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					THE PRATT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MET JULY 6, 2009 AT THE COURTHOUSE FIRST
FLOOR COMMISSIONERS ROOM WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: DWIGHT
ADAMS, CHARLES F RINKE AND JOE R REYNOLDS.

THE MEETING WAS OPENED WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

PURCHASE ORDERS WERE APPROVED.

RANDY PHILLIPPI, ROAD SUPERVISOR, REPORTED THE REPAIRS ARE FINISHED AND THE
BARICADES ARE DOWN ON THE BRIDGE AT WALDECK AND THE WEIGHT LIMIT HAS BEEN
CHANGED TO 10 TONS. RANDY TOLD THE BOARD HE HAS A MEETING WITH FEMA
TOMORROW ON REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES FROM THE MARCH 2009 SNOW STORM.

THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE APPROVED.

CHAIRMAN ADAMS SIGNED THE MICRO-LOAN AGREEMENT DOCUMENT BETWEEN
MARVIN A BLAKE d/b/a STARVIN MARVINS AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF PRATT COUNTY KANSAS.

THE COMMISSIONERS APPROVED AND SIGNED THE FEDERAL RECOVERY ACT EDWARD
BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT FUND PROJECT WAIVER REQUESTED BY
CHIEF/DISTRICT JUDGE LARRY T. SOLOMON.

DEAN STAAB, PRATT COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTOR, REPORTED THE
NOXIOUS WEED DEPARTMENT IS SPRAYING; RECEIVED CHECK FROM THE METAL
RECYCLER OF $4097 FOR THE METAL PILE AT THE LANDFILL.

CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION TO APPOINT DEAN HOOVER AS PRATT COUNTY’S
REPRESENTATIVE TO THE SOUTHWEST KANSAS AREA AGENCY ON AGING SUB-REGION
COUNCIL. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

BRIAN HOFFMAN, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DIRECTOR, DISCUSSED THE INFORMATION
ON THE COUNTY’S SUPPORT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

DON SWIFT, LAKE SUPERVISOR, REVIEWED THE BILL FROM PENWELL EQUIPMENT,
CASSODAY, KS ON REPAIRS TO THE SEWER LINE AT THE LAKE.

VERNON CHINN, SHERIFF, REPORTED THEY HAD NUMEROUS CALLS TO THE LAKE OVER
THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND.

GORDON STULL, COUNTY COUNSELOR, ASKED TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
FOR FIVE MINUTES. CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION AT 10:13 A.M. TO ADJOURN INTO
EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR FIVE MINUTES TO DISCUSS AN ATTORNEY/CLIENT MATTER.
JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE BOARD RECONVENED
AT 10:18 A.M. NO ACTION TAKEN.

THE COMMISSIONERS APPROVED A NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION APPLICATION FOR
JOHN AND LAVERNE ROSENBURGER.

RICK ABRAMS, PORTER LOOMIS AND MIKE SANDERS VISITED WITH THE COMMISSIONERS
ABOUT IMPROVING PRATT COUNTY. PORTER LOOMIS WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE
NEGATIVE IMPACT OF NOT HAVING A SPRING CLEAN-UP WEEK. COMMISSIONER ADAMS
SAID THE CITY OF IUKA HAD A CLEAN-UP RECENTLY AND IT BROUGHT OUT A LOT OF
ITEMS. THE BOARD RECOMMENDED THEY CONTACT THE CITY OF PRATT AND MAKE AN
APPOINTMENT TO ADDRESS THE CITY/COUNTY COMMISSIONER MEETING IN AUGUST.
RICK ABRAMS COMMENTED IT WOULD HELP BEAUTIFY THE COMMUNITY. GORDON
STULL, COUNTY COUNSELOR, SAID IT WOULD BE SOMETHING TO INCLUDE IN THE LOCAL
SOLID WASTE PLAN.

THE COMMISSIONERS APPROVED A NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION APPLICATION FOR
ERIC ESTES.

