The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met as the Lincoln County Board of Canvassers, to enumerate the results of the November 7, 2017 City/School General Election. Chairman Al Joe Wallace called the Lincoln County Board of Canvassers meeting to order at 8:10 a.m., pursuant to the provision set forth in K.S.A. 25-3101 – 3110.
The November 7, 2017 General Election’s preliminary abstracts of election results and records prepared by the duly appointed election boards were provided to the Board of Canvassers by Election Officer Dawn Harlow.
Others present for portions of the canvass: Sondra Lyne, Cynthia Nelson, Howard Wehrman, Barbara Kingery, Katy Black, Mona Gerstman and Debora Zachgo.
The Board of Canvassers inspected and checked for accuracy the records presented. Clerical errors were corrected.
Twelve provisional ballots were received with eight being approved and counted. Provisional ballot totals were added to the abstracts of votes cast.
The board drew by lot from the names tied for City of Beverly Council Position 3. Robert Woody was announced the winner.
Chairman Wallace recessed the canvass at 9:45 a.m. and convened the regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to order at 9:50 a.m. with Vice-Chairman Terry Finch and Member Alexis Pflugh present.
Others present for portions of the meeting: Sondra Lyne, Cynthia Nelson, Howard Wehrman, Barbara Kingery, Mona Gerstman, Michel O’Hare, Robert Howe and Doug McKinney.
Director of Public Works Michel O’Hare with Road and Bridge Supervisor Robert Howe provided information on rock and gravel purchased to date. Howe reported that crews are working on FAS 470 and are spot graveling. The group discussed the following topics: equipment breakdowns, culverts and employee responsibilities.
Doug McKinney, North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) updated the board on the following NCRPC projects: City of Sylvan Grove is in the finals for their housing rehabilitation grant; NCK Food Council; Homeland Security Council; Revolving Loan Fund; assisted with predesign for assisted living idea with John Grace; and board meeting activities. Commissioner Pflugh related that she did not want to continue to be the County’s representative to the NCRPC board for 2018. McKinney related that a member of the public could be appointed as the County’s representative. No decision was made this date.
Terry Finch moved to approve and adopt the minutes of the November 6, 2017 regular meeting as corrected, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried.
The board approved cancelling the Tuesday December 26, 2017 regular meeting. The next regular meetings will be Friday, December 29, 2017 and Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Alexis Pflugh moved to change regular commission meetings to the basement meeting room of the courthouse, seconded by Terry Finch. Motion carried.
The board approved advertising all appointed board member positions. Clerk Harlow will prepare an ad for review at the November 20 meeting.
Commissioner Pflugh discussed the following topics: gravel price increase and presented Attorney General’s opinions 82-144 and 83-98. Alexis Pflugh moved to request an Attorney General’s opinion on Lincoln County Attorney’s budget compliance with K.S.A. 75-4301 and 75-4304 with potential conflict of interest with O’Hare Law LLC. Motion died for a lack of a second.
With no further business to come before the board the chairman adjourned the meeting at 11:21 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 in the commission meeting room of the courthouse.
The chairman reconvened the canvass to regular session at 11:22 a.m.
The board drew by lot from the names tied for City of Sylvan Grove Council Position 4. Mike Weatherman was announced the winner.
Pursuant to K.S.A. 25-3108(b) the Board of Canvassers finalized and certified the abstracts of votes cast in Lincoln County, Kansas, in the November 7, 2017 City/School General Election.
With no further business to come before the Board of Canvassers, Chairman Wallace adjourned the canvass at 11:29 a.m.