March 15, 2022 Tuesday 9:00 am
The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with two Commissioners, Jim Harris and Lynne Oharah, and the County Clerk present.
Matt Crystal, Don Coffman, Bill Martin, Bobby Reed, Troy Arnold, Clint Walker and Jason Silvers were present for some or all of the meeting.
Lynne made a motion to approve the previous meetings minutes, Jim seconded, all approved.
Eric Bailey reported no permits this week. We made it through another winter storm. We are starting today on extending the culvert at 240th & the tracks. MSHAW was here last week and some areas of concern they want us to address and they will be back in a couple of weeks. We will report back to the commission when we get the final report. Eric requested a budget report. Eric reminded everyone of work session today at 1:00pm. Windmills update: still working on final punch list and may have that completed this week. Lynne asked that they patch some potholes in front of the Fire Station in Devon. Lynne also reported that there is a need for gravel north of the convenience store in Uniontown. Also, a ditch on Range Rd needing cleaned out. Eric stated they are in the process of moving equipment to Thomas quarry.
Resolution for Liquor Sales – tabled as Clerk’s office is working on it.
Bobby Reed requested a resolution to allow his office to bill at the maximum billable amount by State. The charge is for parolees arrested in Bourbon County. Jim made a motion to adopt resolution 09-22 to allow Corrections to bill for parolees at the maximum billable amount by State. Lynne seconded. All approved.
Justin Meeks stated he wanted to have an executive session to finish up some discussion regarding healthcare contract. He suggested waiting until Clifton Beth was present. Justin stated that he continues to work on the tax sale.
Susan Bancroft stated that there needs to be someone appointed for the Lake Advisory Board. Susan stated Mark McCoy stated he would be willing to serve on the board. Jim made a motion to appoint Mark McCoy as a Bourbon County representative to the Lake Advisory Board. Lynne seconded. All approved.
Public Comment: Clint Walker stated that Public Works is doing a good job putting in whistles where requested.
Elected Official Comment: No Comment
Jim made a motion to amend the agenda to allow Eric to present a culvert permit for Troy & Jennifer Arnold at 1170 250th St to add a couple of culverts and maybe an extension or two. Lynne made a motion to accept the request for culvert/extension by Troy & Jennifer Arnold at 1170 250th St. Jim seconded. All approved.
Commission Comment: Lynne issued a reminder that the Commission meeting for March 22, 2022 will be at 6pm at the City Hall in Uniontown. Jim reminded everyone of the work session today at 1:00pm. Open to the public. Don Coffman asked if we test our rock. Jim stated that each quarry has been tested. Don stated we need to have traffic counts, etc. to prioritize the roads due to increase in price. Jim stated that they go by traffic count and condition of the road. Jim stated the grid they use is put out by the University of Wisconsin rated from 1 – 10. Don asked if the property where the old landfill used to be, be put to walk-in hunting? Jim said he didn’t think it was ever discussed. Jim stated that we do hay it. Jim stated he would look into it.
Lynne made a motion to adjourn at 9:33am. Jim seconded. All approved.
THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
(ss) Jim Harris, Chairman
(ss) Lynne Oharah, Commissioner
(ss) Clifton Beth, Commissioner
Ashley Shelton, Bourbon County Clerk
March 22, 2022, Approved Date