GORDON STULL, COUNTY COUNSELOR, INFORMED THE COMMISSIONERS THERE ARE 36
PARCELS FOR THE TAX FORECLOSURE SALE AND LETTERS WILL BE SENT TO EACH
OWNER. CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #07-06-09 TO
PROCEED WITH THE DELINQUENT TAX SALE. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE MOTION.
MOTION CARRIED.

SHAWN FLEMMING DISCUSSED HIS BID FOR JANITOR SEVICES AT THE COURTHOUSE.

MARK MCMANAMAN, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR, TOLD THE
COMMISSIONERS THEY ARE HAVING RADIO REPEATER PROBLEMS.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN
THE MEETING. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING
ADJOURNED.


                                            ____________________________________
                                            DWIGHT ADAMS          CHAIRMAN


                                            ____________________________________
                                            C. F. RINKE           MEMBER
ATTEST:

________________________________            ____________________________________
SHERRY KRUSE, COUNTY CLERK                  JOE R REYNOLDS        MEMBER
THE PRATT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MET JULY 13, 2009 AT THE COURTHOUSE 9:00 A.M.
FIRST FLOOR COMMISSIONERS ROOM WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT:
DWIGHT ADAMS, CHARLES F RINKE AND JOE R REYNOLDS.

THE MEETING WAS OPENED WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

PURCHASE ORDERS WERE APPROVED.

RANDY PHILLIPPI, ROAD SUPERVISOR, SUBMITTED ROAD CROSSING PERMITS: L D
DRILLING INC., GREAT BEND, KS LAY A WATER LINE FROM JUNCTION OF NE 100 TH AVE
AND NE 80TH ST WEST 620’ NORTH TO SOUTH NE 110TH AVE AND NE 80TH ST SOUTH 585’
EAST TO WEST; SOUTH CENTRAL TELCOM, MEDICINE LODGE, KS REPAIR PHONE CABLE
FROM PRATT 11 MILES NORTH 4 MILES WEST 2-26-12 AND FROM PRATT 6 MILES NORTH
AND 6 MILES WEST 33-26-14. RANDY SHOULD HEAR FROM FEMA THIS WEEK ON WHAT
EXPENSES FROM THE MARCH SNOW STORM WILL BE REIMBURSED.

VERNON CHINN, SHERIFF, ASK FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS NON-ELECTED
PERSONNEL. JOE REYNOLDS MADE A MOTION AT 9:07 A.M. TO ADJOURN INTO
EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR FIVE MINUTES TO DISCUSS NON-ELECTED PERSONNEL.
CHARLES RINKE SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE BOARD RECONVENED
INTO REGULAR SESSION AT 9:12 A.M. NO ACTION TAKEN.

DEAN STAAB, PRATT ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTOR, REPORTED THEY ARE
SPRAYING BRIDGES AND CULVERTS ON COUNTY BLACKTOPS; LANDFILL EQUIPMENT
RUNNING HOT BECAUSE OF THE TEMPERATURES BUT EMPLOYESS ARE WATCHING FOR
ANY PROBLEMS.

DAVID WILEY, SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR, ASKED
THE BOARD TO APPROVE A LINE ITEM TRANSFER IN HIS FY2009 BUDGET. CHARLES
RINKE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF $5811.61 FROM ONE LINE ITEM TO
ANOTHER IN THE FY2009 BUDGET. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION
CARRIED. DAVID PRESENTED AN FY2010 CARRYOVER REIMBURSEMENT PLAN BUDGET
SUMMARY OF $50,672.82. CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE FY2010
CARRYOVER BUDGET SUMMARY. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION
CARRIED. DAVID REVIEWED THE FY09 YEAR-TO-DATE ADULT AND JUVENILE PROGRAM
DATA FROM JULY 1, 2008 THRU JUNE 30, 2009. CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION TO
APPROVE THE FY09 ADULT AND JUVENILE PROGRAM DATA. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED
THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

DON SWIFT, LAKE SUPERVISOR, GAVE AN UPDATE ON THE LAKE.

TIFFANY BROWN, RSVP DIRECTOR, PRESENTED BILLS AND CHECKS THAT THE
COMMISSIONERS APPROVED AND SIGNED.

