February 29, 2016
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, February 29, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room. Chairman Jay Harris called the meeting to order with Commissioners, Sandra Y. Rupp, Frederick P. Flax, and County Clerk Renee S. Kerr in attendance.
County Appraiser Kelly DesLauriers and the Commission discussed an NRP issue and a small claims hearing.
DesLauriers updated the Commission on progress for real estate values.
Minutes of the February 22, 2016 meeting were read and approved.
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge /Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson and Assistant Supervisor Chelsae Braun reported on the weekly work schedule.
$464.50 was taken in at the landfill February 16-20, 2016.
1,380 yards of sand was hauled to roads last week.
Ransom recycling was taken to Dodge City last week.
Road concerns were reviewed.
Fuel Bids for 1,000 gallons of gasoline, 2,500 gallons of Dyed Diesel and 3,500 gallons of Road Diesel were reviewed: Midland Marketing-$10,202.90, Holly’s-$10,210.60, AV Energy-$10,262.08.
Motion: Upon the motion of Flax, seconded by Harris, the Commission voted unanimously to accept the low bid from Midland Marketing.
Machinery maintenance was discussed.
Employment Applications were reviewed
Construction Permits were issued to Golden Belt Telephone and American Warrior. Permits are on file at the Road and Bridge Department.
Both post and future wind farm construction was discussed.
Economic Development Director Anthony Roy and the Commission discussed his work schedule. Roy attended the Bazine Co-op board meeting, reviewed the county’s plan for Economic Development Property Tax Exemption, added jobs to the website, looked into the Summer Food Service Program, worked on publicizing the June Jaunt, added events to the Community Calendar, added points of interest to the website, and worked on budget information for SB 316 (Tax Lid) which is set for March 8th and 9th.
The following changes were made to the 2015 tax roll: Abate: Real Estate, 337.28, Oil $55,162.74 and Personal Property, $364.32.
Payroll time records, reports and checks were reviewed and signed.
Accounts Payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
County Attorney Craig Crosswhite and the Commission discussed the Waring/Brownell Fire Department, CDBG Microloan money, NRP, Resolutions from Emergency Preparedness, and the Johnson County Mandamus decision regarding PVD, and court cases.
The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.