March 3, 2009
The Board of County Commissioners met in
regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members and the County Clerk present.
Randy Parks, Pastor, opened the meeting with
a prayer. Prayer was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
The monthly department head meeting was held
with the following in attendance: Randy McCauley, Road Department
Administrator; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Lance Babcock, Sheriff; John Crosby, Fire
Chief; Jerry Jo Deckert, Emergency Medical Service Director; J.D. Neufeld,
Civic Center Manager; Todd Hampton, City/County Building Official; Don Button,
Emergency Management Coordinator; and Tom Fuhrmann, Appraiser.
Marty Long made the motion to approve the
minutes of the February 17, 2009 meeting and the claims against the various
funds of the county. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed
Jerry Jo Deckert, EMS Director, and J.D.
Neufeld, Civic Center Manager, talked to the commissioners about their
Certified Public Manager Capstone Projects. Ms. Deckert explained they need the
commissioners’ approval for the projects. Ms. Deckert explained that she would
like to do her project on how to implement the new scope of practice for EMT
Basic and Intermediate personnel which is being considered by the legislature.
She believes the legislation will pass either this session or next session. Mr.
Neufeld said he would like to use the marquee sign as his capstone project. The
commissioners gave their unanimous approval for both the projects.
Robert Ohlen, Bob Wilson Memorial Grant
County Hospital Administrator, requested approval to dispose of an anesthesia
machine, a color printer and an emergency generator. He explained the Board of
Trustees has approved the disposal of the equipment. Madison Traster made the
motion to allow the hospital to dispose of the equipment. Marty Long seconded
the motion and it passed unanimously.
Marty Long made the motion to approve
ambulance write-offs in the amount of $7,774.25 as presented by the EMS
Director. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Randy McCauley, Road Department
Administrator, presented information for a possible federal stimulus money
project. He proposed submitting an application to improve the intersection of
Road E and Road 17 by replacing the asphalt with concrete. The estimated cost
is $275,000.00. This does not include any design costs. Discussion was held on
the possibility of collaborating with the city to get the railroad crossing on
Highway 160 replaced. Daron Hall, City Administrator, was called and came to
the meeting. He agreed that it would be helpful if the city and county
collaborated on the railroad crossing as a project. He is meeting with the
State tomorrow regarding this matter and he will give the commissioners an
update after that meeting. In other business, discussion was held on the
property south of the DOVE’s house. The decision was made that the road
department will move the fence to the edge of the county’s south property line
on that property.
Kevin Shapland, Ruben Flores,
Angela Myers, Randy and Brenda Grubbs and Steve and Carol Tarbet with Northfork
Tailgunners talked to the commissioners concerning the contract between the
Civic Center and Pheasants Forever. JD Neufeld, Civic Center Manager and
Lance Babcock, Sheriff also attended this portion of the meeting. The group
would like clarification on the law enforcement requirements at the Civic
Center. They would like permission to have beer among the members while they
are setting up Friday night and Saturday before the dinner starts, but do not
want any law enforcement for these times. Discussion was held on the number of
officers needed for Friday evening and Saturday before the dinner starts.
Lance Babcock and JD Neufeld stated they are currently reviewing and making
changes to the law enforcement section of the general contract and will present
it at a later date, but it will reduce the number of law enforcement in these
situations. Madison Traster made the motion to amend the rule and allow one
(1) officer for less than fifty (50) people until such time the rules are
amended permanently with a new contract being accepted by the commissioners.
Marty Long seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Lance Babcock, Sheriff asked permission to run an ad for
cleaning at the Law Enforcement Center. He would like someone to clean the
public areas of the Law Enforcement Center 2 to 3 times per week. The commissioners
gave permission to run the ads.
Marty Long made the motion to
respectfully adjourn at 1:52 p.m. and to meet again in regular session at 9:30
a.m. on March 17, 2009. Madison Traster seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Carl