LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met July 11 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
9 a.m. — Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman were Donna Pelton. John Haas was absent.
Commissioners read and approved minutes of July 1, 2011. They approved and signed payables checks.
9:30 a.m. — Jenny Manry and Donna Preisner, Larned Pride committee, discussed another grant proposal from Kansas Parks and Recreation, to possibly do more upgrades at Camp Pawnee.
Commissioners approved making an application for the $200,000 grant.
10 a.m. — Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator, gave updates on departments. He presented and discussed 2012 proposed budgets.
10:30 a.m. — Commissioners signed an agreement for grant proposal writing services for Elaine Salmans.
10:45 a.m. — John Settle, county attorney, visited about hospital issues.
11 a.m. — Bob Wetmore, Great Plains Development, discussed services available from Great Plains Development.
11:30 a.m. — Denise Wood, Community Corrections/Juvenile Justice Authority director, gave updates on departments and programs.
1:30 p.m. — Kathy Rondeau, district manager, and Matt Meyerhoff, soil conservationist, gave updates on programs and activities. Their office is now with the Department of Conservation, under the Department of Agriculture.
2 p.m. — Rod Wheaton, Pawnee County solid waste supervisor, presented Terracon water wells inspection contract for the landfill, which commissioners signed. Wheaton discussed the proposed 2012 budget.
The commissioners extended a burn ban for Pawnee County for seven days.
2:30 p.m. — Settle and commissioners approved a special meeting for July 13 with Health Facilities Group and Murray Construction to review the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital plans.
3:30 p.m. — The meeting was adjourned.
July 13, 2011
2:30 p.m. — Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman. Donna Pelton and John Haas present.
John Settle, county attorney; Philip Schultze, Murray Company principal; Sheldon Streeter, Murray Company project developer; David Wright, medical planning and architecture, Health Facilities Group; Dale Montgomery, Shae Veach, HaysMed; Matt Heyn, administrator; Marlene Winter, nursing director, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.
An agenda was presented and commissioners discussed scope of work.
3 p.m. — Schultze presented and discussed changes included since July 6. Program changes were identified. Building changes and site changes were identified. Other possible changes and exclusions were discussed.
Commissioners approved a special meeting for July 20 to review changes and try to finalize PVCH plans.
5:15 p.m. — The meeting was adjourned July 18 with a special meeting July 20.