Phillips County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

December 30, 2019

 

The last meeting of 2019 was called to order by Chairman Greving at 8:30 a.m., with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the December 23, 2019 meeting were read. The motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Max Dibble to approve the minutes as read. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps met with the Commission. Max asked about getting sand on Cozy Cove Road. Other roads and bridges in the county were discussed.

John Mapes joined the meeting. At 9:05 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to open the public hearing for amending the 2019 budget. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. Amending the budget does nothing with the levies, it just allows extra funds to be spent. No one from the public was in attendance.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to leave the budget hearing and to resume to regular session. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to adopt the 2019 amended budget as published. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Larry Meili to transfer after December expenses and subject to budget authority and remaining general fund cash balance, the amount from the County Attorney, County Sheriff, County Clerk, Treasurer and the Unified Court Operating Expense Account to their respective Equipment Reserve Funds. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to transfer subject to remaining cash and budget balance the ending balance in the Noxious Weed Fund to the Noxious Weed Capital Outlay Fund. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to transfer from the General Fund money to the Employee Benefit Fund to bring it back to a $0 balance. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Larry Meili to transfer after December expenses and subject to budget authority, the remaining cash balance from the Ambulance Fund to the Ambulance Equipment Fund. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to transfer after December expenses and subject to budget authority, the ending balance from the Direct Election Fund to the Election Equipment Fund. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Ken Anderson, Seth Derr, Brad Odle and Guy Runyon at different times during morning interviewed for the position of Noxious Weed Supervisor.

Tara Overmiller, Brenda Chance and Dr. Wisinger visited with the Commissioners about possible purchases from the Special Alcohol and Drug Fund. E-Scribe is a program to be implemented into the electronic medical record (EMR), Cerner,that will allow increased controls over prescriptions between our providers and pharmacies. Omnicell: The objective for PCHS in purchasing the Omnicell medication dispensing systems (one in the nursing station area of the hospital and another in the ER) is to provide increased efficiency and enhanced patient safety and patient satisfaction and increased flexibility for managing medication and supplies and improved medication security by improved automation and controlled substance compliance. Commissioner Dibble said he would visit with the County Counselor and ask if either of these would be appropriate use of funds.

December payroll vouchers and checks were reviewed and signed. Vouchers and checks for weekly expenses were reviewed and signed and weekly expenses for EMS were reviewed.

The Commissioners journal for the months of August thru November were signed.

2019 Abatements #9-21, 24-26, 28-32, 34 and 35 were reviewed and signed by the Commissioners.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:50 p.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to adjourn, subject to call. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carrid 3-0.


December 23, 2019

The December 23, 2019 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the December 16 and December 17, 2019 meetings were read. The motion was made by Larry Meili to approve the minutes as corrected. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps did not meet with the Commissioners.

Sheriff Radabaugh told the Commissioners that he had purchased a 2019 fully equipped Dodge Durango at the cost of $40,000. He will not pay for it until 2020. At 8:45 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to go into executive session with Sheriff Radabaugh until 8:50 a.m.in the Commissioners Room located on the third floor of the courthouse to discuss non-elected personnel. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 8:50 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.

The Commissioners received an e-mail from Kris Kuck stating that Joel Hiesterman had been selected to fill the unexpired term of Gary Bills as a PCRC Board Member effective 12-18-19.

Commissioner Meili had received a call from Calvin Schemper asking if it would be possible to purchase shale from the county. He also received a call from Bob McCreery asking for guardrail along Deer Creek on E Thunder Lane and E 200 Rd. Bob also asked if the fiberglass reflectors at tubes and bridges that the mowers destroyed were going to be replaced.

Commissioner Greving said that he and Rick had met with Clint Cox and Clark Nelson concerning roads in the northwest part of the county.

Danette Lyon met with the Commissioners. She was told that during the December 16, 2019 meeting the Commissioners decided to take the CDL requirement out of the job description for recycle employee effective January 1, 2020 and to grandfather her in effective immediately.

Doug Koester met with the Commissioners. He was also told that during the December 16, 2019 meeting the Commissioners decided to grandfather him in and to drop the CDL requirement.

