Norton Co Board of Commissioners
Commissioner Charles Posson called the meeting of the Norton Co Board of Commissioners to order at 9:00 AM on May 21, 2018 at the Commission Room. Attendance: Richard Thompson, Present: Charles Posson, Present: Thomas Brannan , Present.
May 7th and 14th minutes
A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve the minutes from the May 7th and May 14th commission meeting with a second from Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.
Brian Smith, Norton County Solid Waste reported to the commission on reports to be sent to the KDHE Brian also spoke with the commission on the compaction rate and usage of the compactor. Brian explained the various reasons for good compaction and the variance in reports.
Brian spoke with the commission about the county policy on home and structural demolition for property to be disposed of at the landfill. Any structural property to be haul to the landfill must be inspected and approved by the Solid Waste department prior to demolition and disposal Upon disposal of the property at the Solid Waste site the items must be sorted and if not the county will reserve the right to refuse disposal
County Counselor R. Douglas Sebelius joined the meeting.
County Commissioners spoke with County Counselor R. Douglas Sebelius about drafting a document that would outline the policy for disposal of construction material. The county currently has a policy, however it is felt that the county needs to inspect and sign off for approval with the Solid Waste department prior to demolition. County Counselor Sebelius will draft a document for review.
The commission will hold the regular end of the month meeting on May 31st for approval of vouchers and payroll. There will be no meeting on Monday May 28th as well as no meeting on June 4th, 2018.
County Commission discussed the adoption of Resolution 2018-06, a Resolution to approve the amending of fees for Jury service. Kansas law provides in K.S.A. 43-171 that county commissioners may increase fees for jury service above the minimum set by Kansas statue. Jurors empanelled for service in Norton County District Court shall be compensated the sum of $10.00 for the first day of attendance and compensated the sum of $25.00 for the second and subsequent days of attendance. The fees paid pursuant to this resolution shall be charged to the County’s district court budget.
A motion was made by Commissioner Thompson to approve Resolution 2018-06 with a second from Commissioner Brannan. Motion passed 3-0.
Discussion was held on the burn ban that is in place for Norton County. With the recent moisture the commission agreed to lift the burn ban effective immediately. The residents are reminded that they still need to contact the Sheriff department prior to burning.
There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned until 6/11/2018. The commission minutes are not considered to be official until signed and approved by the commission and will remain a working document until approved.