Chairman McElhaney called the meeting to order at 6:38 P.M. on Wednesday, March 27, 2002. All members were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Jones made a motion to approve the minutes of October 29 and November 5, 2001. Motion was seconded by Johnson and carried unanimously.
CONSENT AGENDA 03-27-02
Johnson made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
- Approve Resolution No. 02-07 granting a beer license to Clinton Store; and
- Authorize the Chair to execute Contracts for Highway Purposes between Douglas County, Kansas and Ben A. Tibbits and Shirley A. Tibbits, husband and wife; Douglas County, Kansas and Philip L. Barlow, a single person; Douglas County, Kansas and James D. Shultz, Jr. and Mary M. Shultz, husband and wife; Douglas County, Kansas and Floyd W. and Regina E. Andrew, husband and wife; and Douglas County, Kansas and Leonard Newby and Constance Newby, husband and wife, for Project No. 23C-3472-01, County Route 442, Stull Road.
Motion was seconded by Jones and carried unanimously.
McElhaney discussed the possibility of using volunteers to conduct a test plot of conversion of brush to grassland at Wells Overlook Park. It was the consensus of the Commission to proceed.
PUBLIC WORKS & AGREEMENTS 03-27-02
Keith Browning, Director of Public Works/County Engineer, presented a cooperation agreement between Douglas County, Kansas and the City of Eudora, Kansas. The City of Eudora has opened bids for the reconstruction of Winchester Road (E 2100 Road) from the K-10 bridge north to Route 442. The existing rock surfaced road will be reconstructed to a curb and gutter, city collector-type roadway. The apparent low bidder submitted a base bid of $695,225.75. Bids were also taken on several alternates for which would approximately total an additional $200,000. The City of Eudora has requested that Douglas County Public Works provide construction engineering services for this project. They propose to reimburse the County for 2/3 of our personnel and equipment costs and 100% of our out-of-pocket costs to provide these services. In addition, the City of Eudora requests that Douglas County contribute $200,000 towards the cost of construction for this project. These funds are programmed in the Capital Improvements Plan for this purpose. Rex Burkhardt, President of the Eudora City Council, made comments on behalf of the City. Jones made a motion to approve the Cooperation Agreement between Douglas County, Kansas and the City of Eudora, Kansas, for partially financing construction and providing construction engineering services for the Winchester Road (E2100 Road) reconstruction project. Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
The Board conducted a preliminary discussion of the County Budget preparation for 2003. No action was taken.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 03-27-02
McElhaney made a motion to authorize accounts payable in the amount of $170,726.28, to be paid 3/25/02; accounts payable manual checks in the amount of $2,558.14; payroll in the amount of $574,719.55; and electronic funds transfers in the amounts of $35,247.73 for KPERS, and $42,890.91 for FICA, to be paid 3/22/02.
Johnson made a motion for adjournment. Jones seconded and motion carried unanimously.
Jere McElhaney, Chairman Bob Johnson, Member
Patty Jaimes, County Clerk Charles Jones, Member