Phillips County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2018

 

The January 8, 2018 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., by Chairman Greving with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk present.  The minutes of the January 2, 2018 meeting were read.  After making several corrections, the motion was made by Max Dibble to approve the minutes as corrected.  Craig Snider seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Rick Capps and Bob McCreery joined the meeting.  Bob asked about when he could expect shale on the roads in his area.  Rick said they were hauling sand and not in a shale pit.  Today they are hauling sand o E 600 Road south of Hwy 36 to Hwy 9.

 

The tube has been placed in Stuttgart and Max said he had received several calls in appreciation.  Other items discussed included working on the tube E 700 Road in Deer Creek Twp, a new radiator for one of the semis and some are cutting trees today.  Max said he had been approached from Stapels asking if it would be o.k. with the county if they hauled dirt to fill in washouts in his area.

 

A contract and lease agreement between the Phillips County Highway Department and William Greving and Janice Schneider was presented for consideration.  The motion was made by Max Dibble to renew a five year contract for the mining of shale from the NE ¼ of Section 26 Township 2 South, Range 20 West in Prairie View Township between the Phillips County Highway Department and William Greving and Janice Schneider at the cost of $.41 per cubic yard.  Craig Snider seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Rick said they spread out the pile of ashes in Solomon Township that was left and will leave them lay for a week to make sure there are no embers that could catch on fire before loading them up and taking them to the landfill.  A fire truck that Fire 3B sold was discussed and Max is waiting on an answer from Tom Sullivan regarding whether or not the sale was done properly. 

 

Dan Moore said he had set the brush pile at the landfill on fire.  Also discussed was the fact that he had ordered new tires for the front of the new trash truck and problems with the baler.

 

The burn ban was discussed.  It was decided to wait and see if the county gets any moisture this week.

 

The motion was made by Bill Greving to appoint Max Dibble as the Commission Chairman for the 2018 year.  Craig Snider seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Angie Wells, Phillipsburg Chamber & Main Street, thanked the Commissioners for the use of the courthouse square and for their support.  The motion was made by Bill Greving to join Phillipsburg Chamber & Main Street and to pay dues in the amount of $1,200.  Craig Snider seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.  The group meets the second Monday of the month at 12:00 noon and she told the Commission that they were welcome to attend.

 

Angie said February 7th she would be going to Topeka to visit with Legislatures.   With Representative Rahjes having an office in the same building, she had been getting more involved in politics.

 

The motion was made by Craig Snider to name The Advocate as the official county newspaper for the 2018 year.  Bill Greving seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

The motion was made by Bill Greving to reappoint Max Dibble as the representative to the Northwest Kansas Planning Commission.  Craig Snider seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

The motion was made by Bill Greving to reappoint Craig Snider as the representative to the County Health Board and Emergency Management.  Max Dibble seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

The motion was made by Craig Snider to reappoint Bill Greving as the Landfill representative.  Max Dibble seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

The motion was made by Bill Greving to reappoint Linda McDowell as the Purchasing Agent for Phillips County.  Craig Snider seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

The motion was made by Craig Snider to designate the following as depositories of all monies of Phillips County, Kansas:  The Farmers National Bank – Agra, Phillipsburg, Logan; The First National Bank & Trust – Phillipsburg, Logan and Long Island; and The Farmers State Bank – Phillipsburg.  Bill Greving seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

The motion was made by Craig Snider to adopt Resolution #583 – A Resolution to Waive the Annual Requirement of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Fixed Asset Accounting.  Bill Greving seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

A letter was received from Gerard L. Michaud, DSNWK President, thanking the Commission for supporting their mission and helping them carry out community services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in northwest Kansas.  Along with the letter was a copy of their most recent audit for 2016-2017 completed by Brungardt Hower Ward Elliott & Pfeifer and two copies of the proposed 2018 Agreement for Services between Phillips County Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas (DSNWK).  The motion was made by Bill Greving to sign the 2018 Contract Agreement.  Craig Snider seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

An Agreement for Services between the Phillips County Commissioners and the Plainville Rescue Squad, Inc. was received for review.  The motion was made by Craig Snider to sign the Agreement of Services and to pay $250 for the annual service fee.  Bill Greving seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Linda McDowell shared an e-mail as requested from Norman MacLeod, Kansas Natural Resource Coalition Information Analyst, a copies of a PDF which included active links that the Commissioners could use to access more detailed information on the work the KNRC had done for member counties 2013-2017.

 

With no further business to discuss, at 12:00 noon, the motion was made by Bill Greving to adjourn until 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 09, 2018 for the purpose of signing checks to pay December 2017 expenses.  Craig Snider seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

 

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

 

The special Tuesday, January 09, 2018 meeting was called to order at 8:00 a.m., by Craig Snider with two Commissioners and the County Clerk present.

 

Expense checks for December 2017 were signed.

 

With no further business to discuss, at 8:35 a.m., the motion was made by Craig Snider and seconded by Bill Greving to adjourn, subject to call.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 2-0.

 

The County Clerk failed to get the notice of this meeting on the radio, because at the close of the Monday meeting, only 1 Commissioner planned to be available.