Law Enforcement Open house is Saturday

 Open house for the new Law Enforcement/Detention Center in Cloud County will be from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 29.
 Sheriff Brian Marks and the Cloud County board of commissioners set this time and date at the county board's Monday meeting.
 In other business, the board approved a hiring authorization for Robert Westlie as a full-time construction laborer, effective March 31, at a wage of $11.22 per hour. The hire was to fill an open position.
 Highway department administrator Andy Asch reported his department plans to seal the Ames/Miltonvale road and the St. Joe road this year. He also reported the UP bridge will be closed for a bridge inspection Tuesday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Solid Waste director Justin Murdock reported he and Steve Horkman will attend the WORKS Conference April 1-3 in Topeka.
 Ashley McMillan, CloudCorp executive director, presented an application for wind farm funding which the board will take under advisement.
Barry Porter, county appraiser, reported he will be submitting the Model FloodPlain Management Resolution to the Chief Engineer at the Kansas Department of Agriculture for approval. He also discussed the new flood insurance regulations and reported the new Flood maps will go into effect July 16.
 Commissioners gave reports on meetings and events they had attended the past week:
Gary Caspers—Cloud County Resources Council meeting, March 17; KWORCC Board of Trustees Conference call, March 20; and dedication at the Sports Complex, March 21.
Gail Engle—County Government Day and the KCCA Executive board meeting in Topeka, March 18; and Sports Complex dedication, March 21.
 Johnita Crawford—visited Clyde Senior Center on March 17; attended CloudCorp meeting March 18; Juvenile Detention meeting in Beloit, March 19; and Sports Complex dedication, March 21.
 The board recessed at 11:45 a.m. and resumed session at 1:30 p.m. Adjournment was at 2:35 p.m. Next meeting will be March 31.  

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