Phillips County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

Special Meeting, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

 

The Special Wednesday, March 25,2020 County Commissioners meeting was called to order by Chairman Meili at 1:00 p.m. with the three Commissioners, County Clerk, Sheriff Radabaugh, Treasurer Bret Derr, and Rick Capps attending.

Chairman Meili stated that he wished he didn’t have to call this meeting, but after visiting with Bret, he found it necessary to get others opinions.

Pete Rogers joined the meeting. He shared numbers from the state concerning the coronavirus cases.

In response to COVID-19, the motion was made by Bill Greving to close the courthouse to public access effective 5:00 p.m., this date, March 25, 2020. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The notice states “By Order of the Phillips County Commissioners: Access to the Phillips County Courthouse will be restricted immediately and remain in effect for 60 days unless terminated earlier. All County employees will be expected to report to work as normal and work normal business hours. Any individual having business with one of the county offices is asked to call that office first. If the business cannot be completed over the phone, then the individual is to answer screening questions and schedule an appointment with said office. The courthouse will be locked and there will be only one point of access. That access point will be the handicap door located on the east side of the building. The individual must have an appointment or have obtained permission for access prior to trying to obtain entry into the building.” There will be a list of courthouse offices and their phone numbers and a drop box located at the east door entrance for tax statements.

Information on face book, the radio and newspapers will state that ‘if you need to speak to a specific department, you may call the County Clerk’s Office at 543-6825 and be transferred to the appropriate office.’

With no further business to discuss, at 2:10 p.m., the motion was made by Bill Greving and seconded by Max Dibble to adjourn, subject to call. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


March 23, 2020

The Monday, March 23, 2020 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending. The minutes of the March 16, 2020 minutes were read. After making corrections, the motion was made by Bill Greving to approve as corrected. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps joined the meeting. He said he had trucks hauling shale. Max said that no one should be using someone else’s vehicle or equipment. Items discussed included: E 1400 Road needs work done on it, W Warrior Lane – Bert Mongeau has equipment parked in the county right-of-way – Rick will check on this, a hole on the edge of the black top to the Luctor Cemetery and the tube west of the Bob McCreery residence.

Keeping Commissioners meetings open to the public was discussed.

Wyatt Lyon told the Commissioners that he thought the landfill was ‘a hot spot’ for the coronavirus. He gave out Landfill and Recycling Guidelines until COVID-19 is considered contained by the CDC, for the Commissioners consideration. Wyatt said that probably 90% of the people in the county have access to commercial trash pickup. He wanted to protect his workers. Because of COVID-19, the motion was made by Bill Greving, effective March 30, 2020 to suspend the recycling program and to take no household hazardous waste until further notice. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Sheriff Radabaugh said he had received several calls about the burn ban. It is still in effect.

Lisa Capps and Rhonda DeBey joined the meeting. They explained that the additional checks for 5 EMS individuals were for training and paid through incentive grant monies. Commissioner Dibble had called the State Board of EMS and it is an allowable expense. The Commissioners then approved the vouchers and checks. Rhonda said the amount paid each instructor was based on the percent of classes they teach.

Lisa Capps asked for executive session. At 10:15 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to go into executive session with Lisa Capps until 10:25 a.m., in the former Commissioners Room located on the second floor of the courthouse to discuss confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trust and individual proprietorships. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 10:25 a.m., the motion was made by Bill Greving to resume to regular session. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to write-off $19,660.96 of EMS previous years uncollectible accounts for 2020. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-1.

County Health Officer, Pete Rogers, updated the Commissioners on COVID-19. He reported that as of 10:30 a.m. today, there were 71 cases in the state in 20 counties. He said if the county has a case, they need to enact orders to stay home. He said as long as everyone does their part, we are okay at this time. At 1:00 p.m. every day the state EMS has a webinar that can be viewed at the EOC.

It was decided to postpone the county employee health checkups until a later date.

Pete said that Phillips County has always been very strong and worked together to do whatever the county needs to do.

Alan Hale said that the Norton County Commissioners had adopted an Emergency Phase Plan.

Vouchers and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:10 p.m., the motion was made by Bill Greving to adjourn, subject to call. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


March 16, 2020

The March 16, 2020 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending. The minutes of the March 9, 2020 meeting were read. After making several corrections, the motion was made by Max Dibble to approve as corrected. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Pat Hewitt and Rick Capps joined the meeting.

Commissioner Meili said he had met with Pete Rogers and Deb Hays on Sunday concerning the Coronavirus. The public can obtain information off the KDHE Website.

