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Pawnee County commission approves resolutions
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 LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Jan. 16 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
9 a.m. — Pawnee County commissioners Donna Pelton and Kathy Bowman and John C. Haas were present. Chair Donna Pelton declared that a quorum was present and called the meeting to order.
Commissioners sorted through mail. They approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses.
Searight gave each commissioner a clerk’s report and interim for their review.
• Commissioners discussed Key Gas and BGB delinquent taxes, and Bear Petroleum, and via telephone, visited with Attorney Dennis Keenan, regarding Bear Petroleum’s offer to pay three years back taxes. 
Bear Petroleum is apparently considering purchasing Key Gas/BGB, however, they are not the owner now.
• 10:10 a.m. — Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator, and Scott Turner, office manager II. Turner gave updates on the new public transportation bus that Pawnee County will receive this year. 
Commissioners approved giving Turner the authority to sign the paperwork to complete the purchase, and Pawnee County’s share of the cost, was encumbered in 2011.
• Commissioners approved and signed Agreement for Engineering Services FAS & Off-System Bridge Inventory and Appraisal, with Kirkham, Michael and Associates, Inc.
10:40 a.m. — John Settle, Pawnee County attorney, discussed the paperwork and resolutions that will be discussed and possibly adopted this afternoon.
Commissioners discussed the utilities and separate meter for the Pawnee Valley Clinic.
Commissioners discussed Resolution 2012-02 that will come before the them this afternoon.
10:55 a.m. — Alicia Garcia, Big Iron Online Auctions, presented, discussed and answered questions regarding the services they offer.
• Searight reviewed and discussed the clerk’s report and 2011 interim statement.
• Commissioners read, corrected and approved minutes of Jan. 9, 2012.
• Commissioners approved paying SWKAAA $1,400 as per budget for their 2012 appropriation.
1:30 p.m. –  Settle reviewed a possible resolution. Thereupon, there was presented a Resolution entitled:
A resolution authorizing Pawnee County, Kansas to execute certain related documents in connection with the issuance by the Pawnee County, Kansas Public Building Commission of its hospital revenue bonds, series 2012 (Pawnee Valley Community Hospital project).
The resolution was considered and discussed; and on motion of commissioner Bowman, seconded by Haas, the resolution as a whole was adopted by the following roll call vote: Aye: 3 Nay: 0.
Thereupon, a majority of the members of the Board of County  Commissioners having voted in favor of the adoption of the resolution, it was given No. 2012-01 and was signed by the commissioners and attested by the county clerk.
Tom Giessel, Public Building Commssion chair, and Dick King, PBC secretary, presented the commissioners with their Public Building Commission (PBC) Resolution 2012-01, regarding authorizing the Pawnee County, Kansas Public Building Commission of its Hospital Revenue Bonds, Series 2012 (PVCH Project) to provide funds to acquire, construct, furnish and equip a new Pawnee County Hospital Facility, and authorizing and approving certain documents and actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.
Thereupon, Resolution 2012-02 was presented titled:
A resolution designating each Pawnee County commissioner as an “authorized county representative,” for the purposes of the bond trust indenture of Dec. 15, 2011 between the Pawnee County, Kansas Public Building Bommission and BOKF, as Trustee.                    
After discussion, Resolution 2012-02 was adopted by unanimous vote.
Settle discussed the PVCH Travelers Insurance check to cover the wind damage at the hospital in the amount of $19,837.
• Commissioners discussed the bidding process for sub contractors for the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.
• Commissioners discussed child in need of care, and some changes.
• Searight reviewed the 2012 interim with the commissioners.
• Commissioners reviewed some contracts/insurance benefits that Pawnee County employees may have payroll deducted. They discussed the number of employees on these offerings and service that is being received.
• Commissioners approved continuing to payroll deduction on the following, however, due to the low interest and lack of service from the carriers, the following will no longer be offered to employees and payroll deducted: Learning Quest; Conseco/Washington National; Aflac; Prepaid Legal/ Legal Shield; and New York Life.
5:15 p.m. – The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled Jan. 23.