Murdock reports on Solid Waste matters

 Cloud County commissioners Monday heard a report from Justin Murdock, Solid Waste director on several matters concerning his department.
 The Ford L9000 (old yard truck) was sold for $1,250 and workers have completed the 120-day cover on the construction/demolition landfill. Murdock also discussed the Farm Lease for the Transfer Station and reported on his tour of Hamm's Quarry with commissioners Gary Caspers and Gail Engle and that the Transfer Station and Recycling Center will be closed on Nov. 28, 29 and 30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
 In other business, the board approved receipt of the Behavorial Health grant funds of $1,605, presented by Ellen Anderson, JJA/Community Corrections director.
Diana Gering, Health administrator, reported Brittney Dorman and Tonya Peltier have completed training and are able to do car seat safety checks and that the Health Department has given more than 600 flu shots to date.  Also, several people have come in for cholesterol checks with the Cholestech LDX machine.
 Highway administrator Andy Asch reported that the patching is complete and his department is continuing to work on culvert projects. Seasonal help will be working through this week.
In other matters the board
•approved department payrolls totaling $134,562.19
•reviewed the department's monthly expense vouchers
•established that county offices will close at noon Christmas Eve and be closed Christmas Day
•acknowledged the resignation of David Tanking as corrections officer effective Oct. 18
•approved the re-appointment of Dan Gerber to a second term on the Area Agency on Aging board
•heard from Robert Walsh, county attorney, that he had visited with Alliance and Apple Tech concerning the warranty of the jail building and a 20-year warranty has been issued
Commissioners reporting on meetings during the past week were
Caspers: Cloud County Resources Council meeting, Oct. 21; owner's meeting, Oct. 22; the LEPC meeting at the Fire Department, Oct. 23; and the ITC Donation at the National Orphan Train Complex Oct. 25.
Engle: owner's meeting, Oct. 22.
Johnita Crawford, owner's meeting, Oct. 22.
 Adjournment was at 10:35 a.m.
 The board will be attending the Kansas Association of Counties annual conference in Wichita Oct. 29-31.

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