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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – Feb. 10

These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. Prepared by Denae Dimler, County Clerk.

The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, February 10, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; and Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner. Denae Dimler, County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes.

Next regular meeting will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8:30 A.M. County offices will be closed on Monday, February 17th in observance of President’s Day.

Vice-Chairman Otott called the meeting to order.

Marlene Stamm, Sanitarian, informed the Board that she does not perform water testing because it is cost prohibitive.

Arlene Dague, Washington County Historical Society, reported that she attended a meeting in Topeka to talk about repairs to the 1899 Sheriff’s Residence and Jail located at 23 C Street, Washington for which she submitted a grant application and hopes to have the grant through the Heritage Trust Fund pay for the repairs.

The Board approved and signed official minutes from February 3, 2014.

The Board received a notice from KDHE regarding a swine facility located at 555 3rd Rd., Clifton. This permit is being reissued for an existing facility and there is no change in the permitted animal units. The notice will be on file in the Clerk’s office for public viewing. Comments are due by March 8.

The Board reviewed inventory submitted by the Janitor.

The Board discussed a funding request submitted last week by Kansas Crossroads RC&D. Funding was not approved but will be considered next year providing a budget request is submitted when 2015 budgets are being reviewed in July.

Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, presented inventory which the Board reviewed.

Justin Cordry, Sheriff, called in to report there are currently 4 inmates in the jail.

The Board reviewed 2013 annual reports from Barnes, Clifton, Farmington, Greenleaf, Hanover, Independence, Lincoln, Linn, Little Blue, Lowe, Mill Creek, Sheridan, Strawberry, Union, and Washington Townships.

Debbie Swoboda, Emergency Preparedness Director, presented an application for Emergency Management Performance Funds which the Board signed. Debbie stated that the Storm Spotters Training will be held March 17th. The Board agreed to pay for dinner and door prizes for those attending the training. Debbie said her laptop that creates ID cards is outdated. She will be checking with Homeland Security about available funds to purchase a new laptop.

Ann Hawk, County Treasurer, reported $18,986.77 was transferred to the County General Fund from the County Auto Fund.

The Board reviewed a payroll change notice for County Treasurer, Ann Hawk, for the months of November and December of 2013 in the amount of $441.90. Per K.S.A. 8-145, the county treasurer shall receive additional compensation for administering the motor vehicle title and registration laws and fees.

The Board opened fuel bids at 11:00. Three bids were opened from Kramer Oil ($213,709), Farmway Coop ($215,557.60) and United Farmers Coop (no bid). Commissioner Otott moved to award bid to Kramer Oil as low bidder. Commissioner Ouellette seconded the motion. Motion approved unanimously.

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, presented weekly work report. David informed the Board that a County dump truck rolled over on Wednesday in the snow storm. An adjuster is scheduled to look at the truck. David asked for clarification on the new purchasing policy.

Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, discussed various matters.

There will be a Public Building Commission meeting on February 18th at 11:30 in the Commissioners Room in the Courthouse.

The meeting adjourned at 12:10 P.M.

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