- March 12,
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 corrected.
- Randy Handly was present.
- Bills and Payroll for the
period were reviewed and approved.
- Judy Wallis spoke with
commissioners about SB317/HB2501, regarding the definition of personal
property in Kansas. It could have a detrimental affect on values and the
taxation across the state. She urges the commissioners to contact their
representatives about it.
- Ann Ludlum, Southwind
Extension District, met with commissioners to ask them to select the
commissioners’ choice team for Walk Kansas. Commissioners chose team
“Over the River and Through the Woods.”
- Commissioners considered hay
bid resolutions for Elm Creek Lake and the Landfill property. Harold
Coleman made a motion to adopt Resolutions 08-12 (Elm Creek) and 09-12
(Landfill property). Allen Warren seconded the motion and all voted in
favor. Bids will be due by 4:30 pm, Thursday, April 12, 2012, and will be
opened Friday, April 13th, at 10:00 am for Elm Creek, and 10:15
am for the Landfill.
- Jingles Endicott will attend
the See-Kan RC&D annual meeting, March 24th.
- Commissioners discussed the
fence viewing in Section 23, Township 24, Range 25, Osage Township.
Harold Coleman made a motion, to wit:
- The west half of the north
property line, beginning at the NW corner of the S1/2 of the N1/2 of the
SW ¼ of Section 23, traveling east approximately 1,320’ or ¼ mile, is the
responsibility of Raymond J Savage. The east half of the north property
line, beginning at the NE corner of the S1/2 of the N1/2 of SW ¼ Section
23, traveling west approximately 1,320’ or ¼ mile, is the responsibility
of Tom and Marilyn Hill.
- The north half of the east
fence, beginning at the NE corner of the S1/2 of the N1/2 SW1/4 of Section
23, traveling south approximately 330’ or 1/16 mile, is the responsibility
of Tom and Marilyn Hill. The south half of the east fence, beginning at
the SE corner of the S1/2 of the N1/2, approximately 330’ or 1/16 mile, is
the responsibility of James Emmerson.
- The west half of the south
fence, beginning at the SW corner of the S1/2 of the N1/2 SW1/4 of Section
23, traveling east approximately 1,320’ or ¼ mile, is the responsibility
of Tom and Marilyn Hill. The east half of the south fence, beginning at
the SE corner of the S1/2 of the N1/2 of the SW1/4 Section 23, traveling
west approximately 1,320’ or ¼ mile, is the responsibility of James
- The West fence, beginning at
the NW corner of the S1/2 of the N1/2 of the SW1/4 of Section 23,
traveling south approximately 660’ or 1/8 mile, is the responsibility of
Tom and Marilyn Hill.
- Allen Warren seconded and all
voted in favor. The fence viewing was signed and recorded with the
Register of Deeds.
- David Middleton met with
commissioners. The County will be removing the communications device on
his silo and he wants to be assured that he has no liability, should
someone be hurt removing it. We already have that covered in our
agreement with Mr. Middleton. We need to schedule time with the trencher
from the City of Fort Scott, for the Michaels’ Tower, so that we can
remove our equipment from Middleton’s before April 1, 2012.
- Marty Pearson gave a road
- Larry Jurgensen, Mayor of
Uniontown, met with commissioners to discuss Uniontown’s desire to place a
blinking flashing light at the junction of K3 Hwy and Maple Road, where
there have been several serious accidents. KDOT is willing to give larger
stop signs, lower the speed limit on K3 and provide traffic control, but
they can provide no money. The light, which would blink amber on K3 and
red on Maple, cost approximately $6,400, installed. Mr. Jurgensen is
asking the County to pay for half. The City of Uniontown will pick up the
utilities for the sign. Marty will see if the T-Works program will cover
the sign and get back to the commissioners on Friday.
- Mr. Jurgensen also asked for
chip and seal for Uniontown. Marty will put it on the list.
- Dave Martin, Eric Bailey,
Frank Young, Bob Love and Dean Mann met with commissioners to discuss the
Fort Scott/Bourbon County Riverfront Authority. Mr. Mann said that they
have a plan for Phase I of ½ mile of trails between the Marmaton and Mill
Creek. The area is staked out and ready for construction. They have
$125,000 grant from KDOT, which is $100,000 in funds, with a $25,000 local
match of either funds or in-kind contributions. They’d like the County
and City to provide the asphalt and rock for the path. Marty will get the
cost of that, per ton, including fuel costs, for the project and the City
and County will jointly haul the supplies.
- Harold Coleman left at 11:15
am to attend a funeral.
- Marty Pearson indicated that
he spoke with Eric Bailey about using the trencher.
- Allen Warren made a motion to
re-appoint Dean Mann, Bob Love and Mike Lakeman as the County’s
representatives to the Fort Scott/Bourbon County Riverfront Authority, for
a period of three years each. Jingles Endicott seconded the motion and
both voted in favor.
- After routine business, the
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
- (ss) Joanne Long, County Clerk