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These are the minutes for May 2012 as approved by the Bourbon County Commission.
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May 4, 2012       Friday        9:00 am
 
The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with all commissioners and the Personnel Director present.  Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
 
Randy Handly, Bourbon County Review, was present.
 
Marty Pearson gave the road report.  There was discussion of the affect of the recent rains on current projects.
 
Jingles Endicott asked other commissioners if they had any repercussions about the 10 hour days for Public Works.  Jingles said he had several employees call upset.  Some of them farm and hay and feel the 10 hour days will make this very difficult during the week.  It was suggested that maybe the barn starts work at 6:00 am, getting them off work by 4:30 pm. Marty will discuss this with the county employees. 
 
All three commissioners will be at the county barn at 7:00 am, Monday, to speak with employees.
 
Angelique McNaughton, The Fort Scott Tribune, was present.
 
Keith Jeffers, Bourbon County Emergency Manager, met with commissioners in regards to storm sirens. 
 
Jeff Wallis, Century Link, met with Bourbon County Commissioners in regards to a road boring permit request for his company.  The permit states that Century Link is required to have a bond with the County.  Jeff Wallis is trying to figure out what he needs to do to bore across the road.  Allen Warren states there is a $500 permit fee to bore across County roads.  Mr. Wallis claims that this was not in the permit he turned in.  The permit states that a deposit or bond must be given. 
Discussion was had about whether an existing bond was still valid.  Mr. Wallis explained that the County would be notified if their company had stopped paying on the bond.  Commissioners discussed waiving the fee.  Jingles Endicott mentioned that Running Fox is charged the same permit fee for boring.  Mr. Wallis has concerns that the way the permit reads right now, he should not be charged a fee.  Permits will be revised in the future.  Jingles Endicott requested a copy of the bond be sent to commissioners.  Mr. Wallis said Bourbon County needs to be set up as a vendor.  In the future, commissioners will require a fee basis and will need a certificate of insurance.  Allen Warren asked that Century Link provide the certificate of insurance now, for their company, as well as the contractors.  Allen Warren thinks if the work is going to be contracted; the contractor should be the one getting the permit.  Jeff Wallis would like the new permit and information emailed to him for further business.  Commissioner Warren suggested placing the new permit on the County’s website.
 
Chemical Bids were opened at 11:00 am.  There were 3 received:
 
Van Diest Supply Company
Buccaneer Plus
360 Gallons @ $9.96
$3,585.60
CPS Timberland
Maddog Plus
360 Gallons @ $10.15
$3,654.00
Red River Specialties, Inc.
Alecto 41S glyphosate
360 Gallons @ $11.42
$4,111.20
 
Harold Coleman made a motion to accept the bid from Van Diest Supply Company for a total of $3,585.60.  Jingles Endicott second the motion and all voted in favor.
 
Keith Jeffers met with commissioners to discuss storm sirens.  The City of Fort Scott has recently replaced several storm sirens and given the old ones to Emergency Management.  Keith would like to have them placed throughout the County, including at Fort Scott Lake.  There was discussion as to who would be responsible for sounding sirens.
 
After routine business meeting adjourned at noon.
 
                                                                                THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                                                OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
 
                                                                                (ss) Harold Coleman, Chairman 
                                                                                (ss) Allen Warren, Commissioner 
                                                                                (ss) Jingles Endicott, Commissioner
ATTEST:
(ss) Joanne Long, County Clerk

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May 7, 2012   Monday         9:00 am
 
The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with all commissioners and the county clerk present.  Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
 
Randy Handly, Bourbon County Review, was present.
 
Commissioners discussed the possibility of meeting with department heads quarterly, for about 1-1 ½ hours, at the end of a commission meeting.  No action at this time, as more information needs to be gathered. 
 
Marty Pearson gave a road report.  He presented a draft proposal for bridge and box culvert bids.  Allen Warren wonders if we should we have an engineer sign off on these to eliminate any liability issues to the County.
 
