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, March 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 Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8:30 A.M.
Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.
Justin Cordry, Sheriff, was unable to attend the meeting so he emailed the Board. Justin reported there is 1 Washington County inmate in the jail. He informed the Board that CBM Food Service will no longer provide meals for the inmates due to low numbers. Justin is exploring other options for inmate meals and will provide more information at a later date.
The Board expressed concerns with keeping the jail open when the County doesn’t have enough inmates to make it cost effective. The Board asked Denae Dimler, County Clerk, to contact John Denney, CPA with Lindburg Vogel Pierce Faris, to discuss options for the future of the jail.
The Board signed change order 2013-35.
Denae presented a bill for the month of February for medical trips for Washington County residents. For the month of February, there were 7 trips at a cost of $1,070.00 to the County. Denae presented two quotes to purchase a pallet of copy paper.
The Board approved and signed the official minutes from February 24th and March 3rd, 2014.
Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, presented weekly work report.
Don Alldredge, Janitor, indicated the Grasshopper needs a new left hydro. Don presented 5 quotes for the new hydro and installation.
Janice Kearn, County Health Administrator, presented a KDHE grant application for Chairman Mueller’s signature. Janice said she did not receive any feedback regarding a letter she submitted to local car dealers about purchasing a car so she made a couple of calls and those that she called said they get their vehicles from auctions. The Board agreed to move on to other dealers out of county.
Chairman Mueller said she has been in contact with Philip Wolfe, Attorney, in regards to the County borrowing money for a new County Health building.
David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, presented weekly work report. Chairman Mueller asked David to bring estimates for 2014 expenses for Highland Township and told David that they had asked Sharon for a list of expenses to date for Highland Township. The Board would like these brought to the next meeting.
The Commissioners unanimously approved the following purchases:
- To purchase a pallet of copy paper from Navrat’s for $1,400.
- To purchase a hydro from Grasshopper in Moundridge for $1,509.17 and installation performed by Bob Lohse for $200.
The Board commenced acting as the Public Building Commission at 11:30 A.M. and adjourned at 11:45 A.M.
The Board reconvened as the BOCC at 11:45 A.M. and adjourned at 12:00 P.M.