Pete Rogers told the Commissioners the health department employees were wanting to do something for Shirley Mendoza’s retirement. The motion was made by Max Dibble to provide a plaque, pay for the refreshments and half the cost of the gift. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Pete said that every year the EMS Department recognizes the officer who has helped with the most EMS calls by giving him a gift card and acknowledgment in the newspaper. Also discussed was the recertification of 7 techs, purchasing 30 tourniquet kits with funds from the Community Foundation and postage for sending out the second round of surveys for the CDBG Grant.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:10 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.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The special Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:05 a.m., with the three Commissioners, Tom Sullivan and the County Clerk attending.

Questions and concerns about the Administrative Agreement with Freedom Claims Management, Inc. (FCMI) were discussed. Max had e-mailed the concerns to Julie Yarmer and had answers for some of the concerns.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to appoint Linda McDowell as the Administrator for FCMI and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Presented for consideration and signature were two copies of the Residential Real Estate Sale Contract between Phillips County and Tyler Antenen for the property located at 901 Oak Drive, Phillipsburg, KS 67661. The contracts were signed by Chairman Greving. Copies will be sent to Frankie Forbes Law Group and Phillips County Abstract.

With no further business to discuss, at 8:40 a.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to adjourn, subject to call. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


December 16, 2019

The Monday, December 16, 2019 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the December 9, 2019 meeting were read. Several corrections were made. The motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Max Dibble to approve as corrected. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps joined the meeting. He presented paperwork to be signed for the replacement of a bridge and a tube on W Eagle Road between W 1400 Rd and W 1200 Rd. The motion was made by Max Dibble to have the chairman sign the Temporary Construction Easement for Phillips County Project #DO19045. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to sign An Agreement Relative to Performing Certain Work and/or the Occupancy of the County’s Highway Right of Way by the Facilities of a Utility for Prairie Land Electric for Project #DO19045. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Larry Meili to sign An Agreement Relative to Performing Certain work and/or the Occupancy of the County’s Highway right of Way by the Facilities of a Utility for NexTech/Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The condition of roads and bridges in the county were discussed.

Mark Swanson met with the Commissioners concerning disposal of debris from 1000 Oak Drive. The motion was made by Max Dibble to approve a reduced rate of the burned ruins of the property located at 1000 Oak Drive. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. Mark will contact Wyatt Lyon at the landfill to do a walkthrough of the property.

Undersheriff Gary Stephen visited with the Commissioners about the need to replace the intoxication kits. The motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Max Dibble to approve the purchase of 9 Intox 1800 Kits with case from CMI, Inc. for $3,855 and to pay for them from the Special Alcohol and Drug Fund. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Ricky and Lisa Dusin discussed road concerns with the Commissioners. They said there are pot holes on W Victory and roads need shale. Lisa asked why the road work is not getting done and if there is no accountability. They also asked if there were records showing when roads have been graded? Also discussed was the need for a tube ½ mile west of the Belmont Cemetery.

Purchase orders and checks for weekly expenses were reviewed and signed. EMS weekly expenses were reviewed.

The motion was made by Larry Meili to send a letter to Donna Bates asking about the removal of trees in a windbreak in Arcade Township. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Krystal Schwenn, Tara Overmiller and Rex Walk from Phillips County Health Systems gave the Commissioners a packet of information which included: November Stats, October and November 2019 Financials, information on a CT Scanner Plus Dexa and Ultrasound that will be here January 6th, Strategic Plan Update, 2021 Budget Preparation/Plan, Equipment Evaluation, New Services, Building and Grounds, Studies being conducted and the agenda for the December 19th meeting.

Pete Rogers told the Commissioners that Shirley Mendoza will be retiring 1-31-20 and that a reception in her honor will be January 30. He will need to advertise for an RN to replace her. He has been looking at where the current 3 RN’s are on the pay scale and where he will be starting the new one.

Pete also said that an ambulance hit a deer on Saturday and that Bob Thummel will be looking at the roof on the Logan Ambulance Barn.