Rick told the Commissioners that he had received information of a KDOT project on #9 Highway in 2023 or 2024.

Commissioner Greving asked Rick if he had found any seal sand. He said that Naponee is going to try to produce seal sand. The county can get some from T&F, Elm Creek, NE but that is a long haul.

Other items discussed with Rick included the condition of W Hunter Rd & W 300 Rd, Rick had called the state about E 100 Rd, W Navajo Rd in Mound Township by the Dougherty residence and a 911 sign down on E Hunter and E 300 Rd. Jered Horn and Dan Lennemann were called out for the west part of the county on Saturday.

Max Dibble visited about the wellness visit that the county pays for this time of year. The motion was made by Max Dibble for the county to pay for the wellness health screenings for county employees and their spouses at the Phillips County Health Department at no cost to the employee. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Lisa Capps met with the Commissioners. At 9:35 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to go into executive session with Lisa Capps in the Commissioners Room located on the third floor of the courthouse until 9:45 a.m., to discuss confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships trusts and individual proprietorships. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 9:45 a.m., the motion was made by Bill Greving to resume to regular session. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. No action taken.

Pat Hewitt rejoined the meeting.

Other items discussed with Lisa included the purchase of a new desk for her; EMS week is in May and approval was given to buy t-shirts for the techs; purchasing flowers for deaths of immediate family members of employees or volunteers, restocking supplies for kids and post prom donations. The commissioners Ok’d the purchasing of flowers but said that the county has donated to post prom and did not find it necessary for each department to make a donation.

A call was received from Luroy Gruell about E Buffalo Road and E 800 Road in Glenwood Township.

Bret Derr met with the Commissioners. Max has visited with the auditor and it is getting close to county audit time. When asked where he was concerning the reconciliation of bank statements, Bret said they were caught up. He said there were funds that needed to be cleared out at the end of the year and he was trying to get on top of these.

Vouchers and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

Sheriff Radabaugh gave the County Clerk the job descriptions for the Sheriff’s Department. Charlie said he had a checklist for the jail area concerning the Coronavirus.

Department heads or department representatives Lisa Capps, Charles Radabaugh, Bethany Schneider, Bret Derr, Melissa Schoen, Gary Kempt, Robert Keesee, Alan Hale, Wyatt Lyon and Rick Capps met with the Commissioners. Max told those present they, the Commissioners, had contracted with the Austin Peters Group, Overland Park, KS to update job descriptions, the personnel handbook and evaluation forms and the importance of having these updated. The Commissioners are asking each department head to have their employees fill them out.

Max also explained about the Wellness checkup. It will be offered to employees and spouses at no cost. The Commissioners encourage everyone to take advantage of this. The dates and times will be determined by the Health Department and sent out with March payroll.

Vicki Gibbs, Jamie Baker , Melinda VanKooten and Rex Walk updated the Commissioners on what the hospital is doing concerning the coronavirus. The front door and the ER door are the only entrances available at this time. Anyone entering will be asked their travel history. Kansas is still a low risk state. At the present time there is a 4 day turn around for test results. Individuals are asked to call the clinic or health department if they think they have the symptoms and not just walk in. We need to help to conserve resources or call 888-463-6322. The cost of each test kit is $280.

Deb Grammon shared with the Commissioners signs that she would like to post around the courthouse concerning visitor alerts. The Commissioners thought that would be a good idea.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:12 p.m., the motion was made by Bill Greving to adjourn, subject to call. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


March 9, 2020

The March 9, 2020 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Meili with three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending. The minutes of the March 2, 2020 meeting were read. The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to approve the minutes as read. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps joined the meeting.

Steve Ellenberger stopped by to tell the Commissioners that he will not be able to accept the Noxious Weed Supervisor position. He named several reasons for not accepting.

Items discussed with Rick included : 1) Daryl Clarke said Steve Brown was doing a good job; 2) Leroy Godfrey has taken his fence out; 3) Residents in Stuttgart would like millings on their roads – Rick was planning to use these at the north facility; 4) E 100 Road – this is the states’ problem; 5) the bridge by the Johnny Yocum residence in Prairie View Township – there are pot holes near the bridge; 6) Massey’s thanked Max for the work that was done in Glenwood Township.

Roger Hansen, Village Time, Minden, NE told the Commissioners that the clock had lost power. The clock was built in 1914 and that sooner or later it is going to be impossible to find parts for it and become non-functional.

Kerry Ferguson came by and visited about the rural water line that the Smith County Rural District is planning to run on the east side of the county line just inside Smith County. A test well has been put down. The banks on 1400 Rd need to be taken down and the road fixed. He will get back with the Commissioners after March 17th.

Wyatt Lyon and Austyn Werner presented charts for the Commissioners on recycling costs. Austyn had contacted each city and received the number of water meters were in each one. Wyatt then figured the percentage and tons of recycling by each town, the cost per customer per year, the income from recycle sales per town, and the number of tons of county recycling if placed in the landfill. In 2019, the total labor cost to operate the recycle center were $162,498 and recycle products sold totaled $6,200. The county wide cleanup was discussed. No date has been set.

Jerol Robinson and Sheriff Radabaugh joined the meeting.

Max asked what can and cannot be taken to the tree pile. The landfill will not take anything longer than 8’ and over 8 “in diameter. They will not take stumps. Wyatt had taken some stumps but they were covered with dirt and did not even begin to burn.

Jerol Robinson visited with the Commissioners about doing the yard work at the courthouse, annex and road department. The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to have Jerol Robinson do the lawns at the courthouse, annex and road department the same as last year. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Sheriff Radabaugh told the Commissioners that Layton Dougherty was leaving employment and that he had hired Henry Griffiths as a deputy who will be living in the Long Island area.

At 10:50 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to go into executive session with Charlie Radabaugh in the Commissioners room located on the third floor of the courthouse until 11:02 a.m., for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 11:02 a.m., the motion was made by Bill Greving to resume to regular session. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. No action taken.

The issuance of a burn ban and red flag warnings were discussed.

Vouchers and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

Changing payroll to biweekly was discussed.

A thank you was received for the donation to the Thunder Ridge Post Prom.

The motion was made by Bill Greving to adopt Resolution #599 – A Resolution Adopting a Ban of Open Burning in Phillips County, Kansas, Pursuant to K.S.A. 19-101a and the Amendments Thereto. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. The Commissioners plan to revisit this resolution weekly.

Commissioner Dibble shared information on SB338 and SB396.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:30 p.m., the motion was made by Bill Greving to adjourn, subject to call. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

 


March 2, 2020

The March 2, 2020 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending. The minutes of the February 24, 2020 meeting were read. After making several corrections, the motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to approve as corrected. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps and Pat Hewitt joined the meeting.

Rick presented for consideration, a quote from Westhusings Inc. to upgrade the card system at the north facility. The motion was made by Max Dibble to accept the quote from Westhusings Inc. to replace gas boy card system with Fuel master with direct connection to the personal computer at the site for the cost of $13,596.50. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Other items discussed with Rick included – tires in the shop to be put on the reclaimer, 3 trucks hauling material and the one in the shop is just about ready to go, a call from Conrad VanKooten about roads in his area and the condition of the Logan bridge. Rick left the meeting.

Vouchers and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

A change of status form was signed for Brandon Gaede – promotion.

Sherry Koster, Environmental Sanitarian, gave the Commissioners financial reports for July – December 2019, progress reports county by county and the 2019 calendar report to review. The counties included on the reports include Jewell, Mitchell, Osborne, Republic, Rooks, Smith and Phillips. Sherry left the meeting.

Max discussed with the Commissioners SB294.

Steve Ellenberger interviewed for the Noxious Weed Supervisor position.

Abatements #75, 77, 80-84, 86, 88-95, 97-108, 110, 111 and 113 were reviewed and signed.

The motion was made by Bill Greving to waive the filing fees for individuals to file leases holds in the county. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Pat Hewitt left the meeting at 11:55 a.m.

Items to be added to the Multi-Year Capital Improvement Plan were discussed.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:00 noon, the motion was made by Bill Greving and seconded by Max Dibble to adjourn, subject to call. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Thursday, February 27, 2020 special meeting was called to order at 8:00 a.m., with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

Purchase orders and checks for February payroll were signed.

Commissioner Meili said the John Deere Loader had been delivered on Wednesday.

With no further business to discuss, at 8:15 a.m., the motion was made by Bill Greving and seconded by Max Dibble to adjourn, subject to call. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


February 24, 2020

The February 24, 2020 Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with the three Commissioners, Justine Benoit and the County Clerk in attendance.

The minutes of the February 17, 2020 meeting were read. The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to approve the minutes as read. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps and Rod Quanz joined the meeting. Rod said he would like to get an entrance tube in Cecil Chester’s drive way and ditch work on W Center Road in Solomon Township.

