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Pawnee County Commission
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LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met March 21 in regular session. The following are approved minutes from the commission clerk Ruth Searight.
9 a.m. — Pawnee County commissioners Donna Pelton, Kathy Bowman and John Haas were present.
Commissioners discussed the architect bill received for $13,000.
Darold Bussard, custodian, informed commissioners new seals were needed on the outside doors.
Commissioners signed change orders No 2010-101 and 2010-104. They signed a payroll change order for Diron Ohlde, Level 1 to Step 2, effective March 7.
They selected six employees to attend 2011 Leadership Golden Belt, if they would like to attend, and they can attend all sessions.
County Clerk Searight gave each commissioner information on the 6 mills and 1 percent sales tax revenues for 2010 and 2011.
Commissioners approved a proposal from Manatron on replacing the firewall.
Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator, signed a road crossing permit submitted. Demel gave updates on activities and plans. He discussed filing a small claim in Pawnee County District Court. Commissioners signed the annual weed report.
10:20 a.m. — Commissioners signed payroll change form for Nathan Barker, $1 differential for new job title, assistant shop foreman, chemical operator and equipment operator II, effective March 21.
10:30 a.m. — Scott Crist, UMB, Investment Banker, and Pete Schartz, First State Bank, UMB public finance, together with First State Bank, Larned, presented a proposal for Investment Banking Services for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.
Commissioners approved and signed checks for payables; read and approved minutes of March 7; read and approved minutes of a special meeting, March 11; read, corrected and approved minutes of March 14; and  read and approved minutes of Special Meeting, March 16.
John Settle, Pawnee County attorney, discussed hospital issues.
1:30 p.m. — Matt Heyn, PVCH administrator, discussed the Hospital Foundations. Others present were HaysMed representatives John Jeter, M.D.; Shae Veach, VP regional operations; and Bill Overbey, CFO; along with Pete Schartz from First State Bank, and Settle.
Heyn gave an update on hospital operations. Overbey gave an update on financials for February.
2:50 p.m. — Heyn, HaysMed Staff and Settle stayed for the Piper Jaffray Hospital presentation.
Todd Van Deventer, senior vice president, Piper Jaffray, presented and discussed the Public Building Commission Bond Issuance Process Discussion for Pawnee County. HaysMed personnel left.
4:20 p.m. — Heyn and Settle continued to discussed hospital/bond issues. They discussed the $13,000 architect bill. Commissioners approved paying the bill from health 6 mills fund.
Commissioners and Settle discussed the three pending tax foreclosure sales and delinquent taxes for Key Gas/BGB.
Commissioners approved Settle working on an agreement with Keenan Law Firm to complete the three tax foreclosure sales, and attempting to collect the delinquent Key Gas/BGB taxes.
5:15 p.m. — The meeting was adjourned until March 28.