Larry Gazaway, KMDO/KOMB Radio, was present.  He asked commissioners about the statement that the Attorney General would not proceed with the investigation of Susan quick “at this time.”  Commissioners don’t have an answer to that, as they have yet to be able to speak with anyone from the AG Office.
 
Leon Cleaver stopped in to say hi.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Michaels informed commissioners that the electric bill for the power to County radio equipment is still in their name, even though it should be in ours, as per our agreement.
 
Terri Johnson met with commissioners and asked for an executive session to discuss pending litigation.  Harold Coleman made a motion to go into executive session, for a period of 10 minutes, under the attorney/client privilege exception to the Kansas Open Meetings Act, to discuss pending litigation.  Jingles Endicott seconded the motion and all voted in favor.  Those present for the session were the commissioners and Terri Johnson.  The session began at 10:06 am and ended at 10:16 am, with no action.
 
Mrs. Johnson spoke with commissioners about the property at 14 N. National.  It had several years of back taxes and interest and was scheduled to be on the next sale.  A party wanted to purchase it and said they didn’t have an issue paying all the delinquent taxes, but didn’t want to pay $1,138.82 in interest and penalties.  Susan Quick waived the interest amount so that the sale would go through, knowing that the County would receive more money from this sale than it would if the property sold for delinquent taxes, but that violates that law that says you can’t forgive interest.  It was among the information that was in the audit report and went to the Attorney General’s Office.  She recommends the commissioners send a demand letter, both to the bond company and Mrs. Quick.  Jingles Endicott made a motion to send the demand letter.  Allen Warren seconded the motion and all voted in favor.
 
Keith Jeffers met with commissioners.  Garland has another meeting tonight.
 
Charles Cress stopped in.
 
Phone quotes for chemicals were received.  They were:   
 
Van Diest
80 Gal Pasturegard @ $96.94 =
$7,755.20
240 Gal Remedy @ $44.44 =
$10,665.60
Total:
$18,420.80
Red River
80 Gal Pasturegard @ $95.00 =
$7,600.00
240 Gal Remedy @ $45.21 =
$10,850.40
Total:
$18,450.40
CPS
80 Gal Pasturegard @ $94.35 =
$7,548.00
240 Gal Remedy @ $44.29 =
$10,629.60
Total:
$18,177.60
 
Harold Coleman made a motion to accept the bid from CPS for $18,177.60.  Jingles Endicott seconded the motion and all voted in favor.
 
Commissioners discussed the 10-hour days for Public Works with no action.
 
Commissioners still have received no information on the fish food bid.  Also, the Yakels haven’t turned in money in over a month and have not been answering the phone for reservations.
 
After routine business, the meeting adjourned at 12:10 pm.
 
                                                                         THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                                         OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
 
                                                                         (ss) Harold Coleman, Chairman 
                                                                         (ss) Allen Warren, Commissioner 
                                                                         (ss) Jingles Endicott, Commissioner
ATTEST:
(ss) Joanne Long, County Clerk

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May 11, 2012 Friday 9:00 am
 
The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with all commissioners and the county clerk present.  Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
 
Randy Handly, Bourbon County Review, was present.
 
Marty Pearson gave a road report.  He clarified the commissioners’ desire to place bathrooms at Elm Creek Lake.  He’ll also be working with Frank Young on low-water crossings.  Also, he discussed equipment issues. Johnny Walker still hasn’t paid the landfill bills, even after we sent the most recent letters.
 
Bills and payroll for the period were reviewed and approved.
 
The Wade Aluminum bill can be paid out of Landfill or General, according to Terry Sercer.  Joanne Long said there’s a line item in the 2012 Landfill budget for it, so that’s where it will be paid from.
 
Tom Peery met with commissioners to ask when road repair to Gunn Park Addition may be scheduled.  Marty said it’s in the plan to dig the gravel out and lay asphalt back in.
 