At 8:40 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to go open a public hearing to close out CDBG 18-PF-025, the bridge in Long Island Township. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. Linda Hunsicker has cleared the files and the project is complete.

The motion was made by Bill Greving to close the hearing and resume to regular session. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to close out CDBG 18-PF-025 and to have the chairman sign the Grant Close-Out Transmittal Forms. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. Justine left the meeting.

Pat Hewitt joined the meeting.

Rick was asked if Gary Flannigan had looked at all the radios or not. Rick said he thought there were a few left. They seem to be working better. Rick said they were hauling gravel out of Nebraska.

Barry Yoxall from First National Bank & Trust joined the meeting. He presented for consideration, a Tax-Exempt Lease/ Purchase Agreement between First National Bank & Trust and Phillips County Kansas for $100,000 for the purchase of a 2016 John Deere Loader from Murphy Tractor & Equipment. The motion was made by Max Dibble to have the Chairman sign the Lease Purchase Agreement. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. The Agreement is for 5 years at 2.69% interest. Mr. Yoxall left the meeting.

Items discussed with Rick included: Shale on E 900 Rd by the Todd Ragsdale residence will still do some patching on north; Genny Rahjes would like more patch work on E 1300 Road south of Hwy 36; 2 washouts on W 200 Lane in Freedom Township; 911 sign down on W Osage & W 200 Rd and a ‘T’ sign on W 400 & W Navajo Rd needs a new post.

A call was received from Roxy Lea Rummel requesting material on W 500 Rd and Yankee Rd.

The number of grader districts in the county were discussed. Chairman Meili had a map that showed the districts when there were 10 and now with 9 districts. The southern part of the county did have three but now have two. He is trying to gather ideas on how to get better roads with the districts we have. Rick left the meeting.

Purchase orders and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

Commissioners Dibble and Meili updated Bill on the report from Andrew Brizzel on the roofing project.

Jaime Baker and Vicki Gibbs visited with the Commissioners about the Corona Virus and the plan the hospital has in place should a case be discovered in Phillips County.

Chairman Meili said he had received a call from Tim Weltmer, NRCS, stating that there is funding available to put up fence along expired CRP grass. The landowner would need to check the road width and contact the Road & Bridge Department if work needs done on the ditches or roads.

The Multi-Year Capital Improvement Plan adopted by the Commissioners 12-29-14 was discussed. Some of the money in that fund has been spent on items that were not on the list. Max gave several suggestions that he would like to see put on the list. It definitely needs to be updated.

Max shared a copy of the annual County Engineer and Road Supervisors Report that he has asked Rick Capps for the past several years. This is a report that is sent to the state every year and to be shared with the Commissioners.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to make the following donations from the Special Alcohol and Drug Fund: $1,000 to USD 325 Post Prom; $750 to USD 326 Post Prom; $750 to USD 110 Post Prom and $750 to USD 212 Post Prom. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Inventories for the County Attorney and Register of Deeds were reviewed.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:00 noon, the motion was made by Bill Greving to adjourn until 8:00 a.m., Thursday, February 27th to sign vouchers and checks for February payroll. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


February 17, 2020

The Monday, February 17, 2020 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with two Commissioners, Pat Hewitt and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the February 10, 2020 meeting were read. The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Larry Meili to approve the minutes as read. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-0.

Rick Capps joined the meeting. Items discussed included the following: mailboxes that could use some dirt in front of them, the tube by Larry Kempt’s, a request from Troy Jansonius on E Osage & W 600 Rd, Jake Dougherty request on W Navajo in Mound Township, Kyle Dennis asking for an all surface road by Doug Molzahn’s in Plum Township and there is a problem with the fuel monitoring system at the north building.

Linda McDowell told the Commissioners and Rick that Jeannie Wheaton had been in her office and said that her road still had not had any work done on it. She would also like to have the recycle trailer taken back to the airport area. To her recycling is a convenience to residents and she does not want to go out to the recycle center to dispose of items.

Change of status forms were signed for Wade Haskett – 3 year increase and Ethan Olson – 1 year increase.

Wyatt Lyon told the Commissioners that the tracks need replaced on the loader. The cost to replace the tracks and undercarriage will be approximately $36,413. It will need to be taken to Concordia and if possible, one will be brought back to be used until it is repaired.

