LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met Oct. 17 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
9 a.m. — Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman, Donna Pelton were present. The commissioners sorted through the mail. Commissioners read and approved minutes of Oct. 10.
• Commissioners approved “The Camp Pawnee Revitalization Project” letter for a grant.
• They signed a payroll change form for Robert Armstrong, Level II, to step 2, effective Oct. 26.
• Leon Sanders, Camp Pawnee caretaker, gave an update on Camp Pawnee and other issues.
• Carl Miller, Pawnee County appraiser, appeared. After discussion, commissioners approved a new tower for $1,042 from R.C. Computers, to be paid from equipment reserve.
Miller informed the commissioners that he had contacted all the schools and cities in Pawnee County regarding a meeting to discuss possibilities and options for Pawnee County and how working together could be accomplished. The special meeting will be scheduled Nov. 17 at Glory Be.
• John Settle, county attorney, gave commissioners an update on removing the cloud on the title for the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. Settle has turned it over to Gilmore and Bell.
Settle informed the commissioners of new affiliation agreements and other documents that need to be drawn up.
• Commissioners approved and signed checks for payables. Pelton announced she would be unable to attend the Oct. 24 meeting.
1:30 p.m. – Commissioner John Haas was in attendance.
• Donna Preisner, Larned Pride Committee, gave the commissioners a $200 check from Larned Pride, to reimburse for the electricity used at Camp Pawnee for the Pumpkin Patch.
Marsha Reece, Larned Pride president and Preisner presented a news release regarding the $15,000 Kaboom grant for the commission’s approval.
Commissioners approved the news release as presented.
2 p.m. — Matt Heyn, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, administrator,
Bill Overbey, HaysMed CFO; Shae Veach, HaysMed regional vice-president, HaysMed, Settle, county attorney, and Pete Schartz, First State Bank. senior vice-president were in attendance.
Heyn provided an update on Cataract Surgery Plans, and other requests and preliminary plans.
He gave an update on plans for Health Fair in cooperation with public health, EMS, fire, police and sheriff departments.
2:40 p.m. – Overbey presented and reviewed financials.
2:50 p.m. – Commissioners discussed the PVCH bond issue.
• Rod Wheaton, Pawnee County solid waste supervisor, stopped by and commissioners gave him an original of the contract with Larned State Hospital.
4:30 p.m. – Commissioners further discussed PVCH and other county business.
4:45 p.m. — The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting was scheduled Monday, Oct. 24.