The Washington County Commission met on Monday, August 19th. Below are the minutes of the meeting as provided by Denae Dimler, County Clark.
The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, August 19, 2013 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members 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, August 26, 2013 at 8:30 A.M.
Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Otott made a motion to adopt a proclamation of a local disaster emergency for Washington County which was presented to the Board by Deb Swoboda, Emergency Management Coordinator. Commissioner Ouellette seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Janice Kearn, County Health Administrator, invited the Board members to attend the Public Health and Local Governance: A Board of Health Workshop to be held on 9/12/13 in Russell, KS. All Board members stated they would not be able to attend and that Janice could attend for them. Janice and the Board, acting as the Family Planning Advisory Board, met. Janice reported that Susan Thompson, MD had resigned providing services at the Health Dept. for Family Planning. Janice recruited Dayna Scheele, APRN, to do family planning clinic one time per month. The Board discussed costs of supplies, fees for services, collections from clients, 2014 grant funds, education materials provided to clients and human trafficking. Janice requested executive session for non-elected personnel. Commissioner Otott made a motion to enter into executive session. Commissioner Ouellette seconded the motion. Motion passed. No decision was made.
Denae Dimler, County Clerk, submitted bills and payroll totaling $389,893.79.
Duane Bruna, Environmental Sciences Director, presented weekly work report.
Commissioner Otott made a motion to accept the 2014 budget and adopt resolution 10-13. Commissioner Ouellette seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Dean Lovgren, Morrowville, told the Board that 29th Rd. between Hwy. 15 and Mahaska is in bad condition and needs repair. The Board passed this information on to David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, later in the session.
There are currently 4 Washington County and 3 Marshall County inmates in the jail.
David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, presented weekly work report. David was asked to check on road problems on 29th Rd., a ditch on Quivira Rd., and water washing over Heritage Rd.
Ellen Anderson, 12th Judicial District Community Corrections Director, asked the Board for signatory approval to carryover $8,000 to fiscal year 2014. Commissioner Otott made a motion to approve the 2014 carryover reimbursement plan budget summary. Commissioner Ouellette seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, presented resolution 11-13 to assess a penalty fee for non-compliance with sorting regulations at the County Landfill. Commissioner Ouellette made a motion to approve the resolution. Commissioner Otott seconded the motion. Motion passed.
The next Public Building Commission (PBC) meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. on September 3 in the Commissioners room of the Courthouse, 214 C St., Washington.
The meeting adjourned at 11:55 A.M.