Health Department busy with flu shot clinics

 Health Department administrator Diana Gering reported at the Cloud County Commission meeting Monday that her employees gave 50 flu vaccinations at the Health Fair Oct. 15.
 The Health Department will be conducting a flu shot clinic this morning at Jamestown and will conduct another clinic from 9-11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25 at the Nicol Home in Glasco.
 Gering said there had only been three confirmed cases of Pertussis (whooping cough) in Cloud County to date.
 In other business, Andy Asch, highway administrator, presented the Cloud County Detour agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation. The State will reimburse for the cost of gravel used on the county roads that will be used as a detour during the bridge replacement project (9-15 KA2055-01) on Highway #9. The board unanimously approved signing the detour agreement with KDOT.
 Justin Murdock, Solid Waste director, discussed the Farm Lease for the Transfer Station land. The Board suggested it may be time to negotiate the amount charged per acre.
 The board discussed the drop off of paper to be recycled at the Transfer Station. No action was taken. Hours at the Recycling Center will be changed to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Oct. 28.
 Murdock reported his department will start the 120 day cover for the construction/demolition site this week and that the inspection of the old landfill site has been delayed until Oct. 29.
 Murdock and Dana Ringer will attend the Transfer Station Operators training class Nov. 6 and 7 in Wichita.
 Bob Gering, Local Emergency Prparedness Committee (LEPC) and Larry Eubanks, Emergency Preparedness, discussed the reporting requirements for the LEPC. In the future, information regarding the LEPC may be posted on the County's web-site.
 Sheriff Brian Marks and County Attorney Robert Walsh discussed the ongoing issues with the Law Enforcement Center project and the steps that need to be taken to ensure the rest of the project will be completed in a timely manner.
In other business the board
•visited with CloudCorp executive director Ashley McMillan about the former ALCO building and the Rural Opportunity Zone Program.
•discussed with Everett Ford a special assessment on a parcel of property he purchased at a tax foreclosure sale and various other items.
Adjournment was at 11:55 a.m.
Meetings attended by commissioners during the past week were: Juvenile Detention meeting, Junction City, Oct. 16, Johnita Crawford; owners meeting, Oct. 15, at the jail site, Gary Caspers and Gail Engle; Chemical Dependency Committee meeting, Oct. 11, and Coffeetime, Oct. 18, Engle.
Commissioners attended the owners meeting today, Oct. 22, at the jail site.
Engle, Caspers and Murdock will go to Perry Oct. 24 to tour Hamm Quarry.

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