Osborne County Commissioners – Minutes for October 2, 2017
Present: Alfred Reif, C.W. “Bill” Seaman, Craig Pottberg, and Vienna Janis, County Clerk.
Alfred Reif called the meeting to order at 8:55 a.m.
Commissioners read the minutes for special meeting held September 29, 2017. Alfred Reif moved to approve the minutes as amended, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.
Commissioners received a letter from the State of Kansas stating that our appraiser office consisting of Kenton Lyon, Cheryl Bontz, and Ann Hawks met the requirement for being in compliance.
Commissioners received a quote from Hahn Masonry, LLC out of Cawker City to rock in two more windows on the basement floor. The total is for $2,600.00 with $1,500.00 due with acceptance of the quote. Alfred Reif moved to approve the quote for rocking in two more windows and make the payment of $1,500.00, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.
Craig Pottberg reported information that Osborne County average minimum wage was second from the lowest in the state at $11.56 per hour. Discussion was held.
Janice Boland met with commissioners and discussed options for a new ambulance. They also discussed an employee regarding to being put on leave by Janice Boland and wanting the county to pay for the time she was without wages.
Brent “Bo” French met with commissioners to discuss the following: bridge in Covert Township is complete, looking at repairing another bridge, will start hauling rock, purchasing a tree shear, and forklift training class. Bo presented information on a road in Round Mound Township that is an open road but has two cattle gates on it, this is a liability issue for the county. Discussion was held. Commissioners will talk to county attorney to get his advice.
Commissioners recessed at 10:26 a.m. and reconvened to regular session at 10:41 a.m.
Paul Gregory met with commissioners and they provided him information on an open road in Round Mound Township with cattle gates on it and asked him to write a letter to the land owner. Paul Gregory stated he will send a certified letter to all involved.
Alfred Reif moved to adjourn the meeting and go look at a bridge in Covert Township and roads, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried. Meeting ended at 10:51 a.m.