Phillips County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

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. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

With no further business to discuss, at 12:20 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.


February 3, 2020

The February 3, 2020 Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with the three Commissioners, Hayley Gordon, Rick Capps, John Beim and the County Clerk in attendance.

The minutes of the January 27, 2020 meeting were read. Several corrections were made. The motion was made by Bill Greving to approve the minutes as corrected. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Pat Hewitt joined the meeting.

Hayley explained to the Commissioners the question a county employee had concerning his vacation leave.

Kerry Ferguson joined the meeting. He visited with the Commissioners about the waterline Smith County RWD #1 is going to install on the Phillips/Smith County line. He will have more information later in the month. Kerry requested to have material on E 1400 Rd between E Mohawk and E Limestone. He has an employee living in a mobile home in that area.

Sheriff Radabaugh said he had read in the January 20, 2020 minutes about concerns with two accidents that had happened in the county and not all services being paged out. Charlie said he would look into how these had been handled.

Rick Capps said he had blades running and trucks hauling materials. Several of the employees had worked on Saturday to blade roads. Other items discussed included: J & S Trucking and Levin’s are hauling material; one of the old Mack trucks is in the shop; Kansas Avenue – Dinkle’s are having trouble getting out of their drive-more sand is needed; W Hunter & W 900 Lane going North – it is a dirt road but needs to be built up so ranchers can get their cattle out; need for more gravel on W 800 Rd; Genny Robben-Rahjes – pot holes and low spots on E 1300 Rd; Stacey Solida- W 100 off W Ridge Rd – road needs a crown and material – possible guard rail on bridge; Pam Taylor – E Kiowa between E 200 & E 300; E 200 between Kiowa & Jade by Nick Taylor– a little plank bridge that could possibly be replaced with a tube. Commissioner Greving had received a call from Richard Hofaker.

Rick Capps asked for executive session. At 9:35 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to go into executive session with Rick Capps until 9:50 a.m., in the Commissioners Room located on the third floor of the courthouse for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. Linda McDowell was asked to stay.

At 9:50 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to extend the executive session until 10:00 a.m. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 10:00 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to extend the executive session until 10:10 a.m. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 10:10 a.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to resume to regular session. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. No action taken.

Pat Hewitt, Sheriff Radabaugh, John Beim and Gary Kempt joined the meeting and Rick Capps left the meeting.

Gary Kempt shared a spread sheet for his 2019 budget. The motion was made by Max Dibble to approve and have all three Commissioners sign the 2019 annual report to be sent to the state. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Gary was asked to get a bid to shingle the Noxious Weed building at the north facility.

Sheriff Radabaugh said that on the semi accident that had the food on it that the Highway Patrol had notified the Department of Ag. Because of the weather, it was determined that the food was probably okay, but the customer refused it so it was buried in the landfill.

Commissioner Dibble said he had been in touch with the Austin Peters Group and they would be able to start with the job descriptions, personnel policy and evaluation process for the county beginning April 1. It will take about 24 weeks to get it complete. The motion was made by Max Dibble to have the

Chairman sign the Letter of Understanding between Phillips County and The Austin Peters Group, Inc. of Overland Park, KS governing the provision of professional human resource consulting for Phillips County. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. A payment of 25% or $3,310 will be made prior to commencement of the project.

Purchase orders and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

A letter was received from Linda Hunsicker, Department of Commerce Field Representative, stating that on January 16, 2020 she had met with the Deputy County Clerk and Justine Benoit, Grant Administrator, to monitor CDBG Bridge Grant #18-PF-025. The letter stated that the County is in compliance with the state and federal program.

Gary Massey was in with a concern about the need for gravel and guard rail on the bridge on E Dakota Rd between E 600 and E 700.

Inventories for the following departments were reviewed: Road & Bridge, Appraiser, Court, Economic Development, County Counselor, Noxious Weed, Treasurer and Landfill.

A proposal for snow removal at the courthouse and annex from G & S Construction was reviewed. The motion was made by Bill Greving and seconded by Max Dibble to contract with G & S Construction for snow removal at the courthouse and annex at the rate of $100 per hour per time. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. The county will furnish the ice melt as needed.

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


Thursday, January 30, 2020.

Larry Meili was the only Commissioner that signed checks so there was no formal meeting


January 27, 2020

The January 27, 2020 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with the three Commissioners, Harlan Nonhof, Mike Long, Murphy Tractor Representative, and the County Clerk attending.

Minutes of the January 20, 2020 meeting were read. After making several corrections, the motion was made by Bill Greving and seconded by Max Dibble to approve as corrected. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Harlan Nonhof said he had read in the January 13 minutes the comments about the recycling center. He and his wife recycle all they can and he is not in favor of closing the recycle center.

