<![CDATA[Welcome to Beautiful Ness County! - Commissioner Meeting Minutes]]>Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:48:02 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Special Meeting Minutes February 6, 2018]]>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:34:55 GMThttp://nesscountyks.com/commissioner-meeting-minutes/special-meeting-minutes-february-6-2018THE BOARD OF NESS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
 
February 6, 2018
 
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in special session Tuesday,
February 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room.  Chairman Sandra Y. Rupp called the meeting to order with Commissioners David L. Albers, Mark Davis and County Clerk Renee S. Kerr in attendance.
 
 
Executive Session
Motion:  Upon the motion of Davis, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 10 minutes beginning at 11:03 a.m. for the discussion of nonelected personnel.  (Albers, Davis, Rupp, and Kerr in executive session).  Regular session resumed at 11:13 a.m.  No decisions were made.
Undersheriff Gavin Wilson joined the meeting at this time.
Motion:  Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 15 minutes beginning at 11:19 a.m. for the discussion of nonelected personnel (Albers, Davis, Rupp and Wilson, in executive session).  Regular session resumed at 11:34 a.m.  No decisions were made. 
 
The meeting adjourned at 11:42 a.m.
 
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<![CDATA[Minutes February 5, 2018]]>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:32:21 GMThttp://nesscountyks.com/commissioner-meeting-minutes/minutes-february-5-2018THE BOARD OF NESS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
 
February 5, 2018
 
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, February 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room.  Chairman Sandra Y. Rupp called the meeting to order with Commissioners David L. Albers, Mark Davis and County Clerk Renee S. Kerr in attendance.
  
Minutes
Minutes for the Board of Commissioners January 29, 2018 meeting were read and approved.  Correspondence was reviewed and acknowledged.
  
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge/Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson and Assistant L.D. Ochs filed weekly reports.
$40.00 was taken in as tipping fees at the landfill January 23-27, 2018. 
1,540 yards of sand was hauled last week.
The inspector for household hazardous waste had recommendations for the Road and Bridge Department after his inspection last week.
Fuel bids were received for 2,000 gallons of off road diesel and 4,500 gallons of highway diesel.  The bids are as follows:  Nusser Fuels-$15,730.00, AV Energy-$16,168.68, Midland Marketing-$16,382.85 and Holly’s LLC-$16,770.00.
Motion:  Upon the motion of Albers, seconded by Davis, the Commission voted unanimously to accept the low bid from Nusser Fuels.
An agreement for preliminary Engineering was signed for project No. 68 C-4903-01.
Road conditions and concerns were reviewed.    
Machinery maintenance was discussed.
  
Conference Call
A conference call was placed to Bud Cowan KCAMP attorney.
Motion:  Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Davis, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 20 minutes beginning at 10:18 a.m. for attorney client privilege.  (Albers, Davis, Rupp, Kerr and Cowan, via phone in executive session).  Regular session resumed at 10:38 a.m.  No decisions were made.
Motion:  Upon the motion of Davis, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 20 minutes beginning at 10:39 a.m. for attorney client privilege.  (Albers, Davis, Rupp, Kerr and Cowan, via phone in executive session).  Regular session resumed at 10:59 a.m.  No decisions were made. 
  
Tax Roll
The following changes were made to the 2018 tax roll:  Abate, Oil-$147,333.50; Personal Property-$3,299.74, and Real Estate-$5,520.32.
  
Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
 
The meeting recessed at 12:06 p.m. and resumed at 4:30 p.m.
  
Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
 
 Conference Call
A conference call was placed to Bud Cowan KCAMP attorney.
Motion:  Upon the motion of Davis, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 20 minutes beginning at 4:30 p.m. for attorney client privilege.  (Albers, Davis, Rupp, Kerr and Cowan, via phone in executive session).  Regular session resumed at 4:50 p.m.  No decisions were made.
Motion:  Upon the motion of Davis, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 10 minutes beginning at 4:52 p.m. for attorney client privilege.  (Albers, Davis, Rupp, Kerr and Cowan, via phone in executive session).  Regular session resumed at 5:02 p.m.  No decisions were made.
Sheriff Whipple met with the Commission to discuss coding bills.
 
The meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m.

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<![CDATA[minutes January 22, 2017]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:35:10 GMThttp://nesscountyks.com/commissioner-meeting-minutes/minutes-january-22-2017]]><![CDATA[Minutes December 26, 2017]]>Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:45:36 GMThttp://nesscountyks.com/commissioner-meeting-minutes/minutes-december-26-2017]]><![CDATA[minutes December 4, 2017]]>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:25:55 GMThttp://nesscountyks.com/commissioner-meeting-minutes/minutes-december-4-2017THE BOARD OF NESS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
 
December 4, 2017
 
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session
Monday, December 4, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room.  Chairman Sandra Y. Rupp called the meeting to order with Commissioners, Mark Davis, David L. Albers and County Clerk Renee S. Kerr in attendance.
  
Minutes
Minutes for the Board of Commissioners November 27, 2017 meeting were read and approved.  Correspondence was reviewed and acknowledged.
 
