Norton Co Board of Commissioners
December 29, 2017
Commissioner Charles Posson called the meeting of the Norton Co Board of Commissioners to order at 9:0C AM on December 29, 2017 at the Commission Room. Attendance: Richard Thompson, Present: Charles Posson, Present: Thomas Brannan, Present.
The Commission reviewed the names of individuals whom submitted their names for consideration to the Norton County Hospital Board of Trustees. There are two board positions that are up for appointment, each being a four (4) year appointment. Upon review of the letters submitted to the commission for consideration the commission nominated Von Fahrenbruch and Randa Vollertsen to the Norton County Hospital Board of Trustees. The term will begin January of 2018 for a period of four (4) years.
December Vouchers and Payroll
The Norton County Commission and County Counselor reviewed the vouchers and payroll for December 2017. Upon review the vouchers and payroll were approved as submitted.
The commission discussed the burn ban that was placed by Resolution 2017-09 on December 18th, 2017. Upon discussion the commission felt that the conditions are still at risk and burning should be done by contacting the department fire chief for written permission.
Resolution 2017-11 was presented to the commission for adoption and signature. Resolution 2017-11 is a resolution to appoint deputy county surveyors. K.S.A. 58-2005 requires that subdivision plat or plat of survey be reviewed by the County surveyor or deputy surveyors before such may be recorded. Therefore, the Board of Norton County Commission appoints Wayne Dietz and Brian Berlier to be appointed deputy County surveyors for Norton County, Kansas for an annual term ending December 31, 2018. Commissioner Thompson moved to approve and sign Resolution 2017-11 with a second from Commission Brannan.
Motion passed 3-0.
Several tax abatements were issued for the commission to approve and sign. The abatements were issued for the clearing of delinquent taxes on property that was sold during the County tax foreclosure auction. The taxes abated will be for the years of 2011 through 2016. The abatements were signed as submitted.
Capital Outlay Funds
A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve the transfer (balance) of funds for county departments to a Capital Outlay fund upon the completion of the 2017 audit. The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.
The annual cost of living increase for full time county employees was discussed. A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve a 2.0% COL for all full-time county employees. The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.
Brian Smith, Norton County Solid Waste spoke with the commission on the maintenance and operational hours of the Solid Waste equipment. Also discussed was the top-coat machine that has been not operational for some time due to pump and nozzel issues. Brian delivered a repair quote for the machine as
well as a quote for a new machine. The commission felt the best option was to use replacement parts and get the current machine fixed. Brian reported that Foley is working on a repair presentation for the track loader and once that is completed they will present to the commission.
A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to go into executive session for a period of 5 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel at I0:55 am and to include County Counselor R. Douglas Sebelius and County Clerk Robert D. Wyatt. The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0. The commission returned to regular session at 11:00 a.m. with no action taken.
A motion was made by Chairman Posson to go into executive session at 11:25 am for a period of 25 minutes for the purpose of attorney client infonnation and to include County Counselor R. Douglas Sebelius and County Clerk Robert D. Wyatt. The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0. The commission returned to regular session at 11:50 a.m. with no action taken.
There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned until 1/8/2018. The commissio1 minutes are not considered official until signed and approved by the commission and will remain a working document until approved.