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Pawnee County commission hears reports
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LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Aug. 27 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 and John C. Haas were present.
• Commissioners sorted through mail.
• Commissioners approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses, with a note to County Attorney John Settle to correct comp time voucher as to Pawnee County policy. They approved and signed payroll change for Haely Rice step raise Level III, to Step 3, effective August 21, 2012.
• Commissioners discussed 2013 proposed budget.
• Commissioners discussed Camp Pawnee and the smell. Approved Haas getting septic fixed.
• Commissioners discussed the Larned/Pawnee County Airport and the agriculture contract.
• Commissioners discussed the Timken Road.
• Haas gave update an update on the health meeting he attended.
• Commissioners read and approved minutes of Aug. 20, 2012.
• There will no regular meeting Sept. 3 due to the Labor Day Holiday.
10 a.m. — Kathy Rondeau, Pawnee County Conservation Office district manager, gave updates on activities. Discussed IRS compliance on mileage and meals.
• John Settle, Pawnee County attorney; Mary Beth Herrmann, Pawnee County health administrator; Matt Heyn, PVCH administrator; Brenda Langdon, PVCH public relations; Pete Schartz, First State Bank and Arlis Atteberry were present.
Heyn gave commissioners a copy of the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital August 2012, newsletter for their review.
Heyn gave the commissioners a copy of the Community Health Needs Assessment, May 2012 book.
Langdon, Herrmann and Heyn presented the executive summary with discussion. They discussed the top 10 health needs in Pawnee County, and the three areas of focus for the next three years. They discussed how to fund unfunded care.
Herrmann and Langdon left.
Dale Montgomery and Lance Smith joined the group.
Heyn discussed the Bulk Air Gas Unit Purchase and the GE Medical Systems ApexPro CH Enterprise-Wide Telemetry.
Approval passed to purchase both systems and payment will be with the Bond Issue Monies, for $86,000 and $125,000.
They discussed Murray Company giving updates on construction and change orders.
12:15 p.m. — They discussed PVCH having a self funded pool that puts Pawnee County at-risk.
• Settle discussed Kearney and Associates and legislation.
1:15 — Nita Peterson, discussed some delinquent taxes.
1:30 — Denise Wood, Community Corrections/Juvenile Justice Authority director, discussed fiscal year 2012 year-end outcomes and fiscal year 2012 report. She discussed a carryover reimbursement plan.
2:10 p.m. — The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled Sept. 10.