Phillips County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

October 15, 2018

 

The Monday, October 15, 2018 Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., by acting Chairman Greving with two Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.  The minutes of the October 8, 2018 meeting were read.  The motion was made by Craig Snider and seconded by Bill Greving to approve the minutes as corrected.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 2-0.

 

Casey Frazier, Foley Equipment Representative, and Rick Capps joined the meeting. 

 

Casey was there asking if the county is interested in purchasing the scraper that we have been leasing.  The county has put 101 hours on the machine in the past two months.  It was decided to wait until next week to make the decision.   

 

Others areas discussed with Rick included: the shale has been laid on Cozy Cove but not on Big Bear.  The entrance into Prairie View City off Highway 36 was discussed.  Rick will visit with Venture to see if they can look at it.

 

Wyatt Lyon told the Commissioners that he had contracted 1100 gallons of propane with Trinity Ag.  The wind screens were also discussed.  Wyatt shared photos of the landfill showing an area of running the water line from the old shop to the recycle center.  He also had a photo of the landfill pickup showing slight damage from a fallen bale. 

 

Rick Capps was still in the building and was asked to rejoin the meeting.  Wyatt said the county had hauled 87 loads or 1838.25 ton of dirt from the landfill to the new project north of Phillipsburg and that Jerry Keesee had taken 30 ton of millings.  Rick had given Jerry the o.k. to get the millings, but Wyatt said they don’t let others load things at the landfill due to liability issues.

 

At 10:00 a.m., the motion was made by Craig Snider to go into executive session with Wyatt Lyon in the Commissioner’s Room until 10:10 a.m., for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Bill Greving seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 2-0.  Linda McDowell was asked to stay.

 

At 10:10 a.m., the motion was made by Craig Snider to resume to regular session.  Bill Greving seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 2-0.  No action taken.

 

Nick Poels visited with the Commissioners about the Transportation Task Force Meeting to be held in Hays on October 24th.

 

Tom Sullivan joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m.  At 10:40 a.m., the motion was made by Craig Snider to go into executive session with Wyatt Lyon and Tom Sullivan in the Commissioner’s Room until 10:50 a.m. to discuss non-elected personnel.  Bill Greving seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 2-0.  Linda McDowell was asked to stay.

 

At 10:50 a.m., the motion was made by Craig Snider to resume to regular session.  Bill Greving seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 2-0.  No action taken.

 

Tom Sullivan asked for executive session.  At 10:55 a.m., the motion was made by Craig Snider to go into executive session with Tom Sullivan in the Commissioner’s Room until 11:05 a.m. for the purpose of attorney/client privileges.  Bill Greving seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 2-0.

 

At 11:05 a.m., the motion was made by Craig Snider and seconded by Bill Greving to resume to regular session.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 2-0.  No action taken.

 

Vouchers and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

 

Change of status forms were signed for Donna Speake – 3 year increase and Sheena Pfeil – rehired as dispatcher.

 

A letter was received from Rhonda Kellerman, Clinic Administrator, requesting an increase in the compensation for coroner’s fees from $80.00 to $100.00 per call.  The motion was made by Craig Snider to increase the coroner’s fee from $80 to $100 effective immediately.  Bill Greving seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 2-0.  The increase to $80 was in February 2008.  Also included with the letter was a copy of the Order to Appointment dated October 1, 2018 nominating and appointing Tyson Wisinger, M.D. as Deputy Coroner of the Seventeenth Judicial District.

 

With no further business to discuss, at 12:05 p.m., the motion was made by Craig Snider and seconded by Bill Greving to adjourn, subject to call.  Discussion followed.  Motion carried 2-0.