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Pawnee commission weekly minutes
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LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met July 18 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 John Haas were present. Donna Pelton was absent.
Commissioners went through mail.
Commissioners discussed hospital plans.
Commissioners discussed proposed 2012 budget.
Commissioners discussed another Larned Pride grant application.
Via telephone, commissioners visited with Joan Cline regarding a road.
Commissioners approved extending the county-wide burn ban for seven days.
1:30 — Commissioners approved the sales tax exempt requirements explanation in the county employees policy manual.
Bruce T. Gatterman, 24th Judicial District Judge, Linda Atteberry, Chief Clerk, and Kay Schartz, Clerk, presented and discussed the proposed district court, district expense and court trustee budgets.
G. L. VonFeldt, VonFeldt, Bauer and VonFeldt; Pete Schartz, senior vice-president, First State Bank; Matt Heyn, PVCH administrator; Bill Overbey, CFO, and Shae Veach, vice-president, regional operations, HaysMed. 
Heyn gave update on operations, CMS, facility master plan and satisfaction incentive.
Overbey presented and discussed financial statements and fiscal year 2012 capital budget.
Commissioners approved all first quarter items except the sleep lab equipment, which will be put on hold.  Pawnee County will pay for the items (approximately $86,000) out of health 6 mills or 1 percent sales tax funds.
Pete Schartz, Santa Fe Trail Center board member, presented a letter of request to the commissioners on behalf of the Santa Fe Trail Center, regarding the proposed 2012 budget.
Mary Beth Herrmann, Pawnee County health administrator, presented 2012 grants, which the commissioners approved.
Commissioners approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses.
The meeting was adjourned. The next special meeting was scheduled July 20. The next regular meeting is Monday, July 25.