Emergency Preparedness director to remain a part-time position

Cloud County board of commissioners Monday rejected the possibility of making the emergency preparedness director a full-time position. Larry Eubanks, who holds the position as a part-time employee, asked about the possible change after discussing various emergency preparedness items with the board.
Eubanks told the board a new employee ID card and credentialing system is recommended by FEMA, discussed the county's emergency operations plan, presented and discussed a draft of the disaster debris management plan and presented and discussed a draft of the Cloud County disaster and emergency operation plan for natural disasters.
In other business, Cami Thurner, Domestic Violence Association, discussed the Clothesline Project and showed samples of t-shirts that will be on display at various places in the Community. Thurner said a candlelight vigil will be conducted at the gazebo in Concordia City Park beginning at 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8.
Commissioners approved designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Jerry Collins, IT director, discussed sending notice to Thomson Reuters giving them a 90-day notice that Cloud County will be terminating the Agreement for Licensed Software and Services, for maintenance and support services for the Manatron software modules, effective Dec. 31.
Sheryl Williams, County treasurer, presented information on the sales tax and compensating use tax collected in September (August sales) 2012, in the amount of $56,037.65 compared to $58,585.03 received in September 2011.
The board had two executive sessions. A five-minute session to discuss non-elected personnel included county attorney Robert Walsh and county clerk Linda Bogart. A 10-minute session, also to discuss non-elected personnel included Walsh, Bogart and Amber Lindberg, jail administrator.
In other matters the board
—approved department payrolls totaling $127,880.18.
—approved signing the contract with Marlene Stamm dba NCK Environmental, LLC as Cloud County's sanitarian.
—heard a report from commissioner Gary Caspers that he attended the Homeland Security meeting Sept. 25 in Beloit, a Public Health meeting in Smith Center Sept. 27 and the Concordia Rotary Club meeting Sept. 28.
—heard a report from commissioner Johnita Crawford that she attended the Pawnee Mental Health meeting in Clay Center Sept. 25 and the North Central Regional Planning meeting in Beloit Sept. 27.
—approved appointing Caspers as voting delegate and commissioner Gail Engle as alternate voting delegate to the KCAMP annual meeting Nov. 14 in Topeka.
—discussed with Williams and Walsh the process for conducting a tax foreclosure sale.
Adjournment was at 3:15 p.m.

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