County board approves hauling contract

Cloud County board of commissioners Monday approved the 2013 Solid Waste Hauling contract with P.J. Owen, Owen Trucking, following a discussion with Solid Waste director Justin Murdock and Owen. The contract calls for an increase of $4 per load, from $318 to $322 per load.
In other business the board approved payment of the following bills on behalf of the Public Building Commissioner: Cloud County treasurer, $67.38; Goldberg, Sullivan and McCrerey, $3,130.66; and Zahner Hansen Construction Group, $203,948.64.
During highway administrator Andy Asch's routine appointment, the board approved a resolution to remove the weight limit sign for Bridge #7126 , located between section 30 and 31-7-1 (on Gold Road between 240th and 250th Roads) which spans Mulberry Creek.
At Asch's request, commissioners also approved a joint road terrace use permit for Joan J. Hyde in the west half southwest quarter 14-7-3.
The board broke the ties for several township trustee and treasurers' positions that resulted after the canvass of the Nov. 6 general election. Results after drawing of lot were: Buffalo Township trustee, Fred Larsen; Aurora Township treasurer, Richard Blackwell; Bufflao Township treasurer, Noel Hanson; Colfax Township treasurer, Marian McKain Sullivan; Grant Township treasurer, Brett Zimmer; and Summit Township treasurer, John Tobald.
Robert Walsh, county attorney, and Kim Cudney, District Judge 12th Judicial District, discussed the liability insurance coverage for Community Corrections and JA and if they could be covered under Cloud County's policy or if they should purchase a separate policy. The board placed a call to Tom Job of KCAMP and asked him to gather information on the matter before any decision is made.
Commissioners reporting on meetings attended during the week were: Johnita Crawford, the construction meeting at the Law Enforcement site, Nov. 20; Gary Caspers, Resources Council meeting, Nov. 20; Gail Engle and Caspers, Solid Waste committee meeting, Nov. 20.
Commissioner Engle  also reported he had attended the Kansas Crossroad RC&D annual meeting in Scandia on Nov. 15.
In other matters, the board:
—approved department payrolls totaling $129,499.40.
—approved a classification change for Blythe Atwell from part-time home health aide/homemaker to full time home health aide/homemaker with no change in wage.
—discussed potential routes for a transmission line project being considered for Cloud County with Mark Lawlor of Clean Line Energy Partners.
—discussed a grant for the purchase of weather radios with Larry Eubanks, Emergency Preparedness director.
Adjournment was at 11:45 a.m.


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