Fish food quotes for Elm Creek Lake were discussed.  They were:
 
Miller Feed
40 lb bags
$13.39 each
Big Sugar
50 lb bags
$16.77 each
 
After calculating it would be $16.73 for a 50 lb bag, though it’s not offered, Jingles Endicott made a motion to purchase from Miller Feed for $13.39/ 40 lb bag.  Allen Warren seconded the motion and all voted in favor.  We use approximately 10 tons of fish food per year.
 
Angelique McNaughton, Fort Scott Tribune, was present.
 
Terri Johnson met with commissioners.  She said we got a decision on Amended Resolution 09-11.  The court ruled in our favor, so next week Terri and Valorie will be moving forward to enforce it.  This concerns Bourbon County Sewer District #1.
 
Tom Davis served Harold Coleman with a subpoena for a trial September 24th-October 3rd.   This is for the Gier trial.
Susan Quick met with commissioners.  She said her office collected $774,530.46 in taxes yesterday alone.  The majority of it is current tax.  Commissioners asked for a new outstanding tax report.  She will get it to them as soon as she can. 
 
She said that the Vehicle Office is open but struggling, as they are all over the state.
 
Susan took the opportunity to explain the situation of the property at 14 N. National Ave.  She said she didn’t instigate the issue.  A prospective buyer was interested and said he’d pay the back taxes, from 2006-2011, in the amount of $5,487, but that he wouldn’t finish the deal if he had to pay the interest.  The abstractor said the property was in very poor condition, including a hole in the roof, and that it would likely not bring more than $500 if it went to the tax sale, and then all the taxes and interest would be lost anyway.  Once the sale was final, the seller cleared less than $4.00.  Susan decided it was better for the County to get the nearly $5,500 in taxes and get it back on the tax roll and a new business in the works, than for it to sell for maybe $500 at the tax sale.  She felt it was the right thing to do and she wants the commissioners to understand her thoughts on it.
 
Mrs. Quick asked commissioners if they have heard if there’s a date for the next tax sale yet.  They have not.  However, Terri Johnson was in the room and said that Dan Meara has several tax sale cases on the docket with Judge Ward for Monday morning.
 
Terri Johnson asked commissioners if they had anything for her.  Jingles asked her about properties in the Sewer District.  If they sell, do we have to have something in writing transferring the ownership of the grinder pump to the new owner?  She’ll look into it.
 
Cecelia and Jim Kramer met with commissioners.  Cecelia said, according to the radio, the investigation into the Treasurer is over.  She’s concerned that it was on the radio, but not from commissioners.  The commissioners reiterated that they haven’t heard back from the AG’s office and that they didn’t hear the conversation Larry Gazaway had with them, either.  Terri Johnson went over her thoughts when she chooses not to move forward on a case, but stressed that she is not the AG and doesn’t speak for them. 
 
Mrs. Kramer said that the online tax search program is still having problems.  It’s not reflecting multiple dates for tax payments.  If you pay the 1st half on December 13th and the 2nd half on May 8th, the second entry still reads December 13th.  It was noticed that it only reflects the first receipt number, too.  The County doesn’t run that site, but we’ll let them know and see that it is fixed to report the correct dates/receipt numbers.  The payment information is correct.  Partial payments were also discussed.  Though there’s no payment plan anymore, anyone can make payments for their taxes.  The information in the Treasurer’s Office is correct, it’s just pulling data from the wrong field, Shane Walker speculates.  Commissioners thanked Mrs. Kramer for bringing it to our attention. 
 
Commissioners discussed the proposed resolution requested by the administration at Tri-Valley, concerning the proposed change to Medicaid/Health care provisions for persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities.  As of Tuesday afternoon, 52 of 105 counties have adopted this resolution.  After discussion, Harold Coleman made a motion to approve resolution 13-12, as requested by Tri-Valley.  Jingles Endicott seconded the motion and all voted in favor.  Commissioners signed the resolution.
 
