Board approves change orders

 Cloud County board of commissioners Monday approved several change orders for the new Law Enforcement Center presented by Cliff Sullivan, Goldberg Group Architects-PC.
These included purchase of a Type K fire extinguisher for the kitchen;  installation of two pull stations for the fire alarms as required by State Fire Marshal and the Concordia Fire Chief; and several change orders including one to Matt's Auto & Accessories and Prime Coat for floor striping and window cover per PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) requirements.
 In other law enforcement business, the board approved paying these invoices on behalf of the Public Building Commission: Zahner Hansen Construction Group, $5,708.70 and GGA-PC, $6,052.56.
 Commissioners also approved the hire of Kyle Newville as a full-time corrections officer effective March 3 at a rate of $13.12 per hour.
 Michelle Graham and Lucas Chavey, Cloud County Wind Farm, LLC presented their yearly Gift Fund check to the board in the amount of $300,000.
 Graham thanked the County for its excellent job of cleaning the county roads during the recent snowstorms, allowing them access to the wind turbines.
 After discussing the contract with Hamm Quarry with Solid Waste director Justin Murdock, the board approved signing an addendum to the contract with Hamm Quarry at a rate of $25 per ton for a period of three years plus a 3 percent COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) per year.
 Sheryl Williams, County treasurer, reported the amount of sales tax and compensating use tax received for February (January sales) was $65,975.67, compared to the amount received in 2013 of $64,986.60.
 Williams also presented a hiring authorization for Deanna Pounds as a clerk in the treasurer's office effective Feb. 28 at a rate of $14.12 per hour which the board approved.
 Marlene Stamm, County sanitarian, requested a variance for Lloyd Criffield to build a septic system on property which borders a flood zone. She recommended that Criffield get approval from the County appraiser's office and the City of Jamestown. The board approved the variance provided Criffield meets all of the approval criteria.
In other matters the board
•heard a report from Sheriff Brian Marks that three people were arrested in Miltonvale over the weekend on attempted murder charges.
•received the 2014 annual bridge inspection and special inspection report on the UP bridge from Donald Dean, Campbell and Johnson Engineering.
Meetings commissioners attended during the past week included: KWORCC Board of Trustees meeting in Topeka, Feb. 20, Gary Caspers; Juvenile detention meeting in Junction City, Feb. 19 and the NCK Fairground Planning and Improvement Grant Workshop, Feb. 20, Johnita Crawford.
 Adjournment was at 3:50 p.m.

NEWS

Volunteers create mosaic for new playground

 Hundreds of volunteers wielding hammers and drills will descend on the construction site of Concordia's new destination playground next week, but much of the detail work began months ago.  The creators of Cloudville's most intricate feature, a 10-by-3-foot mosaic of... [More]

Medical Director of the Year

thumb

Cloud County Health Center Chief of Staff Dr. Justin Poore (left) was recently awarded the Kansas Emergency Medical Technicians Association's Medical Director of the Year award. This award honors special accomplishments, innovations, fresh ideas and significant contributions... [More]

For the record 4-18-14

Fire Dept./EMS Report At 8:47a.m., Thursday, Medic-5, Truck-1 went to the 400 block of West 10th and transported a 62-year-old female to Cloud County Health Center. At 2:08 p.m., Thursday, Medic-5, Rescue-1, Truck-1, Truck-2 went to Highway 24 and 90th Road for a one motor vehicle... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Panthers drop pair of league games to Wamego

WAMEGO — Concordia's reign atop the North Central Kansas League is in jeopardy after suffering a pair of losses to Wamego on Thursday. The Panthers, who have won five straight baseball league titles, fell 6-5 and 6-0 to the Red Raiders, and are now 0-2 in league play. “Right... [More]

Rimrodt places second in singles

thumb

 Concordia's Marcel Rimrodt placed second in number one singles in the tennis quadrangular the Panthers hosted on Thursday. Rimrodt suffered his only loss 8-6 to Gabe Johnson, Abilene, in the opening round. He then shut out Jacob Drey, Marysville, 8-0 and Paul Meyer, St.... [More]

More Sports

OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 4-18-14

Dear Editor,   Questions that need answers? 1. Why should we sign up for the Special Civility Pledge? 2. Isn't the “Bill of Rights” still acceptable?        3. Aren't the Ten Commandments still taught? 4. What happened to the... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos