Osborne County Commissioners
Minutes for July 24, 2017
Present: Alfred Reif, Craig Pottberg, and Vienna Janis, County Clerk. C.W. “Bill” Seaman entered meeting at 9:02 a.m.
Alfred Reif called meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.
Chris Ahern from pkmr Engineers out of Manhattan met with commissioners to discuss electrical upgrades.
Commissioners read the minutes from July 17, 2017. Craig Pottberg moved to approve the minutes from July 17, 2017 as amended, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.
Alfred Reif reported that there is a problem with JoAnn Hashenberger not being able to perform her job as an EMT. He also stated that Tim Seifert also stated that Janice Boland was six months behind on reports.
Alfred Reif stated that the loader at the landfill was having problems. The A/C is not working and hydraulics were overheating.
Pat Carlin met with commissioners and gave an update on spraying for bind weed and Johnson grass. Discussion was held on how complaints are handled from citizen regarding noxious weeds.
Chris Ahern met with commissioners and gave his report after touring the building. He will provide commissioners with options and prices.
Heather Hartman, Sarah LaRosh, Don Heiland, and John Cary met with commissioners to discuss economic development. Heather Hartman shared her job description and economic development agreement. She shared information of how her position was created. Commissioners ask if Downs would be interested in help fund a county wide economic development position. John Cary stated he didn’t think so at this time but would take it back to Downs City Council. Discussion was held.
Janice Boland met with commissioners and they asked her about her vehicle. She stated that Jim Byrd had looked at it but decided they would not be able to work on it. Jim Byrd felt it might be in the spark plugs or wires and because it is a Ford Jim Byrd felt it would be better if it was taken to a Ford shop. Janice suggested taking to Phillipsburg or Hays. It was decided that Janice would take the vehicle to Hays. Janice asked to into executive session for 15 minutes for non-elected personnel. C.W. Seaman moved to go into executive session for 15 minutes for non-elected personnel, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all, motion carried. Executive session started at 11:00 a.m. with commissioners and Janice Boland and ended at 11:15 a.m.
Alfred Reif stated that Tim Seifert had called him and stated that Janice Boland was six months behind on reports. Janice stated she was waiting on the last set of reports from Tim. Janice stated she would contact Tim Seifert and check on it.
Vienna Janis stated the Natoma Township would like to appoint Josh Scott as Trustee to the board. C.W. Seaman moved to appoint Josh Scott as Natoma Township Trustee to finish out the term vacated by John Clark, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all motion carried.
Craig Pottberg stated that Rebecca LaRosh, Treasurer from Bethany Township, had picked up the petition and resolution for Bethany Township in regards to turning over to the county.
Commissioners approved the following transfers: 17-53 for $444.00 and 17-54 for 775.00.
Commissioners approved the following change orders to the 2016 tax roll: 2016-189, 2016-190, and 2016-191.
Commissioners recessed at 11:35 a.m. to judge photography contest at the 4-H fair and reconvened at 1:04 p.m.
James Blackwell from Blueline Construction stopped in to say they were done with their part until roof is done.
Curtis Miner-Sheriff was asked to come over and discuss a dispatcher asking an Osborne city police officer to go to Portis. Alfred Reif asked if Mike Bristol had resigned. Curtis Miner stated the Mike Bristol had not resigned. Curtis stated he would look into it.
Vienna Janis presented a notice and waiver from Western Child Advocacy Center for commissioners to approve and sign. Craig Pottberg moved to approve and sign the notice and waiver for Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center for funding from JAG funds, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all motion carried.
Alfred Reif moved to adjourn the meeting with no other business, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried. Meeting ended at 1:50 p.m.