MINUTES FOR MAY 14, 2018
BOARD OF CHEROKEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS
Chairman Cory Moates called the regular session of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners (The Board), to order at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018 in the Commission Room, #109 of the Cherokee County Courthouse located at 110 W Maple St., Columbus, Kansas. Commissioner Neal Anderson opened the meeting with prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Commissioners Cory Moates, Pat Collins, Neal Anderson, County Counselor Barbara Wright, and County Clerk Rodney Edmondson were present.
Members of the press present: Larry Hiatt
William Asher appeared before the Board regarding the condition of Oakland Ln. that is not being graded by the county. He has purchased property on it and the title company is telling him that it’s a county road. The county lot states that it’s not a county road and he would like to know the truth. The Board will get with Leonard Vanatta and Counselor Wright to research it.
A motion was made by Commissioner Anderson to approve the minutes of the May 7, 2018 BOCC meeting as written. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Collins. The motion carried 3-0.
Louis Schreiner, County Lot Supervisor, appeared before the Board on routine county road business. Haskell Tedlock appeared before the Board regarding the condition of the roads in his area. He lives ¼ mile north of Clem Rd. on SW 70th St. He stated that it needs to be graded more effectively. Connie Tyree of 7320 SE Eldon Rd. appeared regarding the condition of Eldon Rd. She stated that it has cave-ins, pot holes, and wrinkles in several areas. The Board stated that they would look at both areas.
Scott Thompson, President/CEO of CLASS LTD, appeared before the Board to present their 2019 budget request for funding. They are asking for $111,457 in funding which is the same as in the previous six years. CLASS provides services for an average of 64 persons. The Board took the request under advisement.
Chairman Moates presented a request from the Health Department to purchase two new dell laptops with WIC funds. The Board approved the purchase.
Counselor Wright informed the Board that the sale last Monday of county owned real property brought in approximately $15,000 and the sale of personal property brought in approximately $1,500.
A motion was made by Commissioner Collins to pay Jack Garner $500 for his auction services for the sale of county property held last week. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moates. The motion carried 3-0.
Chairman Moates presented the agreement with Century Link for the 5th St. Project in Baxter Springs. The Board signed the agreement.
A motion was made by Commissioner Collins to recess for 10 minutes to reconvene at 10:00 a.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Anderson. The motion carried 3-0 at 9:50 a.m.
Chairman Moates read an invitation from the Veteran’s Memorial Committee to attend the dedication ceremony to beheld on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. on the courthouse lawn.
At 10:05 a.m. Clerk Edmondson opened and read the sealed bids for providing commodities for the Highway Department. Commissioner Collins asked that Leonard and Louis take the bids under advisement and bring in a recommendation at a later time. The Board agreed.
Counselor Wright presented the draft resolution in support of the designation of Highway Route 66 as a National Historic Trail for a second read.
A motion was made by Commissioner Moates to adopt Resolution 15-2018 as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Anderson. The motion carried 3-0.
Counselor Wright informed the Board that her current two year contract expires June 30th. The Board asked her to prepare a new two year contract for them to review.
Commissioner Collins asked for a moment of silence to recognize the two individuals from Germany that were lost in a traffic accident last week while here as our guests. The Board recognized a moment of silence in their honor.
Commissioner Anderson made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting set for Monday, May 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Collins. The motion carried 3-0 at 10:52 a.m.
ATTEST: Resolved and ordered this 21st day of May, 2018
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