I. OPENING BUSINESS:
A. Call Meeting to Order.
B. Roll Call taken by County Clerk.
C. Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
D. Consider Approval of the Agenda.
E. Minutes of the October 12, 2020, Regular Meeting are not available.
F. 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.
G. Cell phones and other electronic devices, other than those used by the media and law enforcement, should be shut off.
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. CONSIDERATION OF ROAD VACATION:
A Portion of NE 70 Road from NE 10 Avenue to NE 20 Avenue, South Homestead Township:
-Barton County received a request to vacate a portion of NE 70 Road from NE 10 Avenue to NE 20 Avenue, South Homestead Township. Adjoining landowners were notified of the viewing. In addition, an advertisement was placed in the Great Bend Tribune. There was no public viewing as the adjoining landowners agreed to the vacation. This is allowed by Kansas statute. Barry McManaman, County Engineer, will provide details.
SPARK Funding Reimbursement:
-Barton County has received the necessary documentation from the State Office of Recovery to reimburse SPARK funding for COVID-related expenses. This includes the rent of the Barton County Annex, Broadway at Morton, Great Bend, for the period of March – December, 2020. Phil Hathcock, County Administrator, will provide details.
C. PUBLIC HEALTH:
SPARK, Health Department, Funding Reimbursement:
-Barton County has received the necessary documentation from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to reimburse SPARK funding for COVID-related expenses. This includes the mobile health unit purchased in July, 2020. Mr. Hathcock will provide details.
D. PUBLIC HEALTH:
SPARK, Health Department, Purchasing Plan:
-Barton County has received the necessary documentation from KDHE to made certain purchases and / or reimbursement of SPARK funding for COVID-related expenses. The Commission will be asked to approve the SPARK, Health Department, Purchasing Plan. Mr. Hathcock will provide details.
E. COVID 19 UPDATE:
-Karen Winkelman, Public Health Director, will provide a COVID 19 update.
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.
Although subject to change, the following appointments have been scheduled:
OCTOBER 19, 2020
9:45 a.m. or following the close of the Agenda Meeting
– Bridge Weight Updates
– Barry McManaman, County Engineer.
– Municipal Buyback of Bobcat Loaders
– Darren Williams, County Works Director.
– BJA Reentry for Adults with Substance Use Disorder grant
– Amy Boxberger, CKCC Director.
– Marketing and the Healthy Community Initiative grant
– Sue Cooper, Grant Coordinator.
– Financial Update
– Matt Patzner, Financial Officer.
– Regular Business Discussion
– Phil Hathcock, County Administrator, and Donna Zimmerman, County Clerk. Included will be the Health Department Entrance Door Security Project and the 2020 Computer Replacement as coordinated by the Information Technology Department.
THE COUNTY EDITION, KVGB-AM
– Thursdays at 11:05 a.m. Dena Popp, 911 Director, is scheduled for October 22, 2020.
V. OTHER BUSINESS:
A. Discussion Items.
1. Quarantine Procedures:
-Jennifer Flick has asked to speak to the Commission reference recommended quarantine procedures.
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, October 26, 2020.