The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session
Monday, May 15, 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 of the May 8, 2017 meeting were read and approved.
Motion: Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to hire Warren Hinrichs to paint the flag pole in the courtyard.
Register of Deeds and Treasurer
Register of Deeds Mark Horchem, County Treasurer Layne Wasinger and the Commission discussed an Order from the State Board of Tax Appeals regarding the refund of mortgage registration fees to Sunflower Electric.
The bill for installation of the server and Register of Deeds computers was discussed.
Kelly DesLauriers and the Commission discussed tax relief and her contract. She also told the Commission that she placed a notice in the Ness County News telling taxpayers that her office is doing reinspection.
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge/Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson and Assistant Supervisor L.D. Ochs filed weekly reports. John Riggins of Kirkham Michael was also present for the meeting.
$195.00 was received in tipping fees May 3-6, 2017.
Road conditions were reviewed.
Machinery maintenance was discussed.
Johnson presented an opinion of probable construction cost for bridge FAS 80 which received fire damage.
Johnson and Ochs reported on the progress of employees getting their physicals for medical cards which are now required for Road and Bridge jobs. The deadline for getting physicals is May 31, 2017.
Riggins reported on the airport progress, Friday was the final walk through, Phase 1 is wrapped up.
Economic Development Director Anthony Roy reported on his activity and how the transition plan is working.
Emergency Preparedness Director Travis Rothe and the Commission discussed his schedule. Rothe attended the NWK Homeland Security Meeting, and Emergency Planning in Topeka, entered IRIS alerts, spoke with the state regarding mutual aid. Rothe reported that the present grant request has 158 action items, he will need to weed them down as FEMA and State will not approve it as is.
Nathella Humburg, Tom Frusher and Brad Shank of NRCS and the Ness County Conservation District provided information regarding the services they provide along with a budget request for next year.
Accounts Payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
A conference call was placed to John Koriel regarding road right of way.
The meeting adjourned at 12:29 p.m.