Rick Capps, Casey Frazier, Foley Equipment Representative, Bob McCreery joined the meeting.

Bob asked the status on the guard rails on the bridge in Deer Creek Township. Bob commented that it was too muddy to blade roads but not too bad to put up guard rail.

Rick told the commissioners that he had guys trying to blade a few roads before it thaws out. The condition of E 900 Road both north and south of Hwy 36 was discussed. With the constant freezing and thawing, Mother Nature has not been helping the road situation.

Mike Long, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Representative, shared with the Commissioners the following quotes for John Deere Loaders: 2020 John Deere 744L - $320,740.96; used 2016 John Deere 824K with 2,631 hours - $210,000; used 2014 John Deere 744K with 2,794 hours - $199,500.00. These figures reflect a trade-in value of $35,000 for the 1990 966E.

The quotes that Casey Frazier, Foley Equipment presented two weeks ago for consideration were: 2016 972M CAT with 2,328 hours - $255,210.00; 2020 966M CAT - $370,276.16. These figures both reflect a trade-in value of $32,100 for the 1990 966E. A decision will be made by the end of the meeting.

Mike and Casey left the meeting.

Bill Ashmore and Jerol DeBoer joined the meeting.

Bill said he appreciated the work that was done on W Cozy Cove Road and asked about W Big Bear Lane in Plainview Township.

Jerol DeBoer said he had visited with Reece Construction Co., Inc. concerning their bid for the replacement of a bridge and a tube on W Eagle Road between W 1300 Rd and W 1200 Rd and suggested a decision be made on the contractor for the project. The two bids received were L & M Contractors, Inc. - $234,395 and Reece Construction Co., Inc. $232,642.80. The motion was made by Bill Greving to accept the bid from Reece Construction Co., Inc. of $232,642.80. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. Work will not start until August, 2020. The total cost will be the county’s responsibility.

Jerol said the cost share projects are due in March. Jerol left the meeting.

The Commissioners asked where the trucks were running and Rick said two of them were in the shop, but no major problems.

Gary Kempt and Ken Anderson joined the meeting. They discussed the possibility of purchasing a loading system for chemicals at the Noxious Weed Building. The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to approve the purchase from Fairbank Equipment, Wichita, KS at the cost of $7,246.18. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The phone system at the Weed Department was discussed. It is separate from Road & Bridge and the hook up cost is not in the budget. Gary also asked how much the cost of the dirt work at the new facility will be his department expense.

Bret Derr, Teena Dierking, Tom Sullivan and Allen Stapel joined the meeting. There has been a problem with Allen’s delinquent taxes. When looking at parcels for the tax sale, it was found that mobile homes should not be lease holds but personal property. The Commissioners have the authority to correct current and previous 2 years taxes for errors to the tax roll under K.S.A. 79-1701a. The Appraiser’s Office will split the value of the two mobile homes on his property and these must be paid in full before February 29, 2020 or he

will not be able to buy his truck tags. Allen will work with the County Treasurer to make payments on his taxes.

Bret, Teena and Allen left the meeting.

Tom said there was a problem with a publication of the tax sale and it will need to be redone. He said there has been a change in statute stating that a mortgage holder can bid in the amount of the lien at the tax sale. Tom said he will be gone on vacation and will not be available until March 6th.

Bill Jones gave the Commissioners a bill from CenCon for millings put on the entrances on E 1100 Rd of $374.34. Bill will be reimbursed for this expense. Also discussed was the black top south of Kirwin and the grooves that heavy trucks have created.

Lisa Capps and Pete Rogers joined the meeting. The motion was made by Max Dibble to have Chairman Meili sign the Education Incentive Grant Program Memorandum of Agreement Service Form between Phillips County EMS and the KS Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS). Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. The purpose of this MOA is to assure the KBEMS that any money awarded to the licenses ambulance service will be utilized as specified in the grant criteria.

How often the checking account is to be cleared was discussed. Lisa said that a check in the amount of $28,000 had been taken to the clerk’s office but would need enough left to clear outstanding checks. The weekly transfer will be done on Friday mornings.

A letter was received from Gerard L. Michaud, DSNWK President, thanking the Commission for supporting their mission for many years. Also received was an independent audit report for 2018-2019 completed by Brungardt Hower Ward Elliott & Pfeifer. The motion was made by Max Dibble to sign an Agreement for Services between the Board of County Commissioners of Phillips County, Kansas and Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, Inc., Hays, KS for one (1) year commencing January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2020. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Bill Greving to sign and send a letter to Allen & Connie Stapel informing them of the current status of the delinquent taxes due on their property located in Section 13, Township 4, Range 17 in Phillips County. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rex Walk, Krystal Schwenn and Codi Cox stopped by to give the Commissioners each a copy of the information given at the Board of Trustees Meeting, Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Rick Capps returned to the meeting at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the possible purchase of a loader. The motion was made by Bill Greving to purchase the 2016 824K-II Loader from Mike Long, Representative with Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Great Bend, KS at the cost of $210,000.00. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. Local banks will be contacted to help with a lease purchase to for $100,000 of the purchase.

