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Pawnee Commission approves minutes
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LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met Oct. 24 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 and John Haas were present.
Commissioners discussed the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Pawnee County Extension and other county business.
John Settle, county attorney, discussed PVCH issues.
10 a.m. — Denise Wood, Community Corrections/Juvenile Justice Authority director, reviewed quarterly reports. Commissioners accepted the reports as presented.
The commissioners sorted through the mail. Commissioners read and approved minutes of Oct. 17.
Commissioners discussed the PVCH and the bond issue.
11 a.m. — Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator, gave updates on plans and activities.
Commissioners approved purchasing a 250 bandit chipper, not to exceed $14,000, to be paid from R & B Fund.
An update was provided on the Carr Auction sale results.
1:30 p.m. — Commissioners signed a road crossing permit.
Ruth Searight, Pawnee County clerk, and Pete Schartz, senior vice-president, First State Bank were present. Searight presented and discussed a report showing estimated health funds (health 6 mills; and 1 percent sales tax)  revenues and expenditures for the PVCH and bond issue, through 2015.
Commissioners discussed the KAC meeting.
Haas will not be in attendance Nov. 7 and 14. Bowman will not be in attendance Nov. 14. Therefore, commissioners will not meet in regular session Nov. 14.
Demel, via telephone, informed commissioners he was able to purchase the 250 bandit chipper for $13,500. Commissioners approved processing a check for payment.
3:30 p.m. — The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled Monday, Nov. 7.