of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman
Madison Traster and Members Carl Higgs and Marty Long present. Sheila Brown,
Chief Deputy Clerk was in attendance in the absence of Linda McHenry, County
department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Tom Kramer,
Road Foreman; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; Don Button, Emergency
Management Coordinator; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Sherry Thompson,
Health Department Administrator; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Nancy Ramski, Civic
Center Manager; Ramon Clinesmith, Noxious Weed Director; John Crosby, Fire
Chief; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; and Lance Babcock, Sheriff.
made the motion to approve the minutes of the January 18, 2005 meeting. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. Marty Long made the motion
to approve the claims against the various funds of the county with the deletion
of the IBM and Nex-Tech billing until further information can be gathered. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
Baker, local citizen expressed concerns with the Ulysses Family Physicians
Clinic. The commissioners informed Mrs.
Baker they would speak to the County Attorney on this matter.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman met with the
commissioners. Discussion was held on
purchasing a semi-tractor truck. Three
road-crossing permits for Pioneer Communications were approved. Mr. Kramer requested permission to write a
letter of commitment to purchase a one-year supply of sealing aggregate from
Jack Pepper. The commissioners approved
the request. Marty Long made the motion
to recess into executive session for 10 minutes to discuss non-elected
personnel. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 10
minutes the meeting continued in open session.
Burton, Nex-Tech Representative presented a request to extend the AS400
maintenance agreement. Discussion was
held on all billings from IBM and Nex-Tech.
Mr. Burton will gather additional information and return to the next
Newberry, City Administrator, Gene Pflughoft, Economic Development Director,
Rod Kreie, City Council/Economic Development Board Member, and Ed Wiltse, Mayor
met with the commissioners. Carl Higgs made the motion to recess into executive
session for 45 minutes for the purpose of discussing contractual matters. Marty
Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 45 minutes the
meeting continued in open session.
Babcock, Sheriff requested that the commissioners consider allowing him to hire
another deputy. The commissioners
agreed to review the employee benefit fund and give Lance an answer next
The regular County Commissioner
Meeting scheduled for February 15th was changed to February 22nd so the County
Commissioners may attend County Government Day, the KPLG meeting in Topeka and
testify on Senate Bill 128.
made the motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Marty Long and passed
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison