March 28, 2016
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, March 28, 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 21, 2016 meeting were read and approved.
Alcohol/ Drug Committee
Motion: Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Flax, the Commission voted unanimously to give Western Plains and the Ness City After Prom Parties $500.00 each.
Motion: Upon the motion of Harris, seconded by Rupp, the Commission voted unanimously to ban all outdoor burning until further notice.
Ness City Clean-up
Motion: Upon the motion of Flax, seconded by Rupp, the Commission voted unanimously to waive tipping fees to the City of Ness City for April 6th and 7th. (No tires will be accepted and refrigerators must be drained).
Mike Fritzler and John Davison expressed concern regarding a possible theft issue in Ness County.
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge /Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson reported on the weekly work schedule.
$340.00 was taken in at the landfill as tipping fees March 15-19, 2016.
1,180 yards of sand was hauled to roads last week.
Road concerns were reviewed.
Machinery maintenance was discussed.
Johnson reported that the sign project is now complete.
Johnson and the Commission discussed working on off system bridge #22.
Economic Development Director Anthony Roy filed his work schedule for the past two weeks. Roy researched the Kansas Open Meetings Act, attended a wKreda meeting in Russell, and worked on a program for a civic organization. He and the Commission discussed USDA Summer Foods program, Health Department Administrator Shelly Pavlu joined the discussion at this time.
High Plains Mental Health
Executive Director Walter Hill, Director of Clinical Programs David Anderson, Marketing Coordinator Chris Dinkel, and Board Members Joy McCoy and Pamela Pavlu presented the annual report for High Plains Mental Health. Health Department Administrator Shelly Pavlu remained for the presentation.
The Commission agreed to set up a one day a week clinic in Ness County with High Plains Mental Health.
Accounts payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
County Attorney Craig Crosswhite and the Commission discussed delinquent taxes, potential theft,