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                                                                                                April 4, 2006


            The Grant County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.


            The monthly department head meeting was held with the following in attendance: Rita Gee, Treasurer; Nancy Ramski, Civic Center Building and Grounds Manager; Sherry Thompson, Health Department Administrator; Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of Deeds; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; John Crosby, Fire Chief; David Wagner, Transfer Station Manager; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; Tom Kramer, Road Department Administrator; and Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator.


            Marty Long made the motion to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2006 meeting and the claims against the various funds of the county. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.


            Tom Kramer, Road Department Administrator, presented quotes for sealing sand. Carder, Inc. bid $11.20/ton for CM-C; Klotz Sand & Asphalt Paving Co. bid $14.00/ton for CM-C and $3.00/ton for CM-B; Eastern Colorado Aggregate bid $13.50/ton for CM-C and $15.00/ton for CM-B; and Huber Sand Co. bid $17.00/ton for CM-C and $2.75/ton for CM-B. Carl Higgs made the motion to accept the bid from Klotz Sand & Asphalt Paving Co. of Lakin for $14.00/ton for CM-C and $3.00/ton for CM-B. Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. In other business Mr. Kramer gave an update on the 5-year plan. He explained that a public hearing would be advertised for the next commissioner meeting during public forum time to give people a chance to provide input about the plan. The commissioners asked Mr. Kramer to get prices for a chemical storage trailer box so noxious weed chemicals can be moved from the Transfer Station. Discussion was held on asphalt needs for this year. The commissioners authorized Mr. Kramer to solicit bids for asphalt.


            Lance Babcock, Sheriff, gave an update on his department. He reported that the hospital worked with him in resolving charges on a former inmate. Sheriff Babcock reported that their 1998 ¾ ton pickup needs a new motor. The commissioners authorized him to get a motor for the pickup. The commissioners approved taking sealed bids for the 1998 Grand Prix that is used by the civil process server.


            Martin Hernandez, county employee, met with the commissioners to discuss personnel matters.


            Cary Binney, local citizen, requested permission to have the National Day of Prayer on the courthouse steps May 4. The commissioners approved his request.


            Gene Pflughoft and Rod Kreie, Economic Development, gave an update on economic development. They said they have set some time lines regarding the proposed ethanol plant.


            Marty Long made the motion to recess into executive session for 1 hour to discuss personnel matters. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. After 1 hour the meeting continued in open session.


            The commissioners adjourned at 3:30 p.m. to meet again in regular session on April 18, 2006.