There was discussion of stepping up on the non-homestead properties for future tax sales.  They will speak with Dan Meara about it.
 
After routine business, the meeting adjourned at noon.
 
                                                THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
 
                                                _________________________, Chairman
 
                                                _________________________, Commissioner
 
                                                _________________________, Commissioner
ATTEST:
 
__________________________
Joanne Long, County Clerk
 
 
 

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May 14, 2012     Monday     9:00 am
 
The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with all commissioners and the county clerk present.  Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
 
Randy Handly, Bourbon County Review, was present.
 
Marty Pearson gave a road report.
 
Larry Palet stopped in to say that the grass needs mowed and trees need trimmed at Elm Creek Lake, on the dam.  Commissioners wonder if spraying the grass to kill it would work, as it is at quite an angle and goes from the road, all the way to the water.  No action at this time.
 
David Neville spoke with commissioners about the damage to the west lot, where the garbage truck comes to pick up the dumpster.  He wonders if laying a concrete slab would be better than dealing with asphalt, as we are now.  Commissioners will look at it and let him know on Friday what they think.
 
After routine business, the meeting adjourned at 11:00 am.
 
                                                                                            THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                                                            OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
 
                                                                                            (ss) Harold Coleman, Chairman 
                                                                                            (ss) Allen Warren, Commissioner 
                                                                                            (ss) Jingles Endicott, Commissioner
ATTEST:
(ss) Joanne Long, County Clerk

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May 18, 2012 Friday 9:00 am
 
The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with all commissioners and the county clerk present.  Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
 
Randy Handly, Bourbon County Review, was present.
 
Lois Coyan had commissioners sign the 2013 Annual Weed Management Plan for Lee Davis.
 
Joanne Long spoke with commissioners about a request from an individual for a special event Cereal Malt Beverage (CMB) license for an upcoming 5K run in the County.  Ms. Long said that statute requires a resolution be passed by the Board, establishing the fees.  There’s a  $25 state fee and commissioners propose a $25 County fee, which would total $50, the same as an annual CMB license from the County.  Ms. Long will work up a resolution to that effect.
 
Fred Mitzner stopped in to say hi.
 
Charles Dare stopped by to inform the commissioners about a plugged culvert near 85th and Kansas Road.
 
Susan Quick asked commissioners about a letter from KCAMP she received regarding the interest at 14 N. National.  Terri Johnson has asked that the commissioners disregard this letter, as they’re compiling more information. 
 
Delta George met with commissioners to discuss the County Fair.
 
Angelique McNaughton, Fort Scott Tribune, was present.
 
Frank Madison, Dennis Meech, Jeff Madison, Nathan Wells and Billy Page met with commissioners to discuss the Amish not abiding by rules of the road and the County’s septic tank regulations.  It was asked if the buggies could be tagged and taxed like a vehicle.  They also asked about mirrors and lights on buggies.  They said that some of the Amish are looking to see who’s behind them before they decide to pull over and stop.  Also, the wagon wheels are terrible for the roads.  As to the septic situation, no one else in the county can have outhouses, so why do the Amish get special privileges?   Jingles Endicott said that the County is working on replacing outhouses at Elm Creek Lake, so we don’t feel we can command others to fix what we still have. 
 
Commissioners asked them if the sheriff has been approached about the pulling over situation.  He has not, yet, as they came to the commissioners first.  This led to a brief discussion of the possibility of County zoning.  Commissioners will look into the requests.
 
Frank Madison also complained about horse droppings from the Amish and that they should have a diaper or something to catch the waste.
 
Nathan Wells said that Jayhawk Road, near him, needs work.
 
