of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with all members
and the county clerk present.
made the motion to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2002 meeting and to
approve the claims against the various funds of the county. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, were present
for the public hearing on the county’s 5-year road plan. No one from the public attended the meeting. Gene Schwein made the motion approve the
5-year plan with the projects in the following order: the bridge over the Cimarron River on the Moscow Road, the
cemetery road; and the Rocking E Feeders road.
Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
commissioners reviewed bids from the three banks for lease purchase of an
ambulance. The total cost from Grant
County Bank was $106,853.48, the total cost from Southwest Bank was
$106,882.00; and the cost from Bank of Ulysses was $106,456.78. Gene Schwein made the motion to accept the
bid from Bank of Ulysses for financing the lease purchase of an ambulance at a
total cost of $106,456.78. Carl Higgs
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Brown, Chief Deputy Clerk, presented information on potential web site
designers. She will email a few sites
for the commissioners to look at. She
will also try to get information from other web designers.
Goldsby and Tom Kramer talked to the commissioners about bidding specifications
for repairing the screening plant.
Specifications will be given to the parties who are interested in
bidding the project.
Emergency Management Coordinator, asked the commissioners if a commissioner
would be able to attend the State of Kansas Bio-terrorism Exercise, Prairie
Plague 2002, on June 26 & 27.
Chairman Traster said he would try to attend. Approval was given for the clerk to attend as the county’s Public
Information Officer. Mr. Button updated
the commission on other business in his department.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, Greg Soelter, and Keri Liddeke, presented
final information for the proposed covered arena at the fair grounds. Discussion was held on what the covered
arena could be used for besides fair events.
Some uses mentioned were: the Farmer’s Market; Spring Fling events;
picnics; the boy scouts might be able to use it; and uses that are unknown at
this time. Carl Higgs made the motion
to take bids for the erection of a covered arena at the fairgrounds. Gene Schwein seconded the motion. Following discussion the motion passed
In other business, Mr. Goldsby
discussed the vacant position of Building and Grounds Manager. The decision was made to advertise for the
position. Mr. Goldsby confirmed the
commissioners’ prior approval to move Jeremy Rodriquez to full time status at
the civic center after school is out.
Approval was given to solicit bids for electrical work and air
conditioning for the commercial building at the fairgrounds. Discussion was held on the worn patio carpet
at the civic center. Approval was given
to solicit bids to replace the carpet.
Three road-crossing permits were reviewed and approved by the
commissioners. Mr. Goldsby presented an
agreement with Terracon for boring soil samples at the bridge site and the
landfill. The cost for these will be
$9,900 for the bridge site and $1,450 for the landfill site. The commissioners approved the agreement.
Sherry Thompson, Health Department
Administrator, informed the commissioners that
AMS Diagnostics will discontinue rural mobile mammography on
June 1, 2002.
The commissioners adjourned to meet
again in regular session on May 7, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison