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The Republic County Commission met in regular session on Monday, October 26, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. Commissioners present were Linda Holl and Marvin Bergstrom. Edwin Splichal joined the meeting at 9:45 a.m. County Clerk Kathleen Marsicek was present to record the minutes of the meeting. Deb Hadachek from the Belleville Telescope monitored part of the meeting.

Pastor Mark Imel, Central Christian Church of Belleville, offered Morning Prayer.

Commissioner Bergstrom made a motion to accept the minutes of the October 19, 2015, meeting. Commissioner Holl seconded.

Accounts payable vouchers were approved for $205, 216.45.

Commissioners toured the law library to survey water damage to the wall and floor. Several book shelf bases were damaged. The courthouse custodian inspected the roof and discovered leaves blocking the drain and causing water to back up and dislodge the roof cap. The roof was cleaned of leaves and the roof cap replaced. The commissioners advised Judge Nelson and Court Clerk Kling that when the walls and floor are dry, the custodian will restore the damaged walls and shampoo the carpet. If the floor is not clean after shampooing, the carpet may be replaced.

At 9:35 a.m., County Appraiser Barry Porter requested an executive session with the board to discuss non-elected personnel for 15 minutes. Commissioner Splichal joined the session at 9:45 a.m. Commissioner Holl requested an additional 10 minutes, seconded by Commissioner Splichal.

The Board reconvened at 10:00 a.m., taking no action.

In preparation for a delinquent tax sale, Cindy Coons, County Treasurer presented a list of 69 parcels totaling $223, 477.42 in unpaid taxes.

Dustin Zenger, Road and Bridge Administrator, presented his weekly updates:

Zenger presented an agreement between Republic County and Brad Hobelmann to construct and operate an underground irrigation pipeline and requested commissioner signatures.

Zenger asked Commissioner Holl for a completion date on removal of the driveway on the east side of the Medical Arts building. Zenger will have a barricade placed to prevent use of the driveway.

Belleville City employees and county employees are removing the debris from the west edge of the Loves property. Completion is expected this week.

The bridge proposal from Kirkham Micheal for bridge 16-F.5 was received.

Peggy Frint, Register of Deeds, presented two quotes for a computer. and a network attached storage device to store Republic County documents:

Next Tech, $2548 including a three-year warranty, 8 Terra bites storage capacity.

Professional Computer Systems, $2338 including a 1 year warranty, 2 Terra bites storage capacity.

Commissioner Holl made a motion to accept the Next Tech bid for $2,548. Commissioner Splichal seconded. Commissioner Bergstrom made it unanimous.

Permission was granted for Peggy Frint to attend the Fall Telenet Class for continuing educations hours in Salina on November 2.

Commissioner Holl instructed Clerk Marsicek to inform County Attorney Marlea James that two road closures must be ready for publication and an update on the bridge claim must be completed by Monday, November 2.

At 11:00 a.m., Commissioner Holl requested an executive session with the Board and Clerk Marsicek for five minutes to discuss non-elected personnel. Commissioner Splichal seconded. Commissioner Bergstrom made it unanimous.

The Board reconvened at 11:05 a.m., taking no action.

Rural Opportunity Zoning (ROZ) representative, Luke Mahin presented a list of current recipients of ROZ funding.

Three applicants, the first three applicants in the program, will receive funds from Economic Development, supplied by Duclos funds and private donations.

Two applicants received funding through USD #426, Pike Valley.

The remaining six applicants' funds will be paid from County General funds.

Health Department Administrator Danielle White announced that Rachel Schultz was hired as home health aide, beginning November 2 with a starting wage of $10.00 per hour. Her wage will be reviewed when home health aide certification is achieved.

At 11:40 a.m., Commissioner Bergstrom requested an executive session with the Board, White and Clerk Marsicek for ten minutes to discuss non-elected personnel. Commissioner Holl seconded. Commissioner Splichal made it unanimous.

The Board reconvened at 11:50 a.m., taking no action.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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