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Washington County Commissioners Minutes 4-15-2013

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, April 15, 2013 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:   Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairwoman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner; and Denae Dimler, County Clerk.

 

Next regular meeting will be Monday, April 22, 2013 at 8:30 A.M.

 

Chairwoman Mueller called the meeting to order.

 

The Board served as the Board of County Canvassers.

 

Jim Stark asked permission to gather around the flag pole at the Courthouse during the noon hour on the National Day of Prayer which is always the first Thursday in May.  A motion was made, seconded, and approved.

 

Doug McKinney, North Central Regional Planning Commission, presented estimates on the costs and benefits of the Clean Line Energy project.

 

Denae Dimler, County Clerk, presented payroll and bills totaling $305,307.15.

 

Bill Keesecker, Washington County Fair Board, reported it takes $55,000-$60,000 to run the annual Washington County Fair and the City of Washington wants the Fair Board to take over the utilities and maintenance of the buildings on a 10 year lease agreement.

 

The Board signed abatement change order 2012-84.

 

Chairwoman Alison Mueller signed cereal malt beverage license for Scattered Acres Outfitting, 1490 5th Rd., Palmer, KS.

 

The Board approved and signed official minutes from April 1 and April 8.

 

Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, reported that Public Works is assisting them on maintenance in the transfer station.  The 25th, 26th, and half day on the 27th will be free days at the landfill.

 

Justin Cordry, Sheriff, reported there are 5 Sedgwick and 4 Washington County inmates in the jail.  Justin said there is more interest in Washington County among cities to contract with the Sheriff’s office for patrolling purposes.  Washington pays $500/month and Hanover has offered to pay $375/month.  Barnes is showing interest in a contract as well.  Justin pointed out that a contract is required by statute to enforce ordinances.

 

Becky Pannbacker, Washington County Senior Citizens Services, submitted bills and income for March.  They are short $1,600 for April.  Roger made a motion to give them an additional $5000 in funding, Gary seconded.  Motion carried.

 

David Willbrant, Public Works Director, presented asphalt quotes.  A motion was made, seconded, and approved to go with Ergon oil for the asphalt season

 

A motion was made, seconded, and approved to issue a utility permit for Scott Wilkens.

 

Carolyn Scoville, City of Washington EMT, asked if the County would be willing to contribute toward classes she needs to be an EMT Instructor/Coordinator.  She and the City of Washington feel it would be beneficial to the County to have someone locally who could instruct new EMT’s.  The Board agreed to contribute some funding and asked her to come back when she has a better idea of what it would cost.

 

Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, joined the Board meeting to discuss various matters.

 

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.