The Ness County Board of Commissioners met in regular session
Monday, October 31, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room.
Chairman Sandra Y. Rupp called the meeting to order with Commissioners, Frederick P. Flax, David L. Albers, and County Clerk Renee S. Kerr in attendance.
Mark Davis, Republican Nominee for Commissioner, was also present for the meeting.
Ken Beran, C.P.A. and Teri Klitze, C.P.A. of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball Chartered, presented the audit for 2015. Reports for the landfill postclosure were finally received from KDHE which allowed Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball to complete the audit.
Motion: Upon the motion of Flax, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted uananimously to approve the audit as presented by Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball and to pay the invoice presented.
Motion: Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Flax, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 5 minutes beginning at 9:35 a.m. (Albers, Flax, Rupp and Kerr in executive session). Regular session resumed at 9:40 a.m.
Motion: Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Flax, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 5 minutes beginning at 9:40 a.m. (Albers, Flax, Rupp and Kerr in executive session). Regular session resumed at 9:45 a.m.
Road and Bridge
Road and Bridge/Landfill Supervisor Ron Johnson reported on the weekly work schedule.
560 yards of sand was hauled last week.
$115.00 was received as tipping fees at the landfill October 18-22, 2016.
Machinery maintenance was discussed.
Road concerns were reviewed.
A construction permit was issued to Randall Norton. Permits are on file at the Road and Bridge Department.
A contract was signed with Kirkham Michael and Associates for Engineering Services for Bridge #530 for $8,000.00. Work will begin on the bridge after Thanksgiving.
Minutes of the October 24, 2016 meeting were read and approved
Julie Yarmer of Freedom Claims Management, Inc. presented information from her company for Health Insurance in 2017.
County Attorney Craig Crosswhite and the Commission discussed road petitions, law enforcement and jail keep.
Accounts Payable checks and vouchers were reviewed and signed.
Payroll time records, reports and checks were reviewed and signed.
Motion: Upon the motion of Rupp, seconded by Albers, the Commission voted unanimously to go into executive session for a period of 10 minutes beginning at 12:20 p.m. (Albers, Flax, Rupp and Crosswhite in executive session). Regular session resumed at 12:30 p.m.
A conference call was held with Sean Sehl regarding the burn ban. Sehl is planning a training in November and would like to burn a vehicle. The Commission agreed to allow the burn for training purposes.
The meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.