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Washington County Commissioners Minutes 4-22-2013

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, April 22, 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 29, 2013 at 8:30 A.M.


Chairwoman Mueller called the meeting to order.


Don Alldredge, Janitor, said Linda and Ron Nutsch would like to plant a tree on the courthouse lawn in memory of Ruthann Minge.  The Board agreed to allow the Nutsch family to plant a tree in Ruthann’s memory.  Don asked about items in storage that are no longer working or are no longer needed.  The Board said to put them on a consignment sale when one comes around.


Denae Dimler, County Clerk, advised the Board that she is in receipt of the public notice concerning the expansion of an existing swine facility located at 2015 27th Rd., Hollenberg. The public notice will be posted in the entrance of the courthouse until the expiration date of May 18, 2013. The Board also received a thank you for the donation to the Hanover High School after prom party.


Commissioner Otott moved, Commissioner Ouellette seconded, motion carried to pass Resolution 07-13 authorizing the County Attorney to initiate tax foreclosure proceedings on delinquent real estate taxes.  Commissioner Ouellette moved, Commissioner Otott seconded, motion carried to pass Resolution 08-13 authorizing the County to remove tax ID #01-05659 from county tax roll.


Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, reported free days at the landfill are this week on Thursday, Friday and half day on Saturday.  Monday, April 29, 2013 is the last day for bids for hay mowing at the landfill. 


Justin Cordry, County Sheriff, reported that the jail count is 7 Sedgwick and 6 Washington County inmates.  The Sheriff’s office used Nex-Tech classifieds to sell an Intrepid.  The Sheriff’s office will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sheriff’s office located at 301 B Street, Washington.  This program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal for prescription drugs


Sonya Hiltgen, Register of Deeds, submitted payroll change notice for Nola Dusin who substitutes in the Register of Deeds office while Sonya and Susan Bruna, Deputy Register of Deeds, attend meetings.


Ellen Anderson, 12th Judicial District Community Corrections Director, reviewed a Community Corrections Comprehensive Plan Pack for FY 2014 for submission to the Department of Corrections with the Board of County Commissioners for their approval.  Chairwoman Muller signed the certification for approval of the grant application.  The12th Judicial District includes Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic and Washington. 


David Willbrant, Public Works Director, reported Gary Reith will be retiring May 10th. David will be working with Deb Swoboda, Emergency Preparedness Director, on documentation of potential floodplain involvement for the CDBG bridge grant.  David was asked to submit bills for Highland Township to the Clerk’s office. 


Bids for corrugated metal pipes were opened from J&J Drainage, D-C Wholesale, Welborn Sales, and Metal Culverts.  Commissioner Otott moved, Commissioner Ouellette seconded, motion passed to accept Welborn Sales bid as low bid assuming all specs are met within the bid.


Lou Kern, PBC Project Manager/Coordinator, submitted information on upcoming hospital construction manager interviews.  K.S.A. 75-37,144 details criteria and weighting factors on interviewing qualifications of the construction manager.  Interviews for a construction manager are on Wednesday, April 24th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Room of the Courthouse.


Department heads met to discuss the overtime policy that was implemented on April 1st.  The policy that was stated on April 1st will stand and will be reviewed again at the July 1st meeting.  Special provisions exist for Law enforcement under FLSA.  As such, law enforcement will be paid for hours in excess of 86 hours worked in a 14 day work period.


Janice Kearn, County Health Administrator, submitted a transfer of earned time for Shelley Beikmann.  Chairwoman Mueller signed the transfer.


Doyle McKimmy, Washington County Hospital CEO, was asked about financial operations and construction of the new hospital.


Ann Hawk, County Treasurer, asked for permission to purchase a printer.  Commissioner Otott moved, Commissioner Ouellette seconded, motion passed to allow Ann to purchase printer.


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


The meeting adjourned at 2:40 P.M.

About Kevin Rippe

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.