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Washington County Commissioners Minutes 2-19-2013

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, February 19, 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 Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:30 A.M.

 

Denae Dimler, County Clerk, presented payroll and bills totaling $289,895.64.

 

Chairman Mueller signed fuel contract with Kramer Oil.

 

The Board received notice from FEMA that Washington County’s application to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program has been approved.  A news release will be published announcing Washington County’s eligibility.

 

A correction to the February 11th minutes indicating that 3 sides of the basement of the 1899 Sheriff’s Residence and Jail located at 23 C Street were in need of repair was noted by Commissioner Roger Otott.  The walls in need of repair are exterior walls not basement walls as indicated previously.

 

The Board approved and Chairman Mueller signed Official Bond and Affidavit of Sureties for Marlon Walter, Treasurer of Sherman Township; Thomas G. L’Ecuyer, Treasurer of Mill Creek; and Adam Grover, Trustee of Mill Creek Township.

 

The Board received notice that the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review approved the nomination of the Wayland House, 317 E. 6th St., Washington, KS to the National Register of Historic Places.  The nomination will now be forwarded to the office of the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C. where it will be evaluated by their professional staff.  If they concur with the findings of the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review, the property will be included in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Kyle Applegarth, Undersheriff, reported there are currently 6 Sedgwick County inmates and 4 Washington County inmates.

 

Justin Dragastin, Kastl Powell agent, reported on findings and recommendations for improvement made by Joe Calonge, Loss Control Specialist, EMC Insurance Companies.

 

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, reported 38 people from 14 townships attended the Township meeting on February 13th.  Roger Otott, indicated he would like to see fuel prices on the day of delivery to compare to fuel contract to make sure contract is paying off.  Batwing Bids were opened at 11:30.  Chairman Mueller opened 11 bids.  No action was taken.  David presented construction cost estimates for the completion of the B Street Project.

 

The Board broke for lunch at 12:15.

 

At 1:00, Elizabeth Baskerville-Hiltgen, County Attorney, discussed outgoing elected officials salaries with the Board.  Alison Mueller moved that all outgoing elected officials have been paid in full and incoming elected officials have been paid in accordance with the salary policies of Washington County.  Roger Otott seconded the motion and the motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

 The meeting adjourned at 2:10 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.