Gloria Key met with commissioners to ask about a statement from the minutes reported in this week’s Bourbon County Review, regarding the property at 14 N. National.  She said that Susan Quick broke a statute by not collecting the interest and, as indicated in the article, she would do it again.  She wants to know why the commissioners had nothing to say about that when it was said and if they’re going to reprimand her in any way.  Commissioners said that the only control they have over elected officials is setting their budgets.  They did say that this situation was included with the information that was in the audit report and forwarded to the Attorney General, who has declined to proceed.  She sat through the previous discussion about the Amish and asked commissioners how they expect anyone to follow rules and statutes when one of their elected officials does not.  She said that she’s not against Mrs. Quick, but she wants to know who pays the insurance bond that was mentioned.  Joanne Long said that it is paid from the General Fund.  Commissioners said that statement was also open to interpretation, as Harold Coleman believed she meant that, if faced with the situation, knowing what she does now, she’d do it again.  Allen Warren understood her to mean that she would do so in a future situation. 
 
John Page, Hiattville, notified commissioners, by phone, of tall weeds and grass at Elm Creek Lake.  He also informed them of plugged culverts at his property. 
 
Jerry Page also called commissioners to complain about the weeds and trash at Elm Creek Lake.
 
Jingles Endicott said he received a call this week on the state of an employee’s yard/house, indicating that there was a lot of trash and tall grass.  There are no County regulations on that.
 
With little discussion, Jingles Endicott made a motion to cut out an approximate 20’ x 20’ area of asphalt and lay concrete for a pad for the garbage truck to empty the County’s dumpster, due to the damage caused to the asphalt.  Harold Coleman seconded the motion and all voted in favor.
 
Jerrod Handly, H&H Publishing, was present.
 
Allen Warren said that Timber Hill Lakes has received approval from KDOT to put signs on US 69 Hwy.  Before they will put them on the highway, there needs to be directional signs on the County roads on the route from US 69, via K31, to 1369 Valley Road.
 
After routine business, the meeting adjourned at 11:30 am.
 
                                                                                      THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                                                      OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
 
                                                                                      (ss) Harold Coleman, Chairman 
                                                                                      (ss) Allen Warren, Commissioner 
                                                                                      (ss) Jingles Endicott, Commissioner
ATTEST:
(ss) Joanne Long, County Clerk

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May 21, 2012 Monday         9:00 am
 
The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with all commissioners and Tony George present.
 
Randy Handly, Bourbon County Review, was present.
 
Marty Pearson gave a road report.  Harold Coleman made a request to Marty Pearson to put up some signage leading to the BNSF railroad crossing on Yale road, north of Fulton.  Jingles Endicott asked Marty about some patching of potholes on Jayhawk road.  Commissioners suggested to Marty to try and get porta-potties to Elm Creek at the east and west shelter houses by Memorial Day.
 
David Neville talked to the commissioners about removing the bad spot by the dumpster and getting bids to replace a 20’x 20’ section.
 
Lois Coyan came in and discussed some issues with the monies collected for shelter rentals at Elm Creek Lake.  We’ve been having problems receiving bills and monies in a timely manner as well as getting deposits back to the renters in a timely fashion.
 
Commissioners discussed the proper signage needed for the Beth Quarry.
 
Tom Peery came in and ask what the time frame was for repairs to the roads in Gunn Park addition. Marty gave approximation of five weeks out.
 
Terri Johnson and Tom McNeil came in to discuss the outdoor privy problem that has come up in previous commission meetings concerning the Amish community.  Commissioners want Tom McNeil to check with other counties to see how they have addressed this issue.
Harold Coleman suggested he talk with the Elder of the community.
 
Phone quotes for 160 gallons Remedy Ultra and 30 gallons Pasturegard HL.  Three were received.  They were:
 
Van Diest
160 gal Remedy Ultra @ $43.91/gal
$7,025.60
30 gal Pasturegard HL @ $99.97/gal
$2,999.10
Total:
$10,024.70
CPS
160 gal Remedy Ultra @ $48.50/gal
$7,760.00
30 gal Pasturegard HL @ $97.85/gal
$2,935.50
Total:
$10,695.50
Red River
160 gal Remedy Ultra @ $45.57/gal
$7,291.20
30 gal Pasturegard HL @ $97.10/gal
$2,913.00
Total:
$10,204.20
 
Jingles Endicott made a motion to accept the quote from Van Diest for $10,024.70. Harold Coleman seconded the motion and all voted in favor.
 