STEVE LAPRAD, PATTON, CRAMER AND LAPRAD, PRESENTED THE 2008 AUDIT FOR PRATT
COUNTY AND DISCUSSED THE 2010 BUDGET.

CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #07-13-09 REGARDING
AMENDMENTS TO THE LAKE RULES AND REGULATIONS. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE
MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

JOE REYNOLDS MADE A MOTION ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, PRATT COUNTY KANSAS AND AMERICAN LEGION POST
NO.86/AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS, PRATT COUNTY FOR AN ACTIVITY TO BE CONDUCTED
AT PRATT COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL LAKE ON JULY 18, 2009. CHARLES RINKE
SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
GORDON STULL, COUNTY COUNSELOR, REPORTED THAT CASE#9-CV-1052 MARIO J
TURSINI. JR., AND MONA A TURSINI VS VERNON CHINN AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF COUNTY OF PRATT HAS BEEN DISMISSED BY THE PLAINTIFFS WITH
NO LIABILITY TO THE COUNTY. CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE
STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL IN CASE#9-CV-1052. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED
THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

GORDON STULL, COUNTY COUNSELOR, REPORTED HE HAS RECEIVED SEVERAL CALLS
FROM PEOPLE RESPONDING TO THE DELINQUENT TAX SALE NOTICES THAT WERE
MAILED OUT.

THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE APPROVED.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS JOE REYNOLDS MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE
MEETING. CHARLES RINKE SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING
ADJOURNED.


                                      _________________________________________
                                      DWIGHT ADAMS                 CHAIRMAN


                                      _________________________________________
                                      C. F. RINKE                  MEMBER
ATTEST:

_______________________________       _________________________________________
SHERRY KRUSE, COUNTY CLERK            JOE R. REYNOLDS              MEMBER
THE PRATT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MET JULY 20, 2009 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE
COURTHOUSE FIRST FLOOR COMMISSIONERS ROOM WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS
PRESENT: DWIGHT ADAMS, CHARLES F RINKE AND JOE R REYNOLDS.

THE MEETING WAS OPENED WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

PURCHASE ORDERS WERE APPROVED.

DAVID WILEY, SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR,
PRESENTED A LETTER FOR CHAIRMAN ADAMS TO SIGN TO THE JUVENILE JUSTICE
AUTHORITY ON LINE-ITEM CHANGES FOR THE FY2009 BUDGET. CHARLES F RINKE MADE
A MOTION TO APPROVE THE $18,233 LINE-ITEM TRANSFERS FROM JISP AND CCMA FUNDS:
TRAVEL AND SUBSISTENCE, EQUIPMENT, CONTRACTUAL, TRAINING AND OTHER TO
PERSONNEL FOR THE FY09 BUDGET. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION
CARRIED.

JAMES METCALFE, ROAD FOREMAN, GAVE A ROUTINE REPORT. CHAIRMAN ADAMS
DISCUSSED HAULING DIRT FOR A CULVERT AT JEFF SLADE’S.

VERNON CHINN, SHERIFF, REPORTED THEY HAD A QUIET WEEKEND.

CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION AT 9:13 A.M. TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
FOR FIVE MINUTES TO DISCUSS NON-ELECTED PERSONNEL. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED
THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE BOARD RECONVENED AT 9:18 A.M. NO ACTION
TAKEN.

CHAIRMAN ADAMS SIGNED THE MICRO-LOAN ACCOUNT SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT FROM
GREAT PLAINS DEVELOPMENT INC., DODGE CITY, KS.

DEAN STAAB, PRATT COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTOR, REPORTED LAST
WEEK WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR SPRAYING. DEAN SAID THEY WILL BE HAVING A BOOTH
AT THE FAIR AGAIN THIS YEAR TO PROMOTE RECYCLING.

