Norton Co Board of Commissioners October 22, 2018


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Norton Co Board of Commissioners
October 22, 2018

Commissioner Charles Posson called the meeting of the Norton Co Board of Commissioners to order at 9:00 AM on October 22, 2018 at the Commission Room. Attendance: Richard Thompson, Present: Charles Posson, Present: Thomas Brannan , Present.

October 15th minutes
A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve the minutes from October 15th, 2018 with a second from Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.

Road Department
Floyd Richard, Norton County Road & Bridge was in to visit with the commission on a couple items. The first item of business is the estimate quotation to repair the Cat 12M2 motor grader. The estimate to repair the Cat grader will be a removal and installation ofa new engine will be $18,747.81. After discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to accept the quotation (estimate) from Foley Equipment with a second from Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.
Hoxie Implement Company, Landmark Implement and Farm Implement & Supply were present to deliver bids for mower tractors and mowers. Landmark Implement presented a bid John Deere 6130M tractor. The bid was for two tractors, each being $79,338.00 for a total of$164,258.00. Hoxie Implement Company bid a Case IH Maxxum 135 tractor. Hoxie bid was for one tractor with the quote of$77,000.00. Hoxie
Implement will need to add wheel weights to their bid to be acceptable. Hoxie Implement estimated that this would add approximately $2,000 per tractor. Farm Implement & Supply submitted a bid for two New Holland T6.155 tractors. The bid from Farm Implement & Supply was $79,615.00 plus freight to Sioux
Falls for mower fitting. The commission stated that they will need to discuss the bids and options presented today and will report back to the salesman with each firm.
After discussion of the bids presented for the tractors Commissioner Brannan made a motion to approve the bid from Landmark Implement for $164,258.00 which includes the Power Guard Protection Plan. The motion was given a second from Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.
Adam Zerr was in to visit with the commission about a road concern. Adam stated that there is some damage to the road with recent maintenance and ask the commission if they could do some repair work. The commission stated that they will review the request.

Craig Sowards, Norton County EMS was present to deliver some quotes for a new EMS unit. Craig has had several vendors deliver units to Norton for viewing and demonstrations. Four firms have presented quotes for a new or demonstrator model. The firms presenting bids were Life Line; Braun Express; AEV Traumahawk and Osage. After reviewing the bids and getting Craig’s input on needs a motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve and accept the bid from Osage for a Type 3 Super Warrior in the amount of$168,200 and to include a power load system. The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.
Discussion was also held on the liquidation of one of the EMS units. The county currently has 5 units and Craig stated that he felt that it would be of best interest to go to four units. One unit will be traded for the new unit and then when the new one is delivered the commission will need to be made a decision on the liquidation of the next unit.
Craig spoke with the commission about selling the red suburban that is located at the EMS facility. The commission approved the selling of the vehicle and will advertise it locally for sealed bids. The information will be published soon making it available to public bidding.
Craig reported that he is currently trying to perfect the schedule for the EMS with calls and transfers. The main concern is the weekend and hours that have already be met throughout the week. Craig stated that they have been very busy with calls and transfers.

Sheriff Thomson
Sheriff Thomson was in to visit with the commission about the proposed dispatcher contract between Norton County and Norton City. Troy outlined the proposal sent to the county and stated his concern with some of the line item proposals. The commission and Troy discussed the contract and concerns and Troy will respond with a letter back to the City of Norton.

Solid Waste
Brian Smith, Norton County Solid Waste reported to the commission with expenses on the 826C compactor. Brian shared with the commission a few weeks ago an estimate to do the repairs for the compactor as well as a couple quotes for trade machines. The commission will continue to discuss the options for repairs or for trading and will have further discussion with manufacturing agents next week.

There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned until 10/3 V2018. The county commission minutes are not considered official until signed and approved by the commission and will remain a working document until approved.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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