- Pledge of Allegiance
- Consider approval of minutes of January 15 and February 3, 2003
- Proclaim the month of March as "Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Month" (Peggy Wallert)
(1) (a) Consider approval of Commission Orders
(b) Consider approval of Resolution appointing the District Coroner and Deputy District Coroner for the Seventh Judicial District for the four-year term which commenced on January 11, 2003
(c) Consider approval of Interlocal Agreement between The Board of County Commissioners of the County of Shawnee, Kansas, The City of Topeka, The City of Lawrence, the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Kansas, and the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Jefferson, Kansas, to jointly participate in the use of a software system referred to as a "COPLINK Knowledge Computing Corporation" in order to provide for greater efficiency and effectiveness of police protection and public safety in the region
(d) Consider approval of Noxious Weed Cost Share Herbicides (Keith Browning/Mike Perkins)
(e) Consider approval of Annual Noxious Weed Management Plan (Keith Browning/Harold Starkebaum)
(2) Annual Appraisal Report (Marion Johnson)
(3) Discussion of County policy on reimbursement of bus fare (Craig Weinaug)
(4) Other Business
(a) Consider approval of Accounts Payable (if necessary)
(d) Public Comment
(5) Executive session with County Counselor to discuss litigation
(6) Executive Session to discuss security issues
Chairman Johnson called the meeting to order at 9:03 A.M. on Monday, March 3, 2003. Commissioners Johnson and Jones were present. Commissioner McElhaney was absent. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Peggy Wahlert, Cottonwood, Inc., read a proclamation proclaiming the month of March as "Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Month." Johnson made a motion to adopt the proclamation as read; Jones seconded and the motion carried.
Commissioner McElhaney joined the meeting at 9:08 A.M.
Jones made a motion to approve the minutes of January 15 and February 3, 2003. McElhaney seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
CONSENT AGENDA 03-03-03
Johnson moved approval of the following Consent Agenda:
- Approve Commissioners Order Nos. 5115 and 5116. Orders are on file in the office of the County Clerk;
- Approve Resolution No. 03-08 appointing the District Coroner and Deputy District Coroner for the Seventh Judicial District for the Four- Year Term which commenced on January 11, 2003;
- Approve the purchase of 2,4-DA, Glyphosate, Remedy, Tordon 22K and 2,4-DLV from Lone Pine Ag-Serv's;
- Approve the Noxious Weed Management Plan; and
- Note receipt of fee reports for the month of January 2003;
Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
AGREEMENTS & SHERIFF 03-03-03
The Board considered approval of an Interlocal Agreement between the Board of County Commissioners of Shawnee, Kansas, The City of Topeka, The City of Lawrence, the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas, and the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson, Kansas to jointly participate in the use of a software system referred as a "COPLINK Knowledge Computing Corporation" in order to provide for greater efficiency and effectiveness of police protection and public safety in the region. Rick Trapp, Sheriff, was present for the discussion. Trapp explained that this is a knowledge management system that manages information and assists in solving crime. Each participating agency will be able to download all available information into the COPLINK database on a daily basis. This consolidated information will then be available for all five agencies to use for investigative and analytical purposes. The database should enable all involved to become more effective in the common goal of reducing crime. The cost to Douglas County is seven thousand dollars ($7,000). Jones made a motion to authorize the Chair to execute the Interlocal Agreement, seconded by McElhaney and carried unanimously.
PROPERTY VALUATION 03-03-03
Marion Johnson, County Appraiser, presented the Annual Appraisal Report. No action was taken.
MISCELLANEOUS & PARKING 03-03-03
The Board discussed the County's policy on reimbursement of bus fare. Craig Weinaug, County Administrator, presented the item. Weinaug noted that during the renovation of the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, the Board authorized the reimbursement of bus fare for employees as an incentive to utilize the bus system and relieve parking problems. Weinaug recommended the continuance of the reimbursement. Jones made a motion to continue the reimbursement, seconded by McElhaney and carried unanimously.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 03-03-03
Jones moved approval of accounts payable in the amount of $248,664.03 to be paid 2/24/03; $508,981.91 to be paid 3/3/03, and $38,157.50 to be paid 3/3/03. McElhaney seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
At 10:17 A.M. Johnson made a motion that the Board recess to go into executive session for one (1) hour with Craig Weinaug, County Administrator; Pam Madl, Director of Administrative Services; and Evan Ice, County Counselor, to discuss potential litigation. Motion was seconded by Jones and carried unanimously. At 11:15 A.M., Johnson made a motion to extend the executive session until 12:15 P.M., seconded by McElhaney and carried unanimously. The Board returned to regular session at 12:05 P.M. No action was taken.
Johnson moved for adjournment; Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
Bob Johnson, Chair Jere McElhaney, Member
Patty Jaimes, County Clerk Charles Jones, Member