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County commission discusses bond issues
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LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. June 8 at the Pawnee County Courthouse.
Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman; Donna Pelton, chair, were present; and Gary Caplinger, was absent. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
Searight gave commissioners the following for their review/approval — information from Ty Racette regarding the additional insured document, in favor of Pawnee County, that he is preparing for United Way; draft minutes of June 1, 2015; payables; agenda; SDSI proposed 2016 budget and appropriation request; The Center for Counseling and Consultation proposed appropriation/budget for 2016; and Trust Services fees that are due.
9:15 a.m.—Commissioner Caplinger was present.
• Mark Hinde, SDSI, Inc., Director.  Presented and discussed 2016 appropriation request, and updates on services.
9:55 a.m.—John Settle, Pawnee County attorney, requested an executive session for attorney/client privilege, 30 minutes.
10:25 a.m.—Settle informed commissioners that he visited Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, and they are willing to have the bond issues, Trustee fees bill sent to them, and they will pay them, which is approved by BOK, and the County Clerk can void the checks she has that are ready to send.
• Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator, informed commissioners that Leon Sanders, Camp Pawnee Caretaker has given a two week notice that he will be vacating his position. Demel will run an ad.
Demel gave an update on the three year sign project application, after visiting with Mark Bauer, VonFeldt, Bauer and VonFeldt.
Demel gave updates on activities in departments. Presented his proposed 2016 budgets.
• Commissioners read, corrected and approved minutes of June 1, 2015.
• Commissioners approved and signed checks for payables.
11:05 a.m.—Robin Rziha, Pawnee County health administrator, informed the commissioners she has received notice from the Kansas Health Foundation, that they will receive the breast feeding grant of $99,981.
Informed them that all the grants with KDHE have been approved.
Commissioners sorted though the mail.
11:30 a.m.—Rziha proposed another idea for the breast feeding grant, might be to contract with Barton County.
After discussion, Commissioner requested the county clerk send an e-mail, and inform all departments to set appointment with the commissioners in the next two weeks and present their 2016 proposed budgets.
Noon—Settle requested an executive session, 30 minutes, for attorney/client privilege.
12:35 p.m.—The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled for 9 a.m. June 15.