LARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met April 15 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, Kathy Bowman and John C. Haas were present.
9:25 a.m. — Mark Wagner, Pawnee County emergency management/zoning,
• Commissioners sorted through mail.
• Commissioners approved and signed checks for payables.
• Commissioners read and approved minutes of April 8, 2013.
• Commissioners discussed John Hallock’s request to set up a fund account for the voluntary firemen, in appreciation for all they do.
• Commissioners approved Dean Hanken to disassemble/dispose of the old stove at Camp Pawnee. They discussed Camp Pawnee, and the “off” season.
10 a.m. — Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified, presented services Sunflower has for recycling.
10:35 a.m. — Scott King, Pawnee County sheriff, discussed Governor Sam Brownback’s visit to the area.
He discussed the Citizens for Building a Better Community questions.
11 a.m. — Rita Kurtz, Pawnee County Economic Development Commission, discussed a new Neighborhood Revitalization Plan.
Commissioners wish to stay with a five-year plan, with a possible different plan for Burdett, Garfield and Rozel.
• Commissioners discussed Camp Pawnee in the “off” season. Commissioners approved not locking the gate from Nov. 1 to April 1. Signs will be made with “No Services Available/Day Use Only,” from Nov. 1 to April 1.
• Commissioners discussed Kcamp and the public transportation bus information in the Kcamp newsletter..
• John Settle, Pawnee County attorney, informed the commissioners of the Department of Corrections docket this morning, and some of the problems and issues with the sexual predators waiting in the hallway for court.
Noon — Mike Gilmore, Tiller & Toiler; Dean Baier; Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator; Scott King, Pawnee County sheriff; and Settle, Pawnee County attorney.
12:10 p.m. — Commissioners started the meeting to discuss the Citizens for a Better Community questions Commissioners, Settle, Demel and King answered the follow up questions that the group had sent.
Some of the questions the Commissioners said would need to be answered by the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.
No further questions were asked.
1:20 p.m. — Denise Wood, Community Corrections/Juvenile Justice Authority director, presented and discussed the fiscal year budget. Commissioners accepted and signed the 2014 budget.
She gave an update on Sunrise Closing. She discussed Senate Bill 14. Wood presented the fiscal year 2013 quarterly report.
• Scott Towery, Larned State Hospital chief stewart, and Mike Marvin, requested use of the Pawnee Courthouse Lawn for a rally April 27, 2013, at 11 a.m., for one or two hours. Towery said the rally will allow members of the Kansas state organization of state employees to express concern of overtime and employee treatment.
Towery completed and signed the application for temporary use of Pawnee County property. Commissioners approved and signed.
• Commissioners signed change order No. 2012-80.
• Commissioners approved a quarterly financial statement for publication.
2:30 p.m. — Carl Miller, Pawnee County appraiser, discussed Neighborhood Revitalization for Larned and the rural areas.
• Commissioners approved step raise for Kimberly Liston, Level IV, step 4, effective, April 15, 2013.
3:15 p.m. – The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled at 9 a.m. April 22.