July 31, 2017
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session
Monday, July 31, 2017, 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 of the July 24, 2017 meeting were read and approved.
County Appraiser Kelly DesLauriers and the Commission discussed a deputy postion in her department.
Motion: Upon the recommendation of DesLauriers, Rupp made a motion, seconded by Davis to appoint Kandi Keathley Deputy County Appraiser.
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge/Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson and Assistant Supervisor L.D. Ochs filed weekly reports.
$215.00 was taken in as tipping fees July 18-22, 2017.
2,380 yards of dirt was hauled last week. No sand or rock was hauled.
Fuel bids were received for 1,000 gallons of gasoline, 2,500 gallons of Fieldmaster Diesel, and 3,500 Roadmaster Diesel. Bids are as follows: Nusser Fuels-$13,190.00, AV Energy-$14,435.80 and Midland Marketing-$13,270.50.
Motion: Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Davis the Commission voted unanimously to accept the low bid from Nusser Fuels.
Road conditions were reviewed.
Machinery maintenance was discussed.
An agreement for Project No. 68 C-4903-01 Signing Project was signed.
A Construction Permit was issued to Pickrell Drilling Co. Permits are on file at the Road and Bridge Department.
The open mechanic position was discussed.
Emergency Preparedness Director Travis Rothe and the Commission discussed compiling information for the Fire Grant.
Tornado sirens will be tested countywide first Monday of every month.
Accounts Payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
Deb Anton a representative of RPA (Retirement Plan Advisors) met with the Commission regarding services that her company provides.
Noxious Weed Director Charles Halbleib and the Commission discussed an issue with his truck.
Register of Deeds and County Clerk
The Commission and County Clerk Renee Kerr discussed a firm that would like to scan Register of Deeds and County Clerk records to make available publicly. Register of Deeds Mark Horchem related to Kerr that he is not in favor of this and Kerr voiced that she is not either.
The Commission agreed with Horchem and Kerr that scanning the records should not be allowed and that they will make those records available by scanning at County expense when it is deemed necessary.
The meeting adjourned at noon.