Phillips County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2019

 

The Monday, February 11, 2019 meeting was called to order by Chairman Greving with three Commissioners, Gary Flanigan, Rick Capps and the County Clerk in attendance. The minutes of the February 4, 2019 meeting were read. The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Larry Meili to approve the minutes as read. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Gary Flanigan shared with the Commissioners information on the area covered by each of the towers in the county. The radios currently being used by the Road & Bridge Department was purchased from Mr. Flanigan in 2013. The motion was made by Larry Meili to have Gary check the radios and antennas to make sure they are working properly at the cost of $25 each. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Gary Kempt told the Commissioners that he is planning to retire in May 2020. He thinks it is important to hire someone for the position for him to train and get certified before he is done. Max said he had visited with other counties that have the road supervisor and noxious weed supervisor as one position. Gary did mention that he would be willing to work during the summer months.

Also discussed with Rick was the draft of a shale pit agreement with Willie Bushnell, the scraper is still in Concordia, a Dig Safe Meeting to be held at the Huck Boyd Center, February 19th at 11:30 a.m.

Max had a call from Brent Norris asking for the ½ price for disposal of a house in Glade. Upon inspection and approval from Wyatt Lyon, the motion was made by Max Dibble to allow the ½ price disposal of demolition of a property in Glade, KS. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Purchase orders and checks were signed for weekly expenses.

Pete Rogers asked about the status of getting the word out for hiring an RN at the Health Department. He was told that if he thought his budget would be o.k. with hiring an additional RN to go ahead and advertise.

At 11:13 a.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to go into executive session with Pete Rogers in the Commissioners Room located on the third floor of the courthouse until 11:25 a.m., for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 11:25 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to resume to regular session. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. No action taken.

Louis Voss called the Commissioners about adjoining landowners splitting the cost of putting in a new fence. Max will contact Tom Sullivan concerning this matter.

A letter was received from Peggy Pratt, NW KS Juvenile Services Director, stating that Judge Paula Hofaker’s term on the Governing Board for Northwest Kansas Juvenile Services/Northwest Kansas Community Corrections will be expiring in March and that Judge Hofaker would like to continue to serve on the Governing Board. The motion was made by Larry Meili to appoint Judge Paula Hofaker to serve on the Governing Board for NW KS Juvenile Services and NW KS Community Corrections for a two year term expiring in March 2021. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to adopt Resolution #588 – A Resolution Establishing the Prosecutor’s Forfeiture Trust Fund and The Law Enforcement Forfeiture Trust Fund. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The health department inventory was reviewed and signed.

The High Plains Mental Health Center Governing Board Meeting Minutes for December 13, 2018 were received for review.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:42 p.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to adjourn, subject to call. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.