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Washington County Commissioners Minutes 4-29-2013

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, April 29, 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, May 6, 2013 at 8:30 A.M.

 

Chairwoman Mueller called the meeting to order.

 

Denae Dimler, County Clerk, presented bills and payroll totaling $222,054.42.

 

Anita Bott and Mary Tate, Pawnee Mental Health, stated that May is mental health month.  Roger Otott made a motion, Gary Ouellette seconded, and motion carried to sign a proclamation declaring May as mental health month in Washington County.

 

Gloria Moore, Tourism Director, presented information on tourism in Washington County for the month of April.

 

Justin Cordry, Sheriff, phoned in to the meeting.  Jail count is 13 inmates.

 

Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, gave an update on the free days.  Duane indicated that several refrigerators and freezers were brought to the landfill with old food, liquids, and dead animals inside.  The Board agreed that refrigerators and freezers need to be emptied prior to bringing the items to the landfill.

Duane asked permission to allow Daniel Kurtz to work on a trial basis in the Environmental Sciences office one to two days a month.  Daniel is working on a vocational rehabilitation program with the Department of Children and Families.  The Board agreed to allow the work on a trial basis with full time supervision.  The arrangement will be reviewed again after the first 40 hours.

 

Haying bids were opened.  Three bids were received from Joe Sedlacek, Marvin Heck, and Curtis Stamm.  Roger Otott made a motion, Gary Ouellette seconded, and motion carried to award bid to Curtis Stamm who was high bidder.

 

Ann Hawk, County Treasurer, transferred $14,651.55 from county auto to county general fund.

 

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

 

Chairman Mueller signed bid award to Welborn Sales Inc for corrugated metal pipe

 

The Board agreed to move forward with the publication of the CDBG potential floodplain involvement notice.  Notices will be published the next two weeks in the Washington County Newspaper.

 

The Board broke for lunch at noon and resumed at 1:00 in executive session with the Public Building Commission.

 

Sherri Berkley, Clifton, asked the Board for assistance with nuisance activities being conducted around her home.  The Board directed her to contact the City of Clifton Council since the problems exist in the city limits of Clifton.

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 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.