Norton Co Board of Commissioners
December 18, 2017
Commissioner Charles Posson called the meeting of the Norton Co Board of Commissioners to order at 9:00 AM on December 18, 2017 at the Commission Room. Attendance: Richard Thompson, Present: Charles Posson, Present: Thomas Brannan , Present.
Commissioner Brannan called for an executive session at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of non-elected personnel for a period of twenty minutes and to include Craig Sowards and County Clerk Robert D. Wyatt. The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed. The commission returned to session at 9:20 a.m.. Commissioner Brannan made a motion to continue the executive session for a period of 20 minutes with a second from Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed. The commission returned to regular session at 9:40 a.m. with no action taken.
A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to offer the EMS Director position to Craig Sowards. The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0. Chairman Posson will cail Mr. Sowards with the offer.
The Norton County Commission discussed the drought conditions and the fire danger. The commission felt that with the dry conditions a bum ban was needed. Commissioner Brannan made a motion to place the Bum Ban into effect until further notice by adopting RESOLUTION 2017-09. The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.
Solid Waste Agreement
The commission received the NW Kansas Solid Waste Agreement for review. The agreement and resolution is required by legislative action and to participate in the NW Kansas Solid Waste Planning Authority. A motion was made by Commissioner Thompson to approve RESOLUTION 2017-10 with a second from Commissioner Brannan. Motion passed 3-0.
Added Tax Statement
Added tax statement #201700204 was presented to the commission for approval. The statement was issued for property that was not reported by the tax payer. The statement was approved and signed in the amount of$144.86.
Abated tax statement #201700020 l was presented to the commission for approval and signature. The statement was issued because the property was previously moved and taxed in Graham County. The commission approved and signed the abatement in the amount of$76.40.
Pete Rogers & Rhonda Dehay, Phillips County EMS
Pete Rogers, Phillips County EMS presented by speaker phone along with Rhonda Dehay. Pete opened the discussion asking the commission specific questions concerning the students or education of Norton County EMS and offered cooperation with the two services.
Pete discussed with the commission the possibility of counties throughout Kansas, specifically northwest Kansas the collaboration between counties. Pete stated that with recent turnover he thought maybe now would be a good time for enter-local agreement between the two counties if the county commission was interested. The commission felt that the open door with basic education and training was a good option however at this time did not want to proceed with any other action. Rhonda as the Education Coordinator for Phillips County spoke with the commission the education system with Phillips County and their proposal to help with educational courses in Norton.
There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned until 12/29/2017. The commission minutes are not considered official until signed and approved by the commission and will remain a working document until approved.