Draft Commissioner Minutes 05/10/17

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Stafford County Commissioners

Minutes of Meeting

May 10, 2017


 The Stafford County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Present: Commissioners Kurt Fairchild, Clayton Grimmett , Shane Stimatze, County Attorney Mike Robinson and Julie Lyon. Chairman Fairchild called the meeting to order promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Commissioner Grimmett moved and Stimatze seconded to approve the minutes of May 3rd. Motion carried 3-0.

Nita Keenan presented the Stafford County Historical Society budget request for 2018, which increased by $ 2,000.00, to $ 26,000.00.

Ryan Witt, Noxious Weed director, presented the 2018 budget. Slightly increasing from 2017, which was $ 92,400.00 to $ 93,000.00 for 2018.  Witt also prepared a budget for Environmental Services, which is a department that may be taken over by the Noxious Weed department in 2018. The budget prepared came in at $ 6,300.00. No decision has been made by the commission board as to whether the county will stay with the Central Kansas Local Environmental Planning Group.

Darren Reed presented the 2018 Solid Waste budget with a 3% cost of living allowance included in the budget. The amount requested for consideration was $ 190,420.00, up from $ 186,320.00 in 2018.

Carl Miller, Zoning Administrator, presented Resolution 2017-8, A resolution for a special use permit for LJ & J Automotive that had been approved by the zoning board on April 24, 2017 Commissioner Stimatze moved and Grimmett seconded to approve Resolution 2017-8. Motion carried 3-0.

District Judge Mike Keeley, Renee Salem, John Isern and Sabrena Chism, all with the 20th Judicial District Court system, presented the 2018 budget request. $ 52,000.00 was the bottom line presented once again.

Davin Graves, Fire Director, submitted a budget request of $ 209,600.00 for 2018. The 2017 allotted amount for the fire department was $ 150,300.00. Firefighter equipment line item increased significantly for one-third of the firefighting gear that needs to be replaced. The original gear was purchased all at once with a grant that was obtained. The plan now is to put in place a rotation basis so that not all the gear comes up for replacement at the same time.

Sheriff Murrow came in to discuss the towing agreement that was put in place when the impound lot was cleaned out and closed. For clarification, when the towing company tows the vehicle, the towing company is responsible for collecting the towing charges against the vehicle from the individual. The county is not responsible to pay for the towing charges.

Mark Hinde, President/CEO of Southwest Developmental Services, Inc., presented a 2018 budget request of $ 33,071.00. The past few years the appropriation has been $ 20,000.00 from the county.

A salary increase request for Lisa Weber, Deputy County Clerk was presented for consideration. Commissioner Grimmett moved and Stimatze seconded to Range 8 Step 4 to Range 8 Step 5, effective May 1, 2017. Motion carried 3-0.

There being no further business Chairman Fairchild adjourned the meeting at 10:10 a.m.







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