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Washington County Commissioner Minutes 4-1-13

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, March 25, 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.


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


Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.


Denae Dimler, County Clerk, swore in Christopher Speakman as a new Deputy Sheriff.


The Board approved bills and payroll totaling $279,777.02.


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


Chairman Mueller signed a cereal malt beverage license for Scattered Acres Outfitting, 1490 5th Rd., Palmer, KS  66962.


The Board signed change order 2012-83.


Chairman Mueller signed payroll change notices for Justin Cordry and Denae Dimler.


The Board approved and signed minutes from March 18 and March 25.

Chairman Mueller signed an Environmental Review Record for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.  Denae Dimler, County Clerk, reported that she forwarded information and pictures of the six bridges being replaced with funds from this grant to the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.  The CDBG is a program run by HUD and it is a requirement that recipients of this federal funding notify Indian Tribes regarding projects.


Deb Swoboda, Emergency Management Coordinator, informed the Board that a meteorologist from the National Weather Service will return on the 18th for his presentation to Storm Spotters.


Justin Cordry, Sheriff, reported there are 6 Sedgwick and 3 Washington County inmates in the jail.


Alison Mueller moved and Roger Otott seconded the motion to appoint Richard Baskerville to the Washington County Hospital Board for a position left vacant due to the death of Roger Baskerville.  Motion passed.  Gary Ouellette abstained from the vote.  Richard will fill the position for the remainder of the term which ends in December 2014.


The Board received notice from KDHE that a permit is being reissued for the expansion of a confined animal feeding operation at 2069 Prairie Rd., Washington.


David Willbrant, Public Works Director, reported on routine matters.


A motion was made and carried 3-0 to adopt Resolution 05-13 to approve county functional classification system and county secondary system.


Chairman Mueller signed a transfer of earned time to Gary Bunch.


Marvin VanWinkle inquired about a closed road in Section 31 of Coleman Township.


Ryan Kern, City of Washington Mayor, asked the Board about the continuation of the B Street Project in Washington.  The Board indicated that they are still willing to take care of the middle 24 feet of the road with the project completing 2 to 3 blocks every 2 years until completion.


The Board approved the purchase of two used pickups to be used by the Road and Bridge Department.



Commissioners discussed the need for clarification of County’s policy on overtime compensation.  The following policy was adopted and shall apply to all non-exempt County employees, other than law enforcement personnel.  Employees will be paid a rate of 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay for each hour worked in a workweek in excess of 40 hours per week.  Overtime liability is not reached, and an employee shall not be entitled to overtime pay unless and until 40 actual hours have been worked.  Earned time or other leave may not be used to accumulate 40 hours in a workweek.


The meeting adjourned at 12:00 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.