney, presented information on an Ohlde Dairy Project in Linn, KS.  Linn City will be asked to issue Industrial Revenue Bonds in the amount of $5 million for the Ohlde Dairy Project.  However, since the dairy is outside city limits, Linn City is required to have approval from the Board of Commission per K.S.A. 12-1741a.  Therefore, the Board adopted Resolution 04-13 an inducement resolution, expressing the intent of Washington County with respect to an industrial revenue bond financing to benefit Ohlde Dairy, LLC by the City of Linn, Kansas.  Elizabeth requested executive session for non-elected personnel.  No action was taken.


Justin Cordry, County Sheriff, reported that the jail currently houses 9 Sedgwick County inmates and 4 Washington County inmates.  Justin requested executive session for non-elected personnel.  No action was taken.


Arlene Dague, Washington County Historical Society, reported that Washington County did not receive a grant that was applied for with the Heritage Trust Fund.  Arlene reported that 3 sides of the basement of the 1899 Sheriff’s Residence and Jail located at 23 C Street are in need of repair.  The Board will take it under consideration.


David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, presented a transfer of earned time request for David L’Ecuyer who has been released to return to work but will continue physical therapy.  Chairman Mueller signed the request.  The inventory report for the Public Works Department was submitted.  Bids for Batwing mowers are open and will be due February 19th.


The Board broke for lunch at 12:15.


At 1:00, Greg Vahrenberg, Managing Director with Piper Jaffray, presented final debt service schedules for the law enforcement center refunding and hospital project revenue bonds.


The Board adopted a Debt of Issuance Compliance Policy as part of the written policies and procedures.


The Board adopted Resolution 03-13 authorizing the Board of Commission to enter into a base lease, hospital lease, and first supplemental lease with the Public Building Commission and also authorizing the commission to enter into a pledge of revenues agreement with the Public Building Commission and the Board of the Washington County Hospital and approving other related documents in connection with the issuance of revenue bonds of the Public Building Commission.


The Board of Commission then subsequently signed all above referenced documents.


The Public Building Commission met and minutes were taken by Lou Kern.  This meeting adjourned at 3:00.


The Board and Elizabeth Baskerville-Hiltgen entered into executive session under attorney-client privilege.  No action was taken.


 The meeting adjourned at 3:10 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.