Shale pits and the purchase of road gravel from Naponee, NE were discussed.

At 12:10 p.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to go into executive session with Rick Capps in the Commissioners Room located on the third floor of the courthouse until 12:25 p.m. for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

At 12:25 p.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to resume to regular session. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. No action taken.

The fact that the second week of February Rural Water District #1 Smith County will be placing a waterline in the right-of-way of E 1400 just south of the state line was discussed.

2019 Abatements #37-43, 45-47, 52, 54-58, 60, 62-66, 69-72 & 74 were signed.

Vouchers and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to accept and have the Chairman sign the Administrative Agreement between Freedom Claims Management, Inc. and Phillips County, Kansas. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to contract with the Austin Peters Group to update the job descriptions and the personnel policy for the county. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. The cost would be approximately $13,240 plus travel expenses. Options B, C, D & E of the original proposal will be updated.

A thank you was received from the Health Department for the memorial given in memory of Rick Mendoza.

At 1:00 p.m., the motion was made by Bill Greving to adjourn, until 8:00 a.m., Thursday, January 30th for the purpose of signing January payroll vouchers and checks. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


 

anuary 20, 2020

The January 20, 2020 Commissioners meeting was called to order by Chairman Meili at 8:30 a.m., with the three Commissioners and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the January 13, 2020 meeting were read. After making several corrections, the motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Larry Meili to approve as corrected. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Rick Capps did not meet with the Commissioners.

Ben Nech said he had heard that the county was hiring private trucks to haul sand and shale. He is thinking about purchasing a new truck so he could haul for the county. He was told that it would not be a permanent job, but just when the county got behind. Ben also asked about getting some shale from the Ed East Pit. He was told that he would need to get in touch with Rick Capps.

Mr. Nech also said that there needed to be some materials hauled on the west side of the intersection of W 1400 and W Dakota.

The Commissioners discussed two requests for road repair received from Postmaster Deb Herrick. The areas of concern were W Mohawk & W 800 Road and Yankee Lane from the Jim Morris residence to Harlan Starke’s residence. Also discussed was the need to replace the old plank bridge on E Limestone just west of E 300 Rd with a tube.

Change of status forms were signed for Anne Marie Gower – merit increase; Joyce Morgan – merit increase; Michelle Cole – merit increase and new hire Amy Blackburn.

Teena Dierking, Alan Hale and Bret Derr joined the meeting. The fact that mobile homes should be classified as personal property and not leaseholds was discussed. The motion was made by Bill Greving to allow the Appraiser’s Office and the County Treasurer to move forward according to Kansas Statute 79-1701a to collect current plus previous 2 years taxes on the Alan Stapel property. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Tim Driggs visited with the Commissioners about the City Walking Trail Project and the possibility of making entrances off Park Lane Road to the arena. The motion was made by Max Dibble to allow the City of Phillipsburg to make entrances off Park Lane road to the arena and to the park. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Deb Hays told the Commissioners that the county will be receiving $16,445 from the state for the FY 2019 Emergency Management Performance Grant.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to appoint Debbie Hays to represent Phillips County on the Northwest Kansas Regional Homeland Security Council for the 2020-2022 term. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Bill Greving to have Chairman Meili sign a Proclamation of a Local Disaster Emergency for Phillips County, Kansas to have available in the event it may be needed. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Two accidents that had recently happened in the county and the fact that they had not been paged out were discussed. Deb commented that the Emergency Operations Plan for Phillips County needs to be updated by August 2020.

Jennifer Dodds and Rex Walk told the Commissioners that the new CT scanner is up and running at the hospital. They also shared the agenda for the next meeting and financials.

Purchase orders and checks for weekly expenses were signed.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to have the chairman sign the form stating that Phillips County will remain in the NCKLEPG (North Central Kansas Local Environmental Planning Group) for fiscal Year 2021 and dues will be paid. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. The dues for Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) are $1,500.

It was discussed that a bridge in Long Island Township that had been closed, but was allowed to be used because of other road issues, needs to have the barriers replaced and remain closed.