Judy Wallis talked to the commissioners about the pending retirement of Leah Riley and her desire to come back to work part-time in the Appraiser’s Office and what her pay would be. The commissioners made a previous motion in 2007, regarding a similar situation with Fern Wratchford.  Due to the experience they retained in the office and the benefits that would not be provided to a part-time employee, the Harold Coleman made a motion to pay Leah $12.61/hour, the same that Fern Wratchford makes.    Jingles Endicott seconded the motion and all voted in favor. 
 
There was also discussion with Mrs. Wallis about how houses and barns were appraised in Bourbon County.  She informed them that houses were assessed at 11.5% and that barns are assessed at the 25% rate.
 
Larry Sharp from KCAMP was here to update the commissioners on Bourbon County’s loss ratio payout on claims vs. premiums for 2011.  He said that Bourbon County was at 32%, whereas the average of the 59 other member counties was 71%.  This is for property and casualty claims, not liability.
 
Keith Jeffers, Emergency Manager, updated the commissioners on Radio Bids.  He said there were two companies that provided bids for radio equipment for the Public Works Dept. and the Sheriffs Dept.  They were:
 
Washington Electronics (Public Works)
19 VX-2200 Series Mobile, 50W 134-174MHz, 128CH wMH-67 A&J + Inst. & Setup
$7,979.05
TBS Electronics, Inc. (Public Works)
19-Vertex VX-2100V50, VHF, 8CH, 50 Watt, inc. 3 yr warranty, not including inst & setup
$4,275.00
 
 
 
Washington Electronics (Sheriff’s Dept)
3-PM1500 136-174M 100W, 6 Installation & setup
$5,874.00
TBS Electronics, Inc. (Sheriff’s Dept)
3-Motorola PM1500V, VHF, 110W, 255 Ch, 2-yr Warranty, Single Control Head Remote Mount
$3,810.00
 
Allen Warren made a motion to accept the bid by TBS Electronics for 19 radios for Public Works, for a total of $4,275.00, or $225.00 each.  Jingles Endicott seconded the motion and all voted in favor.  There was no action on the Sheriff’s Dept. radios.
 
Susan Quick updated the commissioners on the continuing struggle with the state-wide vehicle title and registration system.  They were running all last week, but have encountered problems again this morning.  She wanted commissioners to know what’s going on, should they receive phone calls about it.
 
Allen Warren made a motion to approve resolution 14-12, asking Governor Brownback to retain funding for LEPP (Local Environmental Protection Plan).  Jingles Endicott seconded the motion and all voted in favor.
 
After routine business, the meeting adjourned 12:15 pm.
 
                                                                                 THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                                                 OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
 
                                                                                 (ss) Harold Coleman, Chairman 
                                                                                 (ss) Allen Warren, Commissioner                  
                                                                                 (ss) Jingles Endicott, Commissioner
ATTEST:
(ss) Joanne Long, County Clerk

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May 25, 2012 Friday 9:00 am
 
The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with all commissioners and the county clerk present.  Minutes of the previous meetings were read and approved.
 
Randy Handly, Bourbon County Review, and Barbara Albright were present.
 
Allen Warren distributed Marty’s report, as due to the 10-hour work days, he’s not in on Fridays.  They discussed fuel usage and repairs to a loader.
 
Mr. Warren stated that we have ordered two port-a-potties for Elm Creek Lake that were delivered on Wednesday and that they will be serviced weekly.
 
Also, the Public Works crew has mowed the dam at Elm Creek Lake and did a wonderful job on it.  It’s mowed clear to the water.
 