VERNON CHINN, SHERIFF, REPORTED THAT STARTING WITH THE SFY2010 BUDGET THE
STATE OF KANSAS WILL NO LONGER PAY TO CLEAN UP METH LABS WHICH USUALLY
COSTS AROUND $5,000 TO $10,000 DOLLARS. THE STATE WILL NO LONGER PAY FOR THE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM THAT RUNS THROUGH THE DISPATCH AT THE LAW
ENFORCEMENT CENTER. VERNON WANTED THE BOARD TO KNOW THAT COULD BE
ADDED EXPENSES FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT.

STEVE LAPRAD, PATTON, CRAMER AND LAPRAD, DISCUSSED THE 2010 BUDGET.

JOE REYNOLDS MADE A MOTION AT 10:50 A.M. TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
FOR FIVE MINUTES TO DISCUSS NON-ELECTED PERSONNEL. CHARLES RINKE SECONDED
THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE BOARD RECONVENED AT 10:55 A.M. NO ACTION
TAKEN.

JOE REYNOLDS MADE A MOTION AT 11:00 A.M. TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
FOR FIVE MINUTES TO DISCUSS NON-ELECTED PERSONNEL. CHARLES RINKE SECONDED
THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE BOARD RECONVENED AT 11:05 A.M. NO ACTION
TAKEN.

GORDON STULL, COUNTY COUNSELOR, AND THE BOARD DISCUSSED A LETTER FROM
JERRY PENWELL, PENWELL EQUIPMENT CO., CASSODAY, KS ON INSTALLING THE SEWER
LINE AT THE LAKE. DON SWIFT, LAKE SUPERVISOR, JOINED THE MEETING TO DISCUSS
THE LETTER. GORDON STULL WILL FOLLOW UP ON THE LETTER. DON REPORTED THERE
WERE NO PROBLEMS WITH THE AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS EVENT AT THE LAKE
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009.

GORDON STULL, COUNTY COUNSELOR, DISCUSSED IMPLEMENTING A POLICY ON TAKING
PARTIAL DELINQUENT TAX PAYMENTS. GORDON WILL TALK TO AMY JONES, COUNTY
TREASURER. GORDON UPDATED THE COMMISSIONERS ON CHANGES TO THE ROAD
MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT AND LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH BP WIND ENERGY.

BOB EPP PRESENTED FUEL RECEIPTS FOR REIMBURSEMENT ON HAULING BLACKTOP TO
THE LAKE.

MIKE GARRETT, SEAN WAGNER AND SUSAN LYNCH, HORIZONS MENTAL HEALTH, MET
WITH THE BOARD TO DISCUSS THE SECOND QUARTER REPORT AND ELEVEN MONTH
FINANCIALS FOR FY2009. MR. GARRETT SAID THEY ARE MANAGING THEIR EXPENSES
VERY WELL. THEY HAVE INCREASED STAFF BY THREE POSITIONS AND INCREASED
REVENUES WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF EXPENSES. MR. GARRETT JUST WANTED TO LET
THE COMMISSIONERS KNOW THEIR FINANCIAL SITUATION IS SOLID.

CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE SHERRY KRUSE, COUNTY CLERK, TO
SIGN THE AGREEMENT WITH THE KANSAS CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP INC.,
STARTUP KANSAS PROGRAM. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION
CARRIED.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN
THE MEETING. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING
ADJOURNED.


                                           ___________________________________
                                           DWIGHT ADAMS          CHAIRMAN


                                           ___________________________________
                                           C. F. RINKE           MEMBER
ATTEST:

_______________________________            ___________________________________
SHERRY KRUSE, COUNTY CLERK                 JOE R. REYNOLDS       MEMBER
THE PRATT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MET JULY 27, 2009 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE
COURTHOUSE FIRST FLOOR COMMISSIONERS ROOM WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS
PRESENT: DWIGHT ADAMS, CHARLES F RINKE AND JOE R REYNOLDS.

THE MEETING WAS OPENED WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

PURCHASE ORDERS WERE APPROVED.

RANDY PHILLIPPI, ROAD SUPERVISOR, TOLD THE COMMISSIONERS THEY WILL RECEIVE
APPROXIMATELY $52,000 FROM FEMA AND STATE OF KANSAS FOR REIMBURSEMENT ON
THE MARCH 27, 2009, SNOW STORM EXPENSES; SEALING WILL START AT THE END OF
AUGUST; COMMISSIONER ADAMS DISCUSSED ROAD ISSUES FROM GREG GILES, MERLE
ROSE AND GARY FITZSIMMONS.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE APPROVED.

