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Pawnee commission hears budget reports
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Donna Pelton

LARNED — The Pawnee County commissioners reconvened at 9 a.m. July 25 for a regular meeting.
Commissioners Donna Pelton, Kathy Bowman and Gary Caplinger were present. The minutes are provided by Ruth Searight, Pawnee County clerk.
Searight gave each commissioner the following for their review/approval — payables; payroll; Solid Waste 2017 proposed budget; July 18, draft minutes; Miera-Chilsi Saddle Horn Pipeline; Filing of Nikki Backstrom et al vs Pawnee County; agenda; Sedgwick County Public Works Department Guidelines for Placement of Private Signs in the Public Right-of-Way brochure; and NACO retirement Plans, Plan Acquisition.
• Commissioners approved and signed checks for payables and payroll.
• Darold Bussard, Pawnee County courthouse custodian, informed commissioners the air conditioners are not working in the attorney’s office. Commissioners approved getting a bid from Comfort Pro.
• Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator. Commissioners approved continuing turning the weight station building into a salt storage.
• Denise Wood, Adult and Juvenile Department of Corrections director, presented and commissioners accepted the Quarterly’s as presented
• Marilyn Stude and Johanna Blackwell Sawyer, All School Reunion. Presented and discussed plans for the All School Reunion planned for June 9, 10, and 11, 2017. After discussion, Commissioners approved working through Roger Higgins, Caretaker, Camp Pawnee, and cost would be $50 per day. They are to provide port-a-potty’s if needed.
• Hugh Proffitt, Shelby Resources, discussed an Oil & Gas Lease Proposal, 80 acre tract, ¾ interest in minerals.
1:30 p.m.—Rod Wheaton, Pawnee County solid waste supervisor, presented and discussed the 2017 proposed budget. Gave updates on plans and activities.
• John Settle, Pawnee County attorney; John Haas, William Nusser, Larned mayor, and Kim Barnes, Larned council member, discuss the EMS service.
3:10 p.m.—Settle, John Haas, Shea Veach, acting administrator, PVCH were present.
3:10 p.m.—An executive session was requested for attorney/client privilege, 30 minutes.
3:40 p.m.—An executive session was requested for attorney/client privilege, 10 minutes.
3:50 p.m.—Settle discussed levies, emails, Sec. Tim Keck, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services; and Joe Norwood, secretary for the Department of Corrections. The third week of August, Sec. Tim Keck would like to meet with each commissioner individually.
Discussed collecting judgement on old tax. $155,000 county share, plus Pawnee County has say in new equipment and new personnel.
• Demel had commissioners sign a road crossing permit.
4:25 p.m.—The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled at 9 a.m. Aug. 1.