Foundation Center
The Commission agreed to discontinue the Foundation Center service that is housed at the Ness City Public Library due to lack of interest and use.
 
Trash Service
Motion:  Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Davis, the Commission voted unanimously to accept the 40-cent increase for residential cart service from Northend Disposal.
 
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge/Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson filed weekly reports.
$95.00 was taken in as tipping fees at the landfill November 21-25, 2017. 
1,500 yards of sand was hauled last week. 
Three Construction Permits were issued to American Warrior.
A bid was received from Mobile Radio for an 800 mhz radio and 4 handheld radios with a charging station for the amount of $10,415.00 including trade-ins.  Johnson reported that there were $3,500.00 in trade-ins. 
Motion:  Upon the motion of Albers, seconded by Davis, the Commission voted unanimously to accept the bid.
Road conditions and concerns were reviewed.    
Machinery maintenance was discussed. 
  
Sheriff
Sheriff Bryan Whipple presented activity reports for his department for the month of November.
  
Noxious Weed
Noxious Weed Supervisor Charles Halbleib and the Commission discussed the injector pump on spraying equipment, the Commission agreed to have Simpsons repair the equipment.  They also discussed year end chemical purchases. 
  
Tax Roll
The following changes were made to the 2016 and 2017 tax roll:  2016 Real Estate, Add-$362.54 Abate $362.10.  2017 Real Estate:   Add-11,064.66 Abate-$401.60 and Intangibles-Abate-$50.20.
  
Health Department
Health Department Administrator Shelly Pavlu, RN-BSN and the Commission discussed vacation time in her department.
Pavlu has enrolled in an ACLS class (Advanced Cardiac) she paid for the class herself, she requested that the County pay for her time.  The Commission agreed to the request.
  
Daily Statement
Daily Statements for November 22-30 were reviewed and signed.
 
The meeting adjourned at 12:03 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Minutes November 27, 2017]]>Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:35:56 GMThttp://nesscountyks.com/commissioner-meeting-minutes/minutes-november-27-2017HE BOARD OF NESS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 
November 27, 2017
 
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session
Monday, November 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room.  Chairman Sandra Y. Rupp called the meeting to order with Commissioners, Mark Davis, David L. Albers and County Clerk Renee S. Kerr in attendance.
  
Meeting Time
The Commission agreed to move the regular meeting time back to 9:00 a.m.
 
Minutes
Minutes for the Board of Commissioners November 20, 2017 meeting were read and approved.  Correspondence was reviewed and acknowledged.
 
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge/Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson filed weekly reports.
$135.00 was taken in as tipping fees at the landfill November 14-18, 2017. 
860 yards of sand was hauled last week. 
Road conditions and concerns were reviewed.    
Machinery maintenance was discussed. 
A bid was received for the 2019 signing project from KDOT.
Fred Flax joined the meeting.
Bridges, windfarms, and the airport were discussed.
Mr. Flax took leave of the meeting at this time.
 
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness Director Travis Rothe presented his activity for the past several weeks.  Rothe conducted an LEPC meeting, attended a fire meeting and KHP training, met with Toby Prine of Northwest Kansas Homeland Security, responded to a combine fire and a rollover accident.  Rothe updated the Emergency Preparedness Facebook Page, posting winter weather ideas. 
Rothe presented a letter from the Kansas Department of Revenue regarding the Farmer’s Market.  The Commission agreed to discontinue county sponsorship of Farmer’s Market due to increased rules and regulations.
  
County Attorney
County Attorney Kevin Salzman and the Commission discussed a road opening and court cases.
  
Daily Statement
Daily Statements for the November 17-22, 2017 were reviewed and signed.
  
Payroll
Payroll time records were reviewed and signed.
  
The meeting adjourned at 12:03 p.m.
 
 

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<![CDATA[Minutes November 20, 2017]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:12:32 GMThttp://nesscountyks.com/commissioner-meeting-minutes/minutes-november-20-2017THE BOARD OF NESS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
 
November 20, 2017
 
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session
Monday, November 20, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room.  Chairman Sandra Y. Rupp called the meeting to order with Commissioners, Mark Davis, David L. Albers and County Clerk Renee S. Kerr in attendance.
  
Sheriff
Sheriff Bryan Whipple presented a resignation.
Motion:  Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Elizabeth Spangler effective December 18, 2017.
 
Minutes
Minutes for the Board of Canvassers and regular meeting on November 13,, 2017 were read and approved.  The special meeting minutes for the November 17, 2017 meeting were read and approved as well.   Correspondence was reviewed and acknowledged.
 
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge/Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson filed weekly reports.
$135.00 was taken in as tipping fees at the landfill November 7-11, 2017. 
1,660 yards of sand was hauled last week. 
Road conditions and concerns were reviewed.    
Machinery maintenance was discussed. 
Motion:  Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 5 minutes beginning at 10:09 a.m. for the discussion of nonelected personnel.  (Albers, Davis, Rupp and Johnson in executive session).  Regular session resumed at 10:14 a.m.
  
County Appraiser
County Appraiser Kelly Des Lauriers and the Commission discussed attorney fees to protest Salt Water Disposal protests at the Board of Tax Appeals level.  They also discussed final review progress.
  