Wyatt asked if the county was going to have a county wide clean up this year. He said last year 135 tons were brought out during the cleanup at no income for the landfill. He would like to have the cleanup at random with two weeks’ notice so that residents don’t hoard it all year. Commissioner Dibble said that the cleanup is a service to the residents of the county and that he has no problem using tax dollars to maybe keep trash out of the ditches and under bridges.

Purchase orders and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

The following department inventories were reviewed: Janitor, County Clerk and Health Department.

Rex Walk presented for the Commissioners consideration a Memorandum of Understanding for Emergency Medical Services between Phillips County Health Systems and Phillips County EMS. The motion was made by Max Dibble to have Chairman Meili sign the Memorandum. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-0. The MOU states that both parties pledge their full cooperation to help one another maintain appropriate levels of access to and coordination of high quality pre-hospital, hospital and inter-hospital emergency capabilities within their capacity in the Phillips County region.

Andrew Brizzell from Roofmasters Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Inc., Hays, KS discussed with the Commissioners work that still needs to be done to finish the roof replacement.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:00 noon, the motion was made by Max Dibble to adjourn, subject to call. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-0.


February 10, 2020

The Monday, February 10, 2020 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. with the three Commissioners, Gary Kempt, Ken Anderson, Rick Capps and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the February 3, 2020 meeting were read. Several additions were made. The motion was made by Bill Greving to approve as corrected. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Kenneth Anderson told the Commissioners that he had taken different employment and was turning in his resignation as Noxious Weed Director Trainee effective immediately. The motion was made by Bill Greving and seconded by Max Dibble to accept Mr. Anderson’s letter of resignation. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to again advertise for a Noxious Weed Director. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Chairman Meili said he had received a couple of texts and calls thanking the county for the work done.

The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to have all three Commissioners sign an Agreement by and between Phillips County, KS and Reece Construction Company, Inc. to complete the construction of Road & Bridge improvements on W Eagle Road between W 1300 Rd & W 1200 Rd. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to have all three Commissioners sign a utility Agreement between Nextech/Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc. and Phillips County, KS for the Road & Bridge Improvement on W Eagle Road between W 1300 Rd & W 1200 Rd. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Bill Greving and seconded by Max Dibble to have all three Commissioners sign a utility Agreement between Prairie Land Electric and Phillips County, KS for the Road & Bridge Improvement on W Eagle Rd between W 1300 Rd & W 1200 Rd. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Larry Kempt visited with the Commissioners about the condition of E Granite Road and the tube just west of E 800 Road. It is a school bus route now that he has his grandchildren live with him. Rick said he would go out and look at it. Mr. Kempt asked Rick to let him know when he would be out.

Purchase orders and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

Lance Munyon, Phillipsburg City Mayor, Austyn Werner and Wyatt Lyon discussed recycle trailers in Phillipsburg City. The City owns the two trailers in the north part of town and the two trailers at the airport. The county owns the third trailer that was at the airport that also held glass, tin and aluminum. That trailer has been taken to Stuttgart. Lance said the City should have been notified that the trailer was being taken. Glass has been left on the grass and the city has put up a sign stating that it needs to be taken on out to the landfill. Wyatt & Austyn told him that there is no money to be made in recycling. The recycle center is getting full and there are numerous bales of plastic and cardboard out in the weather. Because of tariffs put on with China, it is harder to get rid of plastics because they have changed the contamination level requirements. It was agreed that there needs to be more communication between the City and the County. Lance left the meeting.

Wyatt told the Commissioners that there had been a state inspection of the Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste and Construction & Demolition sites and that all were good. Wyatt told the Commissioners that someone needed to look at the bridge on Plotner Creek.

A change of status form was signed for Anthony Hankinson – promotion.

The following bids for lease purchase agreements for the purchase of the box for the solid waste truck and part of the cost of the 2016 John Deere 824K-II Loader were received from First National Bank & Trust and Farmers National Bank:

Solid Waste Truck Box – $66,728 – 60 month term

First National Bank & Trust – 2.69%; Farmers National Bank – 3.14%

2016 John Deere 824K-II Loader - $100,000 – 60 month term

First National Bank & Trust – 2.69%; Farmers National Bank – 3.14%

The motion was made by Max Dibble to accept the lease purchase agreement bid submitted by First National Bank & Trust of $100,000 for 60 months at 2.69% interest to purchase a 2016 John Deere 824K-II Loader. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. The additional amount of $110,000 will be paid from the Special Hwy Improvement Fund.

The motion was made by Bill Greving to accept the lease purchase agreement bid submitted by First National Bank & Trust of $66,728 for 60 months at 2.69% interest to purchase a box for a new solid waste truck