Board approves Emergency Preparedness Committee

 Cloud County board of commissioners Tuesday approved appointments to the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee.
 Serving on the board will be: Bob Gering, chairman of the committee representing Cloud County Rural FD #4; Larry Eubanks, Emergency Preparedess Coordinator; Diana Gering, Health Administrator; Vonda Pumarlo, Health Department Emergency Preparedness Coordinator; Rhonna Annon, Cloud County Health Center Emergency Preparedness Coordinator; Brian Marks, Sheriff's Department; Eric Voss, Fire Chief, Concordia Fire Department; Andrew Asch, Highway Administrator; Max Coleman, Miltonvale Rural Fire Department; Gary Caspers, Cloud County Commission; Beverly Mortimer, USD 333; Janet Eubanks, Cloud County Community College; Bruce Johnson, Concordia Police Chief; Marc Derusseau, Clyde; Mike Brayton, Glasco; Joe Jindra, News Media; Edmund Rudolph, Clyde Fire Department; Jon Puckett, Miltonvale mayor; Kathy Coleman, Miltonvale EMS; Derek Holmes, Concordia High School Emergency Preparedness Coordinator; Roger Perkins, USD 334; Corey Reese, USD 224.
In other business, the board approved payment of the following invoices on behalf of the Public Building Commission: Zahner Hansen Construction Group, 3 invoices totaling $28,247.49; and Kansas State Treasurer, $117,331.25.
 Sheryl Williams, county treasurer, presented information on the sales tax and compensating use tax received for August (July sales) in the amount of $62,469.52, compared to the amount received in 2012 in the amount of $60,414.40.
 Larry Uri, Concordia city manager, discussed the gas line to the Law Enforcement Center and presented a draft of a gas service agreement for board review and explained the permitting process for their proposed Flood Control Project.
Andy Asch, highway administrator, reported the estimated cost of the damages from the recent rain storm was $285,694.20 and that estimated cost approximately $269,214.59 could be submitted to FEMA for partial reimbursement.
In other matters, the board
•approved department payrolls totaling $129,987.43
•approved appointment of Miranda Siebolt, assistant manager of the Holiday Inn Express, to fill the unexpired term of Lindey Glenn on the Convention and Tourism Committee
•heard a report from Justin Murdock, Solid Waste director that his department is working on the road to the construction/demolition landfill
All three commissioners attended the owners' meeting Aug. 27 at the jail site, the inter-governmental meeting Aug. 28 and participated on KNCK Coffeetime Aug. 30.
Commissioner Johnita Crawford attended the North Central Regional Planning Commission meeting Aug. 29 in Beloit.
Commissioner Gary Caspers attended the Emergency Preparedness meeting at the Fire Department Aug. 28 and the Resources Council meeting Aug. 29.
Adjournment was at 10:35 a.m.


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