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Larned Pride pays county for water usage
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LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 19 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Pawnee County commissioner Donna Pelton, chair; Kathy Bowman and John C. Haas were present.
• Commissioners sorted through the mail.
9:05 a.m. — Marsha Reece and Jenny Manry, Larned Pride Committee, presented commissioners with a $250 check for the use of water at Camp Pawnee for the pumpkin patch.
They gave updates on activities. They gave an update on Trail Grant that is due Nov. 29.
9:30 a.m. — Mary Beth Herrmann, Pawnee County health administrator.  After update and discussion, commissioners approved the contract with WPPA, who pays the claims for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital health insurance. Also, commissioners approved Herrmann signing the contract for Pawnee County.
Herrmann gave updates on immunizations.
She gave updates on the breastfeeding grant and the need to have a separate checking account for the receipts and expenditures. Commissioners approved opening a checking account.
Herrmann gave updates on WIC, breast feeding program, satisfaction survey, parenting classes, Affordable Health Care and Medicaid population and Time for a Change.
10 a.m. — Dennis Call and Doug Scrip, BMI., and John Settle, Pawnee County attorney, They discussed health insurance options they have to offer with partial self funded coverage.
10.40 a.m. — Kurt Demel, Pawnee County Highway Department manager, gave updates on activities and plans.
After discussion, commissioners approved up to $20,000 for two asphalt tankers and selling the old one, to be paid from the road and bridge budget.
11:05 a.m. — Courtland Holman, Larned Chamber of Commerce director, gave an update on the new Santa House and requested having it on the Pawnee County Courthouse concrete sidewalk on parade day.
Commissioners requested that Holman complete the application for use of courthouse property.
Holman informed commissioners they will need to appoint someone for the PCEDC to replace Jim Forrest.
Holman gave an update on the Kansas Moderate Housing Grant, which will be 10 buildings consisting of 20 duplexes.
11:30 a.m. — Matt Heyn, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital administrator, via telephone, informed commissioners of the quote from Meier’s Moving and Storage, of $15,000 to $18,000, to move from the old facility to the new one.  After discussion, commissioners aproved the quote, but not to exceed $18,000.  
Commssioners discussed having the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners on the HaysMed Board.
Noon — Kathy Jadwin, Pawnee County Treasurer, presented and commissioners signed the treasurer’s quarterly financial report ending Oct. 31.
Jadwin gave an update on a web page she did not renew. She gave an update on the tax foreclosure sale.
• Commissioners approved and signed a payroll change form for Jessica Moore, Level IV, to StepFour, effective Nov. 9.
12:35 p.m. — The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled at 9 a.m. Nov. 26.