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Washington County Commissioner Minutes 6-10-13

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday, June 10, 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 Kathy Fritz, Deputy County Clerk.  Denae Dimler, County Clerk, was absent.

 

Next regular meeting will be Monday, June 17, 2013 at 8:30 A.M.

 

Chairwoman Mueller called the meeting to order.

 

Kathy Fritz, Deputy County Clerk, presented payroll and bills totaling $444,705.82.

 

2014 budget requests were submitted to the Board for Washington County Conservation District, County Clerk and Election Office, Courthouse, and Commissioners.

 

The Board approved and signed official minutes from May 6, 13, and 20.

 

Arlene Dague and Arlene Hiesterman, Washington County Historical Society board members, presented their 2014 budget request.  Grant funding was also discussed

 

Gloria Moore, Tourism Director, presented information on tourism in Washington County for the month of May and upcoming events.

 

Marlene Stamm, NCK Environmental LLC and County Sanitarian, presented her financial report for October 1, 2012 to May 30, 2013.  She also provided her quarterly work report.

 

Chairwoman Mueller signed a request for release of funds and certification for the HUD/CDBG Small Cities/Bridge Improvements Program for the county bridge improvements and for Morrowville’s water system rehabilitation.

 

Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, presented payroll change notices for Kurt Funke for completing his probationary period and for Cade Uhlik who was hired as summer help.  Chairwoman Mueller signed the notices.

 

Justin Cordry, Sheriff, presented his jail income and expense report for May.  2014 budget requests were presented for the Jail, Sheriff and Communications.  Justin reported that there are 6 Sedgwick, 7 Washington County and one Marshall County inmates in the jail.

 

Ed Henry, Twin Valley Developmental Services Inc., presented his 2014 budget request.

 

David Willbrant, Public Works Director, presented weekly work report.  Roger reported that he had received a complaint about the Mahaska road.  Chairwoman Mueller signed a payroll change notice for Dan Zabokrtsky due to his promotion as crew chief and for Jeremy Miller as summer help.  David presented reinforced concrete pipe bids.  A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept the low bid from McPherson Concrete Products.

 

A motion was made, seconded and carried to amend the June 3rd minutes to correct the transfer to Highland Township in the amount of $22,000 for the Dresser motor grader instead of $32,000.

 

Francine Crome, County Appraiser, discussed with the board a public information request she had received.  She presented her 2014 budget request.

 

Shirley Marrs, Clerk of the District Court, presented her 2014 budget request.

 

The Board broke for lunch at noon.

 

Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, joined the Board meeting to discuss various matters and to present her 2014 budget request.  Lou Kern, Public Building Commission (PBC) Project Manager/Coordinator was also present.  House bill 2052 was discussed concerning the new concealed weapons law in public buildings.  A motion was made, seconded and carried to sign a six month contract for law enforcement with the City of Barnes.  The board asked her to speak with Francine concerning her information request.

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:07 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.