HR Library
Motion:  Upon the motion of Albers, seconded by Rupp, the Commission voted unanimously to purchase the Kansas Human Resource Manual and Model Policies and Forms for Kansas Employers. 
  
County Attorney
County Attorney Kevin Salzman and the Commission discussed a road opening and court cases.
  
Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
  
Daily Statement
Daily Statements for November 1-16, 2017 were reviewed and signed.
 
 Employee Appreciation
Employee Appreciation Supper will be held on January 14, 2017 in Utica.
 
 
The meeting adjourned at noon.
 

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<![CDATA[minutes November 17,2017]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:36:10 GMThttp://nesscountyks.com/commissioner-meeting-minutes/minutes-november-172017THE BOARD OF NESS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
 
November 17, 2017
 
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in special session
Friday, November 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Room.  Chairman Sandra Y. Rupp called the meeting to order with Commissioners, Mark Davis, David L. Albers and County Clerk Renee S. Kerr in attendance.
  
Health Insurance
Julie Yarmer of Freedom Claims Management Inc.  met with the Commission regarding the current Health Insurance plan and 2018 Health Insurance renewal.
Motion:  Upon the motion of Davis, seconded by Rupp, the Commission voted unanimously to renew the current plan for 2018.  Cost for health insurance will remain the same for employees, but there will be an increased cost for the dental.
  
The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.
 

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<![CDATA[Minutes November 13, 2017]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:29:14 GMThttp://nesscountyks.com/commissioner-meeting-minutes/minutes-november-13-2017THE BOARD OF NESS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
 
November 13, 2017
 
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session
Monday, November 13, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room.  Chairman Sandra Y. Rupp called the meeting to order with Commissioners, Mark Davis, David L. Albers and County Clerk Renee S. Kerr in attendance.
 
 Minutes
Minutes for the November 6, 2017 meeting were read and approved.  Correspondence was reviewed and acknowledged.
 
Daily Statement
Daily Statements for the month of October were finished.
  
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge/Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson filed weekly reports.
Wayne Scritchfield of Kirkham Michael was also present.
$145.00 was taken in as tipping fees at the landfill October 31-Novembr 4, 2017. 
1,400 yards of sand was hauled last week.  Road and Bridge is prioritizing bus and mail routes in preparation for winter.
Construction permits were issued to Steve’s Electric & Roustabout and (2) American Warrior, Inc.
Road conditions and concerns were reviewed.    
Machinery maintenance was discussed. 
Scritchfield reported on the signing project for this year as well as the signing project for next year.  Bridge projects and inspections were discussed.
  
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness Director Travis Rothe demonstrated Credentialing and ID equipment. 
The TYCO alert system was discussed, Rothe stressed that it is not a warning system, it is an alert system and the public should not depend solely on it.
  
Meeting Time
The Commission will adjust the regular meeting times for the next six weeks, setting back the meeting time to 9:30 a.m. 
  
Executive Session
Motion:  Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 5 minutes beginning at 10:31 a.m. for the discussion of nonelected personnel (Albers, Davis, and Rupp in executive session).  Regular session resumed at 10:36 a.m.  No decisions were made.
 
Motion:  Upon the motion of Davis, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 10 minutes beginning at 11:03 a.m. for attorney client privilege (Albers, Davis, Rupp and County Attorney Kevin Salzman in executive session).  Regular session resumed at 11:13 a.m.   No decisions were made.
 Motion:  Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 15 minutes beginning at 11:16 a.m. for attorney client privilege (Albers, Davis, Rupp, Salzman, and Register of Deeds Mark Horchem in executive session).  Regular session resumed at 11:31 a.m.  No decisions were made.
 
Motion:  Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Davis, the Commission voted unanimously to go into an executive session for a period of 5 minutes beginning at 11:35 a.m. for the discussion of nonelected personnel. (Albers, Davis, Rupp and Salzman in executive session). Regular session resumed at 11:40 a.m.  No decisions were made.
 
County Attorney
County Attorney Kevin Salzman and the Commission discussed court activity, an application for tax relief, and the delinquent tax sale.
 
The meeting adjourned at noon.

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<![CDATA[board of Canvassers 11-13-17]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:05:44 GMThttp://nesscountyks.com/commissioner-meeting-minutes/board-of-canvassers-11-13-17THE BOARD OF CANVASSERS
 
November 13, 2017
 
The Board of Canvassers met November 13, 2017 in the Commissioners’ Room at 8:00 a.m. Kenny Wasinger, Commissioners, Sandra Y. Rupp, and Mark Davis, and Election Officer Renee S. Kerr were in attendance. 
 
Enumerations were checked for the City/ School General Election of November 7, 2017.
 
A tie vote was broken in the District 2 Position 3 USD #106 race by drawing lots, the name of Kenneth Flax was selected for this position.  A tie vote was broken for the unexpired term(s) of the Ransom City Council by drawing lots.  Monty Roths and Jeb Klitzke’s names were selected for these positions.
 
Results were recorded in “Abstract of Votes Cast” – General Book, pages 303-304.
 
Adjournment was 8:30 a.m.
 

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