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Washington County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – March 3

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 3, 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 10, 2014 at 8:30 A.M.

Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.

Denae Dimler, County Clerk, submitted payroll and bills totaling $161,602.04.

The Board reviewed annual township reports from Grant and Coleman Townships.

The Board signed change order 2013-33.

Commissioner Otott made a motion to pay $100 to each Hanover and Linn High Schools for after prom activities. Commissioner Ouellette seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

The Board received a call from the Marshall County Board of County Commission to discuss mileage payments for day care inspections. Marshall County is in the process of filling out grant paperwork and wanted to know if Washington County was still in agreement to pay 50.5 cents per mile to Marshall County Health Department to complete day care inspections in Washington County. Chairman Mueller indicated that she had visited with a few day care providers in Washington County and they are happy with the inspections done by Marshall County. The Board agreed to continue to pay Marshall County 50.5 cents per mile to complete the inspections for 2014. Marshall County said the rate may change in 2015.

Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, presented the 2013 recycling sales report. The Board agreed to allow Duane to hire one employee for summer help.

Kyle Applegarth, Undersheriff, stopped by the Clerk’s office to report there are currently 4 Washington County inmates in the jail.

Sharon Pierce, Public Works Secretary, offered 2 quotes for disposing of old tires. The Board asked for clarification on the quotes. Chairman Mueller asked Sharon to report back on what has been spent on brush cutting in Highland Township.

Ann Hawk, County Treasurer, explained her decision to not participate in the Commercial Vehicle Registration but said her office will take the training the next time it comes around and participate next year. Ann asked the Board to visit with her when they have problems with her office rather than taking their concerns to another department head.

Commissioner Ouellette asked the other Commissioners if they felt a budget training offered by the Kansas Association of Counties and the Kansas Leadership Academy would be beneficial to the County. Commissioner Otott and Chairman Mueller agreed it would be beneficial. Commissioner Ouellette will attend the training in April.

Gloria Moore, Tourism Director, presented February’s monthly tourism report. Gloria asked permission to advertise in the “My Wildlife Magazine” at a cost of $688 for one year. The advertisement will provide information on hunting lodges in Washington County. Chairman Mueller thought the marketing would be helpful.

Sharon Pierce called in to provide further clarification on the tire disposal quotes. The Board approved the quote by Tire Cutters for $1269.

The Board commenced acting as the Public Building Commission at 11:30 and adjourned at 11:50.

The Board reconvened as the BOCC at 11:50 and discussed various matters with Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney.

The meeting adjourned at 12:05 P.M.

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