February 1, 2016
The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday,
February 1, 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 January 25, 2016 meeting were read and approved.
Economic Development Director Anthony Roy presented his schedule for the past week.
Roy attended Joint Legislative Day in Topeka, visited with Chris Long about the Farmer’s Market, worked on tax levy information for a property tax lid spreadsheet, and worked on more updates to the website.
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge /Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson and Assistant Chelsae Braun reported on the weekly work schedule.
$85.00 was taken in at the landfill as tipping fees January 19-23, 2016.
Johnson presented air compressor bids. S&W, IHA993080ES-$1,875.00 and IH1195023-$2,279.00 and North Central Air, TUE8008G-$1,185.00. Bids are on file at the Road and Bridge Department and the County Clerk’s Office.
Motion: Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Harris, the Commission voted to accept the low bid from North Central Air.
Bridges and opening a road were discussed.
A Construction Permit was issued to White Cliffs Pipeline. Permits are on file at the Road and Bridge Department.
The Commission reviewed an employment application.
Road concerns were reviewed and machinery maintenance was discussed.
Johnson will visit with Kevin Stoecklein about landowners who want to incorporate waterways into road ditches.
Emergency Preparedness/GIS Director Crystal Podlena presented her work schedule. Podlena received GIS training, printed aerials, and created layout view for Appraiser’s Office maps.
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 10:37 a.m. for the discussion of nonelected personnel. (Flax, Harris and Rupp in executive session). Regular session resumed at 10:42 a.m.
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 10:44 a.m. for the discussion of nonelected personnel. (Flax, Harris and Rupp in executive session). Regular session resumed at 10:49 a.m.
Sheriff Bryan Whipple and Undersheriff Gavin Wilson filed the activity report for January. Activity in Whipple’s department was discussed.
Whipple presented vehicle bids: Don Hattan, Chevrolet Tahoe-$36,209.33, Chevrolet Silverado-$34,503.00, Trade-ins-$49,500.00; Davis Moore, Dodge Charger-$26,850.00, Dodge Durango-$32,125.00, Dodge Ram 1500 SSV-$31,084.00, Chevrolet Silverado-$35,650.00, Chevrolet Tahoe-$38,800.00, Trade-ins-$46,000.00; Marmie Motors, Ford Police Interceptor Utility-$27,497.00, Ford Expedition SSV-$33,098, Dodge Charger-$25,665.00, Dodge Durango-$30,115.00; Rusty Eck Ford, Ford Police Interceptor Utility-$31,131.00, Ford Expedition SSV-$32,997.00; Shawnee Mission Ford, 2016 Ford Utility PI-$27,188.00; and GSA, Ram 1500-$26,331.71, GM K1500-$31,755.41, Ford F150-$33,567.35, Durango-$29,373.83, Ford Expedition, $30,525.23, 2015 Tahoe, $36,939.74. Equipment on each vehicle varies.
Motion: Upon the motion of Harris, seconded by Rupp, the Commission voted to purchase a Chevrolet Tahoe and Silverado from Don Hattan. They will trade-in a 2009, 2010 and 2013 Silverado.
Economic Development Director Anthony Roy returned to present information on the property tax lid analysis.
Excess overtime in the Sheriff’s Department was discussed.
The following changes were made to the 2015 tax roll: Add, Oil-$5.84 and Abate, $5,112.30.
County Attorney Craig Crosswhite and the Commission discussed court cases, cattle guards, the airport, road petition, delinquent taxes, a leasehold building sold at the delinquent tax sale this year, and Kansas Insurance Department correspondence associated with a county fire department.
Accounts Payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
Payroll time records and reports were reviewed and signed.
A plan for inclement weather was discussed.
Motion: Upon the motion of Flax, seconded by Rupp, the Commission voted unanimously to reduce the mileage rate to .54 per mile in accordance with the IRS.
The meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.