Stafford County Commissioners
Minutes of Meeting
October 11, 2017
** DRAFT MINUTES **
The Stafford County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Present: Commissioners Kurt Fairchild, Clayton Grimmett and Todd Wycoff. Chairman Fairchild called the meeting to order promptly at 8:30 a.m. Others present: Julie Lyon
Carl Miller, Appraiser, LaDona Garcia, County Treasurer, and Dani Sorenson met with the commissioners to discuss the possibility of sending Dani to classes for appraising. LaDona voiced concerns with losing an employee, and feels that if this is the plan, Dani should go to the appraiser office now. She does not want to stop Dani from pursuing her career goals, but the operation of the Treasurer’s office is a concern. The budget is an issue with each department. Carl explained that they are trying to look at the future of the county. It was agreed that Dani should attend the first week long class to see if she even wishes to pursue the career. Once Carl gets the class schedule, he will coordinate with LaDona.
The tax sale was discussed. The debate of whether to go every year or every other year with the tax sale was brought up. Commissioner Wycoff moved and Grimmett seconded to go every two years on the tax sale. Motion carried 2-1, with Fairchild voting no. The next tax sale will be held in 2018.
Commissioner Grimmett moved and Wycoff seconded to approve the minutes of October 4, 2017. Motion carried 3-0.
A letter of resignation from Anna V Searle was read to the board, Mrs. Searle has she served on the Sub-region Board of the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging board. Commissioner Grimmett moved and Wycoff seconded to accept the resignation as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
A letter of support for Sunflower Diversified Services to apply for a KDOT transportation grant was presented. Commissioner Grimmett moved and Wycoff seconded to sign the letter of support for Sunflower Diversified Services. Motion carried 3-0.
Herbert Schwartzkopf, Kansas VFW Adjutant/Quartermaster, via telephone, presented options for the VFW post building in St. John that is no longer in use, and has lost the VFW Charter. Mr. Schwartzkopf was informed that the decision as to the future of the VFW building was between the City of St. John and the VFW Administration.
A Utility Permit Application from Centurylink was presented to run 200’ of fiber optic and 90’ of buried electric line at a depth of 48” in a 2” conduit, along NE 130th St and NE 50th Ave. Commissioner Grimmett moved and Wycoff seconded to approve boring Permit Number Hayes 1 for Centurylink at Hudson Kansas. Motion carried 3-0.
Mike Minton, Benefit Management, Inc, discussed the self-funding insurance policy that the county currently has. Commissioner Wycoff moved and Grimmett seconded to recess to executive session for 15 minutes pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception in order to protect employee confidentiality. Motion carried 3-0. In at 10:14 a.m., out at 10:25 a.m. Those present: Commissioner, Mr. Minton, County Clerk and County Attorney. Final insurance numbers will be presented at the November 8th session.
There being no further business Chairman Fairchild adjourned the meeting at 10:30 a.m.
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