March 1, 2021
Meeting held at the County Community Center Building
March 1, 2021
John Bertram, David White, Bert Lowery, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Jay Schmidt, Rosa Hettinger, Matt Christenson and Kerri Ulrich, Jeff Blackburn attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 02/26/21.
After prayer and the pledge of allegiance. David White opened the meeting at 9:00. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and David seconded, motion carried 2-0.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for the Public Works departments which included; payroll change K Koehn(merit), exchange of State and Federal funds in the amount of $53,914.89. cattle guard cleanouts, trimming of trees, recycling grain bags, new motor grater leases. Bert moved to approve the payroll change and David seconded, motion carried 2-0. David moved to accept the exchange of federal funds in the amount of $48,523.40 and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Rosa Hettinger came to continue the discussion on purchasing a new transfer truck and presented a replacement schedule for equipment and vehicles per David’s request. Next, they moved into the discussion of allocating funds from the Special Equipment to go towards the purchase of a new transfer truck. After some more discussion, Bert moved to allow $30,000 from the Special Equipment fund to go towards the purchase and David seconded, motion carried 3-0. It was by consensus for her to not pay it back and will allow her to transfer funds at the end of 2021 for future purchases.
Matt Christenson came to present quotes for security cameras at the courthouse. He broke it down for just the equipment which is B&H $5,855.57 and SHI $6,291.09. Then quotes for the company to come install would be from CDS $12,322.59, C&C Group $19,200.00 and $22,202.95. He explained that he would recommend the County perform an in-house installation of the new security camera solution at the Courthouse to help lower costs and that he would recommend purchasing cameras and storage drives through B&H and the workstation that serves as the NVR be purchased through SHI in the amount of $5855.57 with a combination of the two vendors. He also added that the Sheriff office is looking into upgrading their security system and that we could utilize the old cameras which would save us some money as well. After some discussion David moved to combine the purchase from B&H and SHI in the amount of $5855.57 and reuse the old Sheriff Office cameras and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, they discussed the sound system he set up for a demo and working on getting bid requests regrading sealing of the Commons, masonry quotes on Mullinville library and leasing space at the City building in Mullinville.
Break called till 9:58.
John moved to go into executive session for non-elected personnel at 10:00 for 20 minutes for employee relations to discuss performance evaluation and wage compensation with Matt Christenson and David seconded motion 3-0. Regular session began at 10:20 with no action taken.
John moved to go into executive session for non-elected personnel at 10:20 for 20 minutes for employee relation to discuss performance evaluation and wage compensation with Jay Schmidt and Bert seconded motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 10:40 with no action taken.
John moved to go into executive session for non-elected personnel at 10:40 for employee relations to discuss performance evaluation and wage compensation with Kerri Ulrich and David seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 11:00 with no action taken.
During Commissioner discussion Kristi presented minutes for signatures and clarification on employer KPERS contribution rates for working after retirement employees.
Meeting adjourned at 11:16.
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