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Board completes election canvass
Pawnee County commission minutes 4-13
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LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. April 13 and sat as the Board of Canvassers, to Canvass the April 7, 2015, General Elections for:  City of Larned; City of Burdett; City of Garfield; City of Rozel; USD 495; USD 496; and U.S.D. No. 495 School Bond Election.
Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman; Donna Pelton, chair; and Gary Caplinger, were present. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
9:40 a.m.—Reconvene, as the Pawnee County Board of Commissioners.  
• Mark Wagner, Pawnee County emergency management/zoning director, gave an update on generators for the Pawnee County Health Department.
Searight gave commissioners the following for their review/approval — payables; agenda; draft minutes April 6, ;2015; informed them that the only missing inventory is Camp Pawnee; and Clerk’s Report and Interim.
11 a.m.—John Hughes, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, administrator, reviewed and discussed the capital equipment needed upgrade by July.  Surescripts to Sunset e-Prescribing 8.1 Version, All e-MDs Clients Must Upgrade to Solution Series 8.0 for Continued e-Prescribing Capability. Total Costs would be $17,089.
The commissioners approved to upgrade to a 8.1 version, at a cost of $17,089, and PVCH, Inc., will pay for the upgrade.  
Hughes informed them that the hospital census was up.
• Commissioners sorted through the mail.
11:30 a.m.—Sydney Blanton, Larned Chamber director and Pawnee County Economic Development, visited about her new position.
11:45 a.m.—The commission recessed to complete the Election Canvass.
1:30 p.m.—Robin Rziha, Pawnee County Health administrator.  Discussed quotes for standby natural gas generator for the Health Department, from Haynes Electric and Hammeke Electric.
A quote from Hammeke Electric for $6,578, was accepted to be paid from Health Department budget.
Rhiza discussed a possible workplace breastfeeding support policy for Pawnee County Employees. No decision was made.
The commission approved for Rziha to make an application for a grant, and if Pawnee County receives the grant, Rziha will be out of office one day per week for June, July and August, visiting the other 10 counties implementing the grant.
• Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator, presented, discussed and commissioners approved the Agreement with KDOT, for Pawnee County to control the Noxious Weeds. Demel gave an update on mowing.
After discussion, commissioners approved Demel’s department to start their four ten-hour working days, beginning April 20.
2:30 p.m.—The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled for 9 a.m. April 20.