VERNON CHINN, SHERIFF, INFORMED THE BOARD THEY HAD TO PURCHASE A NEW
REFRIGERATOR FOR THE JAIL.

DEAN STAAB, PRATT COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTOR, REPORTED THEY
ARE SPRAYING FOR KDOT; DISCUSSED THE GYP HILLS REGIONAL SOLID WASTE
PLANNING COMMITTEE.

KENNETH VANBLARICUM, COUNTY ATTORNEY, TALKED ABOUT THE DELINQUENT TAX
FORECLOSURE SALE.

THE COMMISSIONERS APPROVED NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION APPLICATIONS FOR
BRIAN SIROKY AND FATB CONSTRUCTION.

JIM MAYER, DOUGHERTY & COMPANY LLC, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, MARGARET
NIGHTENGALE, GRANT COUNTY BANK, ULYSSES, KS, CHAD STEFFAN, SUNFLOWER BANK,
ELLINWOOD, KS, TED LOOMIS, THE PEOPLES BANK, PRATT, KS, D J MCMURRY, COUNTY
APPRAISER AND GORDON STULL, COUNTY COUNSELOR, MET WITH THE COMMISSIONERS
TO DISCUSS THE COUNTY’S REQUEST FOR AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE BEGINNING IN 2009
TO ASSIST IN MEETING THE DEBT ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROAD BONDS. MR. MAYER
PRESENTED TAX REBATE INFORMATION AND REQUESTS FROM THE TIF LENDERS AND
THE SENIOR SECURED LENDERS.

PATTY RICHARDSON, GREAT PLAINS DEVELOPMENT INC., DODGE CITY, KS, SUBMITTED
THE STARTUP KANSAS CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INC. AWARD AGREEMENT AND
LOAN AGREEMENT BETWEEN STARVIN MARVIN’S BBQ AND KANSAS CENTER FOR
ENTREPRENEURSHIP INC. CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOAN
AGREEMENT BETWEEN MARVIN A BLAKE, D/B/A STARVIN MARVIN’S BBQ AND THE
KANSAS CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP INC. JOE REYNOLDS SECONDED THE MOTION.
MOTION CARRIED.

CHARLES RINKE MADE A MOTION AT 11:48 A.M. TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
FOR TEN MINUTES TO DISCUSS AN ATTORNEY/CLIENT MATTER. JOE REYNOLDS
SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE BOARD RECONVENED AT 11:58 A.M. NO
ACTION TAKEN.

CHAIRMAN ADAMS SIGNED THE NOTICE TO TOWNSHIP #6 ON ISSUING A CEREAL MALT
BEVERAGE LICENSE TO GREEN VALLEY GOLF, PRATT, KS.
GORDON STULL, COUNTY COUNSELOR, DISCUSSED INFORMATION ON JERRY PENWELL,
PENWELL EQUIPMENT, CASSODAY, KS AND HIS RESPONSE TO PROBLEMS WITH THE
SEWER LINE AT THE LAKE; REVIEWED LETTER TO STEPHEN SIX, ATTORNEY GENERAL,
FOR OPINION ON DELEGATION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING REPAIR
AND MAINTENANCE OF COUNTY ROADS; REVIEWED CELL PHONE POLICY; REPORTED ON
PROGRESS OF DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAX FORECLOSURE SALE.

TERRY THOMPSON, LAKE COMMITTEE MEMBER, TALKED ABOUT A LAKE PROJECT.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS JOE REYNOLDS MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE
MEETING. CHARLES RINKE SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING
ADJOURNED.


                                           ____________________________________
                                           DWIGHT ADAMS          CHAIRMAN


                                           ____________________________________
                                           C. F. RINKE           MEMBER
ATTEST:

_______________________________            ____________________________________
SHERRY KRUSE, COUNTY CLERK                 JOE R REYNOLDS        MEMBER

				
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