Wyatt Lyon met with the Commissioners. He told the Commissioners that 80% of what goes into the landfill could be recycled. The problem with recycling is that there is not a market for a lot of them.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to take the CDL requirement out of the job description for recycle center employees effective 1-1-20 and to grandfather in Danette Lyon and Doug Koester effective immediately. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to have the Chairman sign the Memorandum of Understanding establishing service between Osborne County E-Waste and Phillips County. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. The service fee will be $1,000 per calendar year.

The motion was made by Larry Meili to pay the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Annual Membership Renewal of $268.00. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

With no further business to discuss, at 1:05 p.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Max Dibble to adjourn until 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 17th to visit with Tom Sullivan about questions and concerns with the health insurance agreement. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


 

December 2, 2019

The Monday, December 2, 2019 Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., by Chairman Greving with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the November 25th and November 26, 2019 meetings were read. The motion was made by Max Dibble to approve the minutes as read. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps did not meet with the Commissioners.

Commissioner Greving said he had visited with Wyatt Lyon about the landfill. Wyatt will be put on the schedule for Monday, December 9th to update the Commissioners on the monitoring wells.

Commissioner Meili said he had received a call from Ricky Dusin requesting a tube on W Victory Road west of his house. He said the grader operator knew the location. Also received was a call from Bob McCreery where the mower had mowed out into his prairie hay field.

Linda McDowell said she had visited with Jeannie Wheaton and she had concerns about E 300 Road.

Purchase orders and checks for weekly expenses were signed. EMS weekly expenses were also reviewed.

Commissioner Dibble received a call during the meeting from Andrew at RoofMasters. He assured Max that the skylight will be cleaned and he will have a crew up on Wednesday to finish sealing the roof here at the courthouse.

Sheriff Radabaugh reported to the Commissioners he had taken a juvenile to Hutchinson and one to Garden City for housing.

A call was made to the Department of Agriculture Office in Manhattan, KS with questions concerning the qualifications for replacing the Noxious Weed Supervisor.

It was decided to advertise for someone to clean off the sidewalks at the courthouse. They will need a small blade and be here by 7 a.m.

Monday, December 9th, the Commissioners will meet at 1:00 p.m. to hear health insurance proposals.

Linda McDowell said she had been approached about possibly getting the morning of Christmas Eve off. It was decided to follow the personnel policy that states that the offices will be open ½ day.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:00 noon, the motion was made by Larry Meili to adjourn, subject to call. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Due to the Veterans Day Holiday, the Tuesday, November 12, 2019 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with two Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the November 4, 2019 meeting were read. After several corrections, the motion was made by Larry Meili to approve as corrected. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-0.

Rick Capps joined the meeting.

The motion was made by Larry Meili to approve the itemized invoice from J & L Plumbing in the amount of $8,704 to remove the existing unit heater and install 2 new 200,000 btu unit heaters at the new county shop site. This cost also includes the installation of a 30,000 ventless heater with blower in the parts storage area. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-0.

Commissioner Meili had received a call of appreciation for the work done on E 300 Road.

Rick reported that he had received a call from Penco Engineering concerning the bridge located at E Hunter and E 1300 Road. It needs to have a wing replaced and dirt hauled around it.

Rick said he still had mowers running, hauling shale on Cozy Cove and finishing the installation of the tanks at the north facility.

Sheriff Radabaugh told Rick and the Commissioners that he had had a complaint from Jim McReynolds that he had met a rock truck and his windshield had been damaged.

At 10:00 a.m., the Commissioners served as the Board of Canvassers for the November 5, 2019 City/School General Election results. The motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Bill Greving to recommend 8 of the 12 provisional ballots cast to be counted. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-0. Of the twelve ballots 3 voters were not registered, 1 did not show photo ID and the 8 that did count were registered voters who had moved within the county.

Hayley Gordon visited with the Commissioners about possible changes to the personnel policy. They will visit with Tom Sullivan concerning changes.

