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: Ronald Lofland, Transfer Station Manager;
Tom Kramer, Road Foreman; Rita Gee, Treasurer; Mary K. Sullivan, Register of
Deeds; Frank Goldsby, Public Works Administrator; David Ediger, EMS Director;
John Crosby, Fire Chief; Tom Martinez, Building and Grounds Manager; Todd
Hampton, Building Official; Don Button, Emergency Management Coordinator; and
Loy Henderson, Undersheriff.
made the motion to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2002 minutes. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
Lofland, Transfer Station Manager, and Frank Goldsby, Public Works
Administrator, met with the commissioners.
Mr. Lofland requested approval to solicit bids for a new trailer. The commissioners approved his request.
Horton, Pioneer Communications, answered questions regarding installation of
firewalls on the courthouse computer systems.
He will get information on a system, which allows fewer licenses and
will cost less for the ambulance department.
Schwein made the motion to approve the quote from Pioneer Communications for
the Cisco PIX 5006 Firewalls, hub routers, switches and labor at a total cost
not to exceed $5,330.50 for the courthouse system and the court system. The cost for the court system will be paid
through the clerk of the court’s budget. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it
Schlesener, Greeley Gas Company, requested approval to bore roads and install
pipe without casing. He said they would
be willing to do a deeper bore and they would be liable for any future
problems. Following discussion, the
commissioners asked Mr. Schlesener to talk to Frank Goldsby to see what
regulations need to be followed regarding this. The commissioners stressed that they want to work with the gas
company as much as possible.
Emergency Management Coordinator, presented information on upcoming workshops;
grant requests and updating mutual aid agreements. Gene Schwein made the motion to approve Resolution 2002-03
establishing a policy to provide assistance to other counties, cities and townships
during disasters, pursuant to K.S.A. 12-16,117. Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Howard, Ulysses Tractor Club, requested permission to use the building and lot
north of the Museum for a three-day show in November. The commissioners said they had no problem with this but the
tractor club would need to contact the people who have vehicles and other items
stored in the building to see if they can be moved. He also needs to check with the library because the contractors may
be using part of the lot for equipment storage.
made the motion to appoint Eddi Porter and Galen Pelton to the Library Board
replacing Irene Velasquez and John Alig whose terms have expired. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
made the motion to approve City Ordinances 1096, 1097, 1098 and 1099. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
made the motion to proclaim the month of April as Fair Housing Month. Gene Schwein seconded the motion and it
Ediger, EMS Director, presented a request for a new copier. The commissioners said a new copier might be
purchased for the courthouse. If this
is done, the old one could be transferred to the ambulance department. Mr. Ediger was called out on an ambulance
run. Gene Schwein made the motion to
approve the purchase of a Stryker Rugged EZ-PRO R3 ambulance cot at a cost not
to exceed $3,584. Carl Higgs seconded
the motion and it passed unanimously.
Following the ambulance call, Mr. Ediger returned to the meeting. He asked how far he should continue with his
building project. The commissioners
confirmed their prior authorization for continuing the project as long as there
is money in the ambulance budget to cover the cost. They emphasized that the county’s purchasing policy needs to be
Tom Martinez, Building and Grounds
Manager, presented two bids for fertilizing certain county grounds. Gene Schwein made the motion to accept the
low bid of $2,890 from K & K Lawn Care.
Carl Higgs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Discussion was held on replacing some of the
chairs at the civic center. Mr.
Martinez will see what it would cost to replace the seats and backs of the
chairs. Due to continual damage to
tables and chairs that are loaned out, the decision was made to cease the loan
policy on a trial basis.
Road crossing permits for Rollin
Hagerman Farm Partners and Greeley Gas Company were reviewed and approved by
Merle Summers, contractor, talked
to the commissioners about the ambulance-building project. The commissioners agreed that he should talk
to Frank Goldsby, the county’s general contractor for small projects, to get quotes
for flooring, etc. for the building.
Carl Higgs made the motion to
approve the claims against the various funds of the county. Gene Schwein seconded the motion. After clarification of several vouchers, the
motion passed unanimously.
The commissioners adjourned to meet
again in regular session on March 19, 2002.
Linda McHenry, County Clerk Madison