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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, June 18, 2003 - 6:35 PM

Meeting Information: 


  • Convene

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Consider approval of minutes of January 21, 22, 27, February 3 (revised), 24, 28, March 3, 10, 12, and April 7, 2003

CONSENT AGENDA
 (1) (a) Consider approval of  Commission Orders
(b) Consider approval of Contract(s) for Highway Purposes for Project No. 23C-3688-01, County Route 1029, E 600 Road (Keith Browning)
(c) Consider approval of Agreement between Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority and Douglas County related to condition of grant for JJA funds (Pam Weigand)


REGULAR AGENDA
 (2) Discussion of Mailbox Installations and Roadside Safety Impacts with Traffic Safety Advisory Committee


 (3) Discussion of policy issues related to the financing of rural road maintenance (Charles Jones)


 (4) Consider approval of six (6) Out-District College Tuition Statements in the amount of $15,528 (Debbie Sparkes)


 (5) Other Business
  (a) Consider approval of Accounts Payable (if necessary)
  (b) Appointments
  (c) Miscellaneous
  (d) Public Comment 


 (6) Adjourn

Meeting Location: 
County Courthouse
Street Address: 
1100 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
Meeting Minutes: 

The Board attended a Rededication Ceremony for the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center and Youth Services at 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, June 18, 2003.


Johnson called meeting to order at 6:37 P.M. All members were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


McElhaney moved approval of minutes of January 21, 22, 27, February 3 (revised), 24, 28, March 3, 10, 12, and April 7, 2003. Motion was seconded by Jones and carried unanimously.


CONSENT AGENDA 06-18-03
Jones moved approval of the following Consent Agenda:



  • Approve Commissioners Order Nos. 5142, 5143 and 5144. Orders are on file in the office of the County Clerk;

  • Approve Contract(s) for Highway Purposes for Project No. 23C-3688-01, County Route 1029, E 600 Road; and

  • Approve Agreement between Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority and Douglas County related to condition of grant for JJA funds.

Motion was seconded by McElhaney and carried unanimously.


MISCELLANEOUS 06-18-03
Gary Bartz, Co-Chair of the Douglas County Fireworks Association, appeared before the Board advising the Association would like to assist the Public Works Department in cleaning up public areas such as Clinton Lake, Lone Star Lake and Wells Overlook Park, after the 4th of July activities. The Board thanked Mr. Bartz and the Association and directed the Public Works Department to work with the Association in the clean-up efforts.


PUBLIC WORKS 06-18-03
Keith Browning, Director of Public Works/County Engineer, presented a video on behalf of the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee regarding mailbox installations and roadside safety impacts. The need to outlaw large installations next to the highways, including existing mailboxes was then discussed. The Board then thanked the Committee for the education process and directed the Department of Public Works to develop a mailbox policy.


PUBLIC WORKS & MISCELLANEOUS 06-18-03
Jones conducted a brief presentation on policy issues related to the financing of rural road maintenance. He suggested that the policy that was set in the early 70's needs to be updated. It was the consensus of the Board to discuss this issue again in the fall.


OUT-DISTRICT COLLEGE TUITION STATEMENTS 06-18-03
Johnson moved approval of six (6) Out-District College Tuition Statements in the amount of $15,528. Motion was seconded by Jones and carried with McElhaney opposed.


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 06-18-03
McElhaney moved approval of accounts payable in the amount of $1,346,087.31 to be paid 6/16/03; accounts payable manual checks in the amounts of
$1,480.00 and $944.74; payroll in the amount of $573,605.78; and electronic funds transfers in the amounts of $42,409.85 for FICA and $33,030.23 for KPERS to be paid 6/13/03. Motion was seconded by Jones and carried unanimously.


PUBLIC WORKS & CONTRACTS 06-18-03
Browning discussed the need to authorize a Commissioner the authority to execute Contract(s) for Highway Purposes for Project No. 23C-3688-01, County Route 1029, E 600 Road and/or the authority to authorize condemnation procedures, if needed, in order to meet approaching deadlines. Jones made a motion that McElhaney be authorized to execute Contract(s) or condemnation procedures which action will be ratified by the Board at its next regular meeting. Motion was seconded by Johnson and carried unanimously.


Jones moved for adjournment.  McElhaney seconded and the motion carried.


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Bob Johnson, Chairman                      Jere McElhaney, Member


ATTEST:


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Patty Jaimes, County Clerk                  Charles Jones, Member