Agenda Meeting June 1, 2020 9:00 a.m. Until Close
I. OPENING BUSINESS:
A. Call Meeting to Order.
B. Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
C. Consider Approval of the Agenda.
D. Consider Minutes of the May 26, 2020, Regular Meeting.
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.
II. OLD BUSINESS - Items tabled, or scheduled, from previous Commission Meetings, will be heard at this time.
A. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND: Working Capital Grants:
-On May 18, 2020, the Commission, following a directive from the Kansas Department of Commerce, determined that the EDRLF could be used as grant funding. On May 26, 2020, the Commission tabled consideration of grants for Hoisington Hospitality, LLC, dba Rodeway Inn and Suites, Hoisington, Kansas, and Industrial Services of Kansas, rural Great Bend. Sue Cooper, Grant Coordinator, will ask that the Commission consider those applications at this time. There is $114,676.00 available for use.
III. NEW BUSINESS - All new business to be considered by the Commission will be heard at this time.
A. COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE: Request for Approval – Added / Abated / Escaped / Refunded Taxes:
-Donna Zimmerman, County Clerk, will present a listing of Added / Abated / Escaped / Refunded Taxes. Orders for these actions are kept on file in the County Clerk’s Office. These are used to correct assessments and are requested by the County Appraiser’s Office or the County Clerk’s Office.
B. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND: Working Capital Grants:
-On May 26, 2020, the Commission set a deadline of noon, Friday, May 29, 2020, to receive applications for the funds. Ms. Cooper will present the remaining applications.
C. GRANT AWARDS: Kansas Health Foundation Healthy Community Initiative Health Equity Mini-Grant to the Great Bend Senior Center:
-The Kansas Health Foundation awarded $18,908.00 to the Great Bend Senior Center through a Healthy Community Initiative Health Equity Mini-Grant. This project was a resident-led approach to address COVID-19 related food storage and preservation to respond to the increase in demand for meal preparation and delivery services for the elderly in Great Bend, Hoisington, Ellinwood and LaCrosse. The funds will be used to purchase food preservation equipment such as refrigeration, freezers, shelving and preparation areas at the Great Bend Senior Center. Ms. Cooper will ask that the Commission authorize the pass through of funds to the Great Bend Senior Center.
D. SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT: Rebuild of the Caterpillar Model 826K Wheel Tractor Compactor by Foley Equipment:
-In 2015, the Solid Waste Department purchased a Caterpillar Model 826K Wheel Tractor Compactor from Foley Equipment. This essential piece of equipment is used daily to reduce the amount of space needed for trash. At this time, it is suggested that Foley be authorized to rebuild the power train, recondition all cylinders, replace hydraulic hoses, reseal control values and condition the lift yoke. Other work includes an update to the cab, air conditioning and heating systems, replacing a broken compactor tip, new paint and decals and updated cleaner bar and finger system. The work, which comes with a three-year 5000 hour power train and hydraulic warranty, is estimated at $359,852.00. Monies are available in the Solid Waste fund for this purpose. Phil Hathcock, County Administrator, will provide details.
E. SOLID WASTE: Phase IV Cell Construction – Change Orders:
-Malm Construction has submitted change orders relating to the construction of Phase IV at the Landfill. Mr. Hathcock will provide details.
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.
B. APPOINTMENTS: Although subject to change, the following appointments have been scheduled: JUNE 1, 2020 9:45 a.m. or following the close of the Agenda Meeting
– Meeting as the Governing Body of Fire District No. 1 10:15 a.m. or following the close of the Fire District Meeting
– Program Update – Barry McManaman, County Engineer
10:30 a.m. – Review of Values – Barb Esfeld, County Appraiser
11:00 a.m. – Replacement Vehicle and Reinvestment Grant (Parent Project) – Marissa Woodmansee, Juvenile Services Director
11:15 a.m. – Regular Business Discussion – Phil Hathcock, County Administrator, and Donna Zimmerman, County Clerk
THE COUNTY EDITION, KVGB-AM – Thursdays at 11:05 a.m. Sheriff Brian Bellendir is scheduled for June 4, 2020.
V. OTHER BUSINESS:
A. Discussion Items.
B. Citizens or organizations may present requests or proposals for initial consideration.
C. The Commissioners are available to the Public on Mondays during regular business hours.
D. The Commissioners may, individually, schedule personal appointments related to County business at their discretion.
E. The next Regular Meeting will be at 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 8, 2020.