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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, September 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Meeting Agenda: 

4:00 p.m.

Consider approval of a proclamation for National 4-H Week (Nickie Harding)

(1) (a) Consider approval of Commission Orders;
(b) Consider approval of final contract payment to Spillman (Randy Roberts);
(c) Consider approval to purchase two cardiac monitor/defibrillators and one autopulse system for the Fire and Medical department (Mark Bradford)

(2) Energy Efficiency Report (Eileen Horn)

(3) (a) Consider approval of Accounts Payable (if necessary)  
  (b) Appointments
  -Board of Construction Codes Appeals (1) position 12/15
   (c)  Public Comment
  (d)  Miscellaneous  

(4) Adjourn


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

September 28, 2016

Flory called the regular meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 with all members present.

Rowan Plinsky and Reid Plinsky, Lone Star 4-H Club, and Kyleigh Leslie, Kanwaka 4-H Club, presented a proclamation for National 4-H Week, October 2-8, 2016 in Douglas County. 

Flory moved approval of the following Consent Agenda:
►  Commission Order No. 16-028 (on file in the office the Count Clerk); and
►  Authorization for Emergency Communications Director to approve a payment to Spillman Technologies, Inc. in the amount of $334,438.00 to complete the initial purchase and instillation contract for MACH Station Alerting System and Self Initiated Calls Software; and
►  Waived the bidding process and authorized staff with Fire and Medical to utilize the Mid-America Regional Council Emergency Rescue (MARCER) for purchase of the following: Two (2) X-Series Cardiac Monitor/Defibrillators from ZOLL Medical Corporation for a purchase price of $68,298.41; and One (1) AutoPulse System with Pass Thru from ZOLL medical Corporation for a purchase price of $15,609.46.

Motion was seconded by Thellman and carried 3-0.

Eileen Horn, Sustainability Director, made a presentation to the County Commissioners with the annual Energy Efficiency Report.

The Sustainability and Energy Savings Reinvestment Fund started with $300,000 in 2011. To date, this fund has financed 21 projects including solar photovoltaic panels at the Douglas County Extension Office and Public Works, LED lighting retrofits, heat pumps and hybrid vehicles, with the savings returned to the energy fund. Overall, County energy consumption has been reduced by 20% saving the County $163,000 last year.

Many of the projects that were identified in the 2008 energy savings audit of County buildings have been completed. Horn suggested the County Commission consider contracting with a professional firm to identify future projects. She said the Douglas County jail and Youth Services buildings have potential for savings.

The Board directed staff to seek requests for proposals to get an estimate on an audit cost.

Flory moved to approve accounts payable in the amounts of $138,998.72 to be paid on 09/29/16. Motion was seconded by Gaughan and carried 3-0.
Flory moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion was seconded by Thellman and carried 3-0.

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 James E. Flory, Chair                       Mike Gaughan, Vice-Chair
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Jamie Shew, County Clerk                Nancy Thellman, Member