Commission approves payment invoices

 Cloud County board of commissioners Monday approved payment of invoices on behalf of the Public Building Commission. They were $83,850 to Zahner Hansen Construction Group and $3,999.42 to Goldberg Group Architects.
 In other business the board approved a classification change for Richard Bergstrom Jr., highway department employee, from truck driver to mechanic, effective Sept. 23 to fill an open position at an introductory wage of $12.80 per hour.
 Another highway department hiring approved was for Travis Mills as truck driver to fill an open position effective Oct. 7 at an introductory wage of $12 per hour.
 The board acknowledged the resignation of Dan Hyman, effective Sept. 20. Highway administrator Andy Asch discussed his meeting last week with the Republic County commissioners.
  Larry Eubanks, emergency preparedness director, discussed establishing an emergency operation center and asked about the possibility of using the office portion of the current law enforcement center, once the new jail is opened. No decision was made.
 Dolores Landry visited with the board about the Ames/Miltonvale road and asked about the possibility of striping the middle and/or edges of the road. Commissioners said they would talk to Asch about the matter.
 Justin Murdock, Solid Waste director, discussed the E-waste meeting he attended in Osborne, last week; they shipped two loads of #8 news last week and will ship a load of shredded paper and a load of cardboard this week.
In other business the board
•approved allowing the chairman to sign the management representation letter for the 2012 county audit.
•heard a report from health administrator Diana Gering that the Health Fair will be from 3-7 p.m., Oct. 15 at the Armory.
•discussed the owners' meeting and concealed carry legislation with County Attorney Robert Walsh and Sheriff Brian Marks.
Adjournment was at 11:25 a.m.
 Meetings attended during the past week by commissioners included: KWORCC Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 19 in Topeka, Gary Caspers; meeting with architects and contractors, Sept. 18, at the Jail site, Gail Engle; Juvenile Detention meeting at the new Public Works Facility in Riley County, Sept. 18, Johnita Crawford.
 Commissioners attended the owners' meeting this afternoon at the jail site.

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