Crawford appointed chairman of county board
Cloud County board of commissioners Monday approved the appointment of Johnita Crawford as chairman for 2014.
In other new year business the board approved resolutions designating the Concordia Blade-Empire as the official county newspaper and county depositories as follows: Central National Bank, Sheriff; The Citizens National Bank, County Attorney; and United Bank and Trust, Register of Deeds. All banks were designated as depositories for the County Treasurer.
The board approved the following commissioner committee appointments for 2014:
Crawford—North Central Regional Planning Commission; CloudCorp Board of Directors; JJA/Community Corrections Advisory Board; Convention and Tourism Board; Juvenile Detention committee.
Gary Caspers—NCK Homeland Security Council; Cloud County Resources Council; Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC),
Gail Engle—Cloud County Chemical Dependency Committee; alternate to Osborne County E-Waste committee.
All Commissioners will serve on the Solid Waste Committee, Health Advisory Board and the Sanitary Code Committee.
The board appointed county clerk Linda Bogart as Freedom of Information officer; Dr. Roger Warren as district coroner; Troy Shepard as ADA/Safety coordinator and Justin Murdock as the Cloud County representative on the Osborne County E-Waste committee.
Other appointments approved for 2014 were employment contract with Dorothy Breault as County Health officer and Dietary consultant services agreement for Home Health with Christie Rogers.
The board signed the authorization policy for the Home Health Agency with Diana Gering as Home Health Agency director (policy was previously approved) and signed the authorization policy for the Home Health Agency with Gering as Administrator of The Cloud County Health Department and Home Health Agency.
The board approved payment of the following invoices on behalf of the Public Building Commission: Global Equipment Co., $1,325; Zahner Hansen Construction Group, $12,898.64; and GGA, PC, $2,995.20.
The board acknowledged the resignation of Caroline Pickett as a full-time corrections officer, effective Feb. 8 and approved the hire of Keenya Tyler as a full-time corrections officer effective Jan. 13 at a rate of $13.12 per hour to fill an open position.
Troy Shepard, maintenance manager, discussed a request he received from the Department of Motor vehicles to have the courthouse open for additional hours for the driver's license office. The board determined that because of security reasons no changes in court hours will be made at this time to accommodate the driver's license office.
In other matters the board
•approved a resolution urging Gov. Sam Brownback and members of the legislature to retain the mortgage registration fee.
•approved signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Republic County Health department and Cloud County Health Department for Family Planning Services for July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.
•approved the official authorization for the Home Health Agency to operate.
•received information from County Attorney Robert Walsh and Sheriff Brian Marks on courtroom security and the active shooter drill held at Concordia High School.
•heard discussion from Everett Ford on a special assessment that was added to a property he purchased at a tax foreclosure sale in 2012.
•approved sharing the cost with all counties in the district for Roger Warren, district coroner to attend a four-day training class in St. Louis
•recessed at 10:45 a.m. to tour the Law Enforcement Center and resumed open session at 11:45 a.m.
•recessed at 11:55 a.m. to attend the Cloud County Board of Health meeting and resumed open session at 1:15 p.m.
Commissioners reporting on meetings attended during the past week were: Engle, Chemical Dependency Committee, Jan. 10; Crawford, JJA Advisory board, Jan. 8; all commissioners, owners' meeting, Jan. 6.
Adjournment was at 1:50 p.m.
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