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: Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; Don Button,
Emergency Management Coordinator; John Crosby, Fire Chief; David Ediger, EMS
Director; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; Sherry Thompson, Health Department
Administrator; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; and
Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator.
It was the consensus of the department heads that the only people listed
on the directory of the web site will be the department head or the department
head and the next person in the chain of command for that department.
public forum portion of the meeting, Ginger Anthony, Museum Curator, asked the
commissioners if they had a problem with the museum being designated as an
interpretive facility for the Santa Fe Trail in conjunction with the National
Park Service. Since the wording in the
written agreement grants no legal authority over the property to the National
Park Service, the commissioners had no objection to the proposal.
Schwein made the motion to approve the minutes of the June 18, 2002 meeting and
the claims against the various funds of the county. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Goldsby, Public Works Administrator, and Tom Kramer, Road Foreman, presented
bids for sealing sand. Klotz Sand bid
$2.50 a ton and Popejoy Construction bid $2.50 ton. Mr. Kramer said he would rather haul from the Lakin site than the
Holcomb site. Based on that, Gene
Schwein made the motion to award the contract to Popejoy Construction. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously. In other business,
discussion was held on covered parking at the assisted living facility. The decision was made to bid the project as
stick built and also as metal built.
Plans with cost estimates were submitted for replacing the Civic Center
patio. Carl Higgs made the motion to solicit
bids on replacing the patio with option 4 – full solid brick pavers w/concrete
border. Gene Schwein seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously. Mr.
Goldsby requested approval to purchase a trailer for the civic center that
would be used to haul the front deck mower and other equipment. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the
purchase of a 16’ trailer from Sullivan Inc. at a cost of $1,450. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously. The trailer will be
paid through the Park Maintenance Fund.
Discussion was held on replacing equipment that was totaled in a wreck.
Schwein made the motion to approve the purchase of two precinct-counting
machines, boxes and carrying cases from Henry Adkins Company at a cost of
$13,000. Carl Higgs seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Skiles, Economic Development Director, and Gary Riley, Economic Development
Board Member, presented their budget request for 2003 in the amount of
$120,000. Mr. Skiles requested that
additional funds be granted to economic development. These funds would be utilized to assist new, relocating and
Upshaw, Western Prairie Care Home Administrator, and Pam Gindlesberger, WPCH
Board Member, presented their 2003 budget request. They requested $38,724 for Park View and $964,208 for Western
Prairie Care Home. This is a decrease
of $123,276 for assisted living and an increase of $145,732 for the care home.
Board Members, Kelly Gindlesberger, Archie DeBruce, Dee Longoria, Galen Pelton
and Eddi Porter, and Frances Roberts, Librarian, attended the meeting. The commissioners toured the Library. The board requested $609,240 for the Library
Fund and $66,465 for the Library Employee Benefits Fund. This is an increase of $155,486 for the
Library and an increase of $37,180 for their Employee Benefits Fund.
Thompson, Health Department Administrator and Vada Winger of KDHE presented
information on Shots for Tots Regulations.
Ms. Winger is going to do some checking with the State to see if it is
possible for the county to provide the vaccine for immunizations. No decisions were made.
Hampton, Chief Deputy Assessor for Pinal County, Arizona, presented information
on the various uses for GIS. Todd
Hampton, Building Official, and Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator
attended this portion of the meeting.
The commissioners gave their approval to apply for a grant for GIS. Mr. Button presented an update on his
Board Members, Teri Christian, Keric Sullivan, Steve Alford, Mike Brewer and
Eldon Dirks, presented their 2003 budget request of $1,350,000. This is a decrease of $350,000. Asa Wilson,
Hospital Administrator, Karla Nichols, Physician’s Clinic, Greg Davis, Chief
Financial Officer, Cindy Howard Reeves, and Debbie Rundell also attended the
meeting. The commissioners said they
would like the hospital to be on a break-even basis if possible with the county
providing funds for bricks and mortar.
Crosby, Fire Chief, requested approval to purchase three new radios and a fill
station for their SCBA cylinders. Gene
Schwein made the motion to approve the bid from Triple M Communications at a
cost not to exceed $1,785 for three radios.
Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Carl Higgs made the motion to approve the
purchase of an Eagle Compressor Cadetguard Fill Station from Municipal
Emergency Services at a cost not to exceed $2,864. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
made the motion to appoint Jimmie Main to serve on the Southwest Kansas Area
Agency on Aging Council. Gene Schwein
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
made the motion to participate in the Ulysses News next edition of “Experience
Grant County” at a cost of $349 and the cartoon map at a cost of $413. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session on July 16, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison