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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – March 31

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 31, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; and Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner. Denae Dimler, County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes. Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner, was absent.

Next regular meeting will be Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8:30 A.M.

Chairman Mueller called the meeting to order.

Denae Dimler, County Clerk, presented bills and payroll totaling $243,184.16.

The Board approved and signed official minutes from March 24, 2014.

The Board signed payroll change notices for Martha Smith, Jailor, to increase hours from ¾ time to full time and for Sally Hoffman, new hire, to work ¾ time to prepare food for inmates.

The Board received a notice from KDHE indicating a swine facility located in Logan Township is applying for expansion of an existing swine facility. The notice will be on file in the Clerk’s office for public viewing. Comments are due by April 26.

The Board signed change orders 2013-36 and 2013-39 to 2013-2047.

The Board reviewed Washington County Hospital Board minutes.

The Board received a thank you from Kansas Silver Haired Legislature for the 2014 contribution.

The Board received a letter from KSDS asking for a letter of support to be submitted with an application to the Kansas Dept. of Commerce to help fund a project. The Board asked Denae to prepare a letter and present it at the next Commission meeting.

Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, advised the Board that a recycling trailer in Linn was burned last week. Duane presented cost figures to repair the trailer. The Board agreed that it would be cheaper to replace the trailer than to fix the burned trailer. Duane said he would look for a used trailer and get back to the Board.

Ron Elsasser, Sheriff Deputy and DARE Officer, asked the Board to consider funding a trip for DARE participants. The trip was held annually until 3 years ago. Ron would like to take the participants and sponsors to “School Day at the K”, a field trip that includes lunch and a Kansas City Royals game. Commissioner Otott made a motion to pay for the trip from the Drug and Alcohol fund. Commissioner Mueller seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Sheila Ouellette, Communications Director, reported back on the radio problems that were expressed in last weeks meeting. Sheila reported there are currently 3 Washington County inmates in the jail.

Gloria Moore, Tourism Director, presented the March Tourism report.

David Willbrant, Public Works Administrator, presented weekly work report. The Board gave permission to use Hall Brothers for crack seal at the County Airport and North Street in Hanover. David reported oil bids will be opened April 14th at 11:00 A.M.

Commissioner Otott made a motion to sign a Hangar Lease with Heinen Brothers Agra Services. Commissioner Mueller seconded the motion. Motion passed.

The Board commenced acting as the Public Building Commission at 11:30 and adjourned at 11:45.

The Board reconvened as the BOCC at 11:45 and discussed various matters with Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney. Elizabeth presented a Resolution to appoint Richard James as Special Prosecutor.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 P.M.

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