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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – April 21

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, April 21, 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, April 28, 2014 at 8:30 A.M.

Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.

Don Alldredge, Janitor, was asked to get bids for sidewalk replacement and curb repair.

Denae presented information on classes she took at the Sanborn Institute last week. Denae asked permission to hire an election clerk and fill the position that was vacated in July 2013. The Board agreed to fill the position.

Leslie Manning, River Valley Extension, asked permission to put up a shed to house equipment at the Washington Community Gardens. The Extension office has the funds to purchase the shed but needed to move the shed onto the property which is owned by the County. The Board approved the project.

Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, submitted a letter for approval that he drew up to landowners regarding an inspection that will be performed by his office on various properties in the County to complete an annual survey of weeds in the County that may need controlling. The County Attorney approved the letter as did the Board. Free days at the landfill will be this week April 24, 25, and 26.

Justin Cordry, Sheriff, called in to report there are 5 Washington County inmates in the jail.

David Willbrant, Public Works Director, presented weekly work report.

Larry Bruna, Hutton Construction, gave an update on the hospital project and indicated the hospital board is concerned about finding money for equipment. The Board asked Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, to arrange a conference call with the architects to review allowances for equipment.

The Board asked Elizabeth to prepare a resolution adopting a County policy on connecting links with Cities within the County. The Board also asked Elizabeth to prepare a contract extension for Lou Kern to act as the PBC Project Manager/Coordinator for 6 months.

The commissioners unanimously approved the following action:
1. To award bid for pasture guard to Crop Production Services as low bid of $4,319.52.
2. To approve the amended Washington County Salary Guidelines.
3. To award bid for asphalt to Ergon as low bid of $2.01/gal for tack oil and $2.35/gal for sealing.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 P.M.

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