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


January 13, 2020

The January 13, 2020 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., with the three Commissioners, Angie Wells and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the January 6, 2020 meeting were read. After making several changes, the motion was made by Larry Meili and seconded by Max Dibble to approve the minutes as corrected. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Angie thanked the county and the Commissioners for their support and help through the year. Angie asked about paying Phillipsburg Chamber & Main Street dues for 2020. The motion was made by Max Dibble to pay Phillipsburg Chamber & Main Street dues in the amount of $1,200. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

Casey Frazier shared with the Commissioners quotes for a new and a used CAT loader.

Rick Capps shared with the Commissioners a sign designed by Sign Solutions for the new shop and noxious weed shop.

A plugged tube on E Osage between E 1100 and E 1000 Road was discussed.

Tom Sullivan joined the meeting. Use of money from the Special Alcohol and Drug fund was discussed. The motion was made by Larry Meili to provide money to the hospital the amount requested for Escribe, a program to prevent prescription drug abuse. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. The motion was withdrawn. Commissioner Dibble said he was not opposed to giving money from the fund because it was the hospital asking for it, but that it does not meet the criteria of the statute.

Julie Yarmer, Freedom Claims Management, Inc., Alicia Strother, Redeara and Leroy Godfrey and Tom Sullivan discussed the county’s health insurance. Leroy Godfrey questioned the amount of he is having to pay for his premium as an early retiree. He told the Commissioner that he was very appreciative of being able to stay on the counties insurance, but the premium he was paying increased from $490.01 to $911.00.

Austyn Werner & Wyatt Lyon gave the Commissioners a chart on recycling expenses from 2015-2019. Wyatt said that recycling is ‘unsustainable’. It costs the county $12.04 to bring in $1 of income at the recycle center. The county averages 122 miles to collect 1 ton of recycle materials.

Ken Anderson met with the Commissioners. He was offered and accepted the position of Noxious Weed Supervisor. He will begin the new position as of January 16, 2020. Upon transferring from truck driver to N/W Supervisor, his vacation and sick leave will not change.

Pete Rogers joined the meeting and asked for executive session. At 12:08 p.m., the motion was made by Larry Meili to go into executive session with Pete Rogers until 12:25 p.m. in the Commissioners Room located on the third floor of the courthouse for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0

At 12:25 p.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble to resume to regular session. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0. No action taken.

The Health Department Offices will be closed until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 15th so the employees may attend the services for Rick Mendoza.

Purchase orders will be sent to the County Clerk’s Office for payment of the EMS expenses. A weekly transfer will be made from the EMS checking account to the Ambulance Fund Account at the courthouse to zero the EMS checking balance. The only transaction on the EMS checking account will be the weekly sweep amount.

Change of status forms were signed for Melissa Schoen, Kim Bui – 7 year increase and Roy Dodd- 1 year increase.

The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to sign a General Warranty Deed from Phillips County to Tyler Antenen and Kelsey Antenen for the property located at 910 Oak Drive, Phillipsburg, KS. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to pay 2020 Naco dues in the amount of $450. Larrry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 2-1.

The motion was made by Max Dibble to pay KAC dues in the amount of $1,858.24. Bill Greving seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

A letter was received from Jerry & Melba Hagman thanking the Commissioners for work done on E 1400 Rd.

The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to appoint Larry Meili as Commission chairman for 2020. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Bill Greving and seconded by Max Dibble to appoint The Advocate as the official county newspaper for 2020. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Bill Greving to appoint Max Dibble as representative to NW KS Planning & Development Commission. Larry Meili seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to appoint Larry Meili as the County Health & Emergency Management Representative. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Larry Meili to appoint Bill Greving as the landfill representative. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Bill Greving and seconded by Max Dibble to appoint the following banks as depositories of all monies of Phillips County, Kansas: The Farmers National Bank – Agra, Phillipsburg, Logan, KS; The First National Bank & Trust – Phillipsburg, Long Island, Logan, KS and The Farmers State Bank – Phillipsburg, KS. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Bill Greving and seconded by Max Dibble to appoint Linda McDowell as the purchasing agent for Phillips County. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to adopt Resolution #597 – A Resolution to Waive the Annual Requirements of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Fixed Asset Accounting. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

The motion was made by Bill Greving to adopt Resolution #598 – A Resolution of the Board of Phillips County Commissioners Authorizing Participation in Rural Opportunity Zone Student Loan Repayment Program. Max Dibble seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.

With no further business to discuss, at 2:25 p.m., the motion was made by Max Dibble and seconded by Bill Greving to adjourn, subject to call. Discussion followed. Motion carried 3-0.


January 6, 2020

The January 6, 2020 County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. with the three Commissioners, Rick Capps and the County Clerk attending.

The minutes of the December 30, 2019 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 3-0.