Jingles Endicott said that he talked to Nina Yakel and informed her that the commissioners want her to get a receipt book for Elm Creek, to give one to the customer, turn one in with money, weekly, and to keep one for her records.
 
Dylan Marlow and Logan Probasco met with commissioners to request to purchase a new restraint chair.  Mr. Marlow said that the current chair is a liability.  The proposed chair is $1,550 and maintenance and upkeep is very reasonable.  After discussion, Jingles Endicott made a motion to approve purchase of the emergency restraint chair from E.R.C., Inc., for a price of $1,550, and to dispose of the County’s current restraint chair.  Harold Coleman seconded the motion and all voted in favor.
 
Allen Warren discussed the Landfill hay.  It’s been bid twice with no bids, but he’s since learned of some interest in it.  He suggested that the interested parties meet with commissioners this morning to discuss their proposals.  Robert Query, one of the interested parties, met with commissioners in the morning to discuss his proposal.  After discussion, Allen Warren made a motion to accept Mr. Query’s proposal to pay $40/yr for the approximate 37 acres of hay land, for a three year term, and that he put in writing his plans to maintain it, and that it be mowed a minimum of once per year, with a payment option of all up-front, or annual payments by a certain date.  Jingles Endicott seconded the motion and all voted in favor.  Mr. Query will meet with Joanne Long to work up the agreement between the parties
 
Tom McNeil, County Sanitarian, met with commissioners.  He said that he spoke with the Labette County Sanitarian about Amish in Labette County.  They have Old and New Order Amish in their community.  He said that the New Order Amish are not a problem, because they have indoor facilities and septic systems.  The Old Order is more traditional Amish with no facilities.  Commissioners asked Mr. McNeil to make an appointment with the Elder of the Community to meet with him and the commissioners to explain our codes so he can disseminate to the community.  That meeting will be next Friday at 11:00 am, here.
 
Mr. McNeil said that, based on the discussions he’s had about this, he’s going to recommend that people pump water into new holding tanks to keep them from popping up during heavy rains and to recommend 1,500 gallon tanks for new construction, as that’s the size the pumping truck uses.
 
Keith Jeffers and Ron Gray met with commissioners with bids for the Sheriff’s radios.  Keith said that he sent out 10 RFPs and got three responses.  They were: 
 
Communications Associates
Washington Electronics
TBS Electronics
Vertex VX 6000 Rear Mount x 2 @ $1,334.45
Vertex VX 6000 Rear Dash Mount x 2 @ $1,283.85
Vertex VX 6000 Rear Mount x 2 @ $1,125.00
Vertex VX 6000 Front Mount (Cmd Veh) @ $1,079.45
Vertex VX 6000 Rear Dash Mount (Cmd Veh) @ $1,283.85
Vertex VX 6000 Rear Mount (Cmd Veh) @ $1,125.00
Vertex Repeater x 2 @ $556.25
Vertex Repeater x 2 @ $485.19
Vertex Repeater x 2 @ $425.00
$130.00 programming
N/A
Programming included
Shop Install $450.00
Shop Install $510.00
Shop Install $2,400
Total Sheriff:  $4,082 plus parts
Total Sheriff:  $3,900.06
Total Sheriff:  $4,700 max
Total Em Mgmt: $1,359.45 plus parts
Total Em Mgmt: $1,453.85
Total Em Mgmt: $2,350
 
 
Allen Warren made a motion to purchase from Washington Electronics for $3,900.06 from Sheriff and $1,453.85 from Emergency Management.  Harold Coleman seconded the motion and all voted in favor. 
 
Ron Center called to report a problem with the Cat dozer at the Landfill yesterday and today. 
 
After routine business, the meeting adjourned at 11:55 am.
 
                                                                                               THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                                                               OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
 
                                                                                               (ss) Harold Coleman, Chairman 
                                                                                               (ss) Allen Warren, Commissioner 
                                                                                               (ss) Jingles Endicott, Commissioner
ATTEST:
(ss) Joanne Long, County Clerk

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