February 8, 2016
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday,
February 8, 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 February 1, 2016 meeting were read and approved.
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge /Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson and Assistant Chelsae Braun reported on the weekly work schedule.
John Riggins of Kirkham Michael was also present.
$445.00 was taken in at the landfill as tipping fees January 26-30, 2016.
Road concerns were reviewed, particularly those that were affected by the recent snow storm.
Machinery maintenance was discussed.
Johnson visited with Kevin Stoecklein at NRCS about landowners who want to incorporate waterways into road ditches.
The sign project and historical bridges were discussed.
Johnson presented skid steer bids: Whitestar-T590, $45,471.52; Foley-259 DST, $48,531.52; and BTI-323E, $53,600.00. Johnson will review and return with a recommendation next week.
Economic Development Director Anthony Roy presented his activity report. Roy completed his tax lid report, researched nonprofit corporations, attended the Ransom City Council meeting, set up an account with HRePartners and worked with iPages on a support issue.
Sheriff Bryan Whipple and the Commission discussed overtime in his department.
The following changes were made to the 2015 tax roll: Add, Intangibles-$1,238.68; Abate, Oil-$1,268.96, Real Estate-$3,492.04 and State Assessed-$26,852.86.
County Attorney Craig Crosswhite and the Commission discussed court cases, property on the Kansas Historical Register, court cases, and no response from Waring Fire Department regarding the Firefighter’s Relief Fund.
Accounts Payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
Daily Statements for the month of January were reviewed and signed.
The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.