I. OPENING BUSINESS:
A. Call Meeting to Order.
B. Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
C. Consider Approval of the Agenda.
D. Minutes of the March 13, 2017, Regular Meeting are not available.
E. Any citizen wishing to make statements during the discussion of any item must first be recognized by the Commission Chair. After being recognized, that person should state their name and the name of any organization represented. Statements should be limited to five minutes.
F. Cell phones and other electronic devices, other than those used by the media, should be shut off.
II. APPROVAL OF APPROPRIATIONS:
-An Accounts Payable Register will be submitted to the Commission for the period of March 6, 2017, and ending March 20, 2017.
III. OLD BUSINESS – Items tabled, or scheduled, from previous Commission Meetings, will be heard at this time.
-There is no Old Business at this time.
IV. NEW BUSINESS – All new business to be considered by the Commission will be heard at this time.
A. NOXIOUS WEED: Recognition of Dale Phillips:
-Dale Phillips, Road and Bridge / Noxious Weed / Memorial Parks Director has worked for Barton County since September 11, 1973. He became the Noxious Weed Director in 1976. Mr. Phillips progressively advanced in his work, eventually overseeing not one, but three departments. At this time, the Commission will be asked to recognize Mr. Phillips for forty years of service as the Barton County Noxious Weed Director.
B. GREAT PLAINS DEVELOPMENT: Continuation of Membership:
-Great Plains Development assists the County, and its Cities, with Small Business Administration loan applications, Community Development Block Grant writing, economic development revolving loans and community strategic planning. The Commission will be updated on recent programs, new CDBG information on the County and Cities, discussion about CDBG-Revolving Loan fund and possible future changes and new planning services (Strategic Doing) available from GPDI. The Commission will be asked to approve the County’s 2017 membership.
C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: Great Plains Development:
-As a Great Plains Development member, the County is eligible to make
appointment to the Board. At this time, the Commission will be asked to
consider the appointment of a Commissioner to the Great Plains Development
V. ENDING BUSINESS – After new items are heard by the Commission, the following
items, including announcements, will be heard.
-Following the close of the Agenda Meeting, the Commission will consider the
authorization of personnel changes, sign any documentation approved during
the agenda meeting or sign any other documentation required for regular
County business. Similar action may take place throughout the day.
-Subject to change, the following appointments have been scheduled:
9:45 a.m. or following the close of the Agenda Meeting – Carey Hipp, County
Counselor, will discuss regular business. Immediately following Ms. Hipp’s time,
Donna Zimmerman, County Clerk, will discuss regular business.
10:00 a.m. – Financial Update – Matt Patzner, Financial Officer
10:30 a.m. – An Excavator, Asphalt Mixing Bids, Annual State Noxious Weed
Report and Fence Painting at Hillcrest – Dale Phillips, Road and Bridge / Noxious
Weed / Memorial Parks Director
10:50 a.m. – Federal Funds Exchange for 2017 – Barry McManaman, County
11:00 a.m. – Great Bend Transload Facility discussion – Mr. McManaman; Jan
Peters, Great Bend Chamber and Watco
11:30 a.m. or after all appointments have been completed, the Commission will
have a working lunch. During this time, they will review the County’s Employee
Handbook and other documents related to regular operations.
THE COUNTY EDITION, KVGB-AM – Thursdays at 11:05 a.m. Dena Popp, 911
Director, is scheduled for March 23, 2017.
VI. OTHER BUSINESS:
A. Discussion Items.
B. Citizens or organizations may present requests or proposals for initial
C. The Commissioners are available to the Public on Mondays during regular
D. The Commissioners may, individually, schedule personal appointments
related to County business at their discretion.
E. The next Regular Meeting will be Monday, March 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.