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Pawnee commission weekly minutes
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LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met May 23 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
9 a.m. — Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman, Donna Pelton and John Haas were present.
Dick King will not be able to attend the 3 p.m. meeting with the other members of the Public Building Commission, so he gave input on his review of the PVCH bond proposals.
Commissioners approved keeping the deposit for the Camp Pawnee Lodge that was not used. The person failed to call and cancel.
Commissioners approved a $3,000 appropriation for Sunrise, to be paid from Special Alcohol and Drug Fund.
9:30 a.m. — Jenny Manry gave updates on two grants that have been approved for Camp Pawnee.
10:10 a.m. — Derek Slack, Pawnee County undersheriff, reported radios in the jail are outdated and cannot be repaired. Commissioners approved a quote for nine hand-held radios for $5,602 to be paid from the 911 fund.
Slack gave updates on the department.
10:30 a.m. — Denise Wood, Community Corrections/Juvenile Justice Authority director, discussed some grants. She discussed office lease.
She discussed the setoff program.
Commissioners read and approved minutes of May 16, 2011. They signed change order 2010-122.
11:30 a.m. — Scott Turner, R&B, office manager II, informed commissioners that Pawnee County received approval for a new public transportation bus for next year.
Commissioners approved the 20 percent, $10,889 local match share, and signed paperwork.
Turner informed commissioners that the maximum Pawnee County will receive for reimbursement will be $4,000 per year. The county will receive payments twice a year instead of monthly.
No drug testing is required for the drivers, but they will need training.
Commissioners approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses.
1:30 p.m. — Mary Beth Herrmann, Pawnee County health administrator, explained the Safe Haven Program that the health department will be implementing.
She gave updates on grants.
She discussed a laptop or notepad to help with child care licensing.
Herrmann discussed remodeling room with the WIC monies and for some cabinets.
She discussed the setoff program. Commissioners further discussed the setoff program.
Herrmann provided an update on personnel.
2:30 p.m. — John Grant, Pauline Hampton and Rita O’Gwin, discussed delinquent taxes.
3 p.m. — Tom Giessel and Tim George, PBC, gave their input as to their review of the PVCH bond proposals.
Commissioners approved increasing the Sunrise meals to $5.50 per meal, beginning July 1, 2011.
3:35 p.m. — John Makings requested having a Drum Circle at Camp Pawnee.
4:20 p.m. — Commissioners adjourned the meeting. Due to Memorial Day holiday, commissioners will meet in special session at 9 a.m. May 31.