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Pawnee commissioners hear budget requests
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LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met at 8:45 a.m. July 9 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Pawnee County commissioners Donna Pelton, chair; Kathy Bowman, were present. Commissioner John C. Haas was absent.
8:45 a.m. — Darold Bussard, Pawnee County custodian, gave updates on his department.
• Commissioners approved a burn ban for all of Pawnee County for seven days.
9:05 a.m. — Kathy Rondeau, Pawnee County Conservation district manager; Jamie Holopirek, soil conservationist, and Brian Hammeke, board member, gave monthly updates.
They presented and discussed Pawnee County Conservation District county allocation comparisons, county production comparisons, and the six counties surrounding Pawnee County.
They presented and discussed 2013 proposed funding request.
9:30 a.m. — Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator, was present. Commissioners signed a road crossing permit. He gave an update on bridges. He discussed upgrade on radios.
Demel informed commissioners of a resignation he has received from an employee. Demel is replacing a truck, and he will get some quotes for next week.
• Commissioners signed a letter of support for Kansas Moderate Income Housing.
10 a.m. — John Settle, Pawnee County attorney, discussed a Pawnee Valley Community Foundation meeting. He gave updates on other county business.    
• Commissioners sorted through mail.
• Commissioners approved and signed checks for payables.
Noon — The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled at 9 a.m. July 16.