Osborne County Commissioners
Minutes for Special Meeting held
January 31, 2019
Present: Craig Pottberg, Alfred Reif, C.W. “Bill” Seaman, and Vienna Janis, County Clerk.
Craig Pottberg called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.
Chris Rhodes presented commissioners with a list of names for the 2019 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for approval. Alfred Reif moved to approve the list of people for the 2019 LEPC, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.
Tanner Yost from Kirkham Michael and Brent “Bo” French, Colin Clark, Pat Carlin, Jeremy Makings, and Gail Griffin met with commissioners to discuss wind farm. Paul Gregory entered meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tanner Yost presented information on how his company could help with agreements, pre-construction inspection, right-of-way permit requirements, and road agreements. They will monitor truck traffic, road damage, and send weekly reports. Discussion was held.
Paul Gregory met with commissioners and they asked about property for sale and tax foreclosure sale. C.W. Seaman asked about the railroad and how to get the land back. Discussion was held.
Jerol DeBoer from PENCO met with commissioners to have the agreement for right-of-way with Nex-Tech, for a bridge project 71C-4921-01, and the cost is not to exceed $5,000.00. C.W. Seaman moved to approve the agreement with Nex-Tech for right-of-way for bridge project 71C-4921-01 not to exceed $5,000.00, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all motion carried.
Pat Carlin met with commissioners to have the agreement with the State of Kansas to treat noxious weeds approved. Alfred Reif moved to approve the agreement with Kansas Department of Transportation to treat noxious weeds, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.
Bo French met with commissioners and discussed following: 953 equipment at landfill had to have repairs, roads, meeting will be held for landfill management five year plan at Veterans Building on February 21, and possible two new employees. Bo French stated would like to hire Judd Eilert and Kyle Aflin. Discussion was held. C.W. Seaman moved to hire Judd Eilert and Kyle Aflin as heavy equipment operators, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all motion carried.
Commissioners signed and approved checks and vouchers totaling $622,407.15:
Road & Bridge 51,573.28
Appraiser Cost 10,116.39
Noxious Weed 6557.68
Waste Disposal 7,204.57
OFD #1 General 286.87
OFD #2 General 208.76
OFD #3 General 97.42
Payroll Clearing 2,421.82
Special R&B Improve 103.60
Osborne County 911 3,960.77
Emergency Manager 4.56
Andy Wilson, Ron Holling, and Russell Mick met with commissioners to discuss the land where the hospital is being built. Discussion was held on land transfer. Commissioners will discuss this with city lawyer and county attorney. Could put the land that is in the irrigated district into a land bank.
Commissioners approved the following transfer: 19-01 for $113.10, 19-02 for $9,938.91, 19-03 for $755.02, and 19-04 for $142.68.
Vienna Janis presented 2018 annual township reports. Alfred Reif moved to approve the 2018 annual township reports for Bloom, Jackson, Natoma, Penn, and Round Mound, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.
Chris Rhodes met with commissioners to discuss evacuation procedures. He stated that each office will come up with their own plan.
Vienna Janis presented annual township report for Tilden. Alfred Reif moved to approve the 2018 annual township report for Tilden Township, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.
Commissioners approved the following change order to the 2018 tax roll 2018-39 and 2018-40.
Alfred Reif moved to adjourn the meeting with no other business, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried. Meeting ended at 11:59 a.m.