Gary Kempt shared information on renting a used fork lift for the Noxious Weed Department. He has figured that he will need to lease one for 6 months @ the cost of $700 per month. The total purchase price is $11,500. They have a lease to purchase program and he will check to make sure if we rent the machine the amount paid will go towards the purchase price. Gary will come back with more details.

Tom Sullivan told the Commissioners that at the current time, there are 49 parcels for the tax sale. The personnel policy was also discussed.

The motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Bill Greving to remove the following from Section 6 (b) Vacation and Vacation Chart THREE: “However, if an employee who has worked for the county less than 3 years, and who quits his employment, fails to give the County two (2) weeks notice of his intention to quit he shall not be so paid, nor shall an employee who is terminated for just cause be paid for accumulated vacation who has less than 3 years employment with the County.” Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-0.

A request was received to lower the cost of disposal of remodeling debris at the landfill. It was denied by the Commissioners.

Vouchers and checks for weekly expenses were reviewed and signed. EMS weekly expenditures were reviewed.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:25 p.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to adjourn, subject to call. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-0.


November 25, 2019

 

The Monday, November 25, 2019 Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the November 18, 2019 meeting were read. The motion was made by Max Dibble to approve the minutes as read. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps joined the meeting. A call from Bill Jones concerning the drop off going into entrances off E 1100 Rd was discussed. Other areas discussed included a sign down on E 1300 & E Jade Rd, the need for markers on E Hunter Rd, W Limestone & W 1100 Rd, hauling on E 1300 & E Fox Rd and tubes in Stuttgart.

The county is going to advertise for bids to clean the sidewalks when it snows.

Vouchers and checks for weekly expenses were reviewed and signed.

2019 Abatements # 3, 4, 6, & 7 were reviewed and signed.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:08 p.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to adjourn until 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 26th for the purpose of signing vouchers and checks for November payroll. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

 

The special Commissioners November 26, 2019 meeting was called to order at 8:00 a.m. with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

Vouchers and checks for November payroll were reviewed and signed.

With no further business to discuss, at 8:30 a.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to adjourn, subject to call. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


November 4, 2019

The November 4, 2019 County Commissioners meeting was called to order by Chairman Greving at 8:30 a.m., with three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the October 28th and October 30th meetings were read. The motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Max Dibble to approve the minutes as read. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps joined the meeting. He said he had crews hauling shale and chipping trees. Also discussed was to remove the railroad ties on E 900 Road going into the wildlife headquarters, cleaning the snow off the parking lot and the sidewalks here at the courthouse. The Road & Bridge guys will clean the parking lot and up to the north door, but they have no equipment to do the sidewalks. Max will check around and see if the county hire someone to do this.

At 9:30 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to go into a road vacation hearing. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. No one from the public was attending.

At 9:32 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to resume to regular session. Larry Meilii seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Larry Meili to vacate the North ½ mile of W 200 Road between Section 8 and Section 9, Township 4 South, Range 18 West, Solomon Township. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Austyn Werner and Wyatt Lyon joined the meeting. Items discussed included a quote from B&B for a concrete pad on the north side of the recycle building and Ag grain bags being sent to the landfill. Due to the fact that there is a place in Nebraska to recycle these bags for free, the motion was made by Larry Meili to band the disposal of Ag grain bags at the Phillips County Landfill. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. Delta Plastics Polytube/Ag-Bag Collection Site at Mid Nebraska Chemical, Gibbon, NE will take them free of charge. Their phone number is 308-468-6206. Information is available at the landfill or at the county clerk’s office.

Wyatt had visited with Elliott Equipment and they will give $3,500 as trade-in for the old trash truck instead of $5,500 because it no longer runs.

At 11:00 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Larry Meili to go into executive session with Sheriff Radabaugh and County Attorney Missi Shoen in the Commissioners Room located on the third floor of the courthouse until 11:20 a.m. for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. County Counselor Tom Sullivan was in attendance by phone.

At 11:20 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Larry Meili to extend the session an additional 10 minutes. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 11:30 a.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Max Dibble to resume to regular session. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. No action taken.

Pete Rogers had visited with Max about purchasing 4 new computers for the health department. The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Larry Meili to approve the purchase of 4 new DELL computers at the cost of $1,030.47 each. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. One will be paid for by WIC funds.

