LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. June 23 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
Pawnee County commissioners Donna Pelton; Kathy Bowman, chair, John Haas, were present.
• Searight gave the following to the commissioners for their review and/or approval — payables; Pawnee County certified value estimates for 2015 budget proposals; wage sheets; three replacement checks; reinstatement notice for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Inc. D & O Insurance; Neighborhood Revitalization Abstract; Emergency Management salary reimbursement; May 1, 2014,
10 a.m. — Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator, gave updates on: the Camp Pawnee water well; maintaining; salt spreaders, and a broken window on one of the mowers.
10:30 a.m. — Commissioners sorted through the mail.
• Demel discussed panic buttons, they have been installed but not properly working.
11 a.m. — Denise Wood, Community Corrections/Juvenile Justice Authority director, reviewed the compliance report for 2013. Discussed the 2015 revised KDOC budget.
• Commissioners approved and signed the Reno County Detention Contract.
11:30 a.m. — Dwight Young, The Center for Counseling and Consultation, director, review programs at the Center, and the justification of the fund requests.
Young presented and discussed the program expansion of Health Home Services, under a new program named, The Center for Health and Wellness. He requested the same appropriation as the year.
Young discussed the need for for two or three offices in Larned.
Commissioners mentioned the Topeka Street Annex having three ground level offices together available to rent.
Commssioners discussed all the offices that are being used and no rent is being collected: Commissioners decided to go look at Annex next week and see what offices might need to vacant.
If Haas will not be at the meeting next Monday, he should leave the keys for the annex at the courthouse, so the other two commissioners can get in the annex offices. Searight is to leave time on the agenda to go to the annex next week.
1:30 p.m. — Searight gave each commissioner a copy of the sales tax collections for June, that she had just received.
1:50 p.m. — Shae Veach, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, interim administrator; and George Harms, HaysMed CFO were present.
Veach discussed Carr Auction and having them auction the house to be moved, and also, the fence to be moved.
Veach said he plans on being in Larned two or three days per week at PVCH.
Veach said HaysMed is recruiting for the new administrator on the KHA website, and newspapers. Seven applicants already have applied.
2 p.m. — John Settle, Pawnee County attorney, joined the meeting.
Commissioners discussed the BAM award.
George Harms, CFO, HaysMed. Presented and discussed the Financials for May. He thought the MRI would be online in September or October. Harms informed the need for new lab equipment.
The PVCH board will meet next week, and they will work on budget and capital improvements.
2:20 p.m. — An executive session was scheduled until 3 p.m., with Veach and Harms being included for attorney/client privilege.
3 p.m. — Per request from HaysMed Board, Kathy Bowman, chair, appointed John Settle and John Haas to the PVCH, Inc. board, effective when the PVCH, Inc. board meets and appoints them.
3:15 p.m. — Settle; Derek Slack, Pawnee County undersheriff, and Mark Wagner, Pawnee County emergency management/zoning, discussed the panic buttons, and the firewall. They discussed an apparent communication problem/control panel.
Settle discussed the S.J. Titan court case. Settle will be in New York City for classes Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
4:53 p.m. — The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014.