of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members
and the County Clerk present.
department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator;
John Crosby, Fire Chief; Todd Hampton, Inspection Official; Mary K. Sullivan,
Register of Deeds; Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; and Ronald
Lofland, Transfer Station Manager. The
decision was made that July 1 will be the deadline for completing employee
Carl Higgs made the motion to
approve the minutes of April 16, and April 29 meetings and to approve the
claims against the various funds of the county. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Area Mental Health Center
Representatives, Dr. Rick Gray, Ric Dalke, and Rachel Applegate, presented
their 2001 annual report and their 2003 budget request. The request is for $108,768 that is an
increase of about 3% over the current amount of $105,600. This is their first request for an increase
Babcock, Sheriff, presented information on 911 phone systems. He also reported that he took bids for
replacing the front door at the Law Enforcement Center. Gene Schwein made the motion to approve the
low bid of $630 from JR’s Glass. Carl
Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
made the motion to approve the purchase of four chairs for the clerk’s office
from Southern Office Supply at a cost of $375 per chair for a total not to
exceed $1,500. Gene Schwein seconded
the motion and it passed unanimously.
Brown, Chief Deputy Clerk, presented information on web site development. Proposals were gathered from five website
designers to develop the site. Gene
Schwein made the motion to accept the proposal from Civic Plus for $600.00 set
up fee and $180.00 monthly license fee.
Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Frank Goldsby, Public Works
Administrator and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman received permission to look into replacing
concrete instead of putting carpet back on the patio at the Civic Center and to
see what it would cost for five more exhibitor RV hook ups. Mr. Goldsby requested permission to give Ben
Torres an increase from $6.50 to $7.50 and to look for another summer employee
to fill a vacancy at the Road & Bridge.
The commissioners gave approval for the increase and to look for a part
time summer person. The FFA is hosting
the Annual Bull Bash and needs two port-a-potty stalls at the rodeo arena for
spectators. Carl Higgs made the motion
to rent two port-a-potty stalls for the Annual Bull Bash for this year. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
Greg Soelter visited with the
commissioners concerning the sound system at the Civic Center auditorium.
Tom Keaton, Keaton Glass &
Metal presented quotes for replacing the rubber seals on remaining Pella
windows in the courthouse and to restore eight courtroom windows. Carl Higgs made the motion to replace the rubber
seals on 75 windows at a cost not to exceed $5,579.52 and the restoration of 8
windows in the courtroom at a cost to exceed $9,958.00. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
Discussion was held on the
resident’s vehicles on site at Park View Assisted Living and the possibility of
a covered parking area.
Changes and additions were made to
the Grant County logo contest. The
contest will be open for entries until September 3, 2002. The winner will receive $500.00 in Ulysses
Bucks and the contest will be advertised on KULY, The Ulysses News and Pioneer
Carl Higgs made a motion to appoint
Steve Dieker to the City/County Planning Commission replacing Tom Gray and to
reappoint Lynda Fort to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session
on May 21, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison