Apr 15, 2024

Barton County Commission meeting agenda (4/16)

Posted Apr 15, 2024 10:00 PM

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Agenda Meeting
April 16 - 9 a.m. Until Close
1500 Kansas Avenue, Great Bend

   A. Call Meeting to Order.
   B. Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
   C. Consider Approval of the Agenda.
   D. Consider minutes of the March 29, 2024, Special Meeting. Minutes of the April 2, 2024, and April 9, 2024, Regular Meetings are not available.
   E. Any citizen wishing to make statements during the discussion of any item must first be recognized by the Commission Chair. After being recognized, that person should state their name and the name of any organization represented. Statements should be limited to five minutes.       F. Please silence all phones and electronic devices. Recording the meeting is allowed and the Commission requests that anyone using special recording equipment be seated in the back row to avoid creating a distraction during the meeting.

II. OLD BUSINESS - Items tabled, or scheduled, from previous Commission Meetings, will be heard at this time.
   -There is no Old Business at this time.

III. NEW BUSINESS - All new business to be considered by the Commission will be heard at this time.

   A. PROCLAMATION 2024-09: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week:
      -Camila Komarek, Victim Advocate, will provide details. In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the County Attorney’s Office has requested that the Commission adopt Proclamation 2024-09. The week of April 21–27, 2024, has been selected to reaffirm the County’s commitment to respect and enforce victims’ rights and address their needs during Crime Victims’ Rights Week and throughout the year.

   B. CENTRAL KANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS: Fiscal Year 2025 Comprehensive Plan Submission:
      -Brooke Haulmark, CKCC Director, will provide details. The Kansas Department of Corrections changed the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) Comprehensive Plan to a case planning model. The goal for the next three years is to build upon evidence-based practices that create behavior change and promote agency quality assurance. Each entity was asked to consider the agency review feedback and analyze the outcome data to identify gaps within the agency and create a case plan to eliminate those deficient areas. With three guiding principles fully outlined, the Comprehensive Plan requests a total allocation of $696,074.14.

   C. USDA-DLT B 2023 Grant: Release of Funds:
      -Patrick Hoffman, County Counselor; Marissa Woodmansee, Juvenile Services Director; and Dereck Hollingshead, Information Technology Director, will present details. The US Department of Agriculture has released the grant funding for the USDA-BLT B grant. Barton County has been allocated $185,745, with a required match of $28,730. This rural development investment will help to establish distance learning programs that connect vulnerable populations across rural counties to vital services not in their communities.

   D. COMMUNICATIONS: AT&T – Third Amendment to Third Party Lease:
      -Matt Patzner, County Administrator, will provide details. Barton County has leased a portion of a building at 1300 Stone, Great Bend, Kansas, since 1989. The space houses 911, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The lease, originally with Southwestern Bell Telephone, is now with AT&T and the area has expanded to allow for a director’s office. Rental costs are built into the budget for 911 each year.

      -Chairman Barb Esfeld will present. Any Commissioner may make a motion for the board to recess to executive session at this time as allowed by K.S.A. 75-4319. Any motion must contain the justification for the executive session, the subject matter to be discussed, any individuals in addition to the board who will attend the executive session and the time at which the regular session shall resume.

IV. ENDING BUSINESS – After new items are heard by the Commission, the following items, including announcements, will be heard.

      -Following the close of the Agenda Meeting, the Commission will consider the authorization of personnel changes for classified positions, sign any documentation approved during the agenda meeting or sign any other documentation required for regular County business. Similar action may take place throughout the day.

      -County officials, individually or in groups, may visit the Courthouse or those buildings being used for displaced Courthouse offices during the HVAC improvement project. With the Courthouse located at 1400 Main, other buildings being used for housing are 1520 Main and 1709 Main, Great Bend, Kansas.

      -County officials may attend the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Pints & Politics on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Held from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., the event is located at Dry Lake Brewery, 1305 Main, Great Bend, Kansas.

      -Although subject to change, the following appointments have been scheduled:

      9:45 a.m. or following the close of the Agenda Meeting – Financial Update – Matt Patzner, Administrator.

      10:00 a.m. – Program Update – Marissa Woodmansee, Juvenile Services Director.

      10:30 a.m. – Operational Needs – Brooke Haulmark, Central Kansas Community Corrections Director.

      11:00 a.m. – Community Engagement Update – Friday Otuya, Community Engagement Specialist, Nex-Tech.

      11:15 a.m. – Regular Business Discussion – Matt Patzner, County Administrator.

THE COUNTY EDITION, KVGB-AM – Thursdays at 11:05 a.m. Members of the Health Department are scheduled for April 18, 2024.

   A. Discussion Items.
   B. Citizens or organizations may present requests or proposals for initial consideration.
   C. The Commissioners are available to the Public on Tuesdays during regular business hours.
   D. One or more Commissioners may be present in the Commission Chambers conducting county business throughout the day on Tuesdays.
   E. The Commissioners may, individually, schedule personal appointments related to County business at their discretion.
   F. The next Regular Meeting will be at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2024.