Vouchers and checks for weekly expenses were signed. Weekly expenses for the EMS Department were reviewed.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:20 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.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

 

The Commissioners met in special session, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. with two Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

Vouchers and checks for October payroll were signed.

The janitor, Colleen Caddy, was called in to discuss whose responsibility it is to clean the entryways when it snows. The motion was made by Larry Meili to have the janitor put ice melt from the doors out 10 feet. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-0.

With no further business to discuss, at 9:00 a.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to adjourn, subject to call. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-0.

 

October 28, 2019

 

The Monday, October 28, 2019 meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m, with the three Commissioners and the County clerk in attendance.

The minutes of the October 21, 2019 meeting were read. Several corrections were made. The motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Max Dibble to approve as corrected. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Bob McCreery stopped by with concerns about Plains Road and 200 Road south of his residence.

Rick Capps joined the meeting. Items discussed included John Kruegers request; shale request from Brenda Matteson and Chris Stapel had concerns with the pot holes in the bridge on E 500.

Rick Coomes and Landmark Implement are very appreciative for the millings on E 250 Lane. A stop sign down on W Thunder and W 1100 and the dirt road between 500 & 600 on Thunder needs marked. The parking lot at the north facility and heaters at the north shop were discussed.

Nancy Knape asked to have gravel put on W 300 Road south of Hwy 383 to their residence.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to sign the proposed project agreement for the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Local Road Safety Plan between the Secretary of Transportation, Kansas Department of Transportation, KDOT, and Phillips County Kansas. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps left the meeting.

Commissioner Dibble had received an e-mail from Brian Stockman asking the Commissioners for a letter of support for the Logan Intergenerational Family Education (LIFE) Center. The motion was made by Max Dibble to sign a letter supporting the LIFE project in Logan. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. As County Commissioners we want to encourage growth of the Logan Community which then promotes growth in Phillips County.

Sheriff Radabaugh joined the meeting. At 10:25 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to go into executive session in the Commissioners Room located on the third floor of the courthouse with Sheriff Radabaugh until 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 11:00 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to extend the executive session until 11:10 a.m. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 11:10 a.m. the motion was made by Larry Meili to resume to regular session. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. No action taken.

Rex Walk joined the meeting. He gave the Commissioners September financial reports and a report from Codi Cox the revenue Cycle and Corporate Compliance Officer. There will be a mock disaster drill on Tuesday, October 29th.

Checks for weekly expenses were reviewed and signed. Weekly EMS expenses were reviewed.

Randy Dick, Kaw Valley Insurance, met with the Commissioners about the health insurance. The Commissioners will be looking at different proposals on November 18th at 1:00 p.m.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:40 p.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to adjourn until 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30th for the purpose of signing October payroll vouchers and checks. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0


October 21, 2019

The October 21, 2019 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the October 14, 2019 and October 16, 2019 meetings were read. After making several corrections, the motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Max Dibble to approve as corrected. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps did not meet with the Commissioners.

Sheriff Radabaugh reported that he has received the new pistols for his department, but is waiting to check them out until the ammunition is received. Charlie also told the Commissioners that he had purchased a 2014 Ford Explorer from the Atchison County Sheriff for $16,000. The vehicle currently has 86,000 miles on it. This is to be paid from the Sheriff’s Equipment Reserve Fund.

At 8:50 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to go into executive session with Sheriff Radabaugh until 9:10 a.m., in the Commissioners Room located on the 3rd Floor of Courthouse for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. Linda McDowell was asked to stay.

At 9:10 a.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to extend the executive session until 9:20 a.m. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 9:20 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. Sheriff Radabaugh left the meeting.

Commissioner Meili had visited with Dan Wells, KS Department of Health Environment, about a wastewater tank at the facility located on North Hwy 183. He said the wastewater could go into a lagoon and evaporate or be pumped out. It was decided to purchase 2 concrete septic tanks from Trigard Concrete Products, Belleville, KS.

A call was received from John Krueger with