March 14, 2016
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, March 14, 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.
Minutes of the March 7, 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. John Riggins of Kirkham Michael and his daughter Kaylee were also present.
$170.00 was taken in at the landfill as tipping fees March 1-5, 2016.
1,400 yards of sand and 150 yards of dirt was hauled to roads last week.
The Commission signed a design agreement for project 68 C-4811-0.
Road concerns were reviewed.
Machinery maintenance was discussed.
Riggins reported that the 2016 signing project is not complete.
Motion: Upon the motion of Flax, seconded by Harris, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 10 minutes beginning at 10:27 a.m. for the discussion of nonelected personnel. (Flax, Harris, Rupp, Johnson and Braun in executive session). Regular session resumed at 10:37 a.m.
Sharla Schwien, Tom Frusher, Brad Shank representing NRCS and James Jordan of FSA and the Commission discussed the burn ban and controlled burns for CRP.
Economic Development Director Anthony Roy filed his report for the past two weeks. Roy prepared written testimony and a summary for the hearing on SB316, attended a wKREDA meeting, attended the Big Rural Brainstorm in Newton, started the process for 501 c (3), prepared a letter for the City of Ransom to include with water bills, and watched legislation on HB499, SB463, SB316, HB2609, and HB2719.
Motion: Upon the motion of Flax, seconded by Rupp, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 5 minutes beginning at 11:12 a.m. for the discussion of nonelected personnel. (Flax, Harris, and Rupp in executive session). Regular session resumed at 11:17 a.m.
Motion: Upon the motion of Harris, seconded by Rupp, the Commission voted unanimously to raise Roy’s salary to $32,000 a year, beginning with the next pay period.
Accounts payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
County Attorney Craig Crosswhite and the Commission discussed court cases, questions regarding invoices, CDBG micro loan money, electronic filing with the Clerk of the District Court, and burn bans.
The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.