Skip to content Skip to navigation

Commission Board Meeting on Tue, July 15, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Meeting Agenda: 

Budget Hearings


(1) (a)  Consider approval of Commission Orders; and 
  (b) Consider approval of purchase of Noxious Weeds Chemical (Keith Browning)
  (c) Consider approval of Bituminous Frictional Sealing contract for Project No. 2014-12
   (Keith Browning);
  (d) Consider approval to Acquisition of Easement for Drainage Structure Replacement; Bridge No. 00.26N-16.00E (Michael Kelly)


-Decisions by the Commission to direct staff on changes to recommended budget and authorization
to publish.


Related Document(s): 
Meeting Location: 
County Courthouse
Street Address: 
1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
Meeting Minutes: 

Thellman called the regular meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, with all members present.

CONSENT 07-15-14

Thellman moved approval of the following Consent Agenda:

  • Purchase of 240 gallons of PastureGard HL from Lone Pine Ag Services for $95.20/gallon for a total amount of $22,848;
  • Acquisition of for Project No. 00261600, Road No. 123 (E1600 Road); Tract 1 with the following landowners: Cheryl K. and Stanley D. Robinson, 402 Chapel Street, Baldwin City; Gary L. and Rosella M. Taylor, 1019 9th Street, Baldwin City; Margaret A. Pollard, 2081 Willow Lane, Excelsior Springs, MO; and Isaac L. and Darlene M. Taylor, 19 E 1600 Road.

Motion was seconded by Flory and carried 3-0.

Thellman moved to approve the minutes for April 30, may 14, May 21 and May 28, 2014. Motion was seconded by Gaughan and carried 3-0.

BUDGET 07-15-14

The Board conducted 2015 budget hearings.

Gaughan moved to authorize publication of the budget for 2015 and to set the date of the public hearing for the budget on August 13, 2014 at the 6:35 p.m. County Commission meeting. The governing body also voted to increase property taxes in an amount greater than the amount levied for the 2014 budget, adjusted by the 2013 Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers, as required by changing K.S.A. 79-2925B with House Bill 2047. Motion was seconded by Thellman and carried on a 3-0 vote with Flory stating he disagreed with not the bottom line of where the Board got, but how they got there. He said he feels the discretionary funds should have been tapped and the CIP left intact.

Thellman moved to adjourn the meeting; Flory seconded and the motion carried 3-0.

Nancy Thellman, Chair

Jim Flory, Vice-Chair


Jamie Shew, County